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Western Michigan Broncos host Central Michigan Chippewas in college basketball action

Central Michigan ChippewasWestern Michigan Broncos
Jan 21, 2:00 PM | University Arena

Central Michigan Chippewas vs Western Michigan Broncos Odds

7-10TEAM RECORD8-10

The Western Michigan Broncos host Central Michigan on Saturday, looking to build on their 8-10 mark against the 7-10 Chippewas in college hoops action at University Arena.

This season, the Broncos are 8-10 overall and 6-9 ATS ATS, while the Chippewas are 7-10 and 8-7-1 ATS against the number. As for the totals, Western Michigan boasts a 9-6 on the OU, and Central Michigan is 9-7.

View Central Michigan vs Western Michigan Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Western Michigan opened as 7-point favorites in this College Basketball tilt.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 75-rated Broncos and the No. 225-ranked Chippewas, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark. Prediction formulas run on this game indicate a possible 66-65 result in favor of the Broncos.

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How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Chippewas rank No. 270 in NCAA Division 1 with 32.5 per game. That compares with Western Michigan’s No. 39 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Western Michigan is college basketball's No. 217-ranked team at 5.8 per game, while the Chippewas rate No. 139 with 6.5 per game.

Defensively, Central Michigan features the nation's No. 125-rated defense on the road, allowing 68.6 points per game. Western Michigan, meanwhile, comes in at No. 213 nationally in scoring at home.

Central Michigan was a 73-52 loser in its last match at home against Ball State. They failed to cover the 1-point spread as favorites. Central Michigan was run off the court by the Cardinals on Wednesday as Ball State routed them 73-52 at McGuirk Arena.

In their last action, Western Michigan was a 62-59 loser on the road against Eastern Michigan. They failed to cover the 4.5-point spread as favorites. Western Michigan suffered a 62-59 loss against Eastern Michigan on Wednesday, getting 21 points from Nate Hutcheson in a losing effort at EMU Convocation Center.

Central Michigan Chippewas Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Bowling Green are 2-8
After playing Ball State are 4-6
After a loss are 4-6

Western Michigan Broncos Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Ohio are 4-6
After playing Eastern Michigan are 4-6
After a loss are 5-5

A few Chippewas at Broncos trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 18 of Central Michigan's last 25 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Central Michigan's last 6 games on the road
Central Michigan is 1-7 SU in its last 8 games on the road
Central Michigan is 1-6-1 ATS in its last 8 games when playing on the road against Western Michigan
Western Michigan is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Western Michigan's last 8 games when playing Central Michigan
Western Michigan is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games when playing at home against Central Michigan
Western Michigan is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Central Michigan

Next up:
Central Michigan at Bowling Green, Wednesday, January 25
Western Michigan at Ohio, Wednesday, January 25

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