Western Michigan Broncos vs. Michigan Wolverines Betting Prediction


The fifth-ranked Michigan Wolverines (10-0) try to stay perfect when they challenge the Western Michigan Broncos (5-4) at Crisler Center. The game begins at 2 p.m. ET on Saturday, December 15, 2018.

Western Michigan Broncos at Michigan Wolverines Betting Odds

Both teams were triumphant in their last game. The Wolverines won big over the Norfolk State Spartans 63-44, while the Broncos were victorious over the Detroit Titans 89-76.

Western Michigan dominated nearly every facet of the game. They had an offensive rebounding percentage of 53.7 and a free throw rate of 0.288. Detroit put up marks of 35.8 and 0.214, respectively, for those same stats. Michigan, meanwhile, dominated every facet of their game. They had a free throw rate of 0.217 and an offensive rebounding percentage of 34.7. For those same stats, Norfolk State was 0.085 and 18.6, respectively. Jon Teske fueled Michigan with 13 points and eight rebounds. Meanwhile, Seth Dugan had a good game for Western Michigan, finishing with 32 points, 22 rebounds and six assists.

Michigan should be expected to protect the ball well in this contest. Dating back to last season, Michigan ranks 13th in the NCAA at avoiding errors (turnover percentage of 14.3 percent), while Western Michigan has forced the 12th-fewest turnovers (18.9 percent). Furthermore, the Broncos have been among the NCAA’s best on the offensive backboards, ranking 32nd in offensive rebounding percentage (31.6 percent). The Wolverines, however, rank 29th at securing defensive rebounds with a defensive rebounding percentage of 75.0 percent.

Western Michigan Broncos at Michigan Wolverines Free Pick

Pick: SU Winner – Michigan, ATS Winner – Western Michigan, O/U – Under

Betting Notes (2017-Present):

  • Michigan ranks fourth in three pointers allowed per game (16.6) while Western Michigan ranks 220th (24.5).
  • The Wolverines average 3.3 blocks per game, which ranks 41st in the NCAA. The Broncos rank 127th in blocks allowed per game (3.1).
  • Western Michigan ranks 29th in rebounds per game (36.4) while Michigan ranks 67th in rebounds allowed per game (33.0).
  • The Wolverines rank first in steals allowed per game (3.9) while the Broncos rank 202nd (5.8).
  • Michigan ranks 30th in assists allowed per game (10.1) while Western Michigan ranks 148th (13.3).