The Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles (7-3) will try to snap the six-game winning streak of Central Michigan when they head to McGuirk Arena to go head-to-head against the Chippewas (7-1). Action gets underway at 1 p.m. ET on Saturday, December 9, 2017.
Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles at Central Michigan Chippewas ATS Preview
In the Golden Eagles last game, they lost to the Dayton Flyers, 79-66. Curtis Phillips put together a solid performance for Tennessee Tech, leading the team in scoring with 17 points on 4-for-10 shooting. Dayton had an effective field goal percentage of 0.648 (above their season average of 0.528). Tennessee Tech, meanwhile, had a better free throw rate (0.231 vs. 0.167).
The Chippewas come in on a high note after dismantling the Montana State Bobcats in their last contest, 75-48. David DiLeo had a good game for Central Michigan, contributing 13 points and nine rebounds. The Chippewas held the Bobcats to an effective field goal percentage of 0.297 (below their season average of 0.537). The Bobcats also had a turnover percentage of 20.0 (above their season average of 16.6).
The high-octane offense of Central Michigan will battle against the mid-tier defense of Tennessee Tech. Dating back to the 2016-17 season, the Chippewas rank 41st in offensive efficiency, while the Golden Eagles are 155th in defensive efficiency. The Chippewas figure to have the advantage on that end of the court.
The Chippewas won the only contest against the Golden Eagles last season, 86-74. Central Michigan’s effective field goal percentage was its largest strength over Tennessee Tech. The Chippewas had a rate of 0.521 while the Golden Eagles posted a mark of 0.428.
Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles vs. Central Michigan Chippewas Betting Prediction
Predictions: SU Winner – Tennessee Tech, ATS Winner – Tennessee Tech, O/U – Over
Betting Notes (2016-Present):
- The Golden Eagles rank 62nd in steals per game (7.1) while the Chippewas rank 97th in steals allowed per game (5.8).
- Central Michigan averages 33.3 three pointers per game, which ranks third in the nation. Tennessee Tech ranks 271st in three pointers allowed per game (24.0).
- The Golden Eagles rank 123rd in rebounds per game (36.7) while the Chippewas rank 314th in rebounds allowed per game (40.7).
- Tennessee Tech ranks 70th in assists per game (15.1) while Central Michigan ranks 253rd (12.0).