Central Michigan Chippewas vs Michigan Wolverines Prediction, 12/30/2022 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Central Michigan Chippewas vs Michigan Wolverines
Date: Friday, December 30, 2022
Location: Crisler Center in Ann Arbor, MI
TV: Youtube TV
The Michigan Wolverines (7-4) will play the Central Michigan Chippewas (4-8) at Crisler Center on Friday.
The Central Michigan Chippewas took the court against Youngstown State and took a loss by a final of 76-65 in their last contest. Central Michigan finished with a 52.0% field goal percentage (26 out of 50) and knocked down 6 out of their 20 shots from beyond the arc. At the free throw line, the Chippewas converted 7 of their 10 shots for a percentage of 70.0%. Concerning hauling in boards, they compiled a total of 21 with 6 of them being on the offensive end. They also doled out 12 dimes in this game while creating 13 turnovers and getting 4 steals. With respect to the defense, Central Michigan allowed 56.6% from the floor on 30 out of 53 shooting. Youngstown State distributed 7 dimes and had 9 steals for the contest. Furthermore, Youngstown State pulled down 25 boards (6 offensive, 19 defensive), but wrapped up the game with no rejections. Youngstown State ended up going 100.0% from the charity stripe by burying 11 of their 11 attempts. They also knocked down 5 of 16 shots from beyond the perimeter. In relation to fouls, the Chippewas walked away with 17 and Youngstown State finished the game with 12 fouls.
Brian Taylor is one player who was a major contributor in this contest. He finished shooting 50.0% from the floor and also distributed 1 assist. He was on the hardwood for 40 minutes and grabbed 2 rebounds. He ended up finishing with 15 points on 5 of 10 shooting.
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Central Michigan will play this contest with a mark of 4-8 for the season. They turn it over 15.4 times per game and as a squad they commit 19.8 personal fouls on a nightly basis. As a team, Central Michigan is snagging 36.5 rebounds per game and has racked up 150 dimes on the campaign, which ranks 287th in the country in terms of passing the rock. The Chippewas are shooting 29.5% on 3-pointers (74 of 251) and 71.1% from the charity stripe. They are averaging 69.5 points per outing (242nd in the country) while hitting 42.9% from the floor.
When they are on defense, the Chippewas have forced 15.7 turnovers every game and they draw 18.7 personal fouls. They are currently ranked 230th in D-1 in giving up assists with 167 surrendered so far this year. The Chippewas defensively are giving up a shooting percentage of 42.7% (297 of 695) and they concede 36.8 rebounds per contest as a unit. They are surrendering 31.3% on shots from beyond the arc and they are 230th in college hoops in PPG from their opponents (70.8).
The last time they took the court, the Michigan Wolverines took a defeat with a final score of 80-76 against North Carolina. The Wolverines were able to collect 28 defensive rebounds and 9 offensive boards for a total of 37 for the contest. They also turned it over 10 times, while getting 6 steals for the game. North Carolina was called for 19 personal fouls for this contest which got the Wolverines to the charity stripe for 21 shots. They were able to make 15 of the free throw attempts for a percentage of 71.4%. When it comes to three-point attempts, Michigan converted 9 of their 23 tries (39.1%). Overall, the Wolverines went 26 out of 62 from the floor which gave them a percentage of 41.9%. The Wolverines permitted North Carolina to make 29 of 58 attempts from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 50.0% in this matchup. They finished the game shooting 35.0% from three-point range by connecting on 7 of 20 and ended up going 15 of 27 from the free throw line (55.6%). With respect to attacking the glass, Michigan permitted North Carolina to grab 39 in total (7 on the offensive glass).
Kobe Bufkin pitched in for the Wolverines in the matchup. He racked up 22 points in his 32 minutes on the court and had 1 assist in the game. He buried 7 of 10 in this game for a rate of 70.0%, and accounted for 3 rebounds.
Michigan has a mark of 7-4 so far this season. The Wolverines are responsible for committing 15.3 fouls every game and they connect on 66.8% from the free throw line. Their rate of dishing out assists is at 13.2 times per game (215th in Division 1) and they cough up possession 9.4 times per game. Michigan has accounted for 850 points for the year (77.3 per game) and they average 36.5 rebounds per contest. On the offensive side of the court, the Wolverines are shooting 45.7% from the field, which is 142nd in D-1.
The Wolverines on the defensive side of the court are 263rd in college basketball in points per game surrendered with 72.1. They are able to force 11.8 TO's per game and have let teams shoot 43.4% from the field (220th in the country). The Michigan defense gives up 34.2% from downtown (81 of 237) and opponents are knocking down 65.2% of their shots from the free throw line. They have allowed 13.2 dimes and 38.3 rebounds every game, which is ranked 215th and 336th in college basketball.
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Central Michigan
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