Pacific vs. Western Michigan - 12/14/14 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Western Michigan Broncos (5-3) at Pacific Tigers (6-3)
College Basketball: Sunday, December 14, 2014 at 8:00 pm (Spanos Center)
The Line: Pacific Tigers -1.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Pacific Tigers and the Western Michigan Broncos face off on Sunday at the Spanos Center in college basketball action.
The Pacific Tigers are 6-3 this season and they have won their last three games. Pacific is averaging 63.2 points and they are shooting 39.6 percent including 36.7 percent from beyond the three-point arc while defensively they are allowing 66.7 points and their opponents are shooting 42.6 percent. T.J. Wallace leads the Tigers averaging 14.4 points and 6.8 rebounds. Dulani Robinson is averaging 10.7 points, Eric Thompson is averaging 8.6 points, and Ray Bowles is averaging 7.2 points. Pacific has played the 166th ranked schedule in the country but this is just their third home game.
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The Western Michigan Broncos are 5-3 this season and they are coming off of a road loss at Northeastern. Western Michigan is averaging 73.4 points and they are shooting 47.4 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 71.9 points and their opponents shoot 47 percent. Connar Tava is averaging 15.8 points and 6.1 rebounds to lead he Broncos. Tucker Haymond is averaging 14.4 points and 5.5 rebounds, Austin Richie is averaging 13.8 points, and David Brown is averaging 13 points. WMU ranks 66th in average points scored and 27th in shooting percentage but 279th in shooting percentage against and 257th in points allowed.
Pacific is 5-0 against the spread in their last five games, 5-2 against the spread following a win, and 4-0 against the spread in their last four non-conference games. Western Michigan is 13-6-1 against the spread in their last 20 games, 1-4-1 against the spread against the WCC, and 1-4 against the spread in their last five road games against a team with a home winning percentage better than .600.
Pacific is simply the better team here so laying the light number they appear to be an easy choice.