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Central Michigan Chippewas visit Ohio Bobcats in college basketball clash

Central Michigan ChippewasOhio Bobcats
7-11January 29, 2014, 07:00 | Ohio University Convocation Center14-5

The Ohio Bobcats hope to be lousy hosts on Wednesday as the Central Michigan Chippewas pay a visit to Ohio University Convocation Center on the college basketball betting menu.

The Chippewas will try to spoil to the party on Wednesday; they are 4-9-2 ATS against the number this season, while the Bobcats are 8-5 ATS. Central Michigan is 8-7 on the totals; Ohio is 5-6-1.

View Central Michigan Chippewas vs Ohio Bobcats Odds and Stats.

The visitors opened as 14.5-point underdogs in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark, including Bovada. The total was set to open a bit later (check out GTbets.eu for the latest situation(.

The Bobcats - Chippewas odds would favor the Bobcats if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Ohio is rated No. 76 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Central Michigan is at No. 251.

Last time out for Central Michigan, they were an 82-74 loser as they battled Akron at home. They failed to cover in the match as a 5.5-point underdog. The Chippewas got 21 points from Blake Hibbitts, but it was Akron that prevailed in an 82-74 final on Saturday at McGuirk Arena.

Last time out for Ohio, they were a 58-56 winner as they battled Eastern Michigan on the road. They covered in the match as a 2-point underdog. The Bobcats grabbed a 58-56 win over the Eagles on Saturday, behind a 14-point effort from Stevie Taylor at EMU Convocation Center.

How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Chippewas is ranked No. 219 in NCAA hoops at 32.83 per game. Contrast that with Ohio’s No. 63 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Ohio is the No. 102-ranked team in the country at 6.53 per game, while Central Michigan rates No. 50 at 7.61 per game.

A few Chippewas at Bobcats trends to consider:
Central Michigan is 1-4-1 ATS in its last 6 games
Central Michigan is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
Central Michigan is 1-3-1 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
Central Michigan is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Ohio is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games
Ohio is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games
Ohio is 18-4 SU in its last 22 games at home
Ohio is 9-3 ATS in its last 12 games when playing Central Michigan

Next up:
Central Michigan at Western Michigan, Saturday, February 1st
Ohio at Toledo, Saturday, February 1st