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March 2, 7:00 PM | McGuirk Arena

Western Michigan Broncos vs Central Michigan Chippewas Odds

12-18TEAM RECORD9-20

The Western Michigan Broncos will look to pick up a win while covering the spread when they take on the Chippewas in Central Michigan at McGuirk Arena on Friday in college basketball action.

This season, the Chippewas are 9-20 overall and 11-15-2 ATS ATS, while the Broncos are 12-18 and 13-14 ATS against the number. As for the totals, Central Michigan boasts a 12-15-1 on the OU, and Western Michigan is 15-12.

View Western Michigan vs Central Michigan Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
On the opening NCAAB line for this matchup, Central Michigan sat as 1.5-point underdogs.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 85-rated Western Michigan taking on the No. 289-rated Chippewas in this contest. The scores prediction computer here indicates a possible 65-61 win for the Broncos on Friday.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Central Michigan's No. 299-ranked offense, averaging 61.3 PPG, against a Broncos defense that ranks No. 260 at 70.2 PPG. The Chippewas field goal percentage has averaged 39.2% so far, less than the Broncos marksmen have achieved on the year, 43.2% per game.

Defensively, Western Michigan features the nation's No. 319-rated defense on the road, allowing 78 points per game. Central Michigan, meanwhile, comes in at No. 300 nationally in scoring at home.

Western Michigan was a 54-53 loser in their most recent outing at home against Eastern Michigan. They failed to cover the 9.5-point spread as favorites. The Broncos endured a 54-53 loss at the hands of the Eagles on Wednesday, despite a 15-point effort from Mike Douglas at University Arena.

Central Michigan lost its last outing, a 71-52 result against Ball State on February 29. They failed to cover in that game as an 8-point underdog. Central Michigan got 16 points from Andre Coimbra but lost anyway, 71-52, to Ball State on Wednesday at Worthen Arena.

Western Michigan Broncos Trends:
When playing on Friday are 10-0
After playing Eastern Michigan are 5-5
After a loss are 6-4

Central Michigan Chippewas Trends:
When playing on Friday are 4-6
After playing Ball State are 4-6
After a loss are 2-8

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