Monday, January 2, 2017
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The Western Michigan Broncos take on the Wisconsin Badgers on Monday, January 2, 2017 in the Cotton Bowl. The opening line for this game has Wisconsin as 6.5 point favorites. This season the Broncos are 9-4-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 7-6-0. The Badgers have an over/under record of 6-7-0 and they are 9-3-1 against the spread.
Zach Terrell finished with 196 yards through the air for Western Michigan in his last game. He completed 19 passes out of 25 attempts for a 76% completion percentage. The Broncos were led in rushing by Jamauri Bogan, who finished with 198 yards on 31 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 6 yards per carry. Corey Davis was the team leader in receiving with a total of 81 yards and 8 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 10 yards per reception. As a team in that game Western Michigan got a total of 25 first downs. Of those first downs, 11 came on the ground while 12 came through the air. They ran 73 total plays for 445 yards for the game. The Broncos ran for 249 yards on 48 attempts.
Bart Houston finished with 174 yards passing for Wisconsin in his last contest. He went 16 for 21, resulting in a 76% completion percentage. The Badgers were led on the ground by Corey Clement, who finished with 164 yards on 21 carries. He ended the game with an average of 8 yards per rush. Jazz Peavy led the team in receiving with 53 yards and 4 catches. He finished the game with an average of 13 yards per reception. Wisconsin had 22 first downs total. 11 came from running the ball and 9 came from a pass. They ran 70 total plays for 415 yards for the contest. The Badgers ran for 241 yards on 49 carries as a team.
Western Michigan scores 43.5 points per game on offense this season, which ranks 8th in Division 1. In the passing department, they average 19 passes on 26.9 attempts for a 70.6 percent completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 259.7 yards per game through the air as well, which ranks them 41st in college football. The Broncos run for an average of 237 yards per game on 46.4 attempts for an average of 5.1 yards per carry. That ranks them 22nd in the nation. They also run 73.3 plays per contest and average 6.8 yards per play for an average of 496.7 yards per game, ranking their offense 16th overall this season. The Broncos average 25.8 first downs per game which ranks them 7th in the country. They accumulate 48.6 penalty yards per game via 5.2 penalties, which ranks 85th in the nation.
Western Michigan allows 201.8 passing yards per game, ranking 32nd in D-1, and they allow 19.5 points per contest on defense, which ranks 16th. They give up 16.2 completions on 29.3 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 55.1. The Broncos allow 151.2 rushing yards per game on 32.1 carries for an average of 4.7 yards per carry, which ranks their rush defense 44th in the country. Western Michigan allows 353 total yards per game including 5.8 yards per play, which ranks their overall defense 25th in terms of yards per game. They force 2 turnovers per contest and get flagged for 6 penalties for 49.8 yards per game, ranking them 49th among D-1 teams.
Wisconsin averages 28.7 points per game this season on offense, which ranks them 66th in the country. In the passing department, they complete 14.5 passes per game on 23.8 attempts for a 61.2 percent completion percentage. They throw for 179.2 yards through the air per game, ranking them 106th in Division 1. The Badgers run for an average of 204.5 yards per game on 47.7 attempts for an average of 4.3 yards per carry this season, which ranks them 42nd on the ground. They also run 71.5 plays per game and average 5.4 yards per play for a total of 383.7 yards per game, ranking them 87th in the country on offense. The Badgers get an average of 20.5 first downs per game, which ranks 79th in the nation. They average 32.3 penalty yards per game via 3.3 penalties, ranking them 125th in college football.
Wisconsin allows an average of 206.1 passing yards per game, which ranks 36th in Division 1. Their defense overall allows 15.5 points per contest, which has them ranked 4th in the nation. They give up 16.4 completions on 31.4 attempts for a completion percentage of 52.2 per game. The Badgers allow 96.9 rushing yards per contest on 30 carries for a 3.2 average per rush, ranking their overall rush defense 2nd in the country. Wisconsin allows 303 total yards per game for an average of 4.9 yards per play, which ranks 7th in D-1. They force 2.1 turnovers per contest and 4.6 penalties for 36.4 yards in each contest, ranking 2nd in the nation.
Western Michigan Betting Trends
Western Michigan is 7-6-0 against the over/under this season
Western Michigan has an ATS record of 9-4-0 this season
Wisconsin Betting Trends
Wisconsin is 6-7-0 against the over/under this season
Wisconsin has an ATS record of 9-3-1 this season
Injuries to Watch
No key injuries to report
12/04/16 QB Alex Hornibrook Concussion missed last game, probable Monday vs. Western Michigan
10/24/16 LB Jack Cichy Pectoral out for season
10/20/16 LS Jake Cesear Undisclosed has left team
09/29/16 K Rafael Gaglianone Back out for season
09/10/16 OL George Panos Shoulder out for season
09/05/16 LB Chris Orr Leg out for season
08/25/16 OL Dan Voltz Knee out for season
Guy's Pick: Take Wisconsin -6.5
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