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Broncos face North Dakota State Bison: NCAAB odds preview and stats

Western Michigan BroncosNorth Dakota State Bison
Feb 18, 8:00 PM | Bison Sports Arena

Western Michigan Broncos vs North Dakota State Bison Odds

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The North Dakota State Bison will look to boost their win total and cover the spread when they tip off against the Western Michigan Broncos at Bison Sports Arena on Saturday in NCAAB play.

North Dakota State will face the 11-15 Broncos, who own a 12-11 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Bison are 8-11-1 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Broncos are 12-11 favoring the OVER.

View Western Michigan vs North Dakota State Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
North Dakota State opened as 6.5-point favorites in this College Basketball tilt.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 141 (Bison) and the No. 86 (Broncos) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAB power rank. A 76-68 result in favor of the Bison has been projected by the scores prediction engine.

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How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature North Dakota State's No. 231-rated squad against Western Michigan's No. 22-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, North Dakota State rates No. 134 in the country with 6.5 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 207 nationally with 5.8 per match.

Defensively, Western Michigan features the nation's No. 312-rated defense on the road, allowing 77.1 points per game. North Dakota State, meanwhile, comes in at No. 22 nationally in scoring at home.

Western Michigan was a 78-53 winner in their most recent outing on the road against Northern Illinois. They covered the 8-point spread as favorites. The battle between the Broncos and Huskies didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as Northern Illinois was handed a 78-53 defeat on Wednesday at NIU Convocation Center.

Last time out for North Dakota State, they were an 80-57 loser as they battled South Dakota State on the road. They failed to cover in the match as a 7.5-point underdog. North Dakota State was run off the court by the Jackrabbits on Wednesday as South Dakota State routed them 80-57 at Frost Arena.

Western Michigan Broncos Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing Ball State are 6-4
After playing Northern Illinois are 4-6
After a win are 4-6

A few Broncos at Bison trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Western Michigan's last 9 games on the road
Western Michigan is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games on the road

Next up:
Western Michigan home to Ball State, Wednesday, February 22
North Dakota State home to IUPUI, Thursday, February 23

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