Many basketball liness experts don’t expect Miami to repeat as many teams look capable of winning the title this season.
|Bowling Green||Northern Illinois|
|Eastern Michigan||Western Michigan|
NCAA basketball lines odds should have Kent, Akron and Miami as part of the mix in the MAC this season. Akron had a school-best 26 victories last season and also finished with a 13-3 league mark, but because of a last second loss to Miami-Ohio in the tournament championship and a soft schedule did not make the NCAA Tournament according to NCAA basketball lines numbers. The Zips lose some talent off last year’s squad and will not be the favorite to win the MAC according to NCAA basketball lines experts. That role goes to Kent who finished last season with a 21-11 mark and a 12-4 conference record according to NCAA basketball lines stats. Kent returns four starters and looks like they will make a mark versus the NCAA basketball lines. Also in the mix is Ohio as they return four starters that can impact the NCAA basketball lines. Buffalo and Bowling Green look weak and will be underdogs most of the time in basketball lines.
The West Division was dominated by Toledo last year but that will not happen this season according to NCAA basketball lines experts. Toledo has lost three key starters and will take a step back versus basketball lines. The team picked to win the division by NCAA basketball lines experts is Western Michigan. Most of the players return for the Broncos including all five starters from last season according to NCAA basketball lines stats. Also in the mix according to NCAA basketball line experts is Central Michigan. They have a possible Player of the Year candidate and a solid recruiting class that can impact the NCAA basketball lines. Eastern Michigan, Northern Illinois and Ball State will be battling to stay out of last place according to basketball lines experts. Overall the MAC looks to be more competitive than it was a year ago and it would not be a surprise to see a team come out of nowhere like Miami did last year and win the conference tournament.