Western Michigan vs. Bowling Green - 1/14/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Bowling Green Falcons (11-5) at Western Michigan Broncos (8-8)
College Basketball: Tuesday, January 14, 2020 at 7:00 pm (University Arena in Read Fieldhouse)
The Line: Western Michigan Broncos +2.5 -- Over/Under: 143.5
The Bowling Green Falcons and Western Michigan Broncos meet Tuesday in college basketball action at the University Arena.
The Bowling Green Falcons need a win after splitting their last six games. The Bowling Green Falcons are averaging 76 points on 42.4 percent shooting and allowing 72 points on 40.7 percent shooting. Justin Turner is averaging 18.5 points and five rebounds while Dylan Frye is averaging 14.4 points and 4.4 assists. Daeqwon Plowden is the third double-digit scorer and Caleb Fields is dishing 1.3 assists. The Bowling Green Falcons are shooting 31.9 percent from beyond the arc and 73.7 percent from the free throw line. The Bowling Green Falcons are allowing 35.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 37.6 rebounds per game. The Bowling Green Falcons have split their first two road games.
The Western Michigan Broncos need a win after splitting their last eight games. The Western Michigan Broncos are averaging 71.8 points on 41.8 percent shooting and allowing 72.8 points on 42.9 percent shooting. Michael Flowers is averaging 17.5 points and 2.9 rebounds while Brandon Johnson is averaging 15.1 points and 8.4 rebounds. Rafael Cruz Jr. is dishing 1.6 assists and Jason Whitens is grabbing 5.3 rebounds. The Western Michigan Broncos are shooting 30.7 percent from beyond the arc and 72.3 percent from the free throw line. The Western Michigan Broncos are allowing 31.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 32.2 rebounds per game. The Western Michigan Broncos have won three straight home games.
The Falcons are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 road games, 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games as a road favorite and 1-8-1 ATS in their last 10 games overall. The Broncos are 1-3-1 ATS in their last 5 home games, 5-11 ATS in their last 16 games as a home underdog and 0-5 ATS in their last 5 Tuesday games. The over is 8-2 in Falcons last 10 road games. The over is 64-31-3 in Broncos last 98 home games.
Both of these teams have been hit or miss lately, and while the Bowling Green Falcons have been more successful over the entire course of the season, they've had issues finding consistent offense over the last week. The Western Michigan Broncos play their best ball by far at home where the defensive effort picks up and they win by an average of 8.9 points. Both of these teams are losers ATS on the season. This is a toss-up contest, and I feel better about my bet by having a free bucket with the home team.