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Ohio Bobcats vs Western Michigan Broncos Preview

Western Michigan BroncosOhio Bobcats
16-8February 19, 2014, 07:00 | Ohio University Convocation Center18-7

The Ohio Bobcats will try to pay off for their supporters on Wednesday when they play host to the Western Michigan Broncos at Ohio University Convocation Center in NCAA basketball action.

The Broncos will look to vanquish their hosts on Wednesday, as they are 10-10-1 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Bobcats are 10-9 ATS. Western Michigan is 11-9 against the total, while Ohio is 10-7-1 versus the number.

View Western Michigan Broncos vs Ohio Bobcats Odds and Stats.

If you were backing the visitors in this one, the Broncos were listed as 5.5-point underdogs earlier in the day at Bovada.

The Bobcats sit at No. 73 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Broncos sit at No. 208 on the same chart.

Western Michigan was a 68-57 winner in their most recent outing at home against Miami (Ohio). They covered the 6.5-point spread as favorites. Western Michigan earned a 68-57 victory over Miami (Ohio) on Saturday, getting 20 points from Austin Richie at University Arena.

Ohio was a 73-70 winner in their most recent outing on the road against Buffalo. They covered the 5.5-point spread as underdogs. Ohio earned a 73-70 victory over Buffalo on Saturday, getting 17 points from Maurice Ndour at Alumni Arena.

How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Broncos is ranked No. 143 in NCAA hoops at 34.96 per game. Contrast that with Ohio’s No. 88 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Ohio is the No. 61-ranked team in the country at 7.28 per game, while Western Michigan rates No. 149 at 5.88 per game.

A few Broncos at Bobcats trends to consider:
Western Michigan is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Western Michigan's last 6 games
Western Michigan is 1-3-1 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
Western Michigan is 3-6 SU in its last 9 games on the road
Ohio is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
Ohio is 17-6 SU in its last 23 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Ohio's last 5 games
Ohio is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games at home

Next up:
Western Michigan home to Eastern Michigan, Sunday, February 23rd
Ohio at Akron, Saturday, February 22nd