Western Michigan Broncos take on Big Red in NCAA basketball test
Western Michigan Broncos vs Cornell Big Red Odds
The Cornell Big Red will be trying to slam the Western Michigan Broncos on Saturday when the teams tip off at Newman Arena in college betting action.
The Big Red bring a 0-0 record (0-0 ATS) to this tilt against the 0-0 Broncos, who are 0-0 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have witnessed Cornell go 0-0 so far and the Broncos go 0-0.
Bettors looking to back visiting Western Michigan before tip-off in this one found them as 3.5-point underdogs over at Sportsbook.ag earlier.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 182-ranked Big Red and the No. 88-rated Broncos in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 2-0 win for the Big Red on Saturday.
How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Cornell's No. 118-rated squad against Western Michigan's No. 118-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Cornell rates No. 116 in the country with 0 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 116 nationally with 0 per match.
Defensively, Western Michigan features the nation's No. 1-rated defense on the road, allowing 0 points per game. Cornell, meanwhile, comes in at No. 67 nationally in scoring at home.
Western Michigan was a 76-72 loser in its last match on the road against Kent State. They covered the 5-point spread as underdogs. Western Michigan got 16 points from Demetrius Ward but lost anyway, 76-72, to Kent State on Thursday at Quicken Loans Arena.
Cornell lost its last outing, a 67-63 result against Harvard on March 3. They covered in that game as an 8-point underdog. The Big Red endured a 67-63 loss at the hands of the Crimson on Saturday, despite a 19-point effort from Chris Wroblewski at Newman Arena.
Western Michigan Broncos Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
After playing Kent State are 6-4
After a loss are 5-5
Cornell Big Red Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
Before playing St. Bonaventure are 1-1
After playing Harvard are 9-1
After a loss are 5-5
A few Broncos at Big Red trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Western Michigan's last 5 games on the road
Western Michigan is 1-10 SU in its last 11 games on the road
Cornell is 13-3 SU in its last 16 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Cornell's last 10 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Cornell's last 5 games at home
Cornell is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
Western Michigan home to Marygrove, Tuesday, November 13
Cornell home to St. Bonaventure, Wednesday, November 14