Bowling Green vs Western Michigan Prediction College Basketball Picks 3/5/24

Western Michigan (11-18) vs Bowling Green (17-12)

Game Info: Tuesday, March 5, 2024 at 7:00 pm (University Arena)

Betting Odds: Western Michigan Broncos -1.5 -- Over/Under: Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Bowling Green Falcons and the Western Michigan Broncos meet Tuesday in college basketball action from University Arena. Bowling Green is 17-12 so far this year. The Falcons lost to Ohio in their last outing. As for Western Michigan, they’re 11-18 after a win over Ball State last weekend. Let’s get into our Bowling Green vs. Western Michigan prediction. Check back all season long for free college basketball picks at Pick Dawgz.

Bowling Green Falcons

The Falcons managed a 14-6 run over their first 20 games, then took out Ball State and Buffalo over the next three. Bowling Green has gone a rough 1-5 since then, however. The losses in that time came versus Louisiana, Eastern Michigan, Central Michigan, Miami-OH and Ohio.

In the Ohio matchup on Friday, the Falcons were all tied up at 28-28 by halftime. Bowling Green fell behind on a 38-31 second-half run and lost 66-59 in the end. Rashaun Agee was the top team scorer on 17 points and 11 rebounds, while Trey Thomas added 15 points.

Western Michigan Broncos

Over on the Broncos’ side, they kicked off the year at 8-11 overall. Western Michigan then hit a six-game losing streak that stretched from January 27 to February 17. The Broncos are on a 3-1 run over their last four, taking wins over Miami-OH, Buffalo and Ball State in that quartet.

Matched up against Ball State over the weekend, the Broncos had a close call. Western Michigan scored 32 points in the first half, 33 in the second and 13 in overtime for a 78-76 victory. Ja’Vaughn Hannah topped the team with his 17 points, four rebounds and three assists.


I’ll stick with Western Michigan. The Broncos are coming off a gritty overtime win versus Ball State. WMU hit 45.2 percent from the field with a 48-33 rebounding edge in that one but also coughed up 14 turnovers for 12 Cardinals points. That makes 77 or more points in each of the Broncos’ last three wins, so getting above the 70-point mark or so should be a top priority in this one.

In their last meeting back on January 20, Western Michigan took an 84-79 road loss to Bowling Green. The Broncos had turnover issues in that one as well with 16 for 31 Falcons points. The offense is going to have to get into gear (along with some ball control) in this rematch, but I think WMU is up for it.

Andrew’s Pick Western Michigan Broncos -1.5

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