Where: McGuirk Arena, Mount Pleasant, MI
When: Saturday, January 12, 4:30 PM. ET.
The Central Michigan Chippewas will be going for their eighth consecutive win when they take on the Bowling Green Falcons on Saturday afternoon.
Falcons Going For Seventh Consecutive Win
The Falcons are playing very well at the moment, winning their last six games and seven of their last nine games. They will be going for their seventh win in a row and eighth win in their last 10 games when they face the Chippewas on Saturday.
Big effort last night out of #Gluju‼️
— BoWWWWWWling Green MBB🏀 (@BGSUMHoops) January 9, 2019
Bowling Green has played well offensively, averaging 78.5 points per game. The team is shooting 45 percent from the field and 34 percent from three-point range.
Justin Turner leads the way for the Falcons with 18.9 points and 3.8 assists per game. Demajeo Wiggins is averaging 14.3 points and 11.9 rebounds per game, while Dylan Frye is averaging 11 points and 2.6 assists per game.
Defensively, the Falcons are also playing well, holding opponents to 69.5 points per game. They gave up 63.5 points per game in their last two games and will need to keep it going to beat the Chippewas on Saturday.
Chippewas Going For 11th Win In 12 Games
The Chippewas are one of the hottest teams in the country and winners of their last seven games. They will be going for their eighth win in a row and 11th win in their last 12 contests when they face the Falcons on Saturday.
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Your Chippewas are 1️⃣3️⃣-2️⃣ overall, 2️⃣-0️⃣ in the MAC, 8️⃣-0️⃣ at home and are riding a red-hot 7️⃣-game winning streak.
Let's keep it going vs. on Saturday!
— CMU Men's Basketball (@CMUMensBBall) January 11, 2019
Central Michigan is one of the best offensive teams in the country, averaging 87.7 points per game. The team is shooting 47 percent from the field and 35 percent from three-point range.
Larry Austin Jr. leads the team with 18.2 points, 5.7 rebounds, and 5.4 assists per game. Shawn Roundtree is averaging 15.8 points and 2.5 rebounds per game, while Kevin McKay is averaging 13.1 points and 7.3 assists per game.
The Chippewas haven’t fared as well defensively, giving up 75.1 points per game. They gave up 86 points to Akron in their last game and will need a better performance to get past the Falcons on Saturday.
Central Michigan is:
- 12-5-1 ATS in their last 18 games vs. a team with a winning % above .600.
- 14-6 ATS in their last 20 home games vs. a team with a road winning % of less than .400.
Bowling Green is:
- 1-5 ATS in their last 6 road games.
The Bottom Line What to bet on this game.
Full-Game Side Bet
The Chippewas have played well against the spread, winning 12 of their last 18 games against teams with winning records and 14 of their last 20 home games against teams with losing road records. The Falcons have struggled against the spread, losing five of their last six road games.
Prediction: Central Michigan Chippewas
Full-Game Total Pick
The Falcons have played over the total in four of their last five games and in their last four games against MAC opponents. The Chippewas have played over the total in their last four home games and in five of their last six home games against teams with losing road records.
Half-Time Side Pick
The Falcons will win the first half of this game because they have outplayed the Chippewas in the first half of their last three games, averaging 40.3 points per game while the Chippewas average 34.7 points per game.
Prediction: Bowling Green Falcons
Half-Time Total Bet
The Chippewas and Falcons are averaging 75 points per game in the first half of their last three games and they will go over the first half total in this game if they maintain their current scoring pace.