Central Michigan vs. Ohio - 1/23/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Ohio Bobcats (11-6) at Central Michigan Chippewas (9-9)
College Basketball: Saturday, January 23, 2016 at 4:30 pm (McGuirk Arena)
The Line: Central Michigan Chippewas -3 -- Over/Under: 163 See the Latest Odds
The Central Michigan Chippewas and the Ohio Bobcats face off on Saturday in MAC college basketball action.
The Central Michigan Chippewas are 9-9 this season and they have lost their last two games. Central Michigan is averaging 75.7 points per game and they are shooting 43.2 percent while defensively they are allowing 78.1 points and their opponents are shooting 47.1 percent. Braylon Rayson leads the Chippewas averaging 17 points per game. Chris Fowler is averaging 15.2 points and 5.5 assists, Rayshawn Simmons is averaging 14.2 points and 5.6 rebounds, and John Simons is averaging 10.1 points and 6.9 rebounds. Central Michigan is 8-1 at home and 2-3 in MAC play.
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The Ohio Bobcats are 11-6 this season and they are coming off of a win over Western Michigan that ended a two game losing skid. Ohio is averaging 78.5 points per game and they are shooting 46.8 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 74.5 points and their opponents are shooting 42.9 percent. Antonio Campbell leads the Bobcats averaging 15.5 points and 9.1 rebounds per game. Jaaron Simmons is averaging 15.2 points and 7.4 assists, Kenny Kaminski is averaging 12.9 points, and Jordan Dartis is averaging 10.4 points. Ohio is 1-3 on the road and 2-3 in MAC games.
Central Michigan is 1-4 against the spread following a game that they didn’t cover the point spread, 1-5 against the spread in their last six home games, and 1-4 against the spread following a loss. Ohio is 1-4 against the spread in their last five games and 5-2 against the spread following a game that they covered the point spread. The road team has covered the point spread in the last four meetings of these two.
I like getting the better team as the underdog and we are getting that here with Ohio.