Central Michigan vs Eastern Michigan Predictions, College Basketball Expert Picks 2/29/2020
Game: Central Michigan Chippewas vs Eastern Michigan Eagles
Date: Saturday, February 29, 2020
Location: EMU Convocation Center in Ypsilanti, MI
Odds/Point Spread: Eastern Michigan -3.5
The Central Michigan Chippewas travel to EMU Convocation Center to play the Eastern Michigan Eagles on Saturday, February 29, 2020. The opening line for this matchup has Eastern Michigan as 3.5 point favorites.
Central Michigan heads into this matchup with a mark of 13-15. They currently have a point differential of 2.7 as they are averaging 79.5 points per contest while giving up 76.8 per game. Eastern Michigan has an overall mark of 15-13. They are averaging 65.1 points per contest and giving up 62.6, which is a point differential of 2.6.
Valuable Central Michigan Chippewas Betting Trends
The Central Michigan Chippewas are 12-13-0 against the spread
The Central Michigan Chippewas are 13-12-0 against the over/under
Important Eastern Michigan Eagles Betting Trends
The Eastern Michigan Eagles are 13-11-0 against the spread
The Eastern Michigan Eagles are 8-16-0 against the over/under
Key Central Michigan Chippewas Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Eastern Michigan Eagles Injuries
No key injuries to report
Kevin McKay averages 14.0 points per game in 29.7 minutes per contest. He averages 1.7 assists per contest and 6.8 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 62% for the year while his free throw percentage is 72%. David DiLeo comes into this contest averaging 15.0 points per game while playing 31.0 minutes per night. He pulls down 5.1 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.1 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 41% while his free throw percentage is at 88%.
Boubacar Toure averages 11.0 points per game and he sees the court an average of 27.1 minutes per contest. He also averages 9.1 rebounds per contest and 0.7 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 67% and his free throw percentage is 45%. Ty Groce averages 11.5 points per game while playing 31.4 minutes per contest. He grabs 5.4 rebounds per game and has 2.1 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage is at 72%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Chippewas allow 76.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 326th in Division 1. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 38% average from behind the arc, ranking them 323rd and 344th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 37.5 rebounds a game which ranks 292nd, and they give up 14.0 assists per contest which puts them in 277th place in the NCAA. They force 16.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 333rd in the nation. Central Michigan averages 79.5 points per contest this season, which ranks them 18th in the country. Their average scoring margin is 2.7 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team, which has them ranked 186th. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 184th in D-1. They average 36.4 rebounds per game and 11.6 assists per contest, which ranks them 121st and 289th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 197th with 12.9 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Eagles surrender 62.6 points per contest, which ranks them 23rd in the NCAA. Their defense allows a 41% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 67th and 263rd in those defensive statistics. They rank 265th with 13.8 assists allowed per contest, and 186th with 35.1 rebounds surrendered per game. The Eagles are 337th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 17.1 per game. Eastern Michigan is 313th in the country with 65.1 points per game this year. They are 216th in the D-1 in shooting at 43%, while their average scoring margin is 2.6. They shoot 29% from 3-point range, which is good for 337th in the nation. They are 240th in the country in rebounding with 34.2 boards per game and 346th in assists per contest with 9.8. The Eagles are 54th in turnovers per game with 14.6.
The Chippewas have an offensive rating of 105.9, which is ranked 84th. They are 8th in college basketball in pace with 75.5 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 50% is 165th. As a unit they are 135th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shot attempts, ranking 165th in D-1. Central Michigan is 305th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.7 times per 100 possessions.
Eastern Michigan is 31st in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 18.8 times per 100 possessions. The Eagles have an offensive rating of 96, which is ranked 295th. They are 256th in D-1 in pace with 67.8 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 49% is 250th. As a unit they are 259th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 52% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shot attempts, ranking 189th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Central Michigan/Eastern Michigan college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Eastern Michigan -3.5
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