St. Bonaventure Bonnies vs. Central Michigan Chippewas - 11/22/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Central Michigan Chippewas (4-0) at St. Bonaventure Bonnies (1-3)
College Basketball: Tuesday, November 22, 2016 at 6:00 pm (H-E-B Center at Cedar Park)
The Line: St. Bonaventure Bonnies -3.5 - Over/Under: 159 See the Latest Odds
The Central Michigan Chippewas look to remain undefeated when they take on the St. Bonaventure Bonnies as part of the Lone Star Showcase on Tuesday evening.
The Central Michigan Chippewas won their 4th straight to open the season following an 88-77 victory over Pepperdine. Marcus Keene had a breakout performance for the Chippewas with 36 points on 14 of 22 shooting including a pair of makes from behind the arc to go along with 6 for 9 from the charity stripe to go along with 7 assists and 4 rebounds. Keene was part of a trio of Chippewas that ended the night with double digits in the scoring column as Braylon Rayson followed behind with 20 points on 6 of 13 from the floor, including 3 of 6 from downtown and 5 makes on 7 attempts from the foul line. Josh Kozinski rounded out the group of 3 with 15 points on 5 makes on 8 attempts from behind the arc. David DiLeo fell 1 point shy of joining the group with 9 points to go along with 5 rebounds. After DiLeo, no other Chippewa scored more than 4 points in the victory. As a team, CMU is scoring 99.5 points per game, the 5th-best mark in the nation, on 44.4% shooting from the field, however they’re making just 28.7% from behind the arc. Central Michigan is making up for their shortcomings from 3-point land at the foul line, where they are making just under 79% of their free throws, good for 29th out of 347 teams.
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The St. Bonaventure Bonnies dropped to 1-3 after a narrow 68-65 loss at the hands of the Arkansas-Little Rock Trojans. The Bonnies made a valiant effort to come back from a 10-point halftime deficit, however they came up just short in the end. Javien Adams led the Bonnies with 18 points on just 4 of 11 from the field, including a pair of 3-pointers while making 8 of 10 free throws on the night. Matt Mobley at times looked like he was going to be flirting with a double-double as he posted 8 rebounds to go along with 15 points on 5 for 9 from the field, including a 3 while making all 4 of his foul shot attempts. LaDarien Griffin was the 3rd and final Bonnie to post double figures on the night with 11 points on 4 of 5 from the floor including 3 of 4 from the charity stripe. After Griffin, no other Bonnie had more than 6 points in the loss. As a team, St. Bonaventure is scoring 74.3 points per game on 45% shooting from the field, 28.8% from 3-point range and 71.4% from the foul line.
Central Michigan is 2-6-1 ATS in their last 9 vs. the A-10 and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 neutral site games while the under is 8-3-1 in their last 12 games overall. St. Bonaventure is 3-0-1 ATS in their last 4 vs. the MAC and 13-4 ATS in their last 17 neutral site games while the over is 5-2 in their last 7 overall.
Wait a second, we're getting points with an undefeated CMU squad that is scoring 25 more points per game than the Bonnies who have won just once this season? Uhhh yeah, sign me up for that.
Central Michigan and the points are the play in a game they will probably end up winning outright.