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Western Michigan Broncos Visit Illinois Fighting Illini in Week 3 Clash – Betting Lines and Pick

Memorial Stadium features a battle between the host Illinois Fighting Illini and the visiting Western Michigan Broncos in college football betting action Saturday.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Odds makers at Bovada had the Illinois Fighting Illini as 1.5-point underdogs in the matchup, while the betting total had not been set at press time (check BetOnline for the latest on the over under).

Odds Shark computer prediction formulas pick a 40-23 win for the Broncos on Saturday. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NCAAF matchups here.

Western Michigan Broncos vs Illinois Fighting Illini Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Western Michigan Broncos will look to cover ATS vs their hosts on Saturday, as they are 2-0 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Illinois Fighting Illini are 1-1 ATS. Western Michigan is 1-1 against the over under total, while Illinois is 1-1 versus the number. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Illinois vs Western Michigan injuries news.

The game pits the Illinois Fighting Illini, currently No. 88 in our Odds Shark NCAA Football Power Rankings, against the Western Michigan Broncos, who rate No. 14 in the latest survey.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up the Illinois Fighting Illini No. 47-ranked offense (37.5 PPG) against a Western Michigan Broncos defense that ranks No. 54 at 21 PPG. The Illinois Fighting Illini passing attack has averaged 177.5 yards per game, less than the Western Michigan Broncos give up through the air (202.5 YPG on average).

Defensively, the Western Michigan Broncos feature the league's No. 21-rated road run defense, allowing 123 yards per game. Illinois, meanwhile, ranks No. 43 in rushing offense at home.

Ke'Shawn Vaughn tore up the turf for 116 rushing yards in the latest Fighting Illini game, a 48-23 loss to the Tar Heels at Memorial Stadium.

Betting Trends
  • Western Michigan is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Western Michigan is 9-2 SU in its last 11 games
  • Western Michigan is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
  • Western Michigan is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
  • Illinois is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Illinois is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Illinois's last 13 games
  • Illinois is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Western Michigan home to Georgia Southern, Saturday, September 24th
Illinois at Nebraska, Saturday, October 1st