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Ohio vs Western Michigan Basketball Picks 3-14-24

Western Michigan Broncos (12-19) vs. Ohio Bobcats (19-12)
March 14, 2024 6:30 pm EDT
The Line: Ohio Bobcats -8.5; Over/Under: +147.5
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In this article we will formulate a Western Michigan vs Ohio betting prediction for this college basketball game on Thursday, March 14th at the Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse in Cleveland, Ohio. To formulate this prediction, we will examine:

  • The Western Michigan recent form and recent player performance 
  • The Ohio recent form and recent play performance
  • Recent Betting trends and streaks involving Western Michigan
  • Recent Betting trends and streaks involving Ohio
  • Recent betting trends in games played between Western Michigan and Ohio
  • A summary that ties it all together and produces a favorable betting outcome for Today’s Game between Western Michigan and Ohio

Western Michigan Preview

The Western Michigan Broncos are 12-19 (9-9) this year after they defeated Akron by a score of 90-84 in their last game. Western Michigan trailed 45-31 at the half, but out scored Akron 59-39 in the second half for the win. The Broncos shot 50.9% from the field and made 26 free throws in the game. Western Michigan lost to Bowling Green by a score of 73-65 in the game prior to Akron, but did beat Ball State before that. The Broncos are scoring 71.8 points per game with 37.7 rebounds per game and 13.2 assists per game, while allowing 74.6 points against per game this year. Seth Hubbard is averaging 14.3 points, 3.5 rebounds, and 1.7 assists per game. Western Michigan is shooting 43.6% from the field, 63% on free throws, and 34% on three pointers this season. 

Ohio Preview

The Ohio Bobcats are 19-12 (13-5) this season after they defeated Miami (OH) by a score of 72-59 in their last game. Ohio trailed 27-26 at halftime, but scored 46 second half points for the win. The Bobcats shot 38.5% from the field and made 9 three pointers in the game. Ohio has won six games in a row and they have allowed 59 points or fewer in four of them. The Bobcats are scoring 77.6 points per game with 34.6 rebounds per game and 14.1 assists per game, while giving up 70.6 points against per game this season. Jaylin Hunter is averaging 13.9 points per game, 4.4 rebounds per game, and 5.1 assists per game. Ohio is shooting 45.8% from the field, 72.8% on free throws, and 36.1% on three pointers this year. 

Western Michigan vs Ohio Betting Prediction

Ohio comes into this game on a six game winning streak and they have played great defense during their last six games. The Bobcats finished the regular season tied for second place in the MAC with a 13-5 record, while Western Michigan was only 9-9. The Broncos did knock off Akron in their last game, but their defense has been bad this season. WMU did beat Ohio in their only regular season matchup by a score of 81-79, but I like Ohio to get revenge and run away with this game. 

David Racey's Free Pick: Ohio -8.5

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David Racey

David started writing about sports in 2015, but sports has been his passion for as long as he can remember. David spends most of his free time watching pretty much anything sports related from Baseball to Tennis and everything in between. David likes to analyze statistics and recent results to form an unbiased opinion on whatever game he is breaking down. Follow David on Twitter at @itsyerboi41

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