The Ohio Bobcats are on a 3 game winning streak, that has been led by the return of their star guard Jason Preston. With Preston on the court the Bobcats are a lethal offensive team ranking 27th nationally in effective field goal percentage at 55.1% on the season. Preston is a stat stuffer that leads the offense in multiple categories, his ability to penetrate the defense opens up multiple passing lanes that create easy shots for his teammates. The matchup with the dreadful Central Michigan Chippewas defense should turn into a showcase of the Junior point guard’s skills. He is currently leading the Bobcats in points (16.4) and assists (7.5), second in rebounds (6.9), while shooting over 50% from the field. With Preston on the court the Bobcats are a force in the offensive minded MAC.
Central Michigan has allowed 78 ppg this season ranking near the bottom of all division 1 basketball. They have given up 81, 89 and 83 over their past three games, all losses. Overall Central Michigan has lost 7 of 9 in conference. On the season they are just 4-7-2 against the spread, losing three straight numbers. The Chippewas defense has had issues defending the interior, defensively they give up 52.6% on 2-pt field goals. Ohio averages 55.8% from inside the 3-pt arc, ranking them top 20 in the nation.
The Chippewa’s defensive issues will be on full display on Tuesday night. They haven’t stopped anyone the entire season and the Ohio Bobcats with Jason Preston have been a juggernaut, running through everyone in front of them. Central Michigan will not be able to stop Preston’s penetration. Bobcats will win by double digits with ease.
Play of the day: Ohio Bobcats -8