Western Michigan Broncos vs. Central Michigan Chippewas - 2/20/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Central Michigan Chippewas (14-12) at Western Michigan Broncos (10-16)
College Basketball: Saturday, February 20, 2016 at 2:00 pm (University Arena)
The Line: Western Michigan Broncos -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Central Michigan Chippewas will travel to play the Western Michigan Broncos in a MAC game on Saturday.
The Western Michigan Broncos are 10-16 (4-9) and are coming off of a loss to Kent State by a score of 85-78. Western Michigan has lost 4 of their last 5 games and is currently last in the MAC West standings. Western Michigan is averaging 73.5 points per game while giving up 73.7 points per game. Western Michigan is also averaging 36.8 rebounds per game and 12.1 assists per game. Thomas Wilder is averaging 18.5 points per game and 4.1 rebounds per game for Western Michigan. Tucker Haymond is averaging 15.9 points per game and 5.3 rebounds per game for the Broncos. Western Michigan is shooting 71% on free throws, 36.1% on three-pointers, and 43.2% on all field goal attempts.
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The Central Michigan Chippewas are 14-12 (7-6) and are coming off of a win against Toledo by a score of 77-69. Central Michigan has lost 3 of their last 4 games and is currently tied for 2nd in the MAC West standings. Central Michigan does have a win against Akron, who has the best record in the MAC standings. Central Michigan is averaging 76.1 points per game while giving up 72.5 points per game. Central Michigan is also averaging 35 rebounds per game and 13.6 assists per game. Braylon Rayson is averaging 16.1 points per game and 3.6 rebounds per game for Central Michigan. Chris Fowler is averaging 15.8 points per game and 6.2 assists per game for the Chippewas. Central Michigan is shooting 72.1% on free throws, 35.9% on three-pointers, and 44.5% on all field goal attempts.
Central Michigan is 1-4 ATS in their last 5 road games. The under is 5-1 in Central Michigan’s last 6 road games. Western Michigan is 6-0 ATS in their last 6 Saturday games. Western Michigan is 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games following a loss. The over is 5-0 in Western Michigan’s last 5 games following an ATS loss. The underdog is 7-1 ATS in these two teams last 8 meetings.
Western Michigan has been disappointing this year, but will be at home for this matchup. Central Michigan is a higher scoring team and has found more success during conference play. Central Michigan is fighting for a MAC West title and they know they can’t afford a loss here. I like Central Michigan on the road.