Planning on watching today’s Falcons and Chippewas game? Catch the action at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse in Cleveland, OH, as the Chippewas hosts this showdown at 1:30 ET on ESPN+. Bowling Green come into this Mid-American conference matchup as the -2.5 favorite. The over/under line currently sits at 131 points.

BOWLING GREEN FALCONS VS CENTRAL MICHIGAN CHIPPEWAS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Central Michigan Chippewas +2.5

This game will be played at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse at 1:30 ET on Thursday, March 14th.

WHY BET THE CENTRAL MICHIGAN CHIPPEWAS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 75-69 in favor of the Chippewas.
  • Not only will Central Michigan pick up the win, but look for them to cover at +2.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 131 points, and we like the over with a projected 144 points.

Taking a Look at the Falcons Chances on the Road

After winning their last game against Ball State by a score of 80-70, Bowling Green comes into this game with a record of 19-12. They have gone 10-7 in Mid-American Conference games and 9-5 in non-conference games. On the road this season, the Falcons have gone 5-6, and their average scoring margin in road games is -5.3.

So far this season, Bowling Green has been the favorite in 16 games and has gone 11-5 in those games. Their current win streak is at 2 games, and they have gone 4-6 in their last 10 road games. For the season, their average scoring margin is +6.5 at home.

Overall, Bowling Green has an ATS record of .500 at 14-14 this season. On the road, their ATS mark is 5-6, and they have gone 2-0-1 vs. the spread in their last 3 road games. As the favorite, the Falcons are 7-9 vs. the spread this year and just 1-2 in their last three games in that role.

The over/under record for Bowling Green this season is 16-12 and the average over/under line in their games is 147.6. So far, 23 of their games have finished with more points than today’s line of 131. In their last three games, the average scoring total is 137 points.

In their recent matchup, the Bowling Green offense ended with 80 points against Ball State. They finished with an overall field goal percentage of 46.7% and made 9 threes. One area that the Bowling Green offense has been good this season is getting to the line. Currently, they are 58th in free-throw attempts per contest. Overall, they have a field goal percentage of 43%.

At present, the Falcons’ defense is nationally ranked 144th, allowing 71.2 points per game. On average, opposing teams are hitting 6.9 threes per game vs. Central Michigan. This has come on three-point shooting percentage of 34.2%.

Are Central Michigan Ready for a Home Win?

Central Michigan comes into this game with an 18-13 overall record and a 10-5 mark in Mid-American Conference play. The Chippewas have been a much better team at home this season, going 7-3 compared to 8-9 on the road. They have also been better as the underdog, going 8-9 compared to 7-3 as the favorite.

In their last game, Central Michigan defeated Northern Illinois by a score of 69-63. Over their last 10 games, the Chippewas have gone 8-2 at home, and they are 4-1 in their last five home games.

As the underdog, Central Michigan has an ATS record of 8-9 this season. Over their last 10 games as the underdog, the Chippewas are 7-3 vs. the spread. At home, CMU has an ATS mark of 7-3 this year and their last 3 home games have resulted in an ATS record of 0-2-1.

Central Michigan’s over/under record this season is 10-16-1 and today’s line of 131 is lower than the average over/under line in their games (140.6). So far, 18 of their games have finished with more points than today’s line. In their last three games, the over/under record is 1-2 with an average scoring total of 137 points.

The Chippewas’ offense wrapped up their last game with 69 points, aligning closely with their current season average of 66.8 points per contest. The team’s scoring leader is Anthony Pritchard, who holds an average of 13.1 as they head into today’s matchup. Additionally, Brian Taylor is averaging 11.4 points per game this season.

Coming into today’s game, the Central Michigan defense is giving up an average of 70.2 points per contest. Central Michigan’s three-point defense is currently 157th in the country at 7.4 made threes per game. In terms of overall field goal percentage, opponets have hit 40.2% of their shots vs. Central Michigan.