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Western Michigan Broncos Host the Central Michigan Chippewas in NCAA College Basketball Action

The Western Michigan Broncos will look to boost their win total and cover the point spread when they tip off against the Central Michigan Chippewas at University Arena in Read Fieldhouse on Friday in NCAA hoops betting.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Central Michigan Chippewas were listed as 8.5-point underdogs at many online sportsbooks, including the odds makers at BetOnline.

Central Michigan Chippewas vs Western Michigan Broncos Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Western Michigan Broncos currently sport a 14-15 record overall in NCAA basketball action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 18-8 ATS. The Central Michigan Chippewas are 16-14 and 12-14 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Western Michigan Broncos produce a 14-11-1 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Central Michigan Chippewas have gone 18-8 against the totals betting line.

The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Western Michigan Broncos rated this week at No. 42 and the Central Michigan Chippewas sitting at No. 233.

Statistical Matchup

Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Western Michigan has the nation's No. 98-rated offensive output, at 75.9 PPG. The visiting Central Michigan Chippewas defense ranks No. 261 allowing on average 86.77 PPG. The Broncos FG% has averaged 45.08% so far, more than the Western Michigan Chippewas marksmen have achieved on the year, 42.37% per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Central Michigan was crushed on Tuesday, getting blown out by Eastern Michigan and falling by a 109-81 score at McGuirk Arena.

Western Michigan earned a 70-56 victory over Northern Illinois on Tuesday, getting 15 points from Tucker Haymond at NIU Convocation Center.

Betting Trends
  • Central Michigan is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Central Michigan is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 11 of Central Michigan's last 16 games
  • Central Michigan is 2-6 ATS in its last 8 games on the road
  • Western Michigan is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Western Michigan is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
  • Western Michigan is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games at home
  • Western Michigan is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home