Southern Utah Thunderbirds (4-2) at Central Michigan Chippewas (7-2)
|Date & Time||Saturday December 8, 2018, 4:30 PM (EST)|
The Line: Central Michigan Chippewas -7 -- Over/Under: 149
The Southern Utah Thunderbirds and Central Michigan Chippewas meet Saturday in college basketball action at the McGuirk Arena.
The Southern Utah Thunderbirds look for a big road win after splitting their last four games. The Southern Utah Thunderbirds are averaging 83.5 points on 44.8 percent shooting and allowing 69 points on 38.3 percent shooting. Cameron Oluyitan is averaging 13.7 points and 2.8 assists while Dwayne Morgan is averaging 13 points and 4.8 rebounds. Andre Adams is the third double-digit scorer and Brandon Better is grabbing one rebound. The Southern Utah Thunderbirds are shooting 34.2 percent from beyond the arc and 63.9 percent from the free throw line. The Southern Utah Thunderbirds are allowing 29.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 41.2 rebounds per game. The Southern Utah Thunderbirds have split their last four road games.
The Central Michigan Chippewas look to stay hot after winning six of their last eight games. The Central Michigan Chippewas are averaging 84.9 points on 46.1 percent shooting and allowing 73 points on 42 percent shooting. Larry Austin Jr. is averaging 19.6 points and 4.4 assists while Kevin McKay is averaging 16.3 points and 7.1 rebounds. Shawn Roundtree is the third double-digit scorer and David DiLeo is grabbing 5.2 rebounds. The Central Michigan Chippewas are shooting 31.2 percent from beyond the arc and 64.5 percent from the free throw line. The Central Michigan Chippewas are allowing 28.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 39.6 rebounds per game. The Central Michigan Chippewas have won all three home games this season.
The Thunderbirds are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 road games, 12-2 ATS in their last 14 non-conference games and 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The Chippewas are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 home games, 3-7 ATS in their last 10 Saturday games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The over is 20-7-2 in Chippewas last 29 overall. The under is 39-19-1 in Thunderbirds last 59 non-conference games.
The Southern Utah Thunderbirds have held their own on the road this season, but now they're probably in for their toughest test yet. The Central Michigan Chippewas are an explosive offensive bunch with two guys who can light it up and takeover a game. Central Michigan is a really good under the radar squad and has spent most of the season up to this point playing road games. At home, the Central Michigan Chippewas should make a statement with a comfortable victory.