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College Basketball Matchup - Eastern Michigan Eagles Western Michigan Broncos Odds Preview

Western Michigan BroncosEastern Michigan Eagles
9-5January 14, 2014, 07:00 | EMU Convocation Center9-6

Western Michigan travels to Eastern Michigan on Tuesday, hoping to boost its 9-5 record with a victory over the Eagles.

Supporters of the Broncos have watched them go 9-5 and 6-5 ATS on the year, while the Eagles are at 9-6 and 6-5 ATS. In totals betting, the Eagles are 4-7, while the Broncos have a 6-4 mark.

View Western Michigan Broncos vs Eastern Michigan Eagles Odds and Stats.

Sportsbooks (including Bovada) had the Eagles installed as -6-point favorites in this particular matchup earlier in the day. Also, watch for the opening over-under value at TopBet.

This game puts the Eagles, most recently No. 258 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Broncos, who rate No. 208 in the latest survey.

Last time out for Western Michigan, they were a 78-77 winner as they battled Miami (Ohio) on the road. They failed to cover in the match as a 1.5-point favorite. David Brown scored 25 points for Western Michigan on Saturday, leading the Broncos to a 78-77 win over Miami (Ohio) at Millett Hall.

Eastern Michigan was a 76-66 loser in its last match on the road against Buffalo. They failed to cover the 4-point spread as underdogs. Glenn Bryant scored 19 points in a futile effort to lead the Eagles to a win (they lost 76-66 to Buffalo at Alumni Arena on Saturday).

How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Eastern Michigan's No. 138-rated squad against Western Michigan's No. 162-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Eastern Michigan rates No. 225 in the country with 4.8 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 118 nationally with 6.29 per match.

A few Broncos at Eagles trends to consider:
Western Michigan is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
Western Michigan is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Western Michigan is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games when playing Eastern Michigan
Western Michigan is 18-5 SU in its last 23 games when playing Eastern Michigan
Eastern Michigan is 9-1 SU in its last 10 games at home
Eastern Michigan is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games when playing Western Michigan
Eastern Michigan is 5-18 SU in its last 23 games when playing Western Michigan
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Eastern Michigan's last 11 games when playing Western Michigan

Next up:
Western Michigan home to Bowling Green, Sunday, January 19th
Eastern Michigan at Central Michigan, Saturday, January 18th