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#777 Central Michigan 159.5 vs.
#778 Valparaiso -2
Sunday, December 8, 2019 at 2:00pm EST
Written by Bosun Akinpelu

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Central Michigan Chippewas vs. Valparaiso Crusaders

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 Win

The 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 Games

The 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.

Best Bets for this Game

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The Crusaders have struggled defensively this season, giving up 76.6 points per game. They will be overwhelmed defensively by the Chippewas, who have the best offense in the country and are averaging 95.1 points per game. Even though they are averaging 78.1 points per game, the Crusaders will have a hard time keeping up in this game because the Chippewas are also a solid defending team, holding opponents to 72.1 points per game. The Chippewas also hold the rebounding edge, averaging 42 rebounds to Valparaiso’s 35 rebounds per game, which means they will get more second-chance opportunities in this game, making them the best bet here.

Prediction: Central Michigan Chippewas

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This is a matchup between two good offensive teams that aren’t particularly good on the defensive end, so expect to see a lot of points scored in this one. The Chippewas are averaging 95.1 points per game and won’t have any problem scoring against the Crusaders, who are giving up 76.6 points per game because they have four players that score in double figures, with three of them shooting 32 percent or better from three-point range. The Crusaders are averaging 78.1 points per game and they will go over 80 points against the Chippewas, who are giving up 72.1 points per game and 75.5 points per game in their last four games, making the over the best bet.

Prediction: Over

Half-Time Side Pick

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The Chippewas will cover the first-half spread in this game because they have outplayed the Crusaders in the first half of their last three games, averaging 42.3 points per game while the Crusaders average 32.3 points per game.

Prediction: Central Michigan Chippewas

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The Crusaders and Chippewas are averaging 74.6 combined points per game in the first half of their last three games and will go over the first half total in this game if they maintain their current scoring pace.

Prediction: Over
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Written By Bosun Akinpelu

Bosun is very passionate about sports and he feels bad to get paid for doing this, but we here at Winners and Whiners are glad to have him as a part of the team. As someone who minored in Mathematics, Bosun has a lot of faith in numbers, and will make his picks based on stats and not emotions. He has been successfully picking winners for quite some time, so if you want to get paid, then stick with Bosun.