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Eastern Michigan Eagles take on Broncos in college basketball test

Eastern Michigan EaglesWestern Michigan Broncos
Feb 29, 7:00 PM | University Arena

Eastern Michigan Eagles vs Western Michigan Broncos Odds

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University Arena will host Broncos vs. Eagles action on Wednesday as both teams try to pay off for bettors in NCAAB action.

Western Michigan battles the Eagles, currently sitting with a 13-16 mark (14-10 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals bettors, are 15-11 for the Broncos and 10-14 for the Eagles.

View Eastern Michigan vs Western Michigan Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Broncos are listed as 9-point favorites at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Broncos sit at No. 85 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Eagles sit at No. 195 on the same chart. The computers running our scores simulations have concluded that the Broncos will win this game 61-58.

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How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Western Michigan's No. 157-ranked scoring average of 68.9 PPG, against a Eagles defense rated No. 13 and allowing 58.4 PPG. The Broncos FG% has averaged 43.1% to date this season, more than the Eagles shooters have managed so far (37.8% per game).

Defensively, Eastern Michigan features the nation's No. 33-rated defense on the road, allowing 63.1 points per game. Western Michigan, meanwhile, comes in at No. 225 nationally in scoring at home.

Eastern Michigan won its last outing, a 61-50 result against Ball State on February 25. They covered in that game as a 3-point underdog. Eastern Michigan got 13 points from Darrell Lampley en route to a 61-50 victory over Ball State on Saturday at EMU Convocation Center.

Last time out for Western Michigan, they were an 83-74 loser as they battled Toledo on the road. They failed to cover in the match as a 1.5-point favorite. Flenard Whitfield scored 15 points in a futile effort to lead the Broncos to a win (they lost 83-74 to Toledo at Savage Arena on Saturday).

Eastern Michigan Eagles Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 0-10
Before playing Toledo are 6-4
After playing Ball State are 5-5
After a win are 4-6

Western Michigan Broncos Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 8-2
Before playing Central Michigan are 7-3
After playing Toledo are 6-4
After a loss are 7-3

A few Eagles at Broncos trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Eastern Michigan's last 5 games when playing on the road against Western Michigan
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Eastern Michigan's last 7 games on the road
Eastern Michigan is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Western Michigan
Eastern Michigan is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Western Michigan is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Eastern Michigan
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Western Michigan's last 7 games when playing Eastern Michigan
Western Michigan is 16-3 SU in its last 19 games when playing Eastern Michigan
Western Michigan is 10-2 SU in its last 12 games at home

Next up:
Eastern Michigan at Toledo, Saturday, March 3
Western Michigan at Central Michigan, Friday, March 2

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