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College Football Betting Line Favors the Bowling Green Falcons over the Western Michigan Broncos

Western Michigan Broncos


Bowling Green Falcons
Saturday, October 18, 2014 2:00 PM ET
Doyt Perry Stadium

The Bowling Green Falcons will be looking to stay perfect in Mid-American Conference play when they welcome the 3-3 Western Michigan Broncos to Doyt Perry Stadium on Saturday afternoon. The 5-2 Falcons are 3-0 against MAC rivals, good for top spot in the East, and are 8-1 SU, 6-3 ATS, in their last nine home dates overall.

The Broncos have endured a roller coaster 3-3 SU season, but have been a solid bet, 5-1 ATS. Western Michigan has also enjoyed success in head-to-head meetings with the Falcons, SU and ATS winners in their last three matchups, 7-3 SU and 8-2 ATS in their last 10 meetings.

Western Michigan Broncos vs Bowling Green Falcons Opening Odds and Betting Line

The visiting Western Michigan Broncos opened as 2.5-point underdogs in this one at 5Dimes and most sportsbooks tracked here at Odds Shark. No total had been posted as of writing time check the live lines pages in the coming days to see where the number opened.

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Computer Prediction: Western Michigan Broncos vs Bowling Green Falcons Pick

Handicapping models based on recent betting stats and prediction formulas pick a 36-27 win for the Falcons. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NCAAF matchups here.

Western Michigan Broncos vs Bowling Green Falcons Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Bowling Green Falcons currently sport a record of 5-2, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 3-4 ATS. The Western Michigan Broncos are 3-3 and 5-1 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Bowling Green Falcons post a 4-3 over under record this season, while the Western Michigan Broncos have gone 4-2 against the number. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Bowling Green vs Western Michigan injuries news.

The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Bowling Green Falcons rated this week at No. 48 and the Western Michigan Broncos sitting at No. 89.

How Western Michigan Broncos vs Bowling Green Falcons Stats Matchup

The game also pits Bowling Green's No. 31-ranked offense, averaging 36.43 PPG, against a Western Michigan defense that ranks No. 88 this week at 30.5 PPG. The Bowling Green aerial game is averaging 311 yards per game, more than the Western Michigan Broncos secondary allows through the air, 245.17 YPG per game.

In comparing defenses, the Western Michigan Broncos own the league's No. 69-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 181 yards per game when on the road. Bowling Green, on the other hand, rates No. 50 this week in generating rushing yards at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Jarvion Franklin ran through the Ball State defense for 161 yards in Western Michigan's last game, handing the Cardinals a 42-38 setback on Saturday at Scheumann Stadium.

The Falcons grabbed a Week 7 victory over the Bobcats in their last game, winning 31-13 at Peden Stadium.

Western Michigan Broncos vs Bowling Green Falcons Betting Odds Trends

Western Michigan is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games
Western Michigan is 4-16 SU in its last 20 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Western Michigan's last 6 games
Western Michigan is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
Bowling Green is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Bowling Green's last 9 games
Bowling Green is 10-5 ATS in its last 15 games at home
Bowling Green is 9-2 SU in its last 11 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Western Michigan home to Ohio, Saturday, October 25th
Bowling Green at Akron, Tuesday, November 4th