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Northwestern Wildcats Favored by -8.5 Point Spread Against the Central Michigan Chippewas on Wednesday

Central Michigan Chippewas


Northwestern Wildcats
Wednesday, December 17, 2014 8:00 PM ET
Welsh-Ryan Arena

College hoops betting interest focuses on the Central Michigan Chippewas vs Northwestern Wildcats battle Wednesday at Welsh-Ryan Arena as the Wildcats look to defend home court and cover the NCAA basketball point spread.

Central Michigan Chippewas vs Northwestern Wildcats Opening Odds and Betting Line

On the opening NCAA basketball betting line for this matchup, Northwestern sat as -8.5-point favorites over at 5Dimes. Also, check out the current over/under betting total for points scored, which often goes up first at online sportsbook [custom:bol-link

Central Michigan Chippewas vs Northwestern Wildcats Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Central Michigan Chippewas will look to cover the spread vs the Northwestern Wildcats on Wednesday, as the Chippewas are 2-1 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Wildcats are 4-3 ATS. Central Michigan is 1-0 against the total, while Northwestern is 3-2 versus the total betting line.

The Wildcats - Chippewas odds would favor the Wildcats if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Northwestern is rated No. 87 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Central Michigan is at No. 95.

How Central Michigan Chippewas vs Northwestern Wildcats Stats Matchup

Scoring and defensive stats point to some betting edges in this matchup. The game features Northwestern's No. 195-ranked scoring average of 64.78 PPG, against a Central Michigan Chippewas defense rated No. 99 and allowing 62.86 PPG. The Northwestern Wildcats FG% has averaged 42.36% to date this season, less than the Central Michigan Chippewas shooters have managed so far (47.93% per game).

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Chippewas blew out SIU Edwardsville on Saturday, running up a 20+ point victory in a 94-61 win at McGuirk Arena.

The battle between the Wildcats and Delta Devils didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as Miss Valley State was handed a 101-49 defeat on Sunday at Welsh-Ryan Arena.

Central Michigan Chippewas vs Northwestern Wildcats Betting Odds Trends

Central Michigan is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
Central Michigan is 1-4-1 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
Central Michigan is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Northwestern is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games
Northwestern is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Central Michigan home to Concordia Mi, Friday, December 19th
Northwestern at Western Michigan, Saturday, December 20th