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Bowling Green FalconsWestern Michigan Broncos
March 10, 12:00 PM | Quicken Loans Arena

Bowling Green Falcons vs Western Michigan Broncos Odds

14-18TEAM RECORD19-11

The Western Michigan Broncos host Bowling Green on Thursday, looking to build on their 19-11 mark against the 14-18 Falcons in college hoops action at Quicken Loans Arena.

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 matchup is a neutral-site affair being played at Quicken Loans Arena.

The Broncos currently sports a 19-11 record overall in NCAAB action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 9-11-2 ATS. The Falcons are 14-18 and 13-14 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Broncos produce a 15-7 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Falcons have gone 16-10 against the number.

View Bowling Green vs Western Michigan Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The visitors opened as 5-point underdogs in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Broncos at No. 131 and the Falcons at No. 290 heading into this contest. Handicapping models at Odds Shark project a 72-66 result in favor of the Broncos.

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How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Western Michigan's No. 64-rated squad against Bowling Green's No. 256-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Western Michigan rates No. 209 in the country with 5.9 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 326 nationally with 4.5 per match.

Defensively, Bowling Green features the nation's No. 159-rated defense on the road, allowing 70 points per game. Western Michigan, meanwhile, comes in at No. 84 nationally in scoring at home.

Bowling Green was a 74-54 winner in its last match against Northern Illinois. They covered the 8.5–point spread as favorites.

Last time out for Western Michigan, they were an 81-68 winner as they battled Central Michigan on the road. They covered in the match as a 1.5-point favorite. Mike Douglas went off for 28 points and added 4 rebounds, leading Western Michigan over Central Michigan, 81-68, on Saturday at Rose Center.

Bowling Green Falcons Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 5-5
After playing Northern Illinois are 8-2
After a win are 6-4

Western Michigan Broncos Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 4-6
After playing Central Michigan are 5-5
After a win are 6-4

A few Falcons at Broncos trends to consider:
Western Michigan is 12-1 SU in its last 13 games when playing Bowling Green
Western Michigan is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Western Michigan's last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Western Michigan's last 5 games when playing Bowling Green

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