Idaho at Western Michigan College Football Picks & Predictions 9/16/2017
Saturday, September 16, 2017
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Waldo Stadium is the venue for the game between the Idaho Vandals and the Western Michigan Broncos on Saturday, September 16, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Western Michigan as 14 point favorites. The total has been set at 58. The Broncos are 1-1-0 against the spread and their over/under mark is 1-1-0. The Vandals are 0-1-1 ATS and their over/under record is 0-2-0.
Valuable Idaho Vandals Betting Trends
The Idaho Vandals are 0-2-0 against the over/under
The Idaho Vandals are 0-1-1 against the spread
Important Western Michigan Broncos Betting Trends
The Western Michigan Broncos are 1-1-0 against the over/under
The Western Michigan Broncos are 1-1-0 against the spread
Key Idaho Vandals Injuries
09/10/17 WR Alfonso Onunwor Leg "?" Saturday vs. Western Michigan
Key Western Michigan Broncos Injuries
09/10/17 OL Curtis Doyle Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. Idaho
09/10/17 RB Matt Falcon Knee "?" Saturday vs. Idaho
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Idaho Vandals have run for 316 yards as a unit, which ranks 67th in the nation. They've run 80 times, averaging 4 yards per rush as a unit. The Vandals have been penalized on offense 7 times for 60 yards so far this year, which has them 112th in the country in penalties. They are 94th in Division 1 in points scored with 44. They have run 133 plays this year for 740 yards, which ranks them 76th in the nation in total offense. The Vandals average 5.6 yards per play, which is 77th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 33 1st downs this season, ranking them 101st overall as an offensive unit. Matt Linehan has completed 36 throws while attempting 53 passes for a completion percentage of 67.9%. He has passed for 424 yards this year. He averages 6.6 adjusted yards per throw and 8 yards per pass attempt. His quarterback rating this season is 142.5.
The Vandals rush defense has given up 85 attempts for 452 yards this season, putting them in 110th place in the country against the run. They have had 6 penalties for 49 yards on defense this year. That places them 10th in Division 1. Idaho is 72nd in college football in points surrendered on defense with 50. They have given up a total of 740 yards on D, which is 75th in the nation. The Vandals are 92nd in yards per play allowed with 5.9. Opponent offenses have completed 20 throws on 41 attempts against the Idaho Vandals defense this season, ranking them 17th and 24th in the country. The Idaho pass defense has also surrendered a total of 288 yards in the air, which is 35th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Idaho Vandals have tried 2 field goals this year and made 1, which is 86th in college football. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 50%. Idaho Vandals kickers have made 83% of their extra points, going 5 for 6 this season. Their punters have accumulated 435 yards on 9 punts, averaging 48 yards per punt. That ranks them 11th in the NCAA in punting average. Idaho is 67th in the country in punt returns with 3. They've totaled 23 punt return yards and average 7.7 yards per return, which is 52nd in D-1. They have returned 5 kicks for 82 yards on special teams, which puts them 81st in kick return yardage. The Vandals average 16 yards per kick return and they are 90th in the nation in all-purpose yards with 845.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Broncos are 93rd in Division 1 in points scored with 45. They have run 134 plays this season for 552 yards, which ranks them 122nd in the nation in total offense. The Western Michigan Broncos average 4.1 yards per play, which is 122nd in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 35 1st downs this year, placing them 93rd overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Western Michigan has run for 379 yards as a team, which ranks 53rd in the country. They've run 84 times, averaging 4.5 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Broncos have been penalized on offense 9 times for 54 yards so far this season, which has them 95th in the nation in penalties. Jon Wassink has thrown for 146 yards this season. He has completed 22 passes on 48 attempts for a completion percentage of 45.8%. His quarterback rating this year is 63.1. He averages 3 yards per pass attempt and 1.2 adjusted yards per throw.
Western Michigan is 114th in the nation in points allowed on defense with 77. They have surrendered a total of 978 yards on D, which is 108th in Division 1. The Broncos are ranked 122nd in yards per play allowed with 7.1. Opposing offenses have completed 36 passes on 54 attempts against the Western Michigan defense this season, placing them 68th and 45th in the country. The Western Michigan Broncos pass defense has also given up a total of 450 yards through the air, which is 76th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has allowed 83 attempts for 528 yards this year, putting them in 118th place in D-1 against the run. The Broncos have committed 12 penalties for 124 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 82nd in the nation.
Special Teams Stats
Western Michigan has returned 8 kicks for 349 yards on special teams, ranking 1st in kick return yardage. The Western Michigan Broncos average 44 yards per kick return and they are 77th in the country in all-purpose yards with 901. The Broncos have attempted 2 field goals this season and made 1, which is 104th in D-1. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 50%. Western Michigan kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 6 for 6 this year. Their punters have totaled 593 yards on 13 punts, averaging 46 yards per punt. That places them 26th in Division 1 in punting average.
Who will win tonight's Vandals/Broncos college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Vandals +14
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