Central Michigan Chippewas vs Toledo Rockets Prediction, 1/19/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Central Michigan Chippewas vs Toledo Rockets
Date: Tuesday, January 19, 2021
Location: Savage Arena in Toledo, OH
Odds/Point Spread: Central Michigan (+14.5)
The Central Michigan Chippewas (6-7) travel to Savage Arena on Tuesday where they'll take on the Toledo Rockets (11-4). Central Michigan opens this game as 14.5-point dogs. The total is set at 157.5.
Central Michigan will enter this game with a mark of 6-7 so far this season. They turn the ball over 13.5 times per game and as a basketball team are committing 17.7 fouls on a nightly basis. As a unit, Central Michigan is pulling in 38.8 rebounds per game and has accumulated 154 assists so far this year, which has them ranked 169th in college hoops in terms of passing the ball. The Chippewas are hitting 35.6% from downtown (88 of 247) and 62.9% from the charity stripe. They are averaging 80.3 points per contest (41st in the nation) while connecting on 45.7% from the field. On the defensive end of the court, the Chippewas are forcing 15.1 turnovers per game while drawing 20.9 personal fouls. They rank 302nd in the country in allowing assists to the opposition with 191 surrendered on the campaign. The Chippewas are giving up a field goal percentage of 43.6% (363 of 833) and they surrender 38.9 rebounds per contest as a basketball team. They are conceding 32.3% on 3-point attempts while they are 300th in college basketball in PPG allowed (76.6).
The Central Michigan Chippewas played the Eastern Michigan Eagles and took home the win by a score of 75-64 in their last game. Central Michigan walked away from the contest with a 46.8% field goal percentage (29 out of 62) and made 8 of their 20 shots from downtown. At the free throw line, the Chippewas made 9 of their 22 attempts for a rate of 40.9%. In relation to hauling in rebounds, they earned 34 with 10 of them being offensive. They also recorded 13 dimes for this contest while having 13 steals and 5 blocks. With regard to defense, Central Michigan allowed the other team to go 46.8% from the floor on 29 out of 62 shooting. Eastern Michigan doled out 5 dimes and had 6 steals in this contest. On top of that, the Eagles pulled down 45 rebounds (15 offensive, 30 defensive) and earned 5 blocks. Eastern Michigan finished the game shooting 100.0% at the free throw line by making 13 of their 13 shots. They made 3 of their 24 shots from 3-point range.
Travon Broadway is a player who was a factor in the game. He was able to score 25 points on 9 of 16 shooting. He played for 34 minutes and snagged 5 rebounds. Broadway ended up going 56.3% from the floor and distributed 2 dimes. Someone else that was a factor in this contest for the Chippewas was Meikkel Murray. He grabbed 6 boards and had 4 assists. He ended up shooting 41.2% from the floor for this game via 7-of-17 (17 points). In all, Murray played for 31 min.
Toledo has a mark of 11-4 for the season. The Rockets have committed 15.7 personal fouls per contest and they shoot 76.6% from the charity stripe. They are assisting teammates 16.7 times per game (36th in college hoops) and they are turning it over 11.3 times per contest. Toledo has totaled 1,192 pts so far this season (79.5 per contest) and they average 37.7 boards per game. As an offense, the Rockets are shooting 44.1% from the field, which is 189th in the nation. The Rockets are ranked 169th in college basketball in PPG surrendered with 69.9. They are able to force 13.0 turnovers per game and allow teams to shoot 43.0% from the field (182nd in D-1). The Toledo defense surrenders 29.5% on 3-pointers (108 of 366) and their opposition knocks down 72.9% of their free throw attempts. They have relinquished 12.7 dimes and 35.7 rebounds per contest, which ranks them 169th and 203rd in those categories.
When they last played, the Toledo Rockets took a loss by a score of 95-94 when they played the Akron Zips. The Rockets recorded 19 defensive boards and 10 offensive boards totaling 29 for the contest. They also stuffed 2 shots while recording 7 steals in this game. The Zips had 24 fouls for the contest which got the Rockets to the charity stripe for a total of 27 shots. They were able to knock down 20 of the free throw attempts for a rate of 74.1%. With respect to shots from downtown, Toledo knocked down 12 out of their 28 attempts (42.9%). In all, the Rockets walked away from this one shooting 31 out of 70 from the field which gave them a percentage of 44.3%. The Rockets allowed the Zips to knock down 34 of 67 tries from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 50.7% for the matchup. They finished 35.0% from downtown by connecting on 14 of 40 and finished the game at 13 of 15 at the free throw line (86.7%). When discussing attacking the glass, Toledo allowed Akron to collect 35 in total (11 offensive).
Marreon Jackson was important for the Rockets in the matchup. He converted 8 out of 23 in the game giving him a field goal percentage of 34.8%, which got him 24 points. Jackson snagged 9 boards in his 36 mins and accounted for 10 dimes for the game. One more player that was pivotal for Toledo was Spencer Littleson. He ended up walking away with 21 points in 42 minutes on the court by way of 6 out of 10 from the floor for this contest. Littleson finished going 60.0% from the field while also collecting 2 assists and 2 rebounds.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Toledo (-14.5)
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