Looking to win big? The Broncos and Chippewas face off at 7:00 ET on ESPN+. The Chippewas are hosting the game at McGuirk Arena in Mount Pleasant, MI. The over/under for this Mid-American conference contest is set at 134 points, with Central Michigan being favored by -5 at home against Western Michigan.

WESTERN MICHIGAN BRONCOS VS CENTRAL MICHIGAN CHIPPEWAS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Central Michigan Chippewas -5

This game will be played at McGuirk Arena at 7:00 ET on Saturday, February 17th.

WHY BET THE CENTRAL MICHIGAN CHIPPEWAS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 76-69 in favor of the Chippewas.
  • Not only will Central Michigan pick up the win, but look for them to cover at -5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 134 points, and we like the over with a projected 145 points.

Taking a Look at the Broncos Chances on the Road

Western Michigan has struggled on the road this season, going just 2-10 away from home. Their average scoring margin on the road is -11.4 points per game, and they have lost their last five road games.

Overall, the Broncos are 8-16 this season, including a 5-6 record in Mid-American Conference play. They have lost their last five games.

As the underdog this season, Western Michigan has gone 11-7 vs. the spread. On the road, their ATS record is 7-5, while their overall ATS mark is 13-10. In their last 10 games as the underdog, the Broncos are 6-4 vs. the spread.

Western Michigan’s over/under record for the season sits at 11-12, and today’s over/under line of 134 is lower than the average over/under line in their games this season (144.3). Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 135 points, which is in line with their season average of 144.8 points per game.

Coming off their recent game, the Western Michigan offense tallied 54 points in a matchup against Southern Miss. Their field goal percentage for the game was 30.6%, and they made 3 threes. Seth Hubbard led the scoring for the Broncos, contributing 17 points. Additionally, Owen Lobsinger chipped in with 12 points.

As they prepare for the upcoming game, Western Michigan is focused on shoring up their defense, as they are currently allowing an average of 75.5 points per game (255th). Against Southern Miss, the Broncos’ defense gave up 86 points and did a good job not fouling. For the game, Southern Miss only made 8 free-throws.

Will Central Michigan Win at Home?

Central Michigan will look to extend its four-game home winning streak when it takes on Western Michigan. So far this season, the Chippewas have gone 6-2 at home compared to 7-8 on the road. In their last outing, they defeated Old Dominion by a score of 58-57.

Through 24 games, Central Michigan has a record of 14-10. In Mid-American Conference play, the team has gone 8-3. On the year, the Chippewas have been favored in seven games, going 5-2.

As the favorite this season, Central Michigan has an ATS record of 5-2. Their overall ATS record for the season is 13-10. At home, the Chippewas are 6-2 vs. the spread this season and have gone 3-0 ATS in their last three home games. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, Central Michigan is 7-3 vs. the spread.

Central Michigan’s over/under record for the season sits at 8-14-1. Today’s over/under line of 134 is lower than the average over/under line of 141.7 in their games this year. So far, 13 of their games have finished with more points than today’s line. In their last three games, the over/under record is 1-2 with an average scoring total of 127 points.

The Central Michigan offense, in their latest game, managed to score just 58 points versus Old Dominion. During the game, they attempted 20 three-point shots and had a field goal percentage of 37.7%. On the offensive front, the Chippewas have a season-long field goal percentage of 42%, ranking 289th nationally. When it comes to three-point shooting, they are ranked 361st in terms of percentage and 319th in three-pointers made.

Central Michigan’s defense is currently in line with the NCAA average for points allowed, allowing an average of 71.0 points per game. The Central Michigan defense is coming off a game in which they gave up a total of 57 points and allowed Old Dominion to connect on 11 threes.