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NCAA Basketball betting line favors Broncos over Bobcats

Ohio BobcatsWestern Michigan Broncos
16-5February 05, 2014, 07:00 | University Arena12-8

The Western Michigan Broncos will look to boost their win total and cover the spread when they tip off against the Ohio Bobcats at University Arena on Wednesday in NCAA hoops play.

The Broncos are 12-8 so far on the season, and 7-10 ATS vs. the number. The Bobcats, meanwhile, are 16-5 and 9-6 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Western Michigan go 9-7 and the Bobcats go 6-7-1 on the totals.

View Ohio Bobcats vs Western Michigan Broncos Odds and Stats.

Bettors looking to back visiting Ohio before tip-off in this one found them as 1-point underdogs over at Sportsbook.ag earlier.

The Broncos - Bobcats odds would favor the Bobcats if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Western Michigan is rated No. 255 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Ohio is at No. 78.

Last time out for Ohio, they were a 95-90 winner as they battled Toledo at home. They covered in the match as a 3-point favorite. Maurice Ndour scored 28 points and added 12 rebounds for a double-double, leading Ohio over Toledo, 95-90, on Saturday at Ohio University Convocation Center.

In their last action, Western Michigan was a 75-72 winner at home against Central Michigan. They failed to cover the 8.5-point spread as favorites. The Broncos grabbed a 75-72 win over the Chippewas on Saturday, behind a 20-point effort from David Brown at University Arena.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Western Michigan's No. 167-ranked offense, averaging 70.45 PPG, against a Bobcats defense that ranks No. 35 at 64.24 PPG. The Broncos field goal percentage has averaged 44.96% so far, more than the Bobcats marksmen have achieved on the year, 44.44% per game.

A few Bobcats at Broncos trends to consider:
Ohio is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games
Ohio is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
Ohio is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Ohio is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games when playing Western Michigan
Western Michigan is 1-6 ATS in its last 7 games
Western Michigan is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games
Western Michigan is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games at home
Western Michigan is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games when playing Ohio

Next up:
Ohio home to Miami (Ohio), Saturday, February 8th
Western Michigan at Northern Illinois, Sunday, February 9th