Western Michigan vs Central Michigan Predictions, College Basketball Picks Against The Spread 3/6/2020
Game: Western Michigan Broncos vs Central Michigan Chippewas
Date: Friday, March 6, 2020
Location: McGuirk Arena in Mount Pleasant, MI
TV: ESPNU, CBSS
Odds/Point Spread: Central Michigan -6.5
The Western Michigan Broncos travel to McGuirk Arena to play the Central Michigan Chippewas on Friday, March 6, 2020. The opening line for this matchup has Central Michigan as 6.5 point favorites.
Western Michigan heads into this matchup with a mark of 13-17. They currently have a point differential of -2.2 as they are averaging 69.3 points per contest while giving up 71.5 per game. Central Michigan has an overall mark of 13-17. They are averaging 78.5 points per contest and giving up 76.7, which is a point differential of 1.8.
Valuable Western Michigan Broncos Betting Trends
The Western Michigan Broncos are 13-12-3 against the spread
The Western Michigan Broncos are 12-16-0 against the over/under
Important Central Michigan Chippewas Betting Trends
The Central Michigan Chippewas are 12-14-1 against the spread
The Central Michigan Chippewas are 14-13-0 against the over/under
Key Western Michigan Broncos Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Central Michigan Chippewas Injuries
No key injuries to report
Brandon Johnson averages 15.3 points per game in 30.9 minutes per contest. He averages 1.1 assists per contest and 8.1 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 46% for the year while his free throw percentage is 73%. Michael Flowers comes into this contest averaging 16.3 points per game while playing 31.8 minutes per night. He pulls down 2.9 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.4 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage is at 85%.
Dallas Morgan averages 13.6 points per game and he sees the court an average of 26.9 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.4 rebounds per contest and 1.2 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 39% and his free throw percentage is 73%. David DiLeo averages 14.7 points per game while playing 31.2 minutes per contest. He grabs 5.0 rebounds per game and has 0.9 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is at 90%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Broncos allow 71.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 233rd in Division 1. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the arc, ranking them 204th and 142nd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 36.6 rebounds a game which ranks 267th, and they give up 11.9 assists per contest which puts them in 124th place in the NCAA. They force 11.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 48th in the nation. Western Michigan averages 69.3 points per contest this season, which ranks them 231st in the country. Their average scoring margin is -2.2 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team, which has them ranked 229th. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 148th in D-1. They average 34.6 rebounds per game and 11.2 assists per contest, which ranks them 212th and 306th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 198th with 12.9 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Chippewas surrender 76.7 points per contest, which ranks them 322nd in the NCAA. Their defense allows a 46% shooting percentage and a 38% average from 3-point range, ranking them 314th and 341st in those defensive statistics. They rank 273rd with 13.9 assists allowed per contest, and 300th with 37.6 rebounds surrendered per game. The Chippewas are 333rd in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 16.5 per game. Central Michigan is 22nd in the country with 78.5 points per game this year. They are 204th in the D-1 in shooting at 43%, while their average scoring margin is 1.8. They shoot 33% from 3-point range, which is good for 207th in the nation. They are 129th in the country in rebounding with 36.2 boards per game and 294th in assists per contest with 11.5. The Chippewas are 188th in turnovers per game with 13.0.
The Broncos are 222nd in the nation in offensive rating with 99.6. In terms of pace they are 220th in the country with 68.7 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 49% is 205th. As a team they are 178th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 39% of their shots, ranking 148th in Division 1. Western Michigan is 174th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.5 times per 100 possessions.
Central Michigan is 285th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15 times per 100 possessions. The Chippewas are 122nd in the country in offensive rating with 104.1. In terms of pace they are 12th in Division 1 with 75.1 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 49% is 201st. As a team they are 167th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shots, ranking 177th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Western Michigan/Central Michigan college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Central Michigan -6.5
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