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NCAAB Central Michigan vs Ohio State Prediction 11/29/2023

The Central Michigan Chippewas (2-4) travel to face off against the Ohio State Buckeyes (5-1) on Wednesday, November 29th. This game will be played at Value City Arena in Columbus and televised on BTN. Ohio State is coming off a win in their previous game, while Central Michigan is looking to get back on track from a loss to the Stetson. Tip-off is set for 7:00 ET.

Central Michigan Chippewas vs Ohio State Buckeyes

The Central Michigan Chippewas Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

Central Michigan comes into their 7th game of the season with a record of 2-4. In their last ten road games, which includes last year, Central Michigan has gone 4-6. As of now, Central Michigan has a 2-4 record against the spread going into today’s game. In their previous five games, they have gone 2-3 vs. the spread.

So far, Central Michigan’s games have averaged 139.3 points per game with the average over/under line being 141.1 points. The Chippewas’ have recorded an over/under record of 0-3 in their last three games, with their games averaging 66 points per game.

The Ohio State Buckeyes Are Coming Off A Win

In their matchup against Central Michigan, the Central Michigan Chippewas have a 5-1 record. So far this season, all of the Buckeyes’ games have been played on the road. Ohio State has a current ATS record of 2-4, which puts them below the .500 mark. Over their last five games, the team has gone 1-4 vs. the spread.

Up to this point, games involving Ohio State have had an average of 143.8 points per game, with the average over/under line set at 143.1 points. Their over/under record is 3-3-0. In the Buckeyes’ last five games, the combined scoring average stands at 77 points per game, accompanied by an over/under record of 3-2.

Central Michigan Offense Breakdown

The Chippewas’ offense finished with 61 points in their previous game, mirroring their current average of 64.8 points per contest. Currently leading the team in scoring is Anthony Pritchard who comes into today’s matchup averaging 14.5. Brian Taylor also heads into the game with a PPG average of 11.2.

Anthony Pritchard (G) 14.5 5.7 5.3
Brian Taylor (G) 11.2 6.7 0.5
Markus Harding (F) 11.4 4.0 1.8

Ohio State Offense Breakdown

The Ohio State offense is coming off a game in which they scored 86 points vs. Santa Clara. Overall their field goal percentage was 52.4% while connecting on 13 threes. The team’s scoring leader is Bruce Thornton, who holds an average of 17.2 as they head into today’s matchup. Additionally, Roddy Gayle Jr. is averaging 15 points per game this season.

Bruce Thornton (G) 17.2 2.3 4.8
Roddy Gayle Jr. (G) 15.0 5.7 3.7
Jamison Battle (F) 12.5 3.8 1.2

Central Michigan Team Defense

So far, the Chippewas’ defense is ranked 155th in the country at 74.5 points per contest. On average, opposing teams are hitting 7.7 threes per game vs. Ohio State. This has come on three-point shooting percentage of 33.5%.

Ohio State Team Defense

At present, the Buckeyes’ defense is nationally ranked 57th, allowing 65.2 points per game. In terms of field goal percentage allowed, Ohio State’s defense has allowed opponents to shoot 40.6% from the field, including a three-point shooting percentage allowed of 29.9% this season.

Chippewas vs Buckeyes Trends

  • In their last three road games, Central Michigan has averaged 66 points per game while allowing 63. The team’s record in this stretch was 2-1 while going 2-1 vs. the spread.
  • When looking at their past five home matchups, Ohio State has an ATS record of 4-1 while averaging 71 per game. The team went 4-1 overall in these games.
  • Looking back on the team’s last five games as the underdog, the Chippewas have a straight up record of 1-4. Their record vs the spread in these games was 1-4.
  • Spanning across their last ten games as the betting favorite, the Buckeyes have gone 3-7 vs the spread. Their overall record in these games was 6-4.

Chippewas vs Buckeyes Prediction

For a point-spread bet in this Buckeyes vs. Buckeyes matchup, we’re leaning towards the Buckeyes at -23.5. Although our projections show the Buckeyes winning 76-68, we suggest placing your bet on the Chippewas for the point-spread.

As for the over/under, the the line is currently at 140.5, and our model projects the Chippewas and Buckeyes to reach a combined total of 144 points. Our bet is on taking the over.

All odds are courtesy of Action247 Sportsbook. Good luck!!

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