Western Michigan @ Central Michigan
Current Records: Western Michigan 6-14; Central Michigan 7-13
What to Know
The Western Michigan Broncos will hit the road for the second straight game as they head to McGuirk Arena at 7 p.m. ET Saturday. The teams split their matchups last year, with the Central Michigan Chippewas winning the first 65-55 at home and the Broncos taking the second 77-63.
On Tuesday, WMU lost to the Ohio Bobcats on the road by a decisive 88-76 margin. The top scorer for WMU was guard Lamar Norman Jr. (20 points).
Meanwhile, things couldn't have gone much worse for CMU as they lost 83-61 to the Bowling Green Falcons on Tuesday. The losing side was boosted by guard Jesse Zarzuela, who had 24 points.
Barring any buzzer beaters, WMU is expected to win a tight contest. But bettors beware: they are only 1-3 against the spread when favored.
The losses put WMU at 6-14 and the Chippewas at 7-13. A pair of stats to keep an eye on: The Broncos are stumbling into the game with the 357th fewest takeaways in college basketball, having accrued only 9.8 on average. CMU has experienced some struggles of their own as they are 356th worst in college basketball in turnovers per game, with 16.2 on average. It's possible one of these Achilles' heels will wind up tripping the losing team up.
How To Watch
- When: Saturday at 7 p.m. ET
- Where: McGuirk Arena -- Mt. Pleasant, Michigan
- Follow: CBS Sports App
- Ticket Cost: $26.25
The Broncos are a slight 1.5-point favorite against the Chippewas, according to the latest college basketball odds.
The line on this game has moved quite a bit since it opened, as it started out with the Chippewas as a 2-point favorite.
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Central Michigan have won eight out of their last 15 games against Western Michigan.
- Feb 12, 2022 - Western Michigan 77 vs. Central Michigan 63
- Feb 03, 2022 - Central Michigan 65 vs. Western Michigan 55
- Feb 06, 2021 - Western Michigan 67 vs. Central Michigan 65
- Dec 18, 2020 - Western Michigan 76 vs. Central Michigan 61
- Mar 06, 2020 - Central Michigan 85 vs. Western Michigan 68
- Feb 01, 2020 - Central Michigan 85 vs. Western Michigan 78
- Mar 11, 2019 - Central Michigan 81 vs. Western Michigan 67
- Mar 08, 2019 - Central Michigan 82 vs. Western Michigan 75
- Feb 02, 2019 - Central Michigan 85 vs. Western Michigan 64
- Mar 03, 2018 - Central Michigan 84 vs. Western Michigan 71
- Feb 20, 2018 - Western Michigan 83 vs. Central Michigan 81
- Mar 03, 2017 - Western Michigan 88 vs. Central Michigan 80
- Feb 03, 2017 - Central Michigan 86 vs. Western Michigan 82
- Mar 04, 2016 - Western Michigan 91 vs. Central Michigan 82
- Feb 20, 2016 - Western Michigan 92 vs. Central Michigan 85