Central Michigan Chippewas vs Bowling Green Falcons Prediction, 1/5/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Central Michigan Chippewas vs Bowling Green Falcons
Date: Tuesday, January 5, 2021
Location: Stroh Center in Bowling Green, OH
Odds/Point Spread: Central Michigan (+10)
The Bowling Green Falcons (7-2) host the Central Michigan Chippewas (5-4) at Stroh Center on Tuesday. Central Michigan opens this game as 10-point underdogs. The over/under has been set at 158.
Central Michigan heads into this matchup with a mark of 5-4 for the season. They currently have an average of 83.3 points per contest (31st in D-1) while going 46.9% from the floor. The Chippewas are shooting 36.6% from downtown (67 of 183) and 65.6% from the charity stripe. As a team, Central Michigan is collecting 38.8 boards per game and has earned 114 assists for the campaign, which has them ranked 165th in college basketball in terms of passing the rock. They cough up possession 13.1 times per game and as a basketball team are committing 18.3 personal fouls on a nightly basis. On the defensive end, the Chippewas are able to force 16.6 turnovers per contest and they draw 20.3 fouls. They currently rank 268th in college hoops in allowing assists to their opponents with 130 conceded on the campaign. The Chippewas defensively are giving up a field goal percentage of 42.8% (237 of 554) and they surrender 36.8 boards per game as a group. They give up 32.4% on 3-pointers while they are 239th in college hoops in PPG allowed (72.8).
The Central Michigan Chippewas faced the Eastern Michigan Eagles and notched a win by a score of 87-60 in their last contest. Central Michigan finished having earned a 58.2% FG percentage (32 of 55) and made 9 of 22 three-point attempts. When they shot from the free throw line, the Chippewas converted 14 of their 26 attempts for a rate of 53.8%. Pertaining to rebounding, they compiled a total of 33 with 7 of them being on the offensive end. They also distributed 14 dimes for this contest while earning 5 steals and 2 blocks. In the matter of defending, Central Michigan allowed 58.2% from the field on 32 out of 55 shooting. Eastern Michigan distributed 9 assists and had 8 steals for the matchup. On top of that, the Eagles grabbed 27 boards (8 offensive, 19 defensive) and got 2 blocked shots. Eastern Michigan ended up shooting 69.2% from the charity stripe by knocking down 9 of 13 attempts. They also buried 9 out of their 28 tries from beyond the perimeter.
Travon Broadway is one player who came through for this contest. He ended up with 21 points on 7 out of 9 shooting. He was on the hardwood for 24 minutes played and also snagged 3 boards. Broadway walked away from this one shooting 77.8% from the field and also dished out 2 dimes. Someone else that was a major factor in the matchup for the Chippewas was Meikkel Murray. He pulled down 7 rebounds and tallied 3 assists. He shot 57.1% from the floor in this matchup by connecting on 8-of-14 (18 points). When this game wrapped up, Murray was on the hardwood for 33 min.
Bowling Green has a win-loss mark of 7-2 this season. Bowling Green has totaled 738 points on the season (82.0 per game) and they collect 36.4 rebounds per contest. The Falcons commit 17.1 fouls per contest and they connect on 80.0% from the free throw line. When it comes to offense, the Falcons are shooting 44.8% from the floor, which has them ranked 175th in the nation. They are assisting teammates 12.9 times per contest (211th in D-1) and they are turning it over 11.8 times per contest. The Falcons on the defensive side of the court are 254th in the nation in PPG given up with 73.6. The Bowling Green defense allows 33.7% on 3-point shots (70 of 208) and their opponents are knocking down 66.2% of their foul shots. They surrender 14.6 dimes and 36.9 rebounds on a nightly basis, which ranks them 266th and 241st in D-1. They are able to force 14.7 turnovers per game and allow teams to shoot 44.7% from the field (247th in college basketball).
The last time they took the hardwood, the Bowling Green Falcons walked away with a victory by a final of 68-42 against the Northern Illinois Huskies. The Falcons pulled down 22 defensive boards and 7 offensive boards for a total of 29 for this game. They turned away 2 shots while earning 9 steals for this contest. The Huskies committed 18 fouls in the game which took the Falcons to the free throw line for 10 tries. They were able to make 6 of those for a percentage of 60.0%. When it comes to shooting from beyond the arc, Bowling Green made 6 of their 23 tries (26.1%). When the game finished, the Falcons walked away from this one shooting 28 for 57 from the field which had them shooting 49.1%. The Falcons permitted the Huskies to bury 18 out of their 54 tries from the field which gave them a percentage of 33.3% in this matchup. They finished shooting 18.2% from 3-point land by going 2 out of 11 and ended up going 4 out of 12 from the charity stripe (33.3%). In relation to how they attacked the glass, Bowling Green permitted Northern Illinois to pull down 34 in total (12 offensive).
Justin Turner pitched in for the Falcons for this game. He knocked down 9 out of 14 in the matchup giving him a field goal percentage of 64.3%, which earned him 20 points. Turner snagged 2 rebounds in his 29 mins played and had 2 assists in this game. An additional guy that played a role for Bowling Green was Daeqwon Plowden. He accumulated 12 points in his 36 minutes on the court by going 4 of 8 from the floor in this contest. Plowden finished going 50.0% from the field in addition to earning 2 assists and 9 rebounds.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Central Michigan (+10)
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