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Western Michigan Broncos vs. Ohio Bobcats - 2/18/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Ohio Bobcats (9-14) at Western Michigan Broncos (15-10)

College Basketball: Wednesday, February 18, 2015 at 7:00 pm (University Arena)

The Line: Western Michigan Broncos -8 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds

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The Western Michigan Broncos hope to right the ship with the Ohio Bobcats coming to town on Wednesday night.


This has been a down year for the Ohio Bobcats although we could see some issues with this team a season ago. I would go as far to say the Bobcats are rebuilding with opponents scoring more then then the Bobcats offense can. That was what we saw in Saturday's 77-66 defeat at Miami (Ohio) where the Redhawks outscored the visitors 39-25 over the final 20 minutes behind white hot 55% marksmanship. The Bobcats connected at 45% but the Redhawks owned the foul line 18-2 which was decisive. Antonio Campbell paced the offense with 17 points and hauled in a contest high ten rebounds followed by a 14 point effort from Javarez Willis. Maurice Ndour added eleven points and nine boards with three others combining for 22 points.

Western Michigan Broncos vs. Ohio Bobcats - 2/18/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The Western Michigan Broncos began the season looking as tough as they did a year ago but the team seemed to have lost their way with defeats in five of seven to leave the Broncos at just 6-6 in the conference. The defeats have been generally competitive but the bounce have not gone their way. WMU is coming off a 69-65 win versus visiting Northern Illinois where the Huskies held a 45.5%-41% shooting advantage which was negated by a few more threes and eight more free throws. David Brown led three double digit scores with a game high 17 times on 5-9 from the floor followed by a 16 point, seven board performance by Tucker Haymond. Connar Tava added eleven points and anoth seven pulls while AJ Avery hauled in a game high ten rebounds to go along with six points.


The Bobcats are 3-7 ATS in their last 10 road games vs. a team with a home winning % of greater than .600 and 3-7 ATS in their last 10 road games vs. a team with a winning home record. Ohio are 3-8 ATS in their last 11 road games and 6-16 ATS in their last 22 games vs. a team with a winning S.U. record. The Broncos are 6-0 ATS in their last 6 games vs. a team with a winning % below .400 and 6-2 ATS in their last 8 Wednesday games. Western Michigan are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games following a ATS loss and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games vs. a team with a losing S.U. record. The Broncos have not looked good and ditto for Ohio so not an attractive bet for me...

 

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