Miami vs Central Michigan NCAA Basketball Betting Tips 1/4/2020
Game: Miami RedHawks vs Central Michigan Chippewas
Date: Saturday, January 4, 2020
Location: McGuirk Arena in Mount Pleasant, MI
Odds/Point Spread: Central Michigan -4
The Miami RedHawks travel to McGuirk Arena to play the Central Michigan Chippewas on Saturday, January 4, 2020. The opening line for this matchup has Central Michigan as 4 point favorites.
Miami comes into this game with an overall record of 7-6. They currently have a point differential of 5.8 as they are averaging 75.7 points per game while giving up 69.9 per contest. Central Michigan has an overall mark of 7-6. They are averaging 85.9 points per contest and giving up 76.6, which is a point differential of 9.3.
Valuable Miami RedHawks Betting Trends
The Miami RedHawks are 3-8-0 against the spread
The Miami RedHawks are 5-6-0 against the over/under
Important Central Michigan Chippewas Betting Trends
The Central Michigan Chippewas are 4-6-0 against the spread
The Central Michigan Chippewas are 7-3-0 against the over/under
Key Miami RedHawks Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Central Michigan Chippewas Injuries
No key injuries to report
Nike Sibande comes into this contest averaging 14.0 points per game while playing 26.5 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 5.5 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 65% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 84%. Dalonte Brown averages 12.7 points per game in 24.5 minutes per contest this season. He averages 0.8 assists per contest and 6.4 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 46% for the year while his free throw percentage is 81%.
Kevin McKay averages 15.1 points per game while playing 26.5 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 6.1 rebounds per game and has 1.3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 65% and his free throw percentage is at 77%. David DiLeo averages 13.8 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 28.4 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.2 rebounds per contest and 1.6 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is 88%.
Useful Team Statistics
Miami averages 75.7 points per contest this season, which ranks them 101st in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is 5.8 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team, which has them ranked 187th. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 202nd in the nation. They average 37.8 rebounds per game and 13.8 assists per game, which ranks them 114th and 153rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 320th with 11.6 per game. The RedHawks allow 69.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 200th in the country. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc, ranking them 190th and 194th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 37.8 rebounds a game which ranks 289th and they give up 10.5 assists per contest, which puts them in 48th place in Division 1. They force 12.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 87th in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Central Michigan is 3rd in the country with 85.9 points per game this year. They are 116th in Division 1 in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is 9.3. They shoot 33% from 3-point range, which is good for 176th in the nation. They are 99th in the NCAA in rebounding with 38.2 boards per game, and 146th in assists per contest with 13.8. The Chippewas are 270th in turnovers per game with 12.5. The Chippewas surrender 76.6 points per contest, which ranks them 317th in D-1. Their defense allows a 46% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 302nd and 317th in those defensive statistics. They rank 323rd with 15.8 assists allowed per contest and 241st with 36.5 rebounds surrendered per game. The Chippewas are 326th in country in forcing turnovers with 17.6 per game.
The RedHawks have an offensive rating of 105.8, which is ranked 98th. They are 122nd in college basketball in pace with 71.5 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 160th. As a unit they are 166th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 43% of their shot attempts, ranking 67th in D-1. Miami is 330th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.1 times per 100 possessions.
Central Michigan is 338th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.8 times per 100 possessions. The Chippewas are 44th in the country in offensive rating with 109.9. In terms of pace they are 7th in Division 1 with 78.1 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 128th. As a team they are 103rd in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shots, ranking 171st in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Miami/Central Michigan college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Central Michigan -4
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