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Feb 13, 7:00 PM | McGuirk Arena

Ohio Bobcats vs Central Michigan Chippewas Odds


The Central Michigan Chippewas will be trying to slam the Ohio Bobcats on Wednesday when the teams tip off at McGuirk Arena in college betting action.

The Chippewas sit at 9-14 (12-10 ATS) on the season. By comparison, the Bobcats are currently 17-6 (9-10 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Central Michigan is 11-6-1 OU, and Ohio is 6-7-2 OU.

View Ohio vs Central Michigan Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
On the opening NCAA basketball line for this matchup, Central Michigan sat as 8.5-point underdogs over at 5Dimes. Also, check out the current total, which often goes up first at online sportsbook BetOnline.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Chippewas - Bobcats odds would favor the Bobcats if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Central Michigan is rated No. 313 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Ohio is at No. 125. Mathematical models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 79-64 win for the Bobcats.

How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Central Michigan has the nation's No. 198-rated offensive output, at 66.5 PPG. The visiting Bobcats defense ranks No. 103 allowing on average 63.4 PPG. The Chippewas FG% has averaged 40.1% so far, less than the Bobcats marksmen have achieved on the year, 48% per game.

Defensively, Ohio features the nation's No. 217-rated defense on the road, allowing 71.1 points per game. Central Michigan, meanwhile, comes in at No. 249 nationally in scoring at home.

Last time out for Ohio, they were a 72-63 winner as they battled Bowling Green at home. They failed to cover in the match as a 13.5-point favorite. Ohio earned a 72-63 victory over Bowling Green on Saturday, getting 15 points from Reggie Keely at Ohio University Convocation Center.

Central Michigan lost its last outing, an 87-72 result against Kent State on February 9. They failed to cover in that game as a 10.5-point underdog. Central Michigan got 20 points from Kyle Randall but lost anyway, 87-72, to Kent State on Saturday at Memorial Athletic Center.

Ohio Bobcats Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 4-6
Before playing Kent State are 8-2
After playing Bowling Green are 8-2
After a win are 7-3

Central Michigan Chippewas Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 4-6
Before playing Toledo are 4-6
After playing Kent State are 3-7
After a loss are 4-6

A few Bobcats at Chippewas trends to consider:
Ohio is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Ohio is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Central Michigan
Ohio is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Central Michigan
Ohio is 2-6 ATS in its last 8 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Central Michigan's last 7 games when playing Ohio
Central Michigan is 9-4 SU in its last 13 games at home
Central Michigan is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Ohio
Central Michigan is 3-8 ATS in its last 11 games when playing Ohio

Next up:
Ohio home to Kent State, Saturday, February 16
Central Michigan home to Toledo, Saturday, February 16