Central Michigan Chippewas vs Kentucky Wildcats Prediction, 11/29/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Central Michigan Chippewas vs Kentucky Wildcats
Date: Monday, November 29, 2021
Location: Rupp Arena in Lexington, KY
The Central Michigan Chippewas (1-4) are en route to Rupp Arena on Monday where they will go up against the Kentucky Wildcats (5-1).
The Central Michigan Chippewas stepped onto the hardwood against Bellarmine and took a loss by a score of 76-69 in their last game. Central Michigan walked away from the game having earned a 45.3% field goal percentage (24 out of 53) and converted 11 out of their 29 3-point attempts. At the free throw line, the Chippewas buried 10 of their 12 shots for a percentage of 83.3%. In reference to pulling down boards, they earned 27 with 4 of them being on the offensive end. They also dished out 10 assists for the game while forcing the other team into 9 turnovers and having 6 steals. When it comes to defense, Central Michigan allowed 50.9% from the floor on 28 of 55 shooting. Bellarmine recorded 17 dimes and had 3 steals in the matchup. Furthermore, Bellarmine grabbed 29 rebounds (8 offensive, 21 defensive), but didn't notch a block. Bellarmine ended up going 63.2% at the charity stripe by knocking down 12 of their 19 attempts. They also knocked down 8 out of their 21 shots from long range. Concerning fouls, the Chippewas ended up with 22 and Bellarmine accounted for 15 fouls.
Harrison Henderson is a guy who was a major factor in this contest. He accumulated 21 points on 7 out of 13 shooting. He was on the hardwood for 29 mins played and snagged 3 rebounds. He finished shooting 53.8% from the floor and recorded 3 assists.
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Central Michigan heads into this game with a win-loss mark of 1-4 for the year. They are turning it over 14.0 times per game and as a unit they commit 21.8 fouls per contest. As a unit, Central Michigan is snagging 29.0 boards per game and has totaled 56 dimes for the season, which is 324th in D-1 in terms of passing the rock. The Chippewas are shooting 35.4% on shots from beyond the arc (46 of 130) and 62.7% from the charity stripe. They average 63.8 points per contest (308th in D-1) while hitting 39.4% from the field.
When they are on the defensive end, the Chippewas have forced 12.0 turnovers per game and they draw 16.6 personal fouls. They are 206th in D-1 in allowing assists to the opposition with 78 conceded so far this year. The Chippewas defensively are giving up an opponent shooting percentage of 50.2% (153 of 305) and they surrender 43.2 rebounds per game as a team. They are relinquishing 33.6% on shots from distance and they rank 352nd in college basketball in points per game from their opponents (84.2).
For their last game, the Kentucky Wildcats took home the win by a final score of 86-52 against North Florida. Concerning how they rebounded, Kentucky permitted North Florida to get 32 overall (10 offensive). They finished the game shooting 22.6% from downtown by hitting 7 of 31 and ended up going 1 out of 2 from the free throw line (50.0%). The Wildcats allowed North Florida to bury 22 of their 66 tries from the field which had them sitting at 33.3% in this game. When the final whistle blew, the Wildcats finished shooting 37 for 78 from the floor which gave them a rate of 47.4%. In terms of shots from beyond the arc, Kentucky knocked down 6 out of their 25 tries (24.0%). They were able to bury 6 of those for a rate of 66.7%. North Florida was called for 9 personal fouls for this contest which took the Wildcats to the charity stripe for a total of 9 attempts. They also gave up possession 15 times, while recording 13 steals in the matchup. The Wildcats earned 31 defensive rebounds and 14 offensive rebounds for a total of 45 in the game.
Sahvir Wheeler ended up being a major contributor for the Wildcats in this game. He knocked down 6 of 12 for the matchup for a rate of 50.0%, and tallied 4 rebounds. He racked up 12 points in his 36 mins of playing time and tallied 14 assists for the matchup.
Kentucky has a win-loss record of 5-1 so far this year. The Wildcats are committing 12.8 fouls every game and they shoot 81.3% from the charity stripe. They are getting an assist 17.3 times per game (27th in the nation) and they are turning it over 13.7 times per game. Kentucky has scored 500 points for the year (83.3 per game) and they grab 46.5 boards per game. As an offense, the Wildcats are hitting on 49.3% from the floor, which ranks them 28th in the country.
The Wildcats on the defensive end are ranked 56th in D-1 in points per game surrendered with 61.0. They are able to force 12.5 turnovers on a nightly basis and allow teams to shoot 37.8% from the field (35th in college basketball). The Kentucky defense concedes 27.1% on 3-pointers (36 of 133) and their opposition knocks down 64.9% of their free throw attempts. They allow 9.8 assists and 26.7 boards every game, which is ranked 54th and 4th in college hoops.
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Kentucky
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