Central Michigan vs Ohio Predictions, College Basketball Expert Picks 2/18/2020
Game: Central Michigan Chippewas vs Ohio Bobcats
Date: Tuesday, February 18, 2020
Location: Convocation Center Ohio in Athens, OH
Odds/Point Spread: Ohio -3
The Central Michigan Chippewas travel to Convocation Center Ohio to play the Ohio Bobcats on Tuesday, February 18, 2020. The opening line for this matchup has Ohio as 3 point favorites.
Central Michigan comes into this game with an overall record of 13-11. They currently have a point differential of 4.8 as they are averaging 80.7 points per game while giving up 75.9 per contest. Ohio has an overall record of 12-13. They are averaging 70.9 points per game and surrendering 68.8, good for a point differential of 2.2.
Valuable Central Michigan Chippewas Betting Trends
The Central Michigan Chippewas are 11-10-0 against the spread
The Central Michigan Chippewas are 11-10-0 against the over/under
Important Ohio Bobcats Betting Trends
The Ohio Bobcats are 11-12-0 against the spread
The Ohio Bobcats are 12-11-0 against the over/under
Key Central Michigan Chippewas Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Ohio Bobcats Injuries
01/09/20 F Marvin Price Personal is out for season
David DiLeo comes into this contest averaging 14.7 points per game while playing 30.3 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 4.8 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.1 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 51% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 89%. Kevin McKay averages 14.1 points per game in 29.0 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.6 assists per contest and 6.6 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 64% for the year while his free throw percentage is 73%.
Jason Preston averages 16.2 points per game while playing 37.7 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 6.5 rebounds per game and has 7.7 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 51% and his free throw percentage is at 72%. Ben Vander Plas averages 15.4 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 32.4 minutes per contest. He also averages 6.9 rebounds per contest and 2.6 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 51% and his free throw percentage is 55%.
Useful Team Statistics
Central Michigan averages 80.7 points per contest this season, which ranks them 10th in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is 4.8 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team, which has them ranked 173rd. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 155th in the nation. They average 36.8 rebounds per game and 12.0 assists per game, which ranks them 108th and 266th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 235th with 12.6 per game. The Chippewas allow 75.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 314th in the country. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc, ranking them 315th and 325th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 37.1 rebounds a game which ranks 281st and they give up 13.8 assists per contest, which puts them in 266th place in Division 1. They force 16.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 333rd in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Ohio is 189th in the country with 70.9 points per game this year. They are 116th in Division 1 in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is 2.2. They shoot 34% from 3-point range, which is good for 149th in the nation. They are 178th in the NCAA in rebounding with 35.4 boards per game, and 56th in assists per contest with 14.7. The Bobcats are 179th in turnovers per game with 13.2. The Bobcats surrender 68.8 points per contest, which ranks them 161st in D-1. Their defense allows a 43% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 166th and 247th in those defensive statistics. They rank 67th with 11.1 assists allowed per contest and 109th with 33.5 rebounds surrendered per game. The Bobcats are 142nd in country in forcing turnovers with 13.0 per game.
The Chippewas have an offensive rating of 106.5, which is ranked 82nd. They are 10th in college basketball in pace with 75.8 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 50% is 155th. As a unit they are 132nd in the nation in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shot attempts, ranking 168th in D-1. Central Michigan is 317th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.5 times per 100 possessions.
Ohio is 153rd in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.8 times per 100 possessions. The Bobcats have an offensive rating of 102.9, which is ranked 146th. They are 209th in D-1 in pace with 68.9 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 87th. As a unit they are 127th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 42% of their shot attempts, ranking 68th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Central Michigan/Ohio college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Ohio -3
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