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Central Michigan Chippewas

Buffalo at Central Michigan 1/18/20 - College Basketball Picks & Predictions

Game Details

Game Central Michigan Chippewas vs Buffalo Bulls
Date & Time Saturday January 18, 2020, 2:00 PM (EST)
Location
McGuirk Arena Mount Pleasant, MI
Latest odds
CMU -1 O/U 165
TV Channel
ESPN+

The Buffalo Bulls are set to visit McGuirk Arena in Mount Pleasant, Michigan for a MAC clash against the Central Michigan Chippewas. The Buffalo Bulls come into this matchup with an 11-6 record, and they will be looking to continue their success after winning their recent home game against the Ohio Bobcats, 76-73. Leading the way for the Buffalo Bulls was sophomore forward Jeenathan Williams as he recorded 26 points and 7 rebounds. Senior guard Antwain Johnson had a productive outing for the Bulls as he pitched in 18 points and 4 rebounds.

The Buffalo Bulls had a good shooting game against the Ohio Bobcats as they connected on 30 of their 62 field goal attempts (48.4%), but they were significantly worse from behind the three-point line (23.8%). The Buffalo Bulls lost the turnover battle against the Ohio Bobcats (14-13), but they were even with the Bobcats in the rebounding department (37-37).

The Central Michigan Chippewas come into this matchup with a 10-7 record, and they will be looking to continue their success after winning their recent road game against the Toledo Rockets, 74-67. Leading the way for the Central Michigan Chippewas was senior guard Dallas Morgan as he recorded 22 points and 4 rebounds. Senior forward David DiLeo had a productive outing for the Chippewas as he pitched in 16 points and 6 rebounds.

The Central Michigan Chippewas had a solid shooting game against the Toledo Rockets as they connected on 26 of their 59 field goal attempts (44.1%), but they were slightly worse from behind the three-point line (30.4%). The Central Michigan Chippewas were even with the Toledo Rockets in the turnover battle (10-10), but they edged out the Rockets in the rebounding department (41-35).

Recent Betting Trends

  • Bulls are 2-7 ATS in their last 9 road games.
  • Over is 9-3-1 in Bulls last 13 overall.
  • Chippewas are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 home games.
  • Under is 4-0 in Chippewas last 4 games following a straight up win.
Free Pick:
Central Michigan Chippewas -1

The Central Michigan Chippewas have gotten off to a solid start in MAC play as they bring a 3-1 record into this matchup, and they should be able to continue their success at home where they are a perfect 9-0. The Chippewas are one of the top-scoring teams in the country as they are averaging 83.8 PPG, and while Buffalo is averaging 79.4 PPG, they have been awful on the defensive side of the court as they are allowing an average of 76.6 PPG. Central Michigan has an abundance of guys who can score the basketball as 4 different guys are averaging at least 11 PPG, and they are one of the top three-point shooting teams in the country (5th). The Chippewas are just way too strong at home for me to pass them up with a small number like this. Final Score Prediction, Central Michigan Chippewas win and cover ATS 77-72.

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