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Dec 4, 8:30 PM | Crisler Arena

Western Michigan Broncos vs Michigan Wolverines Odds

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The Michigan Wolverines will hit the floor running against the visiting Western Michigan Broncos Tuesday, looking to improve their record and boost wagering bankrolls in the process.

The Wolverines bring a 7-0 record (5-1 ATS) to this tilt against the 6-1 Broncos, who are 4-1 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have witnessed Michigan go 4-2 so far and the Broncos go 1-0.

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Betting Line:
The Wolverines were listed as 22.5-point favorites at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark earlier in the day. It opened first at BetOnline, where the total was expected shortly.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game puts the Wolverines, most recently No. 5 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Broncos, who rate No. 125 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and computer-based handicapping simulations run on this game predict a potential 86-77 victory for the Wolverines.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Michigan's No. 25 nationally ranked offense (79.9 points per game) against a Broncos defense that sits as the No. 38 at 57.6 PPG. The Wolverines have been averaging 52.4% from the field, more than the Broncos have managed so far this season (43.9% on average).

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Western Michigan owns the country's No. 69-rated mark, allowing 62.3 points per game on the highway. Michigan, on the other hand, rates No. 68 in scoring at home.

In their last action, Western Michigan was a 76-72 winner at home against Oakland. They covered the 3-point spread as favorites. Western Michigan got 14 points from Shayne Whittington en route to a 76-72 victory over Oakland on Saturday at University Arena.

Michigan was a 74-66 winner in its last match on the road against Bradley. They failed to cover the 12.5-point spread as favorites. Nik Stauskas scored 22 points leading the Wolverines to a 74-66 victory over Bradley at Carver Arena on Saturday.

Western Michigan Broncos Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 4-6
Before playing Illinois State are 1-2
After playing Oakland are 2-3
After a win are 6-4

Michigan Wolverines Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 7-3
Before playing Arkansas are 2-0
After playing Bradley are 3-1
After a win are 8-2

A few Broncos at Wolverines trends to consider:
Western Michigan is 4-17 SU in its last 21 games on the road
Michigan is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Michigan is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Michigan's last 6 games
Michigan is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing Western Michigan

Next up:
Western Michigan at Illinois State, Saturday, December 8
Michigan home to Arkansas, Saturday, December 8

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