Where: Athletics-Recreation Center, Valparaiso, IN
When: Sunday, December 8, 2:00 PM. ET.
The Valparaiso Crusaders will be trying to bounce back from their loss to Eastern Michigan when they take on the Central Michigan Chippewas on Sunday afternoon.
Chippewas Going For Third Consecutive WinThe Chippewas are off to a good start this season, winning seven of their first nine games. They will be trying to keep the momentum going by picking up their third win in a row and eighth win in their last 10 games when they face the Crusaders on Sunday.
Central Michigan is the best offensive team in the country, averaging 95.1 points per game. The team is shooting 46 percent from the field and 34 percent from three-point range. With the Crusaders giving up 76.6 points per game, the Chippewas should be able to put up a lot of points in this game.
Dallas Morgan leads the way for the Chippewas with 15.6 points and four rebounds per game. Kevin McKay is averaging 15.6 points, 5.7 rebounds, and 1.9 steals per game, while David DiLeo is averaging 14.8 points and 3.9 rebounds per game.
The Chippewas haven’t played as well defensively, giving up 72.1 points per game. With the Crusaders averaging 78.1 points per game, they will need to do a better job defensively if they want to pick up their first road win of the season.
Crusaders Going For Second Win In Three GamesThe Crusaders were unable to pick up their second win in a row after losing their last game to Eastern Michigan. They will be trying to bounce back from the loss and pick up their second win in their last three games when they face the Chippewas on Sunday.
Valparaiso has played well offensively, averaging 78.1 points per game. The team is shooting 44 percent from the field and 33 percent from three-point range. They scored 79 points in their last game, but it wasn’t enough to get the win and they will need to do a better job to beat the Chippewas.
Javon Freeman-Liberty led the way for the Crusaders with 28 points, five rebounds, four assists, and five steals, while Donovan Clay added 11 points for the Crusaders, who finished the game with two players scoring in double figures.
Valparaiso hasn’t been as sharp on the defensive end, giving up 76.6 points per game. They gave up 85 points to the Eagles in their last game and have to play significantly better against the Chippewas if they do not want to lose their second consecutive game.
The top supporting trends for this game, found on Oddsshark.com, are: Central Michigan is:
- 13-6-1 ATS in their last 20 games.
- 5-1-1 ATS in their last 7 games played on a Sunday.
The top supporting trends for this game, found on Oddsshark.com, are: Valparaiso is:
- 0-9 ATS in their last 9 games played in December.