MAC foes will collide when the Western Michigan Broncos (8-8, 1-2 MAC) challenge the Bowling Green Falcons (11-5, 2-1 MAC) at University Arena in Read Fieldhouse. Action starts at 7 p.m. ET on Tuesday, January 14, 2020.
Bowling Green Falcons vs. Western Michigan Broncos Odds Preview
The last time the Falcons played, they defeated the Ohio Bobcats, 83-74. Justin Turner was the game’s leading scorer with 29 points on 12-for-23 shooting. The Falcons had a turnover percentage of 8.7 (better than their season average of 12.9) and had an offensive rebounding percentage of 42.9 (above their season average of 28.1).
The Broncos are hoping for a better outcome after their 67-59 loss to the Toledo Rockets in their last matchup. Brandon Johnson was the game’s leading scorer with 23 points on 8-for-19 shooting. Toledo had an offensive rebounding percentage of 39.4 (above their season average of 31.4). Western Michigan, meanwhile, had a turnover percentage of 9.4 (better than their season average of 15.2).
This will be the first matchup of the year between these two teams, after the Falcons won both games last season. In the most recent contest, Bowling Green won 85-72. The Falcons dominated nearly every facet of the game. They had a turnover percentage of 12.8 and a phenomenal offensive rebounding percentage of 33.3. The Broncos were 26.7 and 26.7, respectively, for those same stats.
Western Michigan could put on a ball-control clinic in this matchup. Western Michigan ranks 36th in the country at avoiding errors (turnover percentage of 16.7 percent), while Bowling Green forces the 76th-fewest turnovers (18.2 percent).
Bowling Green at Western Michigan Prediction
Pick: SU Winner – Bowling Green, ATS Winner – Bowling Green, O/U – Under
Bowling Green ranks 22nd in rebounds per game (40.8) while Western Michigan ranks 245th in rebounds allowed per game (38.7).
The Broncos average 23.2 three pointers per game, which ranks 104th in the nation. The Falcons rank 216th in three pointers allowed per game (24.1).
Bowling Green ranks 22nd in steals allowed per game (5.2) while Western Michigan ranks 29th (5.4).
The Broncos’ average margin of defeat in their last five games has been 4.2, up from 1.1 for the season.
During their last five games, the Falcons have scored an average of 73.4 points per game (2.6 below their season average) and allowed an average of 73.2 points per game (1.2 above their season average).