4* Heavy Hitter on Western Michigan -
Tennessee State vs. Western Michigan,
11/11/2013 22:00 EDT,
Score: 52 - 63
Point Spread: -9/-110 Western Michigan
In just two games we have already learned a lot about these two teams. First of all, Tennessee State is awful. They were crushed by 30 points in their season opener against Hawaii, followed by a 15 point loss at the hands of New Mexico State. When Western Michigan played New Mexico State in this tournament they picked up a six-point win.
The Broncos will have Shayne Whittington back tonight after serving a suspension for the first two games of the season. Both of these teams have played the same schedule. The Broncos also lost to Hawaii, but there loss was by just 10-points. With Whittington back in the lineup the Broncos will not have to rely as heavily on their outside shooting. They have several key matchup advantages and should dominate this game from start to finish.
The Broncos are 5-1 ATS in their last six neutral court games. They face a Tigers team that is 0-5 ATS in their last five non-conference matchups. I don't think the Tigers offense will be able to do a lot of scoring in this game. They rely on a lot of points in the paint thanks to shooting just 18.2% from beyond the three-point line. Whittington is a 6' 11" center that is not only a great scorer, but also a great defender.