NCAA hoops odds preview - Mount St. Mary's vs. Western Michigan
Mount St. Mary's Mountaineers vs Western Michigan Broncos Odds
Many eyes in the college basketball world will be on University Arena Saturday as host Western Michigan looks to handle the Mount St. Mary's Mountaineers in NCAA hoops action.
The Broncos currently sports a 7-4 record overall in NCAAB action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 4-4 ATS. The Mountaineers are 4-5 and 0-1 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Broncos produce a 2-2 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Mountaineers have gone 0-0-1 against the number.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 95-rated Broncos and the No. 333-ranked Mountaineers, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark. Prediction formulas run on this game indicate a possible 67-54 result in favor of the Broncos.
How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Western Michigan's No. 57-rated squad against Mount St. Mary's's No. 348-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Western Michigan rates No. 230 in the country with 5.5 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 13 nationally with 8.9 per match.
Defensively, Mount St. Mary's features the nation's No. 219-rated defense on the road, allowing 73.1 points per game. Western Michigan, meanwhile, comes in at No. 215 nationally in scoring at home.
Last time out for Mount St. Mary's, they were a 93-54 loser as they battled Indiana on the road. They failed to cover in the match as a 30.5-point underdog. The Mountaineers were hammered by Indiana on Wednesday, losing by a 93-54 final at Branch McCracken Court at Assembly Hall in college basketball betting action.
In their last action, Western Michigan was a 71-66 loser on the road against Duquesne. They failed to cover the 4-point spread as underdogs. Western Michigan got 20 points and 10 rebounds from Shayne Whittington in a losing cause in their 71-66 loss to Duquesne on Wednesday.
Western Michigan Broncos Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
After playing Duquesne are 1-0
After a loss are 5-5
A few Mountaineers at Broncos trends to consider:
Western Michigan is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Western Michigan is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games
Mount St. Mary's home to UMBC, Saturday, December 29
Western Michigan at North Carolina State, Saturday, December 29