Ohio Bobcats vs Central Michigan Chippewas Prediction, 2/10/2022 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Ohio Bobcats vs Central Michigan Chippewas
Date: Thursday, February 10, 2022
Location: McGuirk Arena in Mount Pleasant, MI
McGuirk Arena is the site where the Central Michigan Chippewas (6-14) will try to beat the Ohio Bobcats (19-4) on Thursday.
The Ohio Bobcats stepped onto the hardwood against Toledo and took a loss by a score of 77-62 in their last game. Ohio ended the game having earned a 32.8% FG percentage (22 out of 67) and converted 11 of their 31 3-point attempts. When they shot from the charity stripe, the Bobcats converted 7 of 13 attempts for a rate of 53.8%. With respect to rebounding, they earned 23 with 6 of them being offensive. They also distributed 11 dimes for the contest in addition to forcing 17 turnovers and having 11 steals. In terms of defense, Ohio allowed their opponent to shoot 56.4% from the field on 31 of 55 shooting. Toledo totaled 17 dimes and had 1 steal for this contest. In addition, Toledo pulled down 45 rebounds (5 offensive, 40 defensive), but wasn't able to put a block in the stat sheet. Toledo finished the game shooting 90.9% from the free throw line by making 10 of their 11 tries. They also converted 5 of 17 shots from beyond the arc. In relation to personal fouls, the Bobcats ended up finishing with 14 while Toledo accounted for 13 personal fouls.
Tommy Schmock is one player who was a contributor in this game. He notched 17 points on 6 out of 12 shooting. He was on the hardwood for 21 minutes played but didn't pull down any boards. He finished 50.0% from the field but had no assists when the game ended.
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Ohio will play this game with a mark of 19-4 on the campaign. They lose possession by turning the ball over 10.7 times per game and as a unit they commit 13.8 fouls every game. As a unit, Ohio is pulling down 34.2 rebounds per game and has accumulated 297 dimes on the year, which is 188th in D-1 in terms of passing. The Bobcats are connecting on 33.7% on three-point shots (204 of 606) and 74.0% from the charity stripe. They average 74.4 pts per game (101st in the country) on 43.8% from the field.
On defense, the Bobcats are able to force 14.9 turnovers per contest and they draw 17.4 fouls. They give up 31.4% on shots from distance and they are 110th in D-1 in PPG allowed (66.5). The Bobcats defensively are giving up and opponent field goal percentage of 44.0% (562 of 1,277) and they surrender 34.0 boards per contest as a unit. They are 97th in D-1 in allowing assists to the opposition with 257 relinquished for the campaign.
The last time they took the hardwood, the Central Michigan Chippewas got the win with a final of 89-85 against Ball State. The Chippewas were able to pull down 23 defensive rebounds and 5 offensive boards totaling 28 for the matchup. They turned it over 12 times, while getting 6 steals for the contest. Ball State was called for 20 personal fouls for the matchup which got the Chippewas to the charity stripe for a total of 26 attempts. They were able to make 19 of the free throw attempts for a percentage of 73.1%. When discussing 3-point shots, Central Michigan made 14 of their 31 attempts (45.2%). When the game finished, the Chippewas went 28 out of 61 from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 45.9%. The Chippewas allowed Ball State to convert 29 of their 65 attempts from the field which gave them a rate of 44.6% for the matchup. They finished 37.5% from three-point range by shooting 9 out of 24 and finished the contest at 18 out of 28 at the free throw line (64.3%). In regard to rebounding, Central Michigan permitted Ball State to pull down 41 in total (15 offensive).
Kevin Miller was important for the Chippewas for this game. He converted 5 out of 13 for the matchup giving him a rate of 38.5%, and had 7 rebounds. He tallied 18 points in his 45 mins on the court and had 10 dimes in this matchup.
Central Michigan has a win-loss mark of 6-14 for the year. The Chippewas are committing 20.2 personal fouls every game and they shoot 67.0% from the charity stripe. They are assisting teammates 11.5 times per game (293rd in the country) and they turn the ball over 13.9 times per game. Central Michigan has scored 1,315 pts for the season (65.8 per game) and they snag 31.4 boards per game. As an offensive unit, the Chippewas are shooting 41.0% from the floor, which is 320th in college hoops.
The Central Michigan defense allows 34.6% on shots from behind the 3-point line (170 of 491) and their opponents are knocking down 70.1% of their free throw shots. They have given up 14.2 assists and 39.2 boards per contest, which is ranked 291st and 346th in college hoops. The Chippewas on the defensive side of the court are 353rd in D-1 in points given up per game with 79.3. They are forcing 11.9 turnovers on a nightly basis and have allowed teams to shoot 46.9% from the floor (344th in D-1).
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Ohio
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