Bowling Green vs Central Michigan Prediction - College Basketball Picks 2/20/24

Central Michigan (15-10) vs Bowling Green (16-9)

Game Info: Tuesday, February 20, 2024 at 7:00 pm (McGuirk Arena)

Betting Odds: Central Michigan -1.5 -- Over/Under: 137 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Bowling Green Falcons and Central Michigan Chippewas face off on Tuesday in a college basketball showdown at McGuirk Arena. Let’s look at the betting matchup and give a free Bowling Green vs Central Michigan prediction.

Bowling Green has Lost Two Straight

Bowling Green is struggling heading into this game and they have lost two games in a row. In the last game against Eastern Michigan, Bowling Green only scored 60 points and they ended up losing by nine points. Marcus Hill had a strong game putting up 19 points, six rebounds, and three assists. Bowling Green on the season is averaging 75.8 points while their defense is giving up 72.4 points per game. The offense is ranked 121st and they are going to need the offense to run up the score here. Marcus Hill is averaging 21.4 points while shooting 46 percent from the field. 

Central Michigan Defense Looks to Build on Last Game

Central Michigan in the last game faced off against Western Michigan and they sure dominated. The defense gave up only 42 points and that led to the victory. Derrick Butler had a strong game putting up 24 points, nine rebounds, and three assists. Central Michigan is averaging 66.8 points while their defense is giving up 69.8 points per game. The offense hasn’t been good enough but the defense is ranked 119th. Anthony Pritchard is averaging 13.4 points while shooting 45.4 percent from the field. 

Central Michigan Chippewas Team Facts

  • Central Michigan has won eight of its last nine home games.
  • Each of the last 12 games between Bowling Green and Central Michigan have produced a total of 144+ points.
  • The road team has won the first half in four of the last five games between Bowling Green and Central Michigan.

Bowling Green Falcons Team Facts

  • Bowling Green has lost nine of its last 10 road games following a road loss.
  • Each of Bowling Green's last 12 night games against the Mid-American Conference have produced a total of 139+ points.
  • The home team has won the first half in each of Bowling Green's last three games.

Matchup/League Facts

  • Central Michigan ranks 44th among Division 1 teams for opponent three-point percentage this season (30.8%).
  • Bowling Green ranks 7th among Division 1 teams for opponent free throw percentage this season (66.1%).
  • Bowling Green ranks 31st among Division 1 teams for opponent free throws made per game this season (10.7).

Bowling Green vs Central Michigan Betting Prediction

Bowling Green has lost two straight games and now they have to go on the road and face off against a good Central Michigan team. Central Michigan in the last game gave up only 42 points and their defense is going to step up again here. I don’t trust this Bowling Green defense either, and Central Michigan’s offense should get out to a fast start. Back Central Michigan against the spread here.

Shane’s Pick Central Michigan -1.5

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