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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 Bowling Green Falcons will look to pick up a win while covering the spread when they take on the Broncos in Western Michigan at Quicken Loans Arena on Thursday in college basketball action.

This is a conference playoff game in the MAC Tournament. The game is being played at Quicken Loans Arena, which makes it technically a neutral site match.

The Broncos are 19-11 so far on the season, and 9-11-2 ATS vs. the number. The Falcons, meanwhile, are 14-18 and 13-14 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Western Michigan go 15-7 and the Falcons go 16-10 on the totals.

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

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 131 (Broncos) and the No. 290 (Falcons) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAB power rank. A 72-66 result in favor of the Broncos has been projected by the scores prediction engine.


How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Western Michigan has the nation's No. 77-rated offensive output, at 72.8 PPG. The visiting Falcons defense ranks No. 156 allowing on average 67.1 PPG. The Broncos FG% has averaged 45.1% so far, more than the Falcons marksmen have achieved on the year, 43.2% per game.

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