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

Eastern Michigan EaglesWestern Michigan Broncos
15-11February 23, 2014, 02:00 | University Arena17-8

Eastern Michigan pays a visit to Western Michigan on Sunday, hoping to send the Broncos to a loss while covering the college basketball spread at University Arena.

This season, the Broncos are 17-8 overall and 11-10-1 ATS, while the Eagles are 15-11 and 13-9 ATS. As for the totals, Western Michigan boasts a 11-10 on the OU, and Eastern Michigan is 8-14.

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

On the opening NCAA basketball line for this matchup, Western Michigan sat as -3-point favorites over at 5Dimes. Also, check out the current total, which often goes up first at online sportsbook BetOnline.

The Broncos - Eagles odds would favor the Eagles if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Western Michigan is rated No. 208 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Eastern Michigan is at No. 71.

In their last action, Eastern Michigan was a 61-59 loser on the road against Northern Illinois. They failed to cover the 4-point spread as favorites. The Eagles endured a 61-59 loss at the hands of the Huskies on Thursday, despite a 17-point effort from Mike Talley at NIU Convocation Center.

Western Michigan was a 73-63 winner in its last match on the road against Ohio. They covered the 6.5-point spread as underdogs. The Broncos grabbed a 73-63 win over the Bobcats on Wednesday, behind a 23-point effort from David Brown at Ohio University Convocation Center.

How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Eagles is ranked No. 82 in NCAA hoops at 36.46 per game. Contrast that with Western Michigan’s No. 146 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Western Michigan is the No. 147-ranked team in the country at 5.88 per game, while Eastern Michigan rates No. 241 at 4.5 per game.

Next up:
Eastern Michigan home to Central Michigan, Wednesday, February 26th
Western Michigan at Ball State, Wednesday, February 26th