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Ohio vs Western Michigan Basketball Prediction, Best Bets, Spread & Odds - MAC Tournament

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Ohio vs Western Michigan Basketball Prediction, Best Bets, Spread & Odds - MAC Tournament

The No. 3 seed Ohio Bobcats (19-12, 13-5 MAC) will take the court in the MAC tournament against the No. 6 seed Western Michigan Broncos (12-19, 9-9 MAC), Thursday at 6:30 PM ET live on ESPN+.

Before you place your bet on this matchup at FanDuel Sportsbook, here are the NCAA basketball odds and spreads you need to know.

Ohio vs. Western Michigan Game Info and Odds

  • Game Day: Thursday, March 14, 2024
  • Game Time: 6:30 PM ET
  • TV Channel: ESPN+
  • Location: Cleveland, Ohio
  • Arena: Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse

Ohio vs. Western Michigan Picks and Prediction

All college basketball win probability predictions and picks are according to numberFire.
Prediction: Ohio win (79%)

Before placing a wager on Thursday's Ohio-Western Michigan spread (Ohio -9.5) or over/under (146.5 points), see the betting insights and trends below.

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Ohio vs. Western Michigan: ATS Betting Stats and Trends

  • Ohio has put together a 16-14-0 ATS record so far this year.
  • Western Michigan has put together a 17-13-0 record against the spread this season.
  • As a 9.5-point underdog or more in 2023-24, Western Michigan is 4-4 against the spread compared to the 5-0 ATS record Ohio racks up as a 9.5-point favorite.
  • The Bobcats have covered the spread in a higher percentage of their home games than road games. They have covered nine times in 14 opportunities when playing at home, and they've covered six times in 12 opportunities in road games.
  • The Broncos have been better against the spread at home (7-6-0) than away (8-7-0) this year.
  • Ohio is 13-5-0 against the spread in conference games this season.
  • Western Michigan has covered the spread 12 times in 18 MAC games.

Ohio vs. Western Michigan: Moneyline Betting Stats

  • Ohio has been victorious in 17, or 70.8%, of the 24 contests it has been chosen as moneyline favorites in this season.
  • The Bobcats have been a -500 moneyline favorite on five occasions this season and won every game.
  • Western Michigan has gone 8-14 in games it was the underdog on the moneyline (winning 36.4% of those games).
  • The Broncos have played in eight games as a moneyline underdog with odds of +375 or longer without winning.
  • Sportsbooks have implied with the moneyline set for this matchup that Ohio has a 83.3% chance of pulling out a win.

Ohio vs. Western Michigan Head-to-Head Comparison

  • Ohio's +218 scoring differential (outscoring opponents by seven points per game) is a result of scoring 77.6 points per game (72nd in college basketball) while allowing 70.6 per outing (133rd in college basketball).
  • Jaylin Hunter's 13.9 points per game lead Ohio and rank 403rd in the country.
  • Western Michigan puts up 71.8 points per game (236th in college basketball) while allowing 74.6 per outing (264th in college basketball). It has a -88 scoring differential and has been outscored by 2.8 points per game.
  • Seth Hubbard's team-leading 14.3 points per game rank him 362nd in the country.
  • The Bobcats record 34.6 rebounds per game (219th in college basketball) while allowing 36 per outing to their opponents. They are outrebounded by 1.4 boards per game.
  • AJ Clayton leads the Bobcats with 4.5 rebounds per game (770th in college basketball play).
  • The 37.7 rebounds per game the Broncos accumulate rank 70th in college basketball, 2.8 more than the 34.9 their opponents pull down.
  • Owen Lobsinger averages 6.3 rebounds per game (276th in college basketball) to lead the Broncos.
  • Ohio ranks 66th in college basketball with 100.1 points scored per 100 possessions, and 118th in college basketball defensively with 91 points conceded per 100 possessions.
  • The Broncos rank 275th in college basketball with 91 points scored per 100 possessions, and 238th defensively with 94.6 points conceded per 100 possessions.

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