Halftime Report

After a tough loss on the road their last time out, Ohio looks much better today on their home court. They have a bit of a cushion as they currently lead Central Michigan 40-28.

If Ohio keeps playing like this, they'll bump their record up to 8-9 in no time. On the other hand, Central Michigan will have to make due with a 7-9 record unless they turn things around (and fast).

Who's Playing

Central Michigan Chippewas @ Ohio Bobcats

Current Records: Central Michigan 7-8, Ohio 7-9

How To Watch

What to Know

After two games on the road, Ohio is heading back home. The Ohio Bobcats and the Central Michigan Chippewas will face off in a Mid American battle at 7:00 p.m. ET on Tuesday at Convocation Center.

The point spread may have favored Ohio last Saturday, but the final result did not. They fell just short of the Broncos by a score of 81-79.

Meanwhile, Central Michigan had already won two in a row (a stretch where they outscored their opponents by an average of 11 points), and they went ahead and made it three on Saturday. They enjoyed a cozy 77-62 victory over the Golden Flashes. Winning is a bit easier when your shooting is a whole 24.8% better than the opposition, as Central Michigan's was.

The Bobcats bumped their record down to 7-9 with that defeat, which was their sixth straight on the road dating back to last season. As for the Chippewas, their win bumped their record up to 7-8.

Going forward, Ohio is the favorite in this one, as the experts expect to see them win by 10.5 points. There could be an interesting gambling play in this one: they are only 4-10-1 against the spread overall, but they're a solid 6-2 ATS vs. Central Michigan across their last eight meetings.

Ohio strolled past Central Michigan when the teams last played back in February of 2023 by a score of 76-59. Does Ohio have another victory up their sleeve, or will Central Michigan turn the tables on them? We'll have the answer soon enough.

Odds

Ohio is a big 10.5-point favorite against Central Michigan, according to the latest college basketball odds.

The oddsmakers were right in line with the betting community on this one, as the game opened as a 10.5-point spread, and stayed right there.


The over/under is set at 145.5 points.

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Series History

Ohio has won 7 out of their last 10 games against Central Michigan.

  • Feb 18, 2023 - Ohio 76 vs. Central Michigan 59
  • Jan 21, 2023 - Ohio 96 vs. Central Michigan 68
  • Feb 22, 2022 - Ohio 76 vs. Central Michigan 50
  • Feb 10, 2022 - Ohio 81 vs. Central Michigan 72
  • Feb 02, 2021 - Ohio 83 vs. Central Michigan 69
  • Mar 09, 2020 - Ohio 85 vs. Central Michigan 65
  • Feb 18, 2020 - Ohio 77 vs. Central Michigan 69
  • Feb 16, 2019 - Central Michigan 87 vs. Ohio 80
  • Feb 03, 2018 - Central Michigan 101 vs. Ohio 98
  • Jan 02, 2018 - Central Michigan 75 vs. Ohio 50