Central Michigan vs. Bowling Green - 2/4/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Bowling Green Falcons (17-5) at Central Michigan Chippewas (12-8)
College Basketball: Tuesday, February 4, 2020 at 7:00 pm (McGuirk Arena)
The Line: Central Michigan Chippewas -1 -- Over/Under: 157 Click Here for the Latest Odds
The Bowling Green Falcons and the Central Michigan Chippewas meet in college basketball MAC-tion from McGuirk Arena on Tuesday night.
The Bowling Green Falcons will look to add to their current eight-game winning streak after a 78-77 win over Buffalo last time out. Justin Turner led the Falcons with 23 points on 11 of 21 shooting with a pair of steals and a pair of blocks while Dylan Frye added 17 points with 3 threes and 3 steals. Daeqwon Plowden and Tayler Mattos each had 10 points on 4 of 6 shooting to round out the group of double-digit scorers for Bowling Green in the win with Plowden adding a team-high 6 rebounds. Turner leads Bowling Green in scoring with an average of 18.1 points per game while Plowden leads the Falcons in rebounding with 8.4 rebounds per game and Frye leads Bowling Green in assists with 4.1 assists per game this season. As a team, Bowling Green is averaging 75.4 points per game on 42.2% shooting from the field, 33.1% from behind the arc and 74.2% from the foul line this season.
The Central Michigan Chippewas will look to build on an 85-78 wi over Western Michigan last time out. Kevin McKay led the Chippewas with 19 points on 9 of 12 shooting with 12 rebounds for the double-double while Deschon Winston came right behind with 18 points and a team-high 4 assists. Rob Montgomery added 15 points with 6 rebounds while Dallas Morgan added 11 points and David DiLeo added 10 points with 7 rebounds to round out the group of double-digit scorers for Central Michigan in the winning effort. McKay leads Central Michigan in scoring and rebounding with an average of 15.4 points and 6.7 rebounds while Devontae Lane leads Central Michigan in assists with 3.6 assists per game this season. As a team, Central Michigan is averaging 82.4 points per game on 44.5% shooting from the field, 33.5% from behind the arc and 73.5% from the foul line this season.
Bowling Green is 6-1 ATS in their last 7 road games and 4-11-1 ATS in their last 16 games overall while the under is 4-1 in their last 5 games following a win. Central Michigan is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall and 13-6-1 ATS in their last 20 games against a team with a winning record while the under is 5-1 in their last 6 games following a win. The underdog is 3-0-1 ATS in the last 4 meetings between these two teams and the road team is 3-0-1 ATS in the last 4 meetings between these two teams.
I get that Central Michigan is at home and the Chippewas have some solid offensive numbers, but the numbers are a bit inflated from taking on subdivision teams at the beginning of the year and the fact here is that Bowling Green does some of their best work against the number on the road this season. Bottom line is we’re getting a free point with a Bowling Green team that’s red hot and has won eight straight coming into this one? Sign me up. Give me the Falcons and the point here.