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Dec 4, 8:30 PM | Crisler Arena

Western Michigan Broncos vs Michigan Wolverines Odds


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.


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