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Central Michigan vs. Ohio - 1/2/18 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Ohio Bobcats (7-5) at Central Michigan Chippewas (11-2)

College Basketball: Tuesday, January 2, 2018 at 7:00 pm (McGuirk Arena)

The Line: Central Michigan Chippewas -2 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds

TV: ESPN3

The Ohio Bobcats and Central Michigan Chippewas meet Tuesday in college basketball action at the McGuirk Arena.

The Ohio Bobcats look for another victory after winning six of their last nine games. The Ohio Bobcats are averaging 81.2 points on 44.5 percent shooting and allowing 77.2 points on 42.3 percent shooting. Mike Laster is averaging 15.8 points and three rebounds while Jordan Dartis is averaging 14.6 points and 2.5 assists. Teyvion Kirk is the third double-digit scorer and Kevin Mickle is grabbing 3.6 rebounds. The Ohio Bobcats are shooting 35.9 percent from beyond the arc and 75.6 percent from the free throw line. The Ohio Bobcats are allowing 31.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 34 rebounds per game. The Ohio Bobcats have split their last six road games.

Central Michigan vs. Ohio - 1/2/18 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The Central Michigan Chippewas look for their 12th win on the season while remaining unbeaten at home. The Central Michigan Chippewas are averaging 72.8 points on 43.1 percent shooting and allowing 66.1 points on 40.4 percent shooting. Cecil Williams is averaging 15.2 points and 6.8 rebounds while Shawn Roundtree is averaging 14.7 points and 4.2 assists. David DiLeo is the third double-digit scorer and Kevin McKay is grabbing 5.5 rebounds. The Central Michigan Chippewas are shooting 33.7 percent from beyond the arc and 80 percent from the free throw line. The Central Michigan Chippewas are allowing 30 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 33.7 rebounds per game. The Central Michigan Chippewas have won seven straight home games.

The Bobcats are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 vs. Mid-American, 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games following a straight up win and 2-6-1 ATS in their last 9 Tuesday games. The Chippewas are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 home games, 1-7 ATS in their last 8 vs. Mid-American and 7-1 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The Bobcats are 1-4 ATS in the last 5 meetings, the road team is 5-1 ATS in the last 6 meetings and the under is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings.

The Central Michigan Chippewas have proven to be one of the best defensive teams in the country this season and have really thrived on their home court. Heck, an explosive Michigan Wolverines squad struggled to get going offensively when you compare their numbers to what they do on the season. The Ohio Bobcats have been hit or miss all season and have really had issues getting stops when they've stepped up in comp. I like Central Michigan to control the tempo here and remain undefeated at home.

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