The Central Michigan Chippewas (1-0) head to Michigan to take on the Wolverines (1-0) in what should be a high-scoring game. The games Over/Under (O/U) opened at 158.5 points with Michigan set as a 21-point favorite. Action starts at 7 p.m. ET on Monday, November 13, 2017.
Central Michigan Chippewas at Michigan Wolverines Odds Preview
The Chippewas had no trouble getting past the Siena Heights Saints in their last outing, 108-48. With 21 points, 11 rebounds and five steals, Central Michigans Cecil Williams had a solid outing. Central Michigan played a flawless game. They had a turnover percentage of 11.6 and an offensive rebounding percentage of 35.3. For those same stats, Siena Heights was 32.1 and 19.5, respectively.
In the Wolverines last matchup, they blew out the North Florida Ospreys, 86-66. Michigans Moritz Wagner had a good game, finishing with 18 points and 12 rebounds. The Wolverines had a much better turnover percentage (11.4 vs. 29.5) and had a much better offensive rebounding percentage (31.6 vs. 25.0).
The productive offense of Michigan will face off against the porous defense of Central Michigan. Dating back to last season, the Wolverines rank 10th in offensive efficiency, while the Chippewas are 323rd in defensive efficiency. The Wolverines figure to have the edge on that side of the ball. It will also be a battle of conflicting paces as the fast-paced Chippewas rank fourth in possessions per game, while the more methodical Wolverines rank 343rd.
The Chippewas have had a respectable 17-16 straight up (SU) record since last season, but are just 12-14-2 against the spread (ATS). Games including Central Michigan have had a tendency to go over the projected point total since last season (67.9 percent).
The Wolverines, meanwhile, have records of 25-11 SU and 17-18 ATS since last season. Michigans games have had a tendency to go over the projected point total over that same time frame (65.7 percent).
Central Michigan Chippewas at Michigan Wolverines Free Prediction
Predictions: SU Winner – Michigan, ATS Winner – Central Michigan, O/U – Over
Betting Notes (2016-Present):
- The Wolverines rank 24th in blocks allowed per game (2.5) while the Chippewas rank 144th (3.4).
- Michigan ranks fourth in steals allowed per game (4.3) while Central Michigan ranks 114th (5.9).
- Michigan ranks fourth in three pointers allowed per game (15.6) while Central Michigan ranks 306th (25.4).
- The Wolverines rank 29th in rebounds allowed per game (31.9) while the Chippewas rank 321st (42.3).
- Michigan ranks 52nd in assists allowed per game (11.5) while Central Michigan ranks 235th (14.3).