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College Basketball Point Spread Betting Line Favors Central Michigan Chippewas in Battle with Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles

The Central Michigan Chippewas will look to improve on a 7-1 record on Saturday when they host the Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles in NCAA basketball betting odds action at McGuirk Arena.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Central Michigan Chippewas were listed as -5.5-point favorites at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark earlier in the day. It opened first at BetOnline, where the over/under betting odds total was expected shortly.

Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles vs Central Michigan Chippewas Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Central Michigan Chippewas are 7-1 so far on the season, and 5-0 ATS vs the number. The Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles, meanwhile, are 7-3 and 3-4 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Central Michigan go 1-4 and the Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles go 5-2 on betting totals.

The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Central Michigan Chippewas rated this week at No. 251 and the Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles sitting at No. 168.

Statistical Matchup

Scoring and defensive stats point to some betting edges in this matchup. The game features Central Michigan's No. 91-ranked scoring average of 79.67 PPG, against a Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles defense rated No. 180 and allowing 74.12 PPG. The Central Michigan Chippewas FG% has averaged 45.89% to date this season, less than the Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles shooters have managed so far (51.73% per game).

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Tennessee Tech got 17 points from Curtis Phillips but lost anyway, 79-66, to Dayton on Wednesday at UD Arena.

The battle between the Chippewas and Bobcats didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as Montana State was handed a 75-48 defeat on Tuesday at McGuirk Arena.

Betting Trends
  • Tennessee Tech is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games
  • Tennessee Tech is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games on the road
  • Tennessee Tech is 8-17 SU in its last 25 games on the road
  • The total has gone OVER in 10 of Tennessee Tech's last 13 games on the road
  • Central Michigan is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
  • Central Michigan is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Tennessee Tech home to Chattanooga, Sunday, December 17th
Central Michigan at Southern Utah, Saturday, December 16th