Central Michigan Chippewas vs Xavier Musketeers Prediction, 12/1/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Central Michigan Chippewas vs Xavier Musketeers
Date: Wednesday, December 1, 2021
Location: Cintas Center in Cincinnati, OH
Cintas Center is where the Xavier Musketeers (5-1) will attempt to defeat the Central Michigan Chippewas (1-5) on Wednesday.
The Central Michigan Chippewas faced Kentucky and went home with a loss by a final score of 85-57 in their last game. Central Michigan ended the game with a 41.1% field goal percentage (23 of 56) and made 7 out of their 16 shots from distance. At the free throw line, the Chippewas buried 4 of their 7 attempts for a percentage of 57.1%. In regard to pulling down rebounds, they earned a total of 27 with 6 of them being of the offensive sort. They also distributed 11 assists for the game as well as forcing the other team into 6 turnovers and earning 2 steals. Concerning defense, Central Michigan allowed their opponent to shoot 43.1% from the floor on 31 of 72 shooting. Kentucky doled out 16 dimes and had 9 steals in the game. Additionally, Kentucky snagged 44 boards (19 offensive, 25 defensive), but couldn't earn a rejection. Kentucky finished the game at 66.7% at the charity stripe by burying 16 of their 24 attempts. They also made 7 of 26 attempts from beyond the arc. When talking about fouls, the Chippewas ended up walking away with 18 and Kentucky recorded 14 fouls.
Jermaine Jackson is a guy who played a role for the game. He finished the contest at 38.5% from the field and also totaled 5 assists. He was on the hardwood for 31 minutes and also collected 3 rebounds. He accounted for 11 points on 5 of 13 shooting.
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Central Michigan will enter this contest with a win-loss mark of 1-5 on the campaign. They turn it over 14.2 times per game and as a team are committing 21.2 fouls per contest. As a unit, Central Michigan is pulling in 29.2 rebounds per game and has accumulated 67 dimes on the year, which is 296th in Division 1 in terms of passing. The Chippewas are connecting on 36.3% on shots beyond the perimeter (53 of 146) and 62.2% from the charity stripe. They are averaging 62.7 points per outing (321st in D-1) while connecting on 39.7% from the field.
On defense, the Chippewas are able to force 11.0 turnovers per game while drawing 16.2 fouls. They are surrendering 32.4% from 3-point land and they rank 351st in Division 1 in PPG from their opponents (84.3). The Chippewas defense is giving up a shooting percentage of 48.8% (184 of 377) and they concede 43.8 boards per game as a basketball team. They rank 259th in D-1 in giving up assists with 94 surrendered so far this season.
The last time they took the court, the Xavier Musketeers got the victory with a final of 59-58 when they played Virginia Tech. With respect to how they attacked the glass, Xavier allowed Virginia Tech to grab 28 in all (5 on the offensive side). They finished the game shooting 34.8% from beyond the arc by connecting on 8 of 23 and finished the contest at 6 of 10 at the free throw line (60.0%). The Musketeers permitted Virginia Tech to knock down 22 of their 54 attempts from the floor which had them shooting 40.7% for the contest. When the final whistle blew, the Musketeers shot 22 for 46 from the field which had them at 47.8%. In regard to shooting from distance, Xavier made 10 out of their 22 attempts (45.5%). They were able to knock down 5 of the free throws for a percentage of 62.5%. Virginia Tech committed 12 fouls in this game which got the Musketeers to the charity stripe for 8 attempts. They also coughed it up 13 times, while getting 5 steals for the game. The Musketeers pulled down 28 defensive boards and 2 offensive boards totaling 30 for the game.
Nate Johnson ended up being a major contributor for the Musketeers in this game. He had 30 points in his 40 mins of playing time, but wasn't able to notch an assist. He buried 10 out of 14 for the matchup giving him a rate of 71.4%, and totaled 3 rebounds.
Xavier has a record of 5-1 on the season. On the offensive side of the ball, the Musketeers are connecting on 43.7% from the field, which ranks them 209th in Division 1. Xavier has accounted for 424 pts so far this season (70.7 per game) and they pull in 41.7 boards per contest. Their rate of assisting teammates is at 14.5 times per contest (123rd in college hoops) and they are turning it over 14.7 times per contest. The Musketeers are responsible for committing 15.3 fouls per game and they hit 68.6% from the charity stripe.
The Xavier defense gives up 34.6% on 3-point shots (44 of 127) and their opponents are making 74.6% of their free throw attempts. They give up 10.3 dimes and 32.2 boards per game, ranking them 75th and 92nd in college hoops. The Musketeers on defense are ranked 67th in college basketball in points given up per game with 62.0. They are forcing their opponents into 12.3 turnovers per game and have let teams shoot 38.4% from the floor (52nd in college basketball).
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Central Michigan
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