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Point spread favors Chippewas in battle with Islanders

Texas A&M C.C. IslandersCentral Michigan Chippewas
Feb 18, 7:00 PM | McGuirk Arena

Texas A&M C.C. Islanders vs Central Michigan Chippewas Odds

4-21TEAM RECORD8-17

Earning a win and covering the posted spread will be the goals for Texas A&M C.C. when they take on the Chippewas on Saturday in college hoops betting action.

Central Michigan will face the 4-21 Islanders, who own a 0-2 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Chippewas are 10-14 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Islanders are 1-1 favoring the OVER.

View Texas AM CC vs Central Michigan Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
College basketball odds makers opened the Chippewas as 11.5-point favorites in this matchupl.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 296-ranked Chippewas and the No. 292-rated Islanders in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 58-54 win for the Chippewas on Saturday.

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How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Islanders is ranked No. 185 in NCAA hoops at 34.5 per game. Contrast that with Central Michigan’s No. 260 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Central Michigan is the No. 157-ranked team in the country at 6.4 per game, while Texas A&M C.C. rates No. 320 at 4.5 per game.

Defensively, Texas A&M C.C. features the nation's No. 128-rated defense on the road, allowing 68.3 points per game. Central Michigan, meanwhile, comes in at No. 289 nationally in scoring at home.

Texas A&M C.C. was a 79-61 loser in its last match on the road against Texas State. The Islanders got 13 points from Chris Hawkins-Mast, but it was Texas State that prevailed in a 79-61 final on Wednesday at Strahan Coliseum.

Central Michigan was a 55-52 winner in their most recent outing at home against Eastern Michigan. They failed to cover the 4.5-point spread as favorites. The Chippewas grabbed a 55-52 win over the Eagles on Tuesday, behind a 14-point effort from Austin McBroom at McGuirk Arena.

Central Michigan Chippewas Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 3-7
Before playing Toledo are 3-7
After playing Eastern Michigan are 4-6
After a win are 2-8

A few Islanders at Chippewas trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Central Michigan's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Central Michigan's last 5 games at home
Central Michigan is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games at home
Central Michigan is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games at home

Next up:
Texas A&M C.C. home to Texas-San Antonio, Wednesday, February 22
Central Michigan at Toledo, Wednesday, February 22

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