Western Michigan Broncos vs Central Michigan Chippewas Prediction, 2/3/2022 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Western Michigan Broncos vs Central Michigan Chippewas
Date: Thursday, February 3, 2022
Location: McGuirk Arena in Mount Pleasant, MI
The Central Michigan Chippewas (4-13) welcome the Western Michigan Broncos (4-17) at McGuirk Arena on Thursday.
The Western Michigan Broncos faced off with Northern Illinois and walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 75-56 in their last game. Western Michigan walked away from the contest with a 42.6% FG percentage (23 of 54) and converted 5 of their 20 3-point shots. At the free throw line, the Broncos knocked down 5 of 11 tries for a percentage of 45.5%. In the matter of rebounding, they collected a total of 24 with 8 of them being of the offensive sort. They also recorded 7 assists for the matchup in addition to forcing the other team into 8 turnovers and earning 2 steals. In regard to defending, Western Michigan let their opponent shoot 55.6% from the floor on 30 of 54 shooting. Northern Illinois earned 16 dimes and had 6 steals for the matchup. Additionally, Northern Illinois snagged 29 rebounds (5 offensive, 24 defensive), but wasn't able to put a block in the stat sheet. Northern Illinois ended up shooting 80.0% from the charity stripe by burying 8 of their 10 attempts. They made 7 out of their 17 shots from three-point range. When it comes to personal fouls, the Broncos ended up finishing with 15 while Northern Illinois totaled 16 personal fouls.
Lamar Norman is one player who was a factor in this matchup. He shot 55.6% from the floor but finished the game without an assist. He was on the court for 26 minutes and collected 1 rebound. He was able to score 24 points on 10 out of 18 shooting.
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Western Michigan comes into this game with a win-loss mark of 4-17 for the campaign. They average 65.6 pts per contest (310th in college hoops) while shooting 42.8% from the floor. The Broncos are shooting 32.1% on shots from 3-point land (165 of 514) and 70.0% from the free throw line. As a unit, Western Michigan is snagging 32.6 rebounds per game and has accounted for 218 dimes so far this year, which is 306th in college hoops in terms of passing the ball. They lose possession via turnover 14.8 times per game and as a group they are committing 17.0 fouls per contest.
When they are on the defensive end, the Broncos are forcing 10.8 turnovers per game while drawing 14.7 personal fouls. They are currently ranked 285th in college hoops in giving up assists with 293 surrendered so far this year. The Broncos are giving up a FG percentage of 47.3% (594 of 1,257) and they concede 35.3 boards per contest as a basketball team. They relinquish 34.5% from 3-point land and they are ranked 339th in college hoops in opponents points per game (77.9).
The last time they took the court, the Central Michigan Chippewas walked away with a victory by a final of 78-74 when they played Bowling Green. In reference to how they attacked the glass, Central Michigan allowed Bowling Green to collect 39 in all (13 on the offensive glass). They went 40.0% from beyond the arc by going 10 out of 25 and ended up going 8 out of 16 at the free throw line (50.0%). The Chippewas permitted Bowling Green to bury 28 of 63 attempts from the field which had them sitting at 44.4% in this game. When this game wrapped up, the Chippewas shot 26 for 57 from the field which gave them a percentage of 45.6%. With respect to shooting from distance, Central Michigan converted 10 out of 26 tries (38.5%). They were able to make 16 of the free throws for a percentage of 72.7%. Bowling Green committed 21 personal fouls in this game which got the Chippewas to the charity stripe for 22 tries. They gave up possession of the ball 11 times, while getting 8 steals for the contest. The Chippewas collected 22 defensive rebounds and 4 offensive boards totaling 26 for the contest.
Kevin Miller was important for the Chippewas for the matchup. He totaled 21 points in his 38 minutes on the court and had 12 assists for this game. He made 10 out of 16 for this game giving him a rate of 62.5%, and had 7 rebounds.
Central Michigan has a record of 4-13 on the year. The Chippewas are responsible for committing 20.6 fouls per contest and they go 66.4% from the free throw line. They are dishing out assists 11.6 times per contest (293rd in the nation) and they are giving up possession 14.1 times per game. Central Michigan has earned 1,107 pts on the year (65.1 per contest) and they average 31.6 rebounds per contest. When it comes to executing on offense, the Chippewas are connecting on 40.7% from the floor, which ranks them 323rd in the country.
The Central Michigan defense surrenders 35.0% on 3-point attempts (144 of 411) and opponents are converting on 71.1% of their shots from the free throw line. They have given up 14.4 assists and 38.8 total boards per game, which is ranked 304th and 341st in the country. The Chippewas on the defensive side of the court are 355th in the nation in points allowed per contest with 80.7. They are forcing 11.6 turnovers per game and allow teams to shoot 47.7% from the field (348th in D-1).
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Central Michigan
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