Western Michigan vs. Central Michigan: Start Time, Streaming Live, TV Channel, How to Watch

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Western Michigan vs. Central Michigan: Start Time, Streaming Live, TV Channel, How to Watch


The Western Michigan Broncos (7-23, 3-14 MAC) bring a three-game losing streak into a home matchup with the Central Michigan Chippewas (10-20, 5-12 MAC), who have lost four straight.

In its most recent game, Western Michigan lost to Miami (OH) on Tuesday, 77-62. Tray Maddox scored a team-high 25 points (and added two assists and three rebounds). In its previous game, Central Michigan lost to Toledo on Tuesday, 99-65. Its leading scorer was Reggie Bass with 27 points.

When is Western Michigan vs. Central Michigan and when does it start?

This matchup between the Broncos and Chippewas will happen on Friday, March 3, 2023. You should expect the opening tip at 7:00 PM ET.

Where to Watch Western Michigan vs. Central Michigan

The Broncos and Chippewas will take to the court at University Arena (MI) for this matchup on March 3, and if you would like to see the game live, get your tickets now from Vivid Seats!

What channel is the game on?

You can catch this game live on ESPN3.

Western Michigan Broncos vs. Central Michigan Chippewas Game Preview

Western Michigan Stats, Odds & Insights

Western Michigan’s -145 scoring differential (outscored by 4.8 points per game) is a result of scoring 69.5 points per game (231st in college basketball) while allowing 74.3 per outing (298th in college basketball).

The Broncos average just 3.2 fewer points than the Chippewas give up (72.7).

Western Michigan hits 7.9 three-pointers per game (127th in college basketball) at a 32.5% rate (277th in college basketball), compared to the 7.8 its opponents make while shooting 36.6% from deep.

Offensively, the Broncos have played better in home games this year, scoring 72.3 points per game, compared to 66.5 per game in away games.

Western Michigan has seen a decrease in scoring lately, racking up 65.6 points per game in its last 10 contests, 3.9 points fewer than the 69.5 it has scored this year.

Central Michigan Stats, Odds & Insights

Central Michigan has been outscored by 6.9 points per game (posting 65.8 points per game, 325th in college basketball, while giving up 72.7 per contest, 260th in college basketball) and has a -209 scoring differential.

The Chippewas’ 65.8 points per game are 8.5 fewer than the Broncos concede.

Central Michigan connects on 1.8 fewer threes per contest than the opposition, 6.1 (314th in college basketball) compared to its opponents’ 7.9.

In 2022-23 the Chippewas are scoring 7.1 more points per game at home (68.7) than away (61.6).

While Central Michigan is posting 65.8 points per game in 2022-23, it has fallen short of that over its past 10 games, producing 63.1 points per contest.

Broncos Key Players to Watch

Broncos Leaders
Lamar Norman Jr. 29 17.3 2.7 3.0 0.9 0.1 2.8
Tray Maddox 24 12.2 3.7 2.0 1.0 0.4 1.8
Titus Wright 30 8.1 5.2 0.4 0.1 0.5 0.0
Markeese Hastings 30 8.1 9.1 1.8 0.9 0.6 0.5
Seth Hubbard 30 7.5 2.6 0.8 0.5 0.1 1.4

Chippewas Key Players to Watch

Chippewas Leaders
Kevin Miller 4 18.5 3.8 5.3 0.8 0.0 0.8
Jesse Zarzuela 17 16.3 2.8 2.7 0.9 0.0 2.5
Brian Taylor 30 14.3 6.1 1.5 1.1 0.8 1.0
Reggie Bass 29 12.3 3.7 3.2 1.1 0.2 1.8
Markus Harding 23 9.0 4.0 0.7 0.3 0.4 0.8

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Author: Andy Molitor

Andy has been involved in sports betting on and off his entire adult life and has been creating content surrounding it for the past five years. While the NFL is his first love, he also bets hundreds of college basketball games every winter and loves sweating golf DFS during the football offseason.