Western Michigan Broncos (1-2) vs. Houston Baptist Huskies (1-2)
November 18, 2022 8:00 pm EDT
The Line: Houston Baptist Huskies / Western Michigan Broncos ; Over/Under: +145.5
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The Western Michigan Broncos and Houston Christian Huskies meet Friday in college basketball action at the Sharp Gymnasium. The Western Michigan Broncos look to get back to a .500 record. The Houston Christian Huskies also look for their second win.
The Western Michigan Broncos are averaging 74.7 points on 43.1 percent shooting and allowing 68 points on 45.4 percent shooting. Lamar Norman Jr. is averaging 16.7 points and 3.3 assists, while Tray Maddox Jr. is averaging 10.3 points and 3.3 rebounds. Markeese Hastings is dishing 2.3 assists and Titus Wright is grabbing 6 rebounds. The Western Michigan Broncos are shooting 30.1 percent from beyond the arc and 64.1 percent from the free throw line. The Western Michigan Broncos are allowing 37.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 37.3 rebounds per game.
The Houston Christian Huskies are averaging 72 points on 43.7 percent shooting and allowing 85.3 points on 48.4 percent shooting. Brycen Long is averaging 13.7 points and 2 assists, while Bonke Maring is averaging 13 points and 7.3 rebounds. Deshon Proctor is the third double-digit scorer and Tristan Moore is grabbing 2 rebounds. The Houston Christian Huskies are shooting 40.3 percent from beyond the arc and 53.1 percent from the free throw line. The Houston Christian Huskies are allowing 24.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 36.7 rebounds per game.
The Houston Baptist Huskies have gotten their boots smoked twice against D1 competition and their defense has been rough to say the least. The Western Michigan Broncos almost beat Minnesota in their season opener, and you could argue they’ll have the best two players on the court for this game. I’ll lay whatever the chalk is with the Broncos in this spot.