The Chippewas and Bulls are set to face off at 7:00 ET on ESPN+. The Bulls will host the game at Yuengling Center in Tampa, FL. The odds for this non-conference game currently have the Bulls as the betting favorite with the over/under line sitting at 146.5 points.
CENTRAL MICHIGAN CHIPPEWAS VS SOUTH FLORIDA BULLS BETTING PICK
The Pick: Central Michigan Chippewas +17
This game will be played at Yuengling Center at 7:00 ET on Wednesday, November 15th.
WHY BET THE CENTRAL MICHIGAN CHIPPEWAS:
- We have this one finishing with a projected score of 76-66 in favor of the Bulls.
- Even though we have South Florida winning straight-up, we like Central Michigan at +17.
- The over/under is currently sitting at 146.5 points, and we like the under with a projected 142 points.
Can the Chippewas Pull Off a Win at Tampa?
The Chippewas come into today’s matchup with a record of 0-3 after their most recent loss to Florida State (94-67). Over their previous five road games, including last year, Central Michigan has recorded a 1-4 on the road. Digging into Central Michigan’s ATS performance so, they come into today’s game with an ATS record of 0-3. On the road, Central Michigan is 0-2 vs. the spread this season and 3-7 in their last ten road games.
Central Michigan’s games have, on average, featured 149 points per game leading to an over/under record of 3-0-0. Their average over/under line is currently 142.7 points so far. The Chippewas’ last five games have finished with a comined 64 points per game and an over/under record of 5-0.
Coming off their recent game, the Central Michigan offense tallied 67 points in a matchup against Florida State. Their field goal percentage for the game was 52.3%, and they made 4 threes. Anthony Pritchard is currently the leading scorer for the team, entering today’s matchup with an average of 14. Meanwhile, Brian Taylor also brings a PPG average of 8.3 into the game.
Looking at the Central Michigan defense, they will be looking for a better performance considering they are currently conceding 85.7 points per game (125th).
Can the Bulls Lock in a Home Win?
As they prepare for their 2nd matchup of the season, Central Michigan comes in with a 1-0 record this season. At home, Central Michigan has a 2-3 record over their last five games, including last year. Before today’s game, South Florida’s ATS record stands at 1-0. Going back to last year, the team’s last three games has led to an ATS record of 2-1, and an average scoring margin of 6.
South Florida’s comes in with an over/under record of 0-1-0 after their first game, having previously recorded an over/under record of 21-11-0 last season. The Bulls have seen their last five games conclude with a collective average of 72 points per game and an over/under record of 0-5.
South Florida’s offense kicked off the season by making 34 of 64 field goals and scoring 96 points against South Carolina State. Chris Youngblood was the leading scorer for the Bulls, putting up 19 points. In addition, Selton Miguel contributed 18 points.
In their season opener, South Florida’s defense surrendered 52 points to South Carolina State.