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Eastern Michigan EaglesWestern Michigan Broncos
Jan 23, 7:00 PM | University Arena

Eastern Michigan Eagles vs Western Michigan Broncos Odds

9-9TEAM RECORD10-7

Western Michigan looks to cover the Broncos-Eagles pointspread on Wednesday and improve its overall 10-7 mark when they host Eastern Michigan in college basketball wagering action.

Western Michigan battles the Eagles, currently sitting with a 9-9 mark (8-6 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals bettors, are 3-5-1 for the Broncos and 7-4 for the Eagles.

View Eastern Michigan vs Western Michigan Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks such as BetOnline had set the Broncos as 10.5-point favorites on the opening line for this contest. It may have moved, check for updates.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Broncos - Eagles odds would favor the Broncos if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Western Michigan is rated No. 62 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Eastern Michigan is at No. 183. Mathematical models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 65-58 win for the Broncos.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Western Michigan's No. 212-ranked offense, averaging 66.1 PPG, against a Eagles defense that ranks No. 63 at 61.1 PPG. The Broncos field goal percentage has averaged 41.7% so far, more than the Eagles marksmen have achieved on the year, 39.9% per game.

Defensively, Eastern Michigan features the nation's No. 270-rated defense on the road, allowing 74.7 points per game. Western Michigan, meanwhile, comes in at No. 146 nationally in scoring at home.

Eastern Michigan was a 65-58 winner in their most recent outing at home against Miami (Ohio). They covered the 2.5-point spread as favorites. The Eagles grabbed a 65-58 win over the RedHawks on Saturday, behind a 16-point effort from Derek Thompson at EMU Convocation Center.

Western Michigan was a 71-34 winner in their most recent outing on the road against Northern Illinois. They covered the 2.5-point spread as favorites. The battle between the Broncos and Huskies didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as Northern Illinois was handed a 71-34 defeat on Saturday at NIU Convocation Center.

Eastern Michigan Eagles Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 7-3
Before playing Northern Illinois are 4-6
After playing Miami (Ohio) are 3-7
After a win are 5-5

Western Michigan Broncos Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 8-2
Before playing Central Michigan are 6-4
After playing Northern Illinois are 4-6
After a win are 6-4

A few Eagles at Broncos trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Eastern Michigan's last 6 games when playing on the road against Western Michigan
Eastern Michigan is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
Eastern Michigan is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Western Michigan
Eastern Michigan is 1-13 SU in its last 14 games when playing on the road against Western Michigan
Western Michigan is 13-1 SU in its last 14 games when playing at home against Eastern Michigan
Western Michigan is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Western Michigan's last 8 games when playing Eastern Michigan
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Western Michigan's last 6 games when playing at home against Eastern Michigan

Next up:
Eastern Michigan home to Northern Illinois, Saturday, January 26
Western Michigan at Central Michigan, Saturday, January 26