Western Michigan Broncos vs. Toledo Rockets
Date/Time: March 15, 2014, 6:30 p.m. EST
Where: Quicken Loans Arena, Cleveland, Ohio
Over the years in college basketball some of the lesser known conference has hated to be called a mid-major conference. These teams and conferences set out to prove that they could play with some of the best teams in the country. One of those conferences is the Mid-American Conference who will feature a very intriguing championship game on Saturday evening. The Mid-American Conference Tournament championship game will feature the two top seeds that have survived the early rounds and will play for the automatic berth to the NCAA Tournament.
The championship game features two very talented teams in the Western Michigan Broncos and the Toledo Rockets. The Broncos needed overtime to get to this point in the tournament in perhaps the best game to date in this tournament. The Broncos played one of their worst halves of basketball in the biggest stage of the season, but countered it with one of their grittiest efforts of the year as they went on to defeat Akron in overtime, 64-60, to advance to their first MAC Tournament championship game since 2004. WMU had seven turnovers in the first half. The Broncos had three the rest of the game to finish with 10. They will have to protect the ball gaainst the Rockets if they have any hopes of winning the title.
The latest college basketball betting trends for this tournament championship reveal that both teams have some very positive wagering angles backing them in this outing. The Rockets are 7-3 against the spread (ATS) in their last 10 games when playing against a team with a winning percentage above .600, 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games vs. a team with a winning straight up record and 7-0 ATS in their last 7 neutral site games. However it should be noted that the Rockets are 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games following a win against the spread.
The Broncos are 8-2 ATS in their last 10 games when playing against a team with a winning percentage above .600, 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games when playing against a team with a winning straight up record and 8-1-1 ATS in their last 10 games following a straight up win.
Both of these teams are very good, but the Broncos have what it takes to take the Rockets to the wire. The Broncos are 8-2-1 against the number in their last 11 games overall and pay out once again for Bronco backers in the championship game.
Free Pick: Western Michigan Broncos
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