Point Spread: -1.00 | -115.00 Pacific (Home)
For a number of different reasons I look for the home side to take care of business and to find a way to get the job done at the end of the night. WMU is coming off a loss to Northeastern in which its defense struggled to make necessary stops. And that doesn't bode well for a Tigers team which comes in with momentum after knocking off the Idaho State Bengals, 68-62 last weekend. It was Pacific's third straight win. The Tigers defense has been very effective so far this year in allowing just 63.2 PPG and I think will be able to really test the Broncos today. WMU will also have its hands full with the Tigers' seven-foot, 245 pound somphomore starting center. Note that Western Michigan is already just 1-2 ATS on the road this year, while Pacific is 5-1 ATS in its last six non-conference games. In my opinion, the situation, the numbers and the trends do all indeed point to PACIFIC as the sharp move in this one.