CBI Tournament - Western Michigan Broncos vs North Dakota State Bison Point Spread: Betting Preview Hints At Winner
North Dakota State Bison vs Western Michigan Broncos Odds
Earning a win and covering the posted spread will be the goals for North Dakota State when they take on the Western Michigan Broncos on Wednesday in college hoops betting action.
Western Michigan battles the Bison, currently sitting with a 24-9 mark (17-13 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals bettors, are 13-8-3 for the Broncos and 7-19 for the Bison.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Broncos - Bison odds would favor the Bison if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Western Michigan is rated No. 107 in the current Odds Shark poll, while North Dakota State is at No. 53. Mathematical models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 75-67 win for the Bison.
How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Western Michigan has the nation's No. 185-rated offensive output, at 67.1 PPG. The visiting Bison defense ranks No. 7 allowing on average 55.6 PPG. The Broncos FG% has averaged 43.4% so far, less than the Bison marksmen have achieved on the year, 47% per game.
Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, North Dakota State owns the country's No. 9-rated mark, allowing 58.5 points per game on the highway. Western Michigan, on the other hand, rates No. 130 in scoring at home.
North Dakota State lost its last outing, a 73-67 result against South Dakota State on March 12. They failed to cover in that game as a 1-point favorite. Taylor Braun scored 23 points in a futile effort to lead the Bison to a win (they lost 73-67 to South Dakota State at Sioux Falls Arena on Tuesday).
In their last action, Western Michigan was a 74-63 loser on the road against Ohio. They failed to cover the 8-point spread as underdogs. The Broncos got 16 points from Darius Paul, but it was Ohio that prevailed in a 74-63 final on Friday at Quicken Loans Arena.
Western Michigan Broncos Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 4-6
After playing Ohio are 7-3
After a loss are 5-5
A few Bison at Broncos trends to consider:
Western Michigan is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Western Michigan's last 8 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Western Michigan's last 5 games
Western Michigan is 12-5 SU in its last 17 games