Idaho State Bengals visit Central Michigan Chippewas in college basketball clash
Idaho State Bengals vs Central Michigan Chippewas Odds
The Central Michigan Chippewas host Idaho State on Saturday, looking to build on their 2-2 mark against the 0-4 Bengals in college hoops action at Huntsman Center.
This game is being played at a neutral-site court (Huntsman Center).
Central Michigan battles the Bengals, currently sitting with a 0-4 mark (2-2 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals bettors, are 0-1 for the Chippewas and 0-0 for the Bengals.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 279 (Chippewas) and the No. 333 (Bengals) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAB power rank. A 55-48 result in favor of the Chippewas has been projected by the scores prediction engine.
How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Bengals is ranked No. 345 in NCAA hoops at 26 per game. Contrast that with Central Michigan’s No. 220 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Central Michigan is the No. 157-ranked team in the country at 6.2 per game, while Idaho State rates No. 246 at 5.2 per game.
Defensively, Idaho State features the nation's No. 62-rated defense on the road, allowing 56 points per game. Central Michigan, meanwhile, comes in at No. 134 nationally in scoring at home.
Idaho State was a 60-45 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Wright State. They failed to cover the 7-point spread as underdogs. The Raiders grabbed a 60-45 win over the Bengals on Friday, behind a 16-point effort from Miles Dixon at Huntsman Center.
In their last action, Central Michigan was a 67-51 loser on the road against Utah. They failed to cover the 7.5-point spread as underdogs. The Chippewas got 10 points from Derrick Richardson Jr., but it was Utah that prevailed in a 67-51 final on Friday at Huntsman Center.
Idaho State Bengals Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 3-7
Before playing West Montana are 2-2
After a loss are 2-8
Central Michigan Chippewas Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 2-8
Before playing Bradley are 2-0
After a loss are 4-6
A few Bengals at Chippewas trends to consider:
Central Michigan is 6-15 SU in its last 21 games
Idaho State home to West Montana, Thursday, November 29
Central Michigan home to Bradley, Wednesday, November 28