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Central Michigan Chippewas take on Golden Gophers in college basketball test

Central Michigan ChippewasMinnesota Golden Gophers
Dec 13, 9:00 PM | Williams Arena

Central Michigan Chippewas vs Minnesota Golden Gophers Odds

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Earning a win and covering the posted spread will be the goals for Central Michigan when they take on the Golden Gophers on Tuesday in college hoops betting action.

The Chippewas will try to spoil to the party on Tuesday; they are 4-2-1 ATS against the number this season, while the Golden Gophers are 4-4 ATS. Central Michigan is 3-4 on the totals; Minnesota is 3-5.

View Central Michigan vs Minnesota Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had set the Golden Gophers as 16.5-point favorites on the opening line for this contest.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Golden Gophers - Chippewas odds would favor the Golden Gophers if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Minnesota is rated No. 102 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Central Michigan is at No. 132. Mathematical models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 77-65 win for the Golden Gophers.

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How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Chippewas is ranked No. 39 in NCAA hoops at 39.5 per game. Contrast that with Minnesota’s No. 195 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Minnesota is the No. 314-ranked team in the country at 4.2 per game, while Central Michigan rates No. 153 at 6.5 per game.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Central Michigan owns the country's No. 199-rated mark, allowing 71.6 points per game on the highway. Minnesota, on the other hand, rates No. 227 in scoring at home.

Central Michigan lost its last outing, a 65-57 result against Tennessee State on December 10. They failed to cover in that game as a 5-point underdog. Trey Zeigler scored 17 points in a futile effort to lead the Chippewas to a win (they lost 65-57 to Tennessee State at Gentry Complex on Saturday).

Last time out for Minnesota, they were a 69-47 winner as they battled Saint Peter's at home. They covered in the match as a 18.5-point favorite. Minnesota cruised to victory on Saturday, running Saint Peter's out of the gym and running up a 69-47 score at Williams Arena.

Central Michigan Chippewas Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 5-5
Before playing Illinois-Chicago are 5-2
After playing Tennessee State are 1-1
After a loss are 6-4

Minnesota Golden Gophers Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 6-4
Before playing North Dakota State are 3-0
After a win are 8-2

A few Chippewas at Golden Gophers trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 16 of Central Michigan's last 19 games on the road
Central Michigan is 5-8-3 ATS in its last 16 games on the road
Central Michigan is 4-14 SU in its last 18 games on the road
Minnesota is 10-1 SU in its last 11 games
Minnesota is 9-1 SU in its last 10 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Minnesota's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Minnesota's last 5 games at home

Next up:
Central Michigan home to Illinois-Chicago, Friday, December 16
Minnesota home to North Dakota State, Thursday, December 22

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