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Central Michigan Chippewas battle vs Western Michigan Broncos highlights college basketball odds menu

Western Michigan BroncosCentral Michigan Chippewas
20-9March 07, 2014, 07:00 | McGuirk Arena10-19

The Central Michigan Chippewas will hit the floor running against the visiting Western Michigan Broncos Friday, looking to improve their record and boost wagering bankrolls in the process.

This season, the Chippewas are 10-19 overall and 9-14-3 ATS, while the Broncos are 20-9 and 13-12-1 ATS. As for the totals, Central Michigan boasts a 15-11 on the OU, and Western Michigan is 14-11.

View Western Michigan Broncos vs Central Michigan Chippewas Odds and Stats.

Bettors looking to go with the Chippewas in this one found them listed as 4.5-point underdogs earlier on the NCAA basketball betting menu for Friday's contest. Check for updates as money coming in on the Broncos was expected to move the line.

According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 186-ranked Chippewas and the No. 144-rated Broncos in this matchup.

Western Michigan was a 61-56 winner in their most recent outing at home against Northern Illinois. They failed to cover the 8.5-point spread as favorites. The Broncos grabbed a 61-56 win over the Huskies on Tuesday, behind a 21-point effort from Shayne Whittington at University Arena.

Central Michigan lost its last outing, a 73-69 result against Toledo on March 4. They covered in that game as a 7.5-point underdog. Central Michigan suffered a 73-69 loss against Toledo on Tuesday, getting 15 points from Chris Fowler in a losing effort at McGuirk Arena.

How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Central Michigan's No. 89-ranked scoring average of 73.17 PPG, against a Broncos defense rated No. 85 and allowing 67.48 PPG. The Chippewas FG% has averaged 43.61% to date this season, less than the Broncos shooters have managed so far (45.76% per game).