Western Michigan Broncos Visit Purdue Boilermakers in Week 1 Clash – Betting Lines and Pick
The Purdue Boilermakers will do battle with the visiting Western Michigan Broncos on Saturday, looking to bolster their record and fatten the pocketbooks of betting fans who back them.
Western Michigan Broncos vs Purdue Boilermakers Opening Odds and Betting Line
Several shops tracked by Odds Shark (including Bovada) set the point spread at -12.5 for the Purdue Boilermakers . NCAA football bettors had to wait for the opening over under value, which was not available at press time (check the live lines pages here for the latest totals updates).
Computer Prediction: Western Michigan Broncos vs Purdue Boilermakers Pick
Handicapping prediction models run by the computers at Odds Shark pick a 8-3 result in favor of the Broncos. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NCAAF matchups here.
Team Betting Records & Power Rankings
The Western Michigan Broncos will try to spoil to the party on Saturday; they are 4-8 ATS against the spread this season, while the Purdue Boilermakers are 3-8-1 ATS. Western Michigan is 4-8 on the over under betting totals; Purdue is 6-6. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Purdue vs Western Michigan injuries news.
The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Purdue Boilermakers rated this week at No. 110 and the Western Michigan Broncos sitting at No. 113.
How Western Michigan Broncos vs Purdue Boilermakers Stats Matchup
The game also pits Purdue's No. 121-ranked offense, averaging 14.92 PPG, against a Western Michigan defense that ranks No. 105 this week at 35.42 PPG. The Purdue aerial game is averaging 215.83 yards per game, more than the Western Michigan Broncos secondary allows through the air, 169.17 YPG per game.
In comparing defenses, the Western Michigan Broncos own the league's No. 51-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 155.83 yards per game when on the road. Purdue, on the other hand, rates No. 65 this week in generating rushing yards at home.
Recent Outings Betting Recap
Western Michigan was a 33-14 loser in its last match on the road against Northern Illinois. They covered the 35.5-point spread as underdogs, while the total score of 47 sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. The Broncos suffered a Week 14 loss against Northern Illinois in their last game, falling 33-14 at Huskie Stadium.
In their last action, Purdue was a 56-36 loser on the road against Indiana. They earned a push of the 20-point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (92) was profitable news for OVER bettors. Danny Etling handled the Hoosiers defense in his team's most recent action, throwing for 485 yards, but Purdue still lost to Indiana 56-36.
Next Betting Matchups
Western Michigan at Idaho, Saturday, September 13th
Purdue home to Central Michigan, Saturday, September 6th