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Western Michigan A Boon For ATS Bettors

Braverman Western Michigan Football

Western Michigan is not the most publicized team around, but bettors have been in love with the Broncos as they are 17-7 ATS in their last 24 games. Western Michigan will try to extend that streak when they clash with the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders in the Bahamas Bowl on December 24.

Shark Bites
  • Middle Tennessee is 0-3 SU and ATS in their last three games in December.
  • Western Michigan is 4-1 SU in their last five games following a win as an underdog.
  • Freshman Brent Stockstill has thrown 27 touchdowns and just eight interceptions this season.

Western Michigan’s offense has been high-octane this season with the team averaging 480.6 offensive yards and 35 points per game. The Broncos boast one of the best receiver tandems in the nation with Daniel Braverman and Corey David both accounting for more than 1200 yards and 11 touchdowns through the air.

Middle Tennessee closed their season out going 4-0 SU and ATS while holding opponents to 13.8 points per game. Don’t let the defense fool you though, the Blue Raiders bread-and-butter is their offense that has averaged 33 points and 458.7 yards per game.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Betting fans looking to back the visiting Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders in this one found them as 3-point underdogs on the opening college football point spread at TopBet. As of December 11th, the OVER/UNDER was sitting at 60.5 at BetOnline.


Odds Shark prediction models pick the Broncos to win this game on Thursday 39-36. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NCAAF matchups here.

Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders vs Western Michigan Broncos Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders will try to spoil to the party on Thursday; they are 8-4 ATS against the spread this season, while the Western Michigan Broncos are 7-5 ATS. Middle Tennessee is 4-8 on the over under betting totals; Western Michigan is 6-5-1. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Western Michigan vs Middle Tennessee injuries news.

The game pits the Western Michigan Broncos, currently No. 30 in our Odds Shark NCAA Football Power Rankings, against the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders, who rate No. 39 in the latest survey.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up the Western Michigan Broncos No. 27-ranked offense (35.25 PPG) against a Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders defense that ranks No. 53 at 25.08 PPG. The Western Michigan Broncos passing attack has averaged 283.42 yards per game, more than the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders give up through the air (246.67 YPG on average).

In comparing defenses, the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders own the league's No. 47-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 153.5 yards per game when on the road. Western Michigan, on the other hand, rates No. 49 this week in generating rushing yards at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Middle Tennessee cruised to victory in its last outing, as they ran up a 42-7 score against UTSA at Alamodome.

In their last gridiron battle, Corey Davis did much of the damage, producing 139 receiving yards as Western Michigan beat the Rockets 35-30 at Glass Bowl.