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Central Michigan vs. Western Michigan - 3/4/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Western Michigan Broncos (12-18) at Central Michigan Chippewas (17-13)

College Basketball: Friday, March 4, 2016 at 7:00 pm (McGuirk Arena)

The Line: Central Michigan Chippewas -7 -- Over/Under: 147 See the Latest Odds

TV: ESPN3.com

The Central Michigan Chippewas and the Western Michigan Broncos face off on Friday in MAC college basketball action.

The Central Michigan Chippewas are 17-13 this season and they have won their last three games in a row. Central Michigan is averaging 75 points per game and they are shooting 43.7 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 73.7 points and their opponents are shooting 44.9 percent. Chris Fowler leads the Chippewas averaging 16.5 points and 6.0 asssits per game. Braylon Rayson is averaging 15.8 points, Rayshawn Simmons is averaging 12.4 points and 5.1 rebounds, and John Simmons is averaging 10.0 points and 6.9 rebounds. Central Michigan is 13-2 at home and 10-7 in MAC games.

Central Michigan vs. Western Michigan - 3/4/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The Western Michigan Broncos are 12-18 this season and they are coming off of a win over Toledo that ended a two game losing skid. Western Michigan is averaging 72 points and they are shooting 42.6 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 74.4 points and their opponents are shooting 45.2 percent. Thomas Wilder leads the Broncos averaging 18.4 points per game. Tucker Haymond is averaging 15.7 points and 5.5 rebounds, Drake LaMont is averaging 7.9 points, and Anthony Avery Jr. is averaging 7.2 points and 6.0 rebounds. Western Michigan is 1-11 on the road and 6-11 in the MAC.

Central Michigan is 4-1 against the spread in their last five games, 5-2 against the spread following a win, and 1-4 against the spread against a team with a losing record. Western Michigan is 2-5 against the spread in their last seven road games, 1-5 against the spread on the road against a team with a winning home record, and 1-11 against the spread following a win. The underdog has covered the point spread in eight of the last nine meetings of these two teams.

Central Michigan is just the much better team here and they are my pick.

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Central Michigan Chippewas -7

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