Halftime Report

Central Michigan and the Broncos have shown up to the game, but their offenses sure haven't. Central Michigan has a bit of a cushion as they currently lead the Broncos 40-21.

If Central Michigan keeps playing like this, they'll bump their record up to 15-10 in no time. On the other hand, Western Michigan will have to make due with an 8-17 record unless they turn things around (and fast).

Who's Playing

Western Michigan Broncos @ Central Michigan Chippewas

Current Records: Western Michigan 8-16, Central Michigan 14-10

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What to Know

We've got another exciting Mid American matchup on schedule as the Western Michigan Broncos and the Central Michigan Chippewas are set to tip at 7:00 p.m. ET on February 17th at McGuirk Arena. Western Michigan is no doubt hoping to put an end to a five-game streak of away losses.

Western Michigan lost a heartbreaker when they last took the court, but unfortunately for them the loss they were handed on on Saturday was a bit more commanding. They took a serious blow against the Golden Eagles, falling 86-54. Western Michigan found out winning isn't easy when you don't work as a unit and post 13 fewer assists than your opponent.

Meanwhile, Central Michigan's game on Saturday was all tied up 29-29 at the half, but luckily for them it didn't stay that way. They pulled ahead with a 58-57 photo finish over the Monarchs. The victory was just what Central Michigan needed coming off of a 68-47 loss in their prior match.

The Broncos have not been sharp recently as the team's lost seven of their last eight matchups, which put a noticeable dent in their 8-16 record this season. As for the Chippewas, they have been performing incredibly well recently as they've won six of their last seven matches, which provided a massive bump to their 14-10 record this season.

Western Michigan will be fighting an uphill battle on Saturday as the experts have pegged them as the 5.5-point underdog. They have not treated fans well this season (a 8-16 ensrues that), but at least they enjoy a 14-10 record against the spread.

Western Michigan came up short against the Chippewas in their previous matchup back in January, falling 62-55. Can Western Michigan avenge their loss or is history doomed to repeat itself? We'll find out soon enough.


Central Michigan is a solid 5.5-point favorite against Western Michigan, according to the latest college basketball odds.

The oddsmakers were right in line with the betting community on this one, as the game opened as a 5.5-point spread, and stayed right there.

The over/under is 134.5 points.

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Series History

Central Michigan has won 6 out of their last 10 games against Western Michigan.

  • Jan 27, 2024 - Central Michigan 62 vs. Western Michigan 55
  • Mar 03, 2023 - Western Michigan 81 vs. Central Michigan 65
  • Jan 28, 2023 - Central Michigan 70 vs. Western Michigan 69
  • 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