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Chippewas open as college hoops underdog vs Falcons

Central Michigan ChippewasBowling Green Falcons
Jan 25, 7:00 PM | Stroh Center

Central Michigan Chippewas vs Bowling Green Falcons Odds


Bettors will hope to hit paydirt on Wednesday when the Bowling Green Falcons try to run the Chippewas off the court at Stroh Center in college hoops action.

This season, the Falcons are 8-10 overall and 11-4 ATS ATS, while the Chippewas are 7-11 and 9-7-1 ATS against the number. As for the totals, Bowling Green boasts a 7-8 on the OU, and Central Michigan is 9-8.

View Central Michigan vs Bowling Green Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're backing the visitors in this one, you'll find the Chippewas listed as 8-point underdogs

Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 169-rated Falcons and the No. 270-ranked Chippewas, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark. Prediction formulas run on this game indicate a possible 68-63 result in favor of the Falcons.

How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Bowling Green has the nation's No. 180-rated offensive output, at 68 PPG. The visiting Chippewas defense ranks No. 190 allowing on average 67.4 PPG. The Falcons FG% has averaged 45.7% so far, more than the Chippewas marksmen have achieved on the year, 40.7% per game.

Defensively, Central Michigan features the nation's No. 127-rated defense on the road, allowing 68.2 points per game. Bowling Green, meanwhile, comes in at No. 249 nationally in scoring at home.

Central Michigan was a 64-61 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Western Michigan. They covered the 8-point spread as underdogs. Central Michigan got 19 points from Trey Zeigler but lost anyway, 64-61, to Western Michigan on Saturday at University Arena.

Bowling Green was a 68-66 loser in their most recent outing at home against Buffalo. They failed to cover the 1.5-point spread as favorites. A'uston Calhoun scored 29 points for Bowling Green on Saturday, but the Bulls managed a 68-66 victory over the Falcons at Stroh Center.

Central Michigan Chippewas Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 3-7
Before playing Akron are 3-7
After playing Western Michigan are 5-5
After a loss are 4-6

Bowling Green Falcons Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 5-2
Before playing Eastern Michigan are 6-4
After playing Buffalo are 4-6
After a loss are 7-3

A few Chippewas at Falcons trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 18 of Central Michigan's last 25 games on the road
Central Michigan is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Bowling Green
Central Michigan is 1-8 SU in its last 9 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Bowling Green's last 5 games
Bowling Green is 8-3 SU in its last 11 games at home
Bowling Green is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games when playing at home against Central Michigan
Bowling Green is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Central Michigan

Next up:
Central Michigan home to Akron, Saturday, January 28
Bowling Green at Eastern Michigan, Saturday, January 28