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Bowling Green vs Western Michigan Pick & Preview: Saturday, January 14th Betting Odds
Falcons vs Broncos Matchup at a Glance
- Sport: NCAAB
- Teams: Bowling Green Falcons at Western Michigan Broncos
- Where: Kalamazoo at University Arena (MI)
- Date: Saturday, January 14th
- Betting Odds: Bowling Green -2, BOWLGR -137 | WMICH +112 O/U 150.0
Bowling Green heads into this matchup having played 16 games and have an overall record sitting at 8-8. On the road, the Falcons will be playing their 7th game of the season, having gone 3-4. So far, the Falcons have been favored 6 times, going 3-3 straight up. In today’s matchup, the oddsmakers have Bowling Green as -2 point favorites.
Bowling Green’s leading scorer this season is Leon Ayers III, who is averaging 17.12 points per contest. So far, III has accounted for 21.09% of the team’s scoring. In addition, he is contributing 4.5 rebounds per game and 3.0 assists. Samari Curtis is the second leading scorer for the Falcons, averaging 11.38 points per game. Between him and Curtis, they are accounting for 35.1% of the team’s scoring.
Bowling Green comes into today’s matchup vs Western Michigan, looking to continue their strong offensive play, as they are averaging 80.3 points per game. Through 16 games, they have hit 43.5% of their field goal attempts. In terms of pace, the Falcons have preferred to slow the game down, ranking 226th in possessions per game.
Western Michigan will take the floor against the Falcons with an overall record of 5-11. Currently, the Broncos have been the home team 7 times, sitting with a record of 4-3. So far, the Broncos have been the underdog 10 times, going 0-10 straight up. Heading into today’s contest, they are the +2 underdogs on the spread.
Western Michigan will be counting on another strong performance from the team’s leading scorer Lamar Norman Jr. who is averaging 17.53 points per game for the Broncos. Jr. is also important to the team’s ability to score on the perimeter. So far, he leads the team in 3-point shots made. Also key to the Broncos’ offensive game plan is the play of Tray Maddox Jr. who has hit 44.4% of his field goal attempts on his way to averaging 12.17 points per game.
Offensive production has been hard to come by for Western Michigan this season, as they are currently ranked 372nd in college basketball at 65.4 points per game. A major reason for low scoring totals is the fact that they have played at a below average pace, and have struggled to knock down outside shots. As a team, the Broncos’ 3-point shooting percentage sits at just 33.2%, placing them 315th in the NCAA.
Free Spread Prediction: Western Michigan Broncos +2
Heading into this matchup between the Bowling Green Falcons and Western Michigan Broncos we have a strong lean on taking the points with Western Michigan at +2. Both team’s are going to come into this game looking to get up looks from outside, as they are both average team’s in terms of 3-pointers made per game. Look for Western Michigan to benefit from facing another squad looking to turn this into a 3-point shooting contest. When looking at the line, we see tremendous value in taking the Western Michigan Broncos at +2. Go ahead and lock this bet in before tip-off.
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