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MAC Tournament - Ohio Bobcats vs Western Michigan Broncos Preview

Western Michigan BroncosOhio Bobcats
March 15, 9:00 PM | Quicken Loans Arena

Western Michigan Broncos vs Ohio Bobcats Odds

20-11TEAM RECORD23-8

The Ohio Bobcats will be trying to slam the Western Michigan Broncos on Friday when the teams tip off at Quicken Loans Arena in college betting action.

It's a game in the MAC Tournament, which will decide the conference title, not to mention deciding which teams make the Field of 68. This game is being played at a neutral-site court (Quicken Loans Arena).

Ohio battles the Broncos, currently sitting with a 20-11 mark (14-12-1 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals bettors, are 10-10-3 for the Bobcats and 12-8-3 for the Broncos.

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Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 117-rated Bobcats and the No. 104-ranked Broncos, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark. Prediction formulas run on this game indicate a possible 76-71 result in favor of the Bobcats.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Ohio's No. 39 nationally ranked offense (73.8 points per game) against a Broncos defense that sits as the No. 95 at 63.3 PPG. The Bobcats have been averaging 47.1% from the field, more than the Broncos have managed so far this season (43.3% on average).

Defensively, Western Michigan features the nation's No. 66-rated defense on the road, allowing 64.8 points per game. Ohio, meanwhile, comes in at No. 56 nationally in scoring at home.

In their last action, Western Michigan was a 70-55 winner at home against Eastern Michigan. They covered the 6.5-point spread as favorites. Western Michigan earned a 70-55 victory over Eastern Michigan on Thursday, getting 23 points from Shayne Whittington at Quicken Loans Arena.

In their last action, Ohio was a 58-54 winner at home against Miami (Ohio). They failed to cover the 16-point spread as favorites. The Bobcats got 17 points from D.J. Cooper as Ohio ran past Miami (Ohio) 58-54 on Saturday at Ohio University Convocation Center.