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Western Michigan looks to complete perfect regular season

The Western Michigan Broncos are 14-0 SU and 11-3 ATS over their last 14 games, including a perfect 12-0 SU record this season. The Broncos will try to win their first MAC championship in school history on Friday night at Ford Field facing the Ohio Bobcats.

SHARK BITES
  • Western Michigan is 6-1 ATS in its last seven games against Ohio.
  • Ohio is 2-6 SU in its last eight games in December.
  • The total has gone OVER in Western Michigan's last four games against Ohio.

Western Michigan blew the MAC away this season, becoming the first team in MAC history to win all of its conference games by at least two touchdowns. Quarterback Zach Terrell threw 30 touchdown passes with just one interception, helping to lead the Broncos to 44.8 points per game on offense. That offensive output ties Washington's for third-highest in the nation behind only Louisville and Oklahoma.

Ohio has been to the MAC championship game three times since 2006 but has failed to ever capture the title. The Bobcats have shown some bite as an underdog in recent seasons, with a 7-2 ATS record in their last nine games as a dog, including four outright upsets.

The Broncos are 3-0 SU and ATS in their last three games against Ohio, with three straight wins by 21 points or more.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The home Ohio Bobcats were 17-point underdogs in this NCAA football battle at Bovada earlier (watch for line movement). No over under line was available early in the week, but was set to be posted shortly.

A 44-24 result in favor of the Broncos was the prediction by the Odds Shark handicapping pick engine earlier this week. Check the picks page or matchup report during the week as factors may cause that prediction to be re-run or visit PredictionMachine.com for additional college football picks. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NCAAF matchups here.

Western Michigan Broncos vs Ohio Bobcats Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Western Michigan Broncos will look to cover ATS vs their hosts on Friday, as they are 9-3 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Ohio Bobcats are 6-6 ATS. Western Michigan is 7-5 against the over under total, while Ohio is 2-9 versus the number. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Ohio vs Western Michigan injuries news.

The game pits the Ohio Bobcats, currently No. 47 in our Odds Shark NCAA Football Power Rankings, against the Western Michigan Broncos, who rate No. 8 in the latest survey.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Ohio's No. 76-ranked offense, averaging 26.83 PPG, against a Western Michigan defense that ranks No. 16 this week at 19.17 PPG. The Ohio aerial game is averaging 218.33 yards per game, more than the Western Michigan Broncos secondary allows through the air, 200.75 YPG per game.

Defensively, the Western Michigan Broncos feature the league's No. 34-rated road run defense, allowing 145.5 yards per game. Ohio, meanwhile, ranks No. 79 in rushing offense at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Last time we saw the Rockets, they had no answer for Jamauri Bogan as the Broncos rolled to a 55-35 victory at Waldo Stadium.

The Bobcats grabbed a Week 13 victory over the Zips in their last game, winning 9-3 at Peden Stadium.

Betting Trends
  • Western Michigan is 11-3 ATS in its last 14 games
  • Western Michigan is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Western Michigan's last 5 games
  • Western Michigan is 6-1 ATS in its last 7 games when playing Ohio
  • Ohio is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Ohio's last 8 games
  • Ohio is 1-6 ATS in its last 7 games when playing Western Michigan
  • Ohio is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games when playing Western Michigan

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