Norman leads Western Michigan against Bowling Green after 25-point game

Bowling Green Falcons (8-8, 2-1 MAC) at Western Michigan Broncos (5-11, 1-2 MAC)

Kalamazoo, Michigan; Saturday, 1 p.m. EST

FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Western Michigan -2.5; over/under is 150

BOTTOM LINE: Western Michigan hosts the Bowling Green Falcons after Lamar Norman Jr. scored 25 points in Western Michigan’s 85-79 win against the Eastern Michigan Eagles.

The Broncos are 4-2 in home games. Western Michigan ranks ninth in the MAC with 29.1 points per game in the paint led by Titus Wright averaging 5.7.

The Falcons are 2-1 against MAC opponents. Bowling Green ranks fifth in the MAC shooting 34.1% from 3-point range.

The matchup Saturday is the first meeting of the season between the two teams in conference play.

TOP PERFORMERS: Markeese Hastings is averaging 7.4 points and 10.3 rebounds for the Broncos. Norman is averaging 2.8 made 3-pointers over the last 10 games for Western Michigan.

Leon Ayers III is averaging 17.1 points for the Falcons. Kaden Metheny is averaging 2.6 made 3-pointers over the last 10 games for Bowling Green.

LAST 10 GAMES: Broncos: 3-7, averaging 66.1 points, 34.2 rebounds, 12.5 assists, 5.4 steals and 1.9 blocks per game while shooting 42.9% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 70.1 points per game.

Falcons: 6-4, averaging 82.4 points, 35.0 rebounds, 17.1 assists, 5.8 steals and 4.3 blocks per game while shooting 47.3% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 73.3 points.

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