Ohio vs Western Michigan College Basketball Betting Tips 1/4/2020
Game: Ohio Bobcats vs Western Michigan Broncos
Date: Saturday, January 4, 2020
Location: University Arena in Kalamazoo, MI
Odds/Point Spread: Western Michigan -2
The Ohio Bobcats head to University Arena to take on the Western Michigan Broncos on Saturday, January 4, 2020. The opening line for this game has Western Michigan as 2 point favorites.
Ohio heads into this matchup with a mark of 8-5. They currently have a point differential of 5.1 as they are averaging 71.7 points per contest while giving up 66.6 per game. Western Michigan has an overall mark of 7-6. They are averaging 72.5 points per contest and giving up 73.0, which is a point differential of -0.5.
Valuable Ohio Bobcats Betting Trends
The Ohio Bobcats are 4-7-0 against the spread this season
The Ohio Bobcats are 6-5-0 against the over/under this year
Important Western Michigan Broncos Betting Trends
The Western Michigan Broncos are 4-6-1 against the spread this season
The Western Michigan Broncos are 5-6-0 against the over/under this year
Key Ohio Bobcats Injuries
12/29/19 G Connor Murrell Abdominal is questionable
12/29/19 G Jordan Dartis Illness missed last game, is questionable
12/29/19 F Ben Roderick Hand is questionable
12/19/19 G Michael Brown Undisclosed is out indefinitely
Key Western Michigan Broncos Injuries
No key injuries to report
Jason Preston comes into this game averaging 15.9 points per contest while playing 37.2 minutes per night this year. He grabs 6.2 rebounds per contest and distributes 7.9 assists per game. His FG percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage is 75%. Jordan Dartis averages 14.3 points per contest in 32.5 minutes per game. He averages 1.9 assists per game and 2.0 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 40% for the season while his free throw percentage is 83%.
Michael Flowers scores 17.1 points per contest while playing 30.6 minutes per game. He hauls in 2.7 rebounds per contest and has 3.5 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is at 87%. Brandon Johnson averages 14.6 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 29.6 minutes per game. He also brings in 8.7 rebounds per game and has 0.9 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 65%.
Useful Team Statistics
Ohio averages 71.7 points per contest, which is 193rd in D-1. Their average scoring margin is 5.1 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a unit, which has them ranked 72nd. From 3-point territory they shoot 35%, which is good for 97th in the nation. They average 34.5 boards per contest and 15.8 assists per game, which ranks them 246th and 48th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 209th with 13.3 per game. The Bobcats allow 66.6 points per contest, which is 131st in the NCAA. They also surrender a 41% shooting percentage and a 32% average from 3-point range, ranking them 130th and 163rd in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 32.1 rebounds a game which ranks 52nd, and they allow 11.2 assists per game which puts them in 83rd place in the country. They force 13.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 109th in Division 1.
Useful Team Statistics
Western Michigan is 166th in the nation with 72.5 points per contest this season. They are 284th in the country in shooting at 42%, while their average scoring margin is -0.5. They shoot 31% from beyond the arc, which is good for 289th in the NCAA. They are 206th in D-1 in rebounding with 35.2 boards per contest and 292nd in assists per game with 11.6. The Broncos are 322nd in turnovers per contest with 11.5. The Broncos give up 73.0 points per game, which ranks them 274th in Division 1. Their defense surrenders a 43% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 218th and 158th in those defensive statistics. They rank 113th with 11.7 dimes allowed per game and 305th with 38.4 boards surrendered per contest. The Broncos are 77th in the nation in forcing turnovers with 12.7 per contest this year.
The Bobcats are 102nd in the nation in offensive rating with 105.5. In terms of pace they are 284th in the country with 67.9 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 54% is 45th. As a team they are 58th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 43% of their shots, ranking 56th in Division 1. Ohio is 138th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17.3 times per 100 possessions.
Western Michigan is 325th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.2 times per 100 possessions. The Broncos have an offensive rating of 101.3, which is ranked 189th. They are 222nd in D-1 in pace with 69.6 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 48% is 268th. As a unit they are 217th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 52% and they shoot 3-pointers on 42% of their shot attempts, ranking 87th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Ohio/Western Michigan college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Ohio +2
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