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Western Michigan vs. Bowling Green - 2/5/19 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Bowling Green at Western Michigan
Date & Time Tuesday February 5, 2019, 7:00 PM (EST)
Location
University Arena
Kalamazoo, Michigan
The Line
The Line: Western Michigan +5 -- Over/Under: 148
TV Channel
ESPN+
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The Bowling Green Falcons and Western Michigan Broncos meet Tuesday in college basketball action at the University Arena.

The Bowling Green Falcons look for another win after winning 11 of their last 12 games. The Bowling Green Falcons are averaging 78.1 points on 44.4 percent shooting and allowing 72 points on 41.3 percent shooting. Justin Turner is averaging 19 points and 3.5 assists while Demajeo Wiggins is averaging 12.8 points and 11.6 rebounds. Dylan Frye is the third double-digit scorer and Antwon Lillard is grabbing 3.6 rebounds. The Bowling Green Falcons are shooting 37.4 percent from beyond the arc and 66.5 percent from the free throw line. The Bowling Green Falcons are allowing 34.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 38.1 rebounds per game. The Bowling Green Falcons have lost six of their last nine road games.

The Western Michigan Broncos could use a win to snap an eight-game losing streak. The Western Michigan Broncos are averaging 69.8 points on 42.2 percent shooting and allowing 77.1 points on 44.3 percent shooting. Michael Flowers is averaging 16.1 points and 3.4 assists while Seth Dugan is averaging 15.7 points and 8.7 rebounds. Josh Davis is the third double-digit scorer and Kawanise Wilkins is grabbing 4.8 rebounds. The Western Michigan Broncos are shooting 31.3 percent from beyond the arc and 70.1 percent from the free throw line. The Western Michigan Broncos are allowing 36.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 33.4 rebounds per game. The Western Michigan Broncos have lost four of their last five home games.

The Falcons are 19-7 ATS in their last 26 vs. Mid-American, 7-1 ATS in their last 8 games following a ATS win and 10-1 ATS in their last 11 games overall. The Broncos are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 Tuesday games, 7-19-1 ATS in their last 27 home games and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Falcons are 5-2 ATS in the last 7 meetings in Western Michigan and 7-2 ATS in the last 9 meetings. The over is 5-2 in Broncos last 7 overall. The over is 7-2 in Falcons last 9 overall.

Bowling Green just beat Western Michigan by 31 points a couple of weeks ago while holding the Broncos to just 28.1 percent shooting from the field. The Western Michigan Broncos are just 2-4-1 ATS this season at home and are being outscored by an average of 3.9 points. Western Michigan has also lost eight straight games and is being outscored by an average of 18.4 points in its last five games. It's hard to make a case for the Western Michigan Broncos these days, regardless of who they're playing and what the line is. The Bowling Green Falcons and the reasonable number should be the play here, especially based on the way the meeting went down a few weeks ago.

Pick:
Bowling Green -5

Randy Chambers has been with Sports Chat Place since 2014 and covers everything from the NFL to WNBA and tennis. Nobody works harder in this business in terms of content produced and amount of sports covered. Formerly a lead college football writer with Bleacher Report and has had his work featured at Fox Sports, CBS Sports and various other outlets.

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