Bowling Green Falcons (11-10) vs. Central Michigan Chippewas (3-13)
February 1, 2022 7:00 pm EDT
The Line: Central Michigan Chippewas +8 / Bowling Green Falcons -8; Over/Under: -161.5
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The Bowling Green Falcons and the Central Michigan Chippewas meet in college basketball MAC-tion from the McGuirk Arena on Tuesday night.
The Bowling Green Falcons will look to bounce back from a 81-83 loss to Kent State last time out. Daeqwon Plowden leads the Falcons in scoring and rebounding with 17 PPG and 7 RPG while Joe Reece has 11.8 PPG with 5.5 RPG and Myron Gordon has 10.2 PPG with a team-high 3.2 APG to lead Bowling Green in assists and to cap off the trio of double-digit scorers for Bowling Green so far this season. Trey Diggs has 9 PPG as well this season. As a team, Bowling Green is averaging 83 PPG on 44.2% shooting from the field, 34.7% from three and 76.7% from the foul line while allowing 78.4 PPG on 43.7% shooting from the field and 33.7% from three this season.
The Central Michigan Chippewas will try to build on their 69-63 win over Northern Illinois last time out. Jermaine Jackson Jr. has 11.4 PPG and 2.7 APG while Ralph Bissainthe has 10.1 PPG with a team-high 7.2 RPG and Oscar Lopez JR. has 10 PPG with 4.2 RPG to cap of the trio of double-digit scorers for CMU this season. Harrison Henderson has 9.9 PPG with 4 RPG while Kevin Miller has 9.8 PPG with a team-high 3.4 APG and Cameron Healy has 9.4 PPG as well this season for the Chips. As a team, Central Michigan is averaging 64.3 PPG on 40.4% shooting from the field, 36.6% from three and 65.9% from the foul line while allowing 81.1 PPG on 47.9% shooting from the field and 34.7% from three this season.
Bowling Green is 5-0 ATS in their last 5 Tuesday games and 4-0 ATS in their last 4 road games against a team with a home winning percentage below .400 while the over is 7-0 in their last 7 road games. Central Michigan is 0-5 ATS in their last 5 games following a win and 4-12-1 ATS in their last 17 Tuesday games while the under is 4-1 in their last 5 games following an ATS win.
I went back and forth on this game, as I’m not trusting of Bowling Green, but Central Michigan’s been awful. With that said, I’m giving Bowling Green the benefit of the doubt, simply because I think they’ll just run and gun and outscore Central Michigan. Not a game I’m rushing to bet, but I’ll take Bowling Green here and lay the points.