Connecticut Huskies vs Western Michigan Broncos Odds
Waldo Stadium features a battle between the host Western Michigan Broncos and the visiting Connecticut Huskies in betting action Saturday.
The Broncos are 1-2 so far on the season, and 1-2 ATS vs. the number. The Huskies, meanwhile, are 2-1 and 1-0-2 ATS. Over under bettors have seen Western Michigan go 0-2 and the Huskies go 1-2 on the totals.
Power Rankings / Prediction: The Broncos - Huskies odds would favor the Broncos if the lines were set according to power ranks. Western Michigan is rated No. 69 in our latest OddsShark poll, while the Huskies sit at No. 79. Math models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 33-24 win for the Huskies.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Western Michigan's No. 73-ranked offense, averaging 27.3 PPG, against a Huskies defense that ranks No. 11 this week at 10.3 PPG. The Broncos aerial game is averaging 292 yards per game, more than the Huskies secondary allows through the air, 123 YPG per game.
In comparing defenses, the Huskies own the league's No. 19-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 96 yards per game when on the road. Western Michigan, on the other hand, rates No. 40 this week in generating rushing yards at home.
Connecticut won its last outing, a 24-21 result against Maryland on September 15. Connecticut earned a push in that game as a 3-point favorite, while the 45 combined points took the game OVER the total. In their last game, the Huskies were Week 3 winners, coming out on top of the Terrapins by a score of 24-21.
Western Michigan lost its last outing, a 28-23 result against Minnesota on September 15. Western Michigan failed to cover in that game as a 3-point underdog, while the 51 combined points took the game UNDER the total. Dareyon Chance went over the 100-yard mark (144) in his team's latest effort, but Minnesota still defeated Western Michigan by a score of 28-23.
Connecticut Huskies Trends:
When playing in September are 5-5
When playing on turf are 3-7
After outgaining opponent are 5-5
When playing outside the conference are 5-5
Western Michigan Broncos Trends:
When playing in September are 4-6
When playing on turf are 4-6
After being outgained are 8-2
When playing outside the conference are 3-7
A few Huskies at Broncos trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Connecticut's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Connecticut's last 8 games
Connecticut is 5-8-3 ATS in its last 16 games
Connecticut is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games on the road
Western Michigan is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Connecticut home to Buffalo, Saturday, September 29
Western Michigan home to Toledo, Saturday, September 29