Ohio vs. Central Michigan - 3/9/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Ohio vs. Central Michigan - 3/9/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by Timothy T. Ludwig-USA TODAY Sports

Central Michigan Chippewas (14-17) at Ohio Bobcats (16-15)

College Basketball: Monday, March 9, 2020 at 7:00 pm (Convocation Center)

The Line: Ohio Bobcats -7 -- Over/Under: 151

TV: ESPN+

The Central Michigan Chippewas and Ohio Bobcats meet Monday in the college basketball MAC Tournament at the Convocation Center.

The Central Michigan Chippewas need a win after losing eight of their last nine games. The Central Michigan Chippewas are averaging 78.7 points on 43.4 percent shooting and allowing 76.4 points on 45.9 percent shooting. David DiLeo is averaging 14.7 points and 5.1 rebounds while Dallas Morgan is averaging 13.8 points and 3.5 rebounds. Kevin McKay is the third double-digit scorer and Robert Montgomery is grabbing 6.1 rebounds. The Central Michigan Chippewas are shooting 33.1 percent from beyond the arc and 74.1 percent from the free throw line. The Central Michigan Chippewas are allowing 37.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 33.5 rebounds per game. The Central Michigan Chippewas have lost six straight road games.

The Ohio Bobcats look for a win after winning six of their last nine games. The Ohio Bobcats are averaging 71 points on 44.4 percent shooting and allowing 68.6 points on 42.2 percent shooting. Jason Preston is averaging 16.7 points and 6.5 rebounds while Ben Vander Plas is averaging 15.4 points and 6.8 rebounds. Jordan Dartis is the third double-digit scorer and Lunden McDay is grabbing 2.8 rebounds. The Ohio Bobcats are shooting 34.5 percent from beyond the arc and 68.9 percent from the free throw line. The Ohio Bobcats are allowing 33.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 31.5 rebounds per game. The Ohio Bobcats have won five straight home games.

The favorite is 5-2 ATS in the last 7 meetings.

The home team has won and covered four of the last six meetings between Central Michigan and Ohio. The Central Michigan Chippewas enter this contest losing their last five games by an average of seven points while shooting 41 percent from the field. The Ohio Bobcats are 8-6 against the spread at home and 17-12 against the spread on the season, and they win at home by an average 9.3 points while shooting 47 percent from the field and 37.5 percent from deep. The Central Michigan Chippewas are 5-8-2 against the spread on the road where they lose by an average of 10.4 points. Give me Ohio and the chalk. 

Randy’s Pick Ohio Bobcats -7

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a Sports Chat Place site consensus.