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NCAA Basketball Odds Betting Line Favors Central Michigan Chippewas Over SIU Edwardsville Cougars

SIU Edwardsville Cougars

vs

Central Michigan Chippewas
Saturday, December 06, 2014 1:00 PM ET
McGuirk Arena

The Central Michigan Chippewas will hit the floor running against the away SIU Edwardsville Cougars Saturday, looking to improve their record and boost betting bankrolls by covering the point spread in the process.

SIU Edwardsville Cougars vs Central Michigan Chippewas Opening Odds and Betting Line

Sportsbooks (including Bovada) had the Central Michigan Chippewas betting line as -8.5-point favorites in this particular matchup earlier in the day. Also, watch for the opening over/under total value at TopBet.

SIU Edwardsville Cougars vs Central Michigan Chippewas Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Central Michigan Chippewas bring a 5-1 record (1-1 ATS) to this tilt against the 1-4 Cougars, who are 1-3 ATS. Those OVER/UNDER betting have witnessed Central Michigan go 0-0 so far and the SIU Edwardsville Cougars go 0-0.

This game puts the Central Michigan Chippewas, most recently No. 160 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the SIU Edwardsville Cougars, who rate No. 259 in the latest survey.

How SIU Edwardsville Cougars vs Central Michigan Chippewas Stats Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up Central Michigan's No. 21 nationally ranked offense (80.67 points per game) against a SIU Edwardsville Cougars defense that sits as the No. 240 at 74.8 PPG. The Central Michigan Chippewas have been averaging 47.43% from the field, more than the Cougars have managed so far this season (46.36% on average).

Recent Outings Betting Recap

SIU Edwardsville suffered a 79-67 loss against Southern Illinois on Wednesday, getting 18 points from Kris Davis in a losing effort at Vadalabene Center.

The Chippewas endured a 84-73 loss at the hands of the Braves on Tuesday, despite a 24-point effort from Chris Fowler at Carver Arena.

SIU Edwardsville Cougars vs Central Michigan Chippewas Betting Odds Trends

SIU Edwardsville is 1-8 SU in its last 9 games
SIU Edwardsville is 2-23 SU in its last 25 games on the road
Central Michigan is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
Central Michigan is 8-17 SU in its last 25 games
Central Michigan is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

SIU Edwardsville at Saint Louis, Saturday, December 13th
Central Michigan at Northwestern, Wednesday, December 17th

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