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Western Michigan BroncosCentral Michigan Chippewas
Jan 26, 7:00 PM | McGuirk Arena

Western Michigan Broncos vs Central Michigan Chippewas Odds

11-7TEAM RECORD9-9

The Central Michigan Chippewas hope to be lousy hosts on Saturday as the Western Michigan Broncos pay a visit to McGuirk Arena on the college basketball betting menu.

Supporters of the Broncos have watched them go 11-7 and 8-6 ATS on the year, while the Chippewas are at 9-9 and 11-6 ATS. In totals betting, the Chippewas are 9-4, while the Broncos have a 4-5-1 mark.

View Western Michigan vs Central Michigan Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to side with Central Michigan in this one found them as 1-point favorites earlier in the day. Watch for line moves and updates at Bovada before gametime.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Chippewas at No. 258 and the Broncos at No. 62 heading into this contest. Handicapping models at Odds Shark project a 70-64 result in favor of the Broncos.

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How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Central Michigan has the nation's No. 194-rated offensive output, at 67.2 PPG. The visiting Broncos defense ranks No. 82 allowing on average 62.3 PPG. The Chippewas FG% has averaged 40.5% so far, less than the Broncos marksmen have achieved on the year, 41.9% per game.

Defensively, Western Michigan features the nation's No. 107-rated defense on the road, allowing 66.3 points per game. Central Michigan, meanwhile, comes in at No. 225 nationally in scoring at home.

Last time out for Western Michigan, they were a 63-59 winner as they battled Eastern Michigan at home. They failed to cover in the match as a 10-point favorite. Shayne Whittington scored 14 points leading the Broncos to a 63-59 victory over Eastern Michigan at University Arena on Wednesday.

In their last action, Central Michigan was a 74-61 loser at home against Northern Illinois. They failed to cover the 8.5-point spread as favorites. Central Michigan got 12 points from Kyle Randall but lost anyway, 74-61, to Northern Illinois on Wednesday at McGuirk Arena.

Western Michigan Broncos Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing Miami (Ohio) are 4-6
After playing Eastern Michigan are 4-6
After a win are 7-3

Central Michigan Chippewas Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing Buffalo are 1-9
After playing Northern Illinois are 4-6
After a loss are 9-1

A few Broncos at Chippewas trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Western Michigan's last 5 games when playing on the road against Central Michigan
Western Michigan is 3-5-1 ATS in its last 9 games when playing on the road against Central Michigan
Western Michigan is 5-10 SU in its last 15 games when playing on the road against Central Michigan
Western Michigan is 5-16 SU in its last 21 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Central Michigan's last 5 games when playing at home against Western Michigan
Central Michigan is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Central Michigan's last 10 games when playing Western Michigan
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Central Michigan's last 6 games

Next up:
Western Michigan at Miami (Ohio), Wednesday, January 30
Central Michigan at Buffalo, Wednesday, January 30