Ohio Bobcats VS Central Michigan Chippewas

College Basketball 07:00 PM EST

Tuesday

03/09/2020

ESPN+

Spread: Ohio Bobcats -5

Over/Under: 152

Ohio Bobcats vs Central Michigan Chippewas 3/9/2020 Picks Predictions Previews

Ohio Bobcats vs Central Michigan Chippewas 3/9/2020 Picks Predictions Previews

Ohio Bobcats vs Central Michigan Chippewas 3/9/2020 Picks Predictions Previews
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The 2020 Mid-American Conference Tournaments starts on Monday with four first round matchups. One of these matchups is the No. 8 Ohio Bobcats welcoming the No. 9 Central Michigan Chippewas at the Convocation Center in Athens. Ohio finished the season with a conference record of 8-10 while Central Michigan were just a game behind at 7-11. In their lone matchup of the season last February 18, the Bobcats defeated the Chippewas 77-69.

Ohio had a good season overall, finishing with a conference record of 8-10 and 16-15 overall. They ended their regular season with a tough 67-65 victory over the Miami RedHawks. G Jason Preston had a career night for Ohio with 24 points, five rebounds and seven assists. G Lunden McDay added a near double-double with 16 points and nine boards. In the 77-69 victory over Central Michigan, Ohio was led by G Jordan Dartis with 27 points and three assists.

The Bobcats have a decent 11-5 record at the Convocation Center this season. They are averaging 76.1 points and 35.4 rebounds per game while they are shooting 46.7% from the field, 37.8% from the three-point area and 72.6% from the free throw line. The Bobcats enter the tournament with a 6-4 record in their last 10 games. They are also 6-0 ATS in their last six games and 6-3 SU in their last nine games. The Bobcats have struggled against Central Michigan in their last three games, allowing them to score 85.7 points per game.

Ohio Bobcats vs Central Michigan Chippewas Predictions 3/9/2020

On the other hand, the Central Michigan Chippewas ended their regular season on a high note with an 85-68 win over the Western Michigan Broncos last Friday. G Dallas Morgan led the team with 20 points and five rebounds while F David DiLeo and F Rob Montgomery both scored 16 points each. G Devontae Lane had 10 points while Travon Broadway chipped in 12 points and three boards off the bench.

The Chippewas are just 2-13 on the road this season so they will have a tough time against Ohio on Monday. They are averaging 68.9 points and 34.8 rebounds away from home this season. They are shooting 40.2% from the field, 25.9% from beyond the arc and 75.8% from the charity stripe. The Chippewas are 2-6-1 ATS in their last nine games and 1-9 SU in their last 10 games. Despite their record on the road, the Chippewas have seven wins in their last ten games against Ohio.

Ohio Bobcats vs Central Michigan Chippewas. The NCAA-B Men’s Pick for this match is the Ohio Bobcats -5. The 2020 Mid-American Conference Tournament first round starts on Monday and one of the games is Ohio welcoming Central Michigan at the Convocation Center. The Bobcats have the better overall record and they were playing much better towards the regular season than the Chippewas. Prediction is a close 78-72 win for Ohio to move into the second round.

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Ohio Bobcats vs Central Michigan Chippewas 3/9/2020 Picks Predictions Previews

NCAA-BB Men’s Starting Time: 7:00 PM- EST

Location: Convocation Center, Athens, Ohio

Date: March 9, 2020

Live: ESPN+

NCAAB Odds: Ohio Bobcats -5

Total Odds: 152

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