Planning on watching today’s Falcons and Chippewas game? Catch the action at McGuirk Arena in Mount Pleasant, MI, as the Chippewas hosts this showdown at 7:00 ET on ESPN+. The over/under for this game is set at 138.5 points, and Central Michigan is favored by -1.5 vs. Bowling Green in a Mid-American conference matchup.

BOWLING GREEN FALCONS VS CENTRAL MICHIGAN CHIPPEWAS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Central Michigan Chippewas -1.5

This game will be played at McGuirk Arena at 7:00 ET on Tuesday, February 20th.

WHY BET THE CENTRAL MICHIGAN CHIPPEWAS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 76-69 in favor of the Chippewas.
  • Not only will Central Michigan pick up the win, but look for them to cover at -1.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 138.5 points, and we like the over with a projected 145 points.

No Pressure for Bowling Green as Away Dogs

After losing their last game to Eastern Michigan by a score of 69-60, the Bowling Green Falcons have an overall record of 16-9. They have gone 7-5 in Mid-American Conference play compared to their 9-4 non-conference record.

On the road this season, the Falcons have gone 4-5, and they are currently on a two-game losing streak away from home. For the season, their average scoring margin on the road is -6.6 points per game.

As the underdog this season, Bowling Green has an ATS record of 4-5. On the road, their ATS mark is 3-6 and they are 1-2 vs. the spread in their last three road games. For the year, the Falcons are 10-13 ATS.

So far this season, Bowling Green’s over/under record is 15-8. The average over/under line in their games is 147.7 and today’s line is set at 138.5. This year, 19 of their games have finished with more points than today’s line. In their last three games, the average scoring total is 145 points and their over/under record during this stretch is 1-2.

The Bowling Green offense, in their latest game, managed to score just 60 points versus Eastern Michigan. During the game, they attempted 26 three-point shots and had a field goal percentage of 34.4%. Offensively, the Falcons hold a season-long field goal percentage of 44%, placing them 234th in the national rankings. When it comes to three-pointers, they are ranked 341st in terms of percentage and 235th in three-pointers made.

On the defensive side, Bowling Green is currently hovering around the NCAA’s average for points allowed, conceding an average of 72.4 points per game. In terms of field goal percentage allowed, Bowling Green’s defense has allowed opponents to shoot 41.9% from the field, including a three-point shooting percentage allowed of 33.9% this season.

Do the Chippewas Stand a Chance at Home?

Central Michigan will be the favorite in this game, as they are favored by 1.5 points. They come in with a record of 15-10, including a 9-3 mark in Mid-American Conference play.

At home, the Chippewas have been excellent, going 7-2 this season. They have won their last five games at home and are 8-2 in their last 10.

Central Michigan has been a solid ATS team this year, going 14-10. They have been even better vs. the spread at home, going 7-2. In their last 10 games as the favorite, the Chippewas are 7-3 vs. the spread.

On the season, the over/under record for Central Michigan games is 8-15-1. The average scoring total in their games this year is 135.8 points, and today’s over/under line of 138.5 is lower than the average OU line in their games (141.4). Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 113 points and their OU record during this stretch is 0-3. So far, 15 of their games have finished with more points than today’s OU line.

In their latest game, Central Michigan offense put up 69 points against Western Michigan. They recorded an overall field goal percentage of 43.1% and made 8 threes. Offensively, the Chippewas hold a season-long field goal percentage of 42%, placing them 292nd in the national rankings. When it comes to three-pointers, they are ranked 365th in terms of percentage and 312nd in three-pointers made.

Currently, the Chippewas’ defense holds the 115th rank in the nation, allowing 69.8 points per game. So far, the Central Michigan defense is giving up an average of 10.1 offensive rebounds per game and are turning teams over 11.6 times per game (564th).