The Central Michigan Chippewas (5-1) visit DePaul to take on the Blue Demons (6-0) in what should be a high-scoring game. The game begins at 8 p.m. ET on Tuesday, November 26, 2019.
Central Michigan Chippewas at DePaul Blue Demons Free Prediction
The last time the Chippewas played, they thoroughly outplayed the Trinity Christian Trolls, 106-60. The Chippewas had a much better free throw rate (0.228 vs. 0.077) and had a much better offensive rebounding percentage (40.5 vs. 14.6). Central Michigan was led by David DiLeo, who recorded 16 points.
The Blue Demons beat the Boston College Eagles in their last matchup, 72-67. The Blue Demons had an extraordinary offensive rebounding percentage of 42.1 (above their season average of 27.7) and had a better turnover percentage (18.4 vs. 19.9). With 17 points and 10 rebounds, DePaul’s Romeo Weems played well.
This matchup figures to be a high-scoring affair as a pair of the country’s top offenses square off. Since the 2018-19 season, DePaul ranks 60th with 109.8 points per 100 possessions and Central Michigan is 16th (113.9).
The Blue Demons won the lone contest against the Chippewas last season, 100-86. The Blue Demons had a much better offensive rebounding percentage (40.5 vs. 19.4) and had a better turnover percentage (14.7 vs. 15.2).
Central Michigan Chippewas vs. DePaul Blue Demons Pick
Free Pick: ATS Winner – DePaul, O/U – Over
DePaul ranks 42nd in rebounds allowed per game (32.3) while Central Michigan ranks 283rd (37.9).
The Chippewas rank 22nd in steals per game (8.4) while the Blue Demons rank 217th in steals allowed per game (6.9).
Central Michigan ranks 95th in three pointers attempted per game (24.1) while DePaul ranks 284th (19.5).
The Blue Demons rank 88th in blocks allowed per game (3.0) while the Chippewas rank 250th (4.6).
Central Michigan ranks 121st in assists per game (13.9) while DePaul ranks 192nd in assists allowed per game (13.4).