Check out our free Bowling Green vs Central Michigan pick and preview for this NCAA Basketball game in Mount Pleasant. See who we like to win and cover the spread in this College Basketball matchup.

Bowling Green vs Central Michigan Pick & Preview: Tuesday, January 24th Betting Odds

Falcons vs Chippewas Matchup at a Glance

  • Sport: NCAAB
  • Teams: Bowling Green Falcons at Central Michigan Chippewas
  • Where: Mount Pleasant at McGuirk Arena
  • Date: Tuesday, January 24th
  • Betting Odds: Bowling Green -1.5, BOWLGR -127 | CMICH +104 O/U 147.5

Falcons Preview:

Heading into today’s matchup vs Central Michigan, the Bowling Green Falcons will be taking the floor for the 20th time this season and have an overall record of 9-10. So far, the Falcons have played 9 games on the road, with a record of 3-6. This season, Bowling Green has been favored to win in 7 games, sitting with a mark of 4-3. For today’s contest, Bowling Green has a betting line set -1.5 points in their favor.

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Bowling Green’s leading scorer this season is Leon Ayers III, who is averaging 18.37 points per contest. So far, III has accounted for 21.49% of the team’s scoring. In addition, he is contributing 4.32 rebounds per game and 3.32 assists. Samari Curtis is the second leading scorer for the Falcons, averaging 11.68 points per game. Between him and Curtis, they are accounting for 35.2% of the team’s scoring.

Bowling Green comes into today’s matchup vs Central Michigan, looking to continue their strong offensive play, as they are averaging 80.3 points per game. Through 19 games, they have hit 43.5% of their field goal attempts. In terms of pace, the Falcons have preferred to slow the game down, ranking 226th in possessions per game.

Chippewas Preview:

The Central Michigan Chippewas head into today’s game in what will be their 20th game of the season, posting a record of 7-12. Currently, the Chippewas have been the home team 10 times, sitting with a record of 6-4. So far, the Chippewas have been the underdog 13 times, going 2-11 straight up. Heading into today’s contest, they are the +1.5 underdogs on the spread.

Brian Taylor comes into today’s game as the Chippewas’ leading scorer at 14.53 points per contest. Not only has Taylor been key to the team’s scoring efforts, but he is Central Michigan’s top rebounder at 6.74 boards per contest. Behind Taylor, the team has benefited from the strong play of Jesse Zarzuela, who is second on the team in scoring at 16.07 points per game. Overall, he has hit 39.5% of his shots and is adding 2.71 boards per game.

Offensive production has been hard to come by for Central Michigan this season, as they are currently ranked 365th in college basketball at 65.9 points per game. A major reason for low scoring totals is the fact that they have played at a below average pace, and have struggled to knock down outside shots. As a team, the Chippewas’ 3-point shooting percentage sits at just 34.1%, placing them 240th in the NCAA.

Free Spread Prediction: Bowling Green Falcons -1.5

If you are eying this matchup between Central Michigan Chippewas and Bowling Green Falcons as a candidate to place a bet, we have done the work for you and our model recommends taking Bowling Green to cover the spread as -1.5 favorites on the road. Although both team’s are going to look to get up shots from outside, we see Bowling Green shooting well enough to keep the Chippewas at bay. Before tip-off, lock in a bet on the Falcons’ to win the game and cover the spread.

 


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