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Cornell Big Red visit Western Michigan Broncos in college basketball clash

Cornell Big RedWestern Michigan Broncos
0-7November 29, 2013, 07:00 | University Arena4-2

College hoops betting interest focuses on the Western Michigan vs Cornell battle Friday at University Arena as the Broncos look to defend home court and cover the NCAA basketball point spread.

The Big Red will try to spoil to the party on Friday; they are 2-1 ATS against the number this season, while the Broncos are 3-2 ATS. Cornell is 1-2 on the totals; Western Michigan is 2-2.

View Cornell Big Red vs Western Michigan Broncos Odds and Stats.

Western Michigan opened as -16-point favorites in this college basketball tilt over at 5Dimes but the number may be on the move. Watch for the opening total as well at BetOnline.

It's a betting matchup between the No. 146-rated Broncos and the No. 318-ranked Big Red, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark.

Cornell was an 86-71 loser in its last match at home against Radford. Cornell got 19 points from Devin Cherry but lost anyway, 86-71, to Radford on Monday at Newman Arena.

In their last action, Western Michigan was a 99-88 winner at home against Oakland. They covered the 6-point spread as favorites. Western Michigan got 31 points from David Brown en route to a 99-88 victory over Oakland on Tuesday at University Arena.

How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Western Michigan's No. 151-ranked scoring average of 74.5 PPG, against a Big Red defense rated No. 250 and allowing 85.86 PPG. The Broncos FG% has averaged 44.59% to date this season, more than the Big Red shooters have managed so far (42.59% per game).

A few Big Red at Broncos trends to consider:
Cornell is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
Cornell is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Western Michigan is 17-8 SU in its last 25 games
Western Michigan is 19-3 SU in its last 22 games at home

Next up:
Cornell at Notre Dame, Sunday, December 1st
Western Michigan at Northwestern, Saturday, December 7th