Western Michigan Broncos vs Ohio Bobcats Predictions, College Basketball Expert Picks 2/11/2020
Game: Western Michigan Broncos vs Ohio Bobcats
Date: Tuesday, February 11, 2020
Location: Convocation Center Ohio in Athens, OH
Odds/Point Spread: Ohio -6.5
The Western Michigan Broncos travel to Convocation Center Ohio to play the Ohio Bobcats on Tuesday, February 11, 2020. The opening line for this matchup has Ohio as 6.5 point favorites.
Western Michigan heads into this matchup with a mark of 11-12. They currently have a point differential of -1.4 as they are averaging 71.2 points per contest while giving up 72.6 per game. Ohio has an overall record of 11-12. They are averaging 70.8 points per game and surrendering 68.3, good for a point differential of 2.5.
Valuable Western Michigan Broncos Betting Trends
The Western Michigan Broncos are 10-9-2 against the spread
The Western Michigan Broncos are 10-11-0 against the over/under
Important Ohio Bobcats Betting Trends
The Ohio Bobcats are 10-11-0 against the spread
The Ohio Bobcats are 11-10-0 against the over/under
Key Western Michigan Broncos Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Ohio Bobcats Injuries
02/08/20 F Mason McMurray Foot is questionable
01/09/20 F Marvin Price Personal is out for season
Michael Flowers comes into this contest averaging 17.2 points per game while playing 32.3 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 2.8 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 50% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 86%. Brandon Johnson averages 15.4 points per game in 30.7 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.1 assists per contest and 8.0 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 47% for the year while his free throw percentage is 70%.
Jason Preston averages 15.8 points per game while playing 37.6 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 6.2 rebounds per game and has 7.5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage is at 72%. Ben Vander Plas averages 15.4 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 32.0 minutes per contest. He also averages 6.9 rebounds per contest and 2.6 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 52% and his free throw percentage is 57%.
Useful Team Statistics
Western Michigan averages 71.2 points per contest this season, which ranks them 176th in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is -1.4 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team, which has them ranked 224th. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 223rd in the nation. They average 34.6 rebounds per game and 11.2 assists per game, which ranks them 225th and 307th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 275th with 12.1 per game. The Broncos allow 72.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 265th in the country. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc, ranking them 210th and 158th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 37.5 rebounds a game which ranks 294th and they give up 12.6 assists per contest, which puts them in 184th place in Division 1. They force 11.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 24th in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Ohio is 192nd in the country with 70.8 points per game this year. They are 120th in Division 1 in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is 2.5. They shoot 34% from 3-point range, which is good for 122nd in the nation. They are 169th in the NCAA in rebounding with 35.7 boards per game, and 68th in assists per contest with 14.6. The Bobcats are 187th in turnovers per game with 13.2. The Bobcats surrender 68.3 points per contest, which ranks them 149th in D-1. Their defense allows a 42% shooting percentage and a 33% average from 3-point range, ranking them 154th and 149th in those defensive statistics. They rank 72nd with 11.1 assists allowed per contest and 104th with 33.6 rebounds surrendered per game. The Bobcats are 116th in country in forcing turnovers with 12.7 per game.
The Broncos are 176th in the nation in offensive rating with 101.5. In terms of pace they are 202nd in the country with 69.1 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 49% is 214th. As a team they are 167th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shots, ranking 151st in Division 1. Western Michigan is 267th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.4 times per 100 possessions.
Ohio is 163rd in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.8 times per 100 possessions. The Bobcats have an offensive rating of 103, which is ranked 147th. They are 228th in D-1 in pace with 68.7 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 88th. As a unit they are 122nd in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 43% of their shot attempts, ranking 60th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Western Michigan/Ohio college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Ohio -6.5
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