Western Michigan Broncos vs Bowling Green Falcons Odds
The Bowling Green Falcons will try to cover the spread at Stroh Center on Wednesday when they get a visit from the Western Michigan Broncos in NCAA basketball action.
The Falcons bring a 9-14 record (11-10-1 ATS) to this tilt against the 15-8 Broncos, who are 12-7 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have witnessed Bowling Green go 9-9 so far and the Broncos go 7-5-3.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Falcons sit at No. 194 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Broncos sit at No. 74 on the same chart. The computers running our scores simulations have concluded that the Broncos will win this game 68-63.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Bowling Green's No. 296 nationally ranked offense (61.8 points per game) against a Broncos defense that sits as the No. 100 at 63 PPG. The Falcons have been averaging 41.1% from the field, less than the Broncos have managed so far this season (43.1% on average).
Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Western Michigan owns the country's No. 87-rated mark, allowing 65.8 points per game on the highway. Bowling Green, on the other hand, rates No. 330 in scoring at home.
Last time out for Western Michigan, they were a 65-62 loser as they battled Ball State on the road. They failed to cover in the match as a 5-point favorite. Darius Paul scored 13 points in a futile effort to lead the Broncos to a win (they lost 65-62 to Ball State at Worthen Arena on Saturday).
Bowling Green was a 72-63 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Ohio. They covered the 13.5-point spread as underdogs. A'uston Calhoun scored 19 points in a futile effort to lead the Falcons to a win (they lost 72-63 to Ohio at Ohio University Convocation Center on Saturday).
Western Michigan Broncos Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 5-5
Before playing Northern Illinois are 5-5
After playing Ball State are 8-2
After a loss are 5-5
Bowling Green Falcons Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 1-9
Before playing Akron are 6-4
After playing Ohio are 4-6
After a loss are 4-6
A few Broncos at Falcons trends to consider:
Western Michigan is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Bowling Green
Western Michigan is 7-17 SU in its last 24 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Bowling Green's last 8 games
Bowling Green is 14-5 SU in its last 19 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Bowling Green's last 6 games when playing Western Michigan
Bowling Green is 4-9 ATS in its last 13 games when playing Western Michigan
Western Michigan home to Northern Illinois, Saturday, February 16
Bowling Green at Akron, Saturday, February 16