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Western Michigan Broncos host Ohio Bobcats in college basketball action

Ohio BobcatsWestern Michigan Broncos
Jan 12, 2:00 PM | University Arena

Ohio Bobcats vs Western Michigan Broncos Odds


Ohio pays a visit to Western Michigan on Saturday, hoping to send the Broncos to a loss while covering the college basketball spread at University Arena.

The Broncos bring a 8-6 record (5-5 ATS) to this tilt against the 10-5 Bobcats, who are 7-4 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have witnessed Western Michigan go 3-3 so far and the Bobcats go 3-3-1.

View Ohio vs Western Michigan Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you were backing the visitors in this one, the Bobcats were listed as 7.5-point favorites earlier in the day at Bovada.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Broncos sit at No. 79 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Bobcats sit at No. 185 on the same chart. The computers running our scores simulations have concluded that the Bobcats will win this game 79-68.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Western Michigan's No. 236 nationally ranked offense (65.4 points per game) against a Bobcats defense that sits as the No. 103 at 63.2 PPG. The Broncos have been averaging 41.4% from the field, less than the Bobcats have managed so far this season (48.7% on average).

Defensively, Ohio features the nation's No. 319-rated defense on the road, allowing 78.8 points per game. Western Michigan, meanwhile, comes in at No. 128 nationally in scoring at home.

Ohio was an 86-68 winner in their most recent outing at home against Buffalo. They covered the 14.5-point spread as favorites. Ohio got 21 points from D.J. Cooper en route to an 86-68 victory over Buffalo on Wednesday at Ohio University Convocation Center.

Western Michigan lost its last outing, a 65-43 result against Akron on January 9. They failed to cover in that game as a 14.5-point underdog. The Broncos were hammered by Akron on Wednesday, losing by a 65-43 final at James A. Rhodes Arena in college basketball betting action.

Ohio Bobcats Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing Northern Illinois are 8-2
After playing Buffalo are 7-3
After a win are 6-4

Western Michigan Broncos Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 3-7
Before playing Toledo are 6-4
After playing Akron are 5-5
After a loss are 6-4

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

Next up:
Ohio home to Northern Illinois, Wednesday, January 16
Western Michigan home to Toledo, Wednesday, January 16