The Central Michigan Chippewas (0-2) face the Western Illinois Leathernecks (0-1) as 4-point favorites on Sunday, December 6, 2020 at 3:30 PM ET. The point total is 73.5 in the matchup.
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Central Michigan Leaders
- Devontae Lane put up 9.3 points per game last season and added 3.0 rebounds and 3.4 assists.
- Trayvon Broadway knocked down 0.8 shots from deep per game in a solid showing from long distance a season ago.
- Lane averaged 1.8 steals per game. Deschon Winston collected 0.1 blocks a game.
Western Illinois Leaders
- Rod Johnson put up 6.4 points per game last season and added 4.5 rebounds and 1.4 assists.
- Last season, Johnson knocked down 0.6 threes per game.
- Anthony Jones averaged 0.7 steals per game. Johnson collected 0.4 blocks a contest.
- Last year, the Chippewas averaged just 2.8 fewer points per game (79) than the Leathernecks gave up (81.8).
- Central Michigan had a 6-0 record against the spread and an 11-0 record overall last season when putting up more than 81.8 points.
- Western Illinois had a 4-9 record against the spread and a 1-14 record overall last season when giving up more than 79 points.
- The Leathernecks put up just 2.3 fewer points per game last year (74.4) than the Chippewas allowed (76.7).
- Western Illinois went 4-7 overall and 4-0 against the spread when it scored more than 76.7 points last season.
- Central Michigan's record was 6-12 against the spread and 6-14 overall when it allowed its opponents to score more than 74.4 points last season.
- The Chippewas put up a total of 71 more points than their opponents last year (an average of 2.3 per game), while the Leathernecks were out-scored by opponents on average last year (by 192 total points, -7.4 per game).
- The Chippewas and the Leathernecks rebounded at around the same clip, averaging 33.4 and 31.6 boards per game last season, respectively.
- Central Michigan was 7-5-1 against the spread when grabbing more boards than their opponents. Western Illinois was 3-9 when they lost the rebounding battle.
- The Chippewas grabbed 9.5 offensive rebounds per game, more than the Leathernecks by 2.1 rebounds per game last season.
- When the Chippewas grabbed the most offensive rebounds they were 7-8 against the spread. When recording fewer boards, the Leathernecks were 4-7.
- Both squads struggled to gain an advantage on the glass last season. Central Michigan recorded an average rebounding margin of -1 rebounds per game, and Western Illinois averaged a margin of -3.9 rebounds.