MAC foes will clash when the Ohio Bobcats (12-13, 4-8 MAC) square off with the Central Michigan Chippewas (13-11, 6-5 MAC) at the Convocation Center. Tip-off is scheduled for 7 p.m. ET on Tuesday, February 18, 2020.
Central Michigan Chippewas vs. Ohio Bobcats ATS Preview
In the Chippewas’ last contest, they were beaten by the Akron Zips, 80-67. Travon Broadway put together a solid game for Central Michigan, leading the team in scoring with 17 points on 7-for-12 shooting. Akron had an effective field goal percentage of 0.618 (above their season average of 0.527). Central Michigan, on the other hand, had an offensive rebounding percentage of 34.9 (above their season average of 28.7).
The Bobcats are hoping for a better outcome after their 87-72 loss to the Kent State Golden Flashes in their last contest. Jason Preston was Ohio’s high scorer with 20 points on 7-for-11 shooting. Kent State did a fantastic job of making free throws (18-22; 81.8 percent). Ohio, on the other hand, had an offensive rebounding percentage of 33.3 (above their season average of 27.9).
Ohio could have trouble getting to the free throw line in this meeting. The Bobcats rank 310th in the nation with a free throw attempt (FTA) rate of 0.190, while Central Michigan ranks 35th in FTA rate allowed (0.176).
This will be the first matchup of the year between these two teams. The Chippewas won the only game played against each other last season, 87-80. The Chippewas dominated nearly every stat category in the game. They had a fantastic free throw rate of 0.431 and a turnover percentage of 12.0. The Bobcats put up marks of 0.055 and 15.1, respectively, for those same stats.
Central Michigan Chippewas at Ohio Bobcats Betting Prediction
Basketball Tip: SU Winner – Ohio, ATS Winner – Ohio, O/U – Under
The Chippewas rank 10th in steals per game (9.3) while the Bobcats rank 133rd (6.3).
Ohio ranks 26th in blocks allowed per game (2.5) while Central Michigan ranks 108th (3.3).
Ohio ranks 73rd in three pointers attempted per game (24.3) while Central Michigan ranks 257th in three pointers allowed per game (24.6).
The Bobcats rank 51st in assists per game (14.7) while the Chippewas rank 198th in assists allowed per game (13.8).
Ohio ranks 98th in rebounds allowed per game (33.6) while Central Michigan ranks 231st (37.3).
The Bobcats’ average margin of victory in their last five games has been 3.0, up from 2.2 for the season.
During their last five games, the Chippewas have scored an average of 74.8 points per game (2.7 below their season average) and allowed an average of 75.6 points per game (2.8 above their season average).