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Central Michigan Chippewas vs Ohio Bobcats 3/9/2020 NCAAB Spread, Game Analysis and Odds
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Central Michigan Chippewas vs Ohio Bobcats 3/9/2020 – The Mid-American Conference tournament kicks off with the Central Michigan Chippewas facing the Ohio Bobcats. College basketball lines see the Chippewas prevailing over the Bobcats and settle an old score. The last time the two teams met, it was the Bobcats prevailing. After a nine-game losing streak, the Chippewas won their regular-season finale against Western Michigan. The Bobcats start their journey for an NCAA tournament seat, needing a win to keep its hopes alive.
Central Michigan Chippewas vs Ohio Bobcats 3/9/2020
Central Michigan Chippewas
The Central Michigan Chippewas have been struggling although they did finish the regular season strong. That victory over Western Michigan will help them build some momentum against a dangerous Ohio quintet. Kevin McKay needs to deliver if the Chippewas want to pull off this one. Also in focus will be David DiLeo and Dallas Morgan who have been picking up for McKay.
Players to watch: D. DiLeo F (31 GP 31.4 MIN 14.7 PTS 5.1 REB 0.9 AST 1 STL 0.1 BLK 1.2 TO 44.7 FG% 87.5 FT% 40.3 3PT%), D. Morgan G (30 GP 27.1 MIN 13.8 PTS 3.5 REB 1.2 AST 0.9 STL 0.1 BLK 1.8 TO 40 FG% 72.6 FT% 33.3 3PT%), K. McKay G (27 GP 29.3 MIN 12.9 PTS 6.3 REB 1.6 AST 1.7 STL 0.8 BLK 2 TO 58.8 FG% 70.7 FT% 8.3 3PT%).
The tough road to an NCAA tournament seat begins Monday and Ohio will need everyone focused. The defense has been doing it for the Bobcats and they need to continue that against Central Michigan. Jason Preston will lead the way for Ohio but will need help from guys like Ben Vander Okas. The Bobcats are averaging 71.1 points on offense and holding down opponents to 68.7 points per game.
Players to watch: J. Preston G (31 GP 38.1 MIN 16.7 PTS 6.5 REB 7.5 AST 1.5 STL 0.1 BLK 3.7 TO 51 FG% 72.3 FT% 38.4 3PT%), B. Vander Plas F (30 GP 32.9 MIN 15.4 PTS 6.8 REB 2.6 AST 1.1 STL 0.7 BLK 2.9 TO 48.9 FG% 58.5 FT% 29.6 3PT%), J. Dartis G (28 GP 31.4 MIN 13 PTS 2.2 REB 1.2 AST 1.1 STL 0.1 BLK 0.9 TO 38.9 FG% 83.1 FT% 37.4 3PT%).
Central Michigan Chippewas vs Ohio Bobcats Betting Predictions
Central Michigan Chippewas
Central Michigan is 2-6-1 ATS in their last 9 games.
Ohio is 6-0 ATS in their last 6 games.
Central Michigan Chippewas vs Ohio Bobcats Betting Picks
The Chippewas are slight favorites by basketball lines but cannot take the Bobcats for granted. Centra Michigan needs to play with some sense of urgency, aware that Ohio needs this win badly. The defense has been doing it for the Bobcats so expect them to try and shackle the Chippewas on Monday.
Moneyline: +200 is set for the Chippewas and -240 is set for the Bobcats.
ATS: Look for the spread of +7 for Central Michigan and -7 for Ohio.
Totals: Over 151 is out for the Chippewas and under 151 is out for the Bobcats.
Score Prediction: 74-73, Central Michigan Chippewas.