Making on a bet on this NCAA game featuring the Bobcats versus the Broncos? Tip off is at at 12:00 ET, and you can watch it all unfold on ESPN+. The game will be played at University Arena (MI) in Kalamazoo, MI. The Bobcats come into this Mid-American conference matchup as the betting favorite. The over/under line currently sits at 152 points.
OHIO BOBCATS VS WESTERN MICHIGAN BRONCOS BETTING PICK
The Pick: Western Michigan Broncos +4.5
This game will be played at University Arena (MI) at 12:00 ET on Saturday, January 13th.
WHY BET THE WESTERN MICHIGAN BRONCOS:
- We have this one finishing with a projected score of 75-68 in favor of the Broncos.
- Not only will Western Michigan pick up the win, but look for them to cover at +4.5.
- The over/under is currently sitting at 152 points, and we like the under with a projected 143 points.
Can Ohio Secure a Road Victory?
Ohio has struggled on the road this season, going 0-3 away from home. They have lost their last three games and are 3-7 in their last 10 contests on the road. The Bobcats are favored in this game, as they have been in 13 of their 15 games this season, and they are 6-7 when favored.
Overall, Ohio is 7-8, including a 1-2 record in Mid-American Conference play. They are coming off an 83-78 loss to Bowling Green, and their average scoring margin on the road this season is -4.3 points per game. The over/under for this game is set at 152 points.
Ohio has struggled against the spread this season, going just 4-10. Their ATS record as the favorite is 4-9 and they are 0-3 vs. the spread on the road this year. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Bobcats are just 2-8 vs. the spread.
So far this season, the over/under record for Ohio games sits at 7-7, and today’s over/under line of 152 is higher than the average over/under line in their games this year (150.5). In their last three games, the over/under record is 2-1 with an average scoring total of 155 points. Over their last five games, the average scoring total is 148 points.
In their recent matchup, the Ohio offense ended with 78 points against Bowling Green. They finished with an overall field goal percentage of 49.1% and made 10 threes. Offensively, the Bobcats hold a season-long field goal percentage of 45%, placing them 160th in the national rankings. When it comes to three-pointers, they are ranked 133rd in terms of percentage and 108th in three-pointers made.
On the defensive side, Ohio is currently hovering around the NCAA’s average for points allowed, conceding an average of 71.9 points per game. On average, opposing teams are hitting 6.9 threes per game vs. Western Michigan. This has come on three-point shooting percentage of 31.4%.
Can Western Michigan Lock in a Home Win?
Western Michigan will be the underdog in this game, as they have been in 12 of their 15 games this season. The Broncos have gone 4-8 as the underdog, and their average scoring margin at home is -3.7 points per game.
The Broncos come into this game with a two-game winning streak, and they are 2-1 in their last three games at home. So far this season, Western Michigan is 2-4 at home.
Western Michigan has been a solid bet against the spread this season, going 7-6. As the underdog, the Broncos have gone 7-5 vs. the spread this year. Their home ATS record is currently 3-3 and they are 2-0 ATS in their last 3 home games. Over their last 10 games as the underdog, Western Michigan is 7-3 vs. the spread.
Western Michigan’s over/under record for the season sits at 7-6 and the average scoring total in their games is 144.2 points. So far, eight of their games have finished with more points than today’s line of 152. In their last three games, the over/under record is a perfect 3-0 and the average scoring total is 166 points. On the year, their games have finished with an average of 3.5 more points than the over/under line.
Western Michigan is coming off a good offensive performance, putting up 82 points vs. Buffalo. This figure is more than their season average of 74.5 points per game. Leading the team in scoring is Seth Hubbard, who is averaging 16.9 heading into today’s matchup. Additionally, B. Artis White also maintains a PPG average of 10.2 heading into game.
Currently, the Broncos’ defense holds the 262nd rank in the nation, allowing 76.0 points per game. In their previous game vs. Buffalo, the Bulls finished with a field goal percentage of 42% and a total of 77 points vs. Western Michigan.