MAC Tournament - Ohio Bobcats vs Western Michigan Broncos Preview
Western Michigan Broncos vs Ohio Bobcats Odds
The Ohio Bobcats will be trying to slam the Western Michigan Broncos on Friday when the teams tip off at Quicken Loans Arena in college betting action.
It's a game in the MAC Tournament, which will decide the conference title, not to mention deciding which teams make the Field of 68. This game is being played at a neutral-site court (Quicken Loans Arena).
Ohio battles the Broncos, currently sitting with a 20-11 mark (14-12-1 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals bettors, are 10-10-3 for the Bobcats and 12-8-3 for the Broncos.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 117-rated Bobcats and the No. 104-ranked Broncos, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark. Prediction formulas run on this game indicate a possible 76-71 result in favor of the Bobcats.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Ohio's No. 39 nationally ranked offense (73.8 points per game) against a Broncos defense that sits as the No. 95 at 63.3 PPG. The Bobcats have been averaging 47.1% from the field, more than the Broncos have managed so far this season (43.3% on average).
Defensively, Western Michigan features the nation's No. 66-rated defense on the road, allowing 64.8 points per game. Ohio, meanwhile, comes in at No. 56 nationally in scoring at home.
In their last action, Western Michigan was a 70-55 winner at home against Eastern Michigan. They covered the 6.5-point spread as favorites. Western Michigan earned a 70-55 victory over Eastern Michigan on Thursday, getting 23 points from Shayne Whittington at Quicken Loans Arena.
In their last action, Ohio was a 58-54 winner at home against Miami (Ohio). They failed to cover the 16-point spread as favorites. The Bobcats got 17 points from D.J. Cooper as Ohio ran past Miami (Ohio) 58-54 on Saturday at Ohio University Convocation Center.