Ohio Bobcats vs. Western Michigan Broncos - 1/19/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Western Michigan Broncos (7-10) at Ohio Bobcats (10-6)
College Basketball: Tuesday, January 19, 2016 at 7:00 pm (Ohio University Convocation Center)
The Line: Ohio Bobcats -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: ESPN 3
The Western Michigan Broncos will travel to play the Ohio Bobcats in a MAC game on Tuesday.
The Ohio Bobcats are 10-6 (1-3) and are coming off of a loss to Kent State by a score of 89-82. Ohio has lost two games in a row, and their only conference win came against Ball State. Ohio is averaging 79.2 points per game while giving up 74.8 points per game. Ohio is also averaging 36.2 rebounds per game and 12.8 assists per game. Antonio Campbell is averaging 15.5 points per game and 8.7 rebounds per game for Ohio. Jaaron Simmons is averaging 14.7 points per game and 7.3 assists per game for the Bobcats. Ohio is shooting 77.4% on free throws, 36.7% on three-pointers, and 46.9% on all field goal attempts.
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The Western Michigan Broncos are 7-10 (1-3) and are coming off of a win against Northern Illinois by a score of 83-69. Western Michigan has lost 5 of their last 7 games and is last in the MAC West standings. Western Michigan is averaging 73.8 points per game while giving up 72.7 points per game. Western Michigan is also averaging 38.6 rebounds per game and 11.9 assists per game. Thomas Wilder is averaging 17.2 points per game and 3.9 rebounds per game for Western Michigan. Tucker Haymond is averaging 16.6 points per game and 5.6 rebounds per game for the Broncos. Western Michigan is shooting 70.2% on free throws, 34.2% on three-pointers, and 43.5% on all field goal attempts.
Western Michigan is 1-4 ATS in their last 5 Tuesday games. Western Michigan is 2-7 ATS in their last 9 games following an ATS win. The under is 8-2 in Western Michigan’s last 10 road games. Ohio is 1-5 ATS in their last 6 Tuesday games. Ohio is 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games. The over is 4-0 in Ohio’s last 4 games. The over is 4-1 in these two teams last 5 meetings.
Both of these teams have started conference play in disappointing fashion. Ohio will have the home court advantage and is the higher scoring team. Western Michigan is allowing fewer points per game and has the rebounding advantage in this matchup. I like Ohio in this game because they are at home and have won more games this season.