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Central Michigan Chippewas vs Texas State Bobcats in college hoops odds

Texas State BobcatsCentral Michigan Chippewas
Dec 20, 7:00 PM | McGuirk Arena

Texas State Bobcats vs Central Michigan Chippewas Odds


Central Michigan looks to cover the Chippewas-Bobcats pointspread on Thursday and improve its overall 5-4 mark when they host Texas State in college basketball wagering action.

This season, the Chippewas are 5-4 overall and 5-3 ATS ATS, while the Bobcats are 4-7 and 4-4 ATS against the number. As for the totals, Central Michigan boasts a 3-2 on the OU, and Texas State is 3-2.

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Betting Line:
Sportsbooks such as BetOnline had set the Chippewas as 2-point favorites on the opening line for this contest. It may have moved, check for updates.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 257-ranked Chippewas and the No. 163-rated Bobcats in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 69-66 win for the Bobcats on Thursday.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Central Michigan's No. 250 nationally ranked offense (64.2 points per game) against a Bobcats defense that sits as the No. 293 at 73.4 PPG. The Chippewas have been averaging 39.5% from the field, less than the Bobcats have managed so far this season (41.6% on average).

Defensively, Texas State features the nation's No. 244-rated defense on the road, allowing 74.5 points per game. Central Michigan, meanwhile, comes in at No. 288 nationally in scoring at home.

Last time out for Texas State, they were a 74-68 loser as they battled Northwestern on the road. They covered in the match as a 15-point underdog. Texas State got 19 points from Joel Wright but lost anyway, 74-68, to Northwestern on Monday at Welsh-Ryan Arena.

Last time out for Central Michigan, they were an 80-77 winner as they battled Pepperdine on the road. They covered in the match as a 9.5-point underdog. Central Michigan got 21 points from Kyle Randall en route to an 80-77 victory over Pepperdine on Sunday at Firestone Fieldhouse.

Texas State Bobcats Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 4-6
After a loss are 4-6

Central Michigan Chippewas Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 4-6
Before playing Nebraska are 0-1
After playing Pepperdine are 0-1
After a win are 3-7

A few Bobcats at Chippewas trends to consider:
Texas State is 3-13 SU in its last 16 games on the road
Central Michigan is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home

Next up:
Texas State home to San Jose State, Saturday, December 29
Central Michigan at Nebraska, Saturday, December 22