Western Michigan Broncos vs Central Michigan Chippewas Prediction, 1/28/2023 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Western Michigan Broncos vs Central Michigan Chippewas
Date: Saturday, January 28, 2023
Location: McGuirk Arena in Mount Pleasant, MI
The Central Michigan Chippewas (7-13) are welcoming the Western Michigan Broncos (6-14) at McGuirk Arena on Saturday.
The Western Michigan Broncos stepped onto the hardwood against Ohio and went home with a loss by a final score of 88-76 in their last contest. In the matter of fouls, the Broncos walked away with 20 and Ohio finished the game with 20 fouls. They also converted 9 of 26 attempts from long range. Ohio ended up shooting 72.2% from the free throw line by converting 13 of 18 attempts. Moreover, Ohio collected 38 boards (14 offensive, 24 defensive), but wasn't able to record a rejection. Ohio recorded 10 assists and had 1 steal for this game. Concerning defending, Western Michigan allowed the other team to shoot 50.0% from the field on 33 of 66 shooting. They also doled out 12 assists in the matchup as well as forcing the opposition into 5 turnovers and getting 3 steals. With regard to getting rebounds, they earned 29 with 7 of them being of the offensive sort. From the free throw line, the Broncos buried 17 of 27 attempts for a percentage of 63.0%. Western Michigan ended the contest having earned a 46.3% field goal percentage (25 out of 54) and converted 9 out of their 31 shots from distance.
Lamar Norman is a guy who came through for the matchup. He ended up walking away with 20 points on 7 out of 17 shooting. He played 37 mins played and grabbed 1 rebound. He finished the contest at 41.2% from the field and also totaled 1 assist.
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Western Michigan steps onto the court with a record of 6-14 on the year. They cough up possession 12.9 times per contest and as a unit are committing 16.6 personal fouls per game. As a team, Western Michigan is snagging 38.2 rebounds per game and has accumulated 265 dimes on the year, which is 219th in college hoops in terms of passing the rock. The Broncos are hitting 34.0% on three-point shots (159 of 468) and 72.9% from the free throw line. They average 71.5 pts per contest (185th in Division 1) while connecting on 44.5% from the field.
Defensively, the Broncos are forcing 9.8 turnovers per contest and they draw 15.7 personal fouls. They are giving up 36.0% on shots from downtown and they rank 281st in the country in points per game allowed (73.1). The Broncos defense is giving up and opponent field goal percentage of 46.0% (530 of 1,151) and they surrender 30.7 boards per game as a squad. They are currently ranked 272nd in D-1 in allowing assists with 287 relinquished so far this season.
In their last game, the Central Michigan Chippewas took a loss by a score of 83-61 when they faced Bowling Green. The Chippewas collected 15 defensive rebounds and 7 offensive boards for a total of 22 for the game. They also coughed up the ball 12 times, while recording 7 steals in this game. Bowling Green was called for 20 personal fouls in the game which took the Chippewas to the charity stripe for 19 attempts. They were able to make 14 of the free throw attempts for a rate of 73.7%. Pertaining to 3-point attempts, Central Michigan knocked down 7 out of their 22 attempts (31.8%). At the conclusion of this game, the Chippewas walked away from this one shooting 20 for 55 from the floor which had them shooting 36.4%. The Chippewas permitted Bowling Green to make 26 out of their 47 attempts from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 55.3% for this game. They went 52.6% from beyond the arc by going 10 out of 19 and ended up going 21 out of 29 at the free throw line (72.4%). When it comes to cleaning the glass, Central Michigan permitted Bowling Green to snag 39 in total (10 on the offensive side).
Jesse Zarzuela ended up being a major contributor for the Chippewas in this matchup. He converted 9 out of 17 in this matchup for a rate of 52.9%, and had 4 rebounds. He earned 24 points in his 29 minutes on the court and tallied 3 dimes in the game.
Central Michigan has a win-loss mark of 7-13 for the season. The Chippewas are committing 19.9 fouls every game and they hit 70.3% from the charity stripe. They are assisting teammates 10.8 times per game (342nd in the nation) and they are turning it over 16.2 times per contest. Central Michigan has scored 1,342 pts for the year (67.1 per contest) and they pull in 36.9 boards per contest. As an offense, the Chippewas are connecting on 41.3% from the floor, which ranks 322nd in college basketball.
The Chippewas are ranked 238th in college basketball in points given up per game with 71.4. They are forcing 14.7 turnovers on a nightly basis and have allowed teams to shoot 42.6% from the floor (151st in college basketball). The Central Michigan defense gives up 31.8% on 3-pointers (155 of 488) and opponents are connecting on 65.3% of their free throw shots. They have relinquished 12.4 dimes and 37.1 rebounds per game, which is ranked 163rd and 314th in college hoops.
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Western Michigan
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