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College Basketball Point Spread Betting Line Favors Western Michigan Broncos in Battle with Eastern Michigan Eagles

A key college basketball betting odds battle sees the away Eastern Michigan Eagles taking on the Western Michigan Broncos Saturday.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Odds makers at sportsbooks such as Bovada had set the Western Michigan Broncos as -1-point favorites on the opening betting line for this contest. The betting line may have moved, check for updates at shops such as MyBookie.

Eastern Michigan Eagles vs Western Michigan Broncos Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Western Michigan Broncos currently sport a 8-12 record overall in NCAA basketball action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 7-8 ATS. The Eastern Michigan Eagles are 10-10 and 5-8 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Western Michigan Broncos produce a 8-6-1 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Eastern Michigan Eagles have gone 9-4 against the totals betting line.

This game puts the Western Michigan Broncos, most recently No. 171 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Eastern Michigan Eagles, who rate No. 202 in the latest survey.

Statistical Matchup

Scoring and defensive stats point to some betting edges in this matchup. The game features Western Michigan's No. 127-ranked scoring average of 74.35 PPG, against a Eastern Michigan Eagles defense rated No. 179 and allowing 73.6 PPG. The Western Michigan Broncos FG% has averaged 43.27% to date this season, less than the Eastern Michigan Eagles shooters have managed so far (44.04% per game).

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Eastern Michigan suffered a 73-58 loss against Kent State on Tuesday, getting 15 points from Ray Lee in a losing effort at Memorial A .

Tucker Haymond scored 20 points in a futile effort to lead the Broncos to a win (they lost 79-78 to Bowling Green at University Arena on Tuesday).

Betting Trends
  • Eastern Michigan is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Eastern Michigan is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Eastern Michigan's last 7 games
  • Eastern Michigan is 3-9 SU in its last 12 games on the road
  • Western Michigan is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games
  • Western Michigan is 17-8 SU in its last 25 games at home
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Western Michigan's last 5 games at home
  • Western Michigan is 3-6 ATS in its last 9 games when playing Eastern Michigan

Next Betting Matchups

Eastern Michigan home to Miami (Ohio), Tuesday, February 2nd
Western Michigan at Toledo, Tuesday, February 2nd