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Central Michigan Chippewas take on 49ers in NCAA basketball test

Central Michigan ChippewasCharlotte 49ers
Dec 8, 2:00 PM | Dale F. Halton Arena

Central Michigan Chippewas vs Charlotte 49ers Odds

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Many eyes in the college basketball world will be on Dale F. Halton Arena Saturday as host Charlotte looks to handle the Central Michigan Chippewas in NCAA hoops action.

The Chippewas will try to spoil to the party on Saturday; they are 3-3 ATS against the number this season, while the 49ers are 6-0 ATS. Central Michigan is 1-2 on the totals; Charlotte is 2-4.

View Central Michigan vs Charlotte Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you were backing the visitors in this one, the Chippewas were listed as 17-point underdogs earlier in the day at Bovada.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 83-rated 49ers and the No. 222-ranked Chippewas, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark. Prediction formulas run on this game indicate a possible 76-61 result in favor of the 49ers.

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How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Chippewas is ranked No. 198 in NCAA hoops at 34.4 per game. Contrast that with Charlotte’s No. 55 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Charlotte is the No. 336-ranked team in the country at 3.4 per game, while Central Michigan rates No. 132 at 6.6 per game.

Defensively, Central Michigan features the nation's No. 92-rated defense on the road, allowing 65 points per game. Charlotte, meanwhile, comes in at No. 220 nationally in scoring at home.

In their last action, Central Michigan was a 66-64 winner at home against Niagara. They covered the 5.5-point spread as underdogs. Central Michigan earned a 66-64 victory over Niagara on Sunday, getting 24 points from Kyle Randall at McGuirk Arena.

Charlotte was a 73-69 winner in their most recent outing on the road against Davidson. They covered the 8.5-point spread as underdogs. Charlotte earned a 73-69 victory over Davidson on Wednesday, getting 15 points from Chris Braswell at Belk Arena.

Central Michigan Chippewas Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing Pepperdine are 0-1
After playing Niagara are 2-1
After a win are 3-7

Charlotte 49ers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
Before playing Miami are 2-4
After playing Davidson are 7-3
After a win are 8-2

A few Chippewas at 49ers trends to consider:
Central Michigan is 3-16 SU in its last 19 games on the road
Charlotte is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Charlotte is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home

Next up:
Central Michigan at Pepperdine, Sunday, December 16
Charlotte at Miami, Friday, December 14