Western Michigan at Michigan State College Football Picks & Predictions 9/14/2017
Saturday, September 9, 2017
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The Western Michigan Broncos head to Spartan Stadium to play the Michigan State Spartans on Saturday, September 9, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Michigan State as 6.5 point favorites. The total has been set at 52.5. The Broncos are 1-0-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 1-0-0. The Spartans are 1-0-0 against the spread and their over/under mark is 0-1-0.
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Valuable Western Michigan Broncos Betting Trends
The Western Michigan Broncos are 1-0-0 against the over/under
The Western Michigan Broncos are 1-0-0 against the spread
Important Michigan State Spartans Betting Trends
The Michigan State Spartans are 0-1-0 against the over/under
The Michigan State Spartans are 1-0-0 against the spread
Key Western Michigan Broncos Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Michigan State Spartans Injuries
09/03/17 WR Brandon Sowards Undisclosed out for season
09/03/17 G David Beedle Leg injured last game, "?" Saturday vs. Western Michigan
09/03/17 DE Demetrius Cooper Leg injured last game, "?" Saturday vs. Western Michigan
09/03/17 TE Hussien Kadry Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. Western Michigan
09/03/17 RB Weston Bridges Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. Western Michigan
09/02/17 OL AJ Arcuri Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. Western Michigan
09/02/17 S Jalen Watts-Jackson Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. Western Michigan
09/02/17 G Matt Carrick Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. Western Michigan
09/02/17 T Mustafa Khaleefah Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. Western Michigan
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Western Michigan Broncos are 70th in the country in points scored with 31. They have run 71 plays this year for 357 yards, which ranks them 117th in Division 1 in total offense. The Broncos average 5 yards per play, which is 84th in the nation. As a team they have accumulated a total of 24 1st downs this season, ranking them 61st overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Western Michigan has run for 263 yards as a unit, which ranks 29th in college football. They've run 48 times, averaging 5.5 yards per rush as a unit. The Broncos have been penalized on offense 6 times for 34 yards so far this year, which has them 71st in the country in penalties. Jon Wassink has passed for 67 yards this year. He's completed 11 throws while attempting 22 passes for a completion percentage of 50%. His quarterback rating this season is 66.5. He averages 1 adjusted yards per throw and 3 yards per pass attempt.
Western Michigan is 116th in the country in points surrendered on defense with 49. They have given up a total of 521 yards on D, which is 103rd in D-1. The Broncos are 119th in yards per play allowed with 7.8. Opponent offenses have completed 23 throws on 33 attempts against the Western Michigan Broncos defense this season, ranking them 90th and 71st in the nation. The Western Michigan pass defense has also surrendered a total of 289 yards in the air, which is 92nd overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has given up 34 attempts for 232 yards this season, putting them in 103rd place in the country against the run. The Broncos have had 9 penalties for 94 yards on defense this year. That places them 110th in college football.
Special Teams Stats
Western Michigan has returned 4 kicks for 168 yards on special teams, which puts them 7th in kick return yardage. The Broncos average 42 yards per kick return and they are 66th in the nation in all-purpose yards with 525. The Western Michigan Broncos have tried 2 field goals this year and made 1, which is 80th in college football. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 50%. Western Michigan Broncos kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 4 for 4 this season. Their punters have accumulated 220 yards on 5 punts, averaging 44 yards per punt. That ranks them 40th in the NCAA in punting average.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Spartans have run for 215 yards as a team, which ranks 50th in college football. They've run 46 times, averaging 4.7 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Michigan State Spartans have been penalized on offense 4 times for 25 yards so far this season, which has them 97th in the country in penalties. They are 59th in the nation in points scored with 35. They have run 82 plays this season for 465 yards, which ranks them 56th in Division 1 in total offense. Michigan State averages 5.7 yards per play, which is 67th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 25 1st downs this year, placing them 47th overall as an offensive unit. Brian Lewerke averages 7.6 yards per pass attempt and 9.4 adjusted yards per throw. He has completed 22 passes on 33 attempts for a completion percentage of 66.7%. His quarterback rating this year is 160.3. He has thrown for 250 yards this season.
The Michigan State Spartans rush defense has allowed 24 attempts for 67 yards this year, putting them in 29th place in D-1 against the run. Michigan State has committed 4 penalties for 20 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 15th in college football. They are 30th in the nation in points allowed on defense with 10. They have surrendered a total of 212 yards on D, which is 22nd in the country. The Spartans are ranked 31st in yards per play allowed with 3.9. Opposing offenses have completed 10 passes on 31 attempts against the Michigan State defense this season, placing them 23rd and 56th in Division 1. The Michigan State Spartans pass defense has also given up a total of 145 yards through the air, which is 36th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
Michigan State kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 5 for 5 this year. Their punters have totaled 294 yards on 6 punts, averaging 49 yards per punt. That places them 16th in Division 1 in punting average. Michigan State is ranked 26th in the nation in punt returns with 3. They've accumulated 15 punt return yards and average 5 yards per return, which is 62nd in college football. They have returned 2 kicks for 34 yards on special teams, ranking 86th in kick return yardage. The Michigan State Spartans average 17 yards per kick return and they are 70th in the country in all-purpose yards with 514.
Who will win tonight's Broncos/Spartans college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Spartans -6.5
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