Western Michigan at BYU Idaho Potato Bowl Parlay 12/21/2018
Friday, December 21, 2018
Get todays College Football Odds & Lines on this game
The BYU Cougars host the Western Michigan Broncos at Albertsons Stadium on Friday, December 21, 2018. The opening line for this game has BYU as 12.5 point favorites. The Cougars have an over/under record of 3-9-0 and they are 8-4-0 against the spread. The Broncos have an ATS record of 4-8-0 while their over/under record is 7-5-0.
Valuable Western Michigan Broncos Betting Trends
The Western Michigan Broncos are 7-5-0 against the over/under
The Western Michigan Broncos are 4-8-0 against the spread
Important BYU Cougars Betting Trends
The BYU Cougars are 3-9-0 against the over/under
The BYU Cougars are 8-4-0 against the spread
Key Western Michigan Broncos Injuries
10/28/18 QB Jon Wassink Ankle is out indefinitely
10/18/18 OL Mark Brooks Leg is out for season
06/27/18 DL Steven Clark Medical is out for season
Key BYU Cougars Injuries
12/03/18 RB Lopini Katoa Knee is questionable Friday vs Western Michigan
12/03/18 LB Riggs Powell Undisclosed is questionable Friday vs Western Michigan
12/03/18 RB Squally Canada Concussion is questionable Friday vs Western Michigan
11/19/18 DL Corbin Kaufusi Foot is out for season
11/06/18 DB Chris Wilcox Knee is out for season
10/11/18 LB Zayne Anderson Shoulder is out for season
10/01/18 TE Moroni Laulu-Pututau ACL is out for season
09/09/18 DB Austin McChesney Undisclosed is out for season
08/31/18 RB K.J. Hall Personal has left team
08/21/18 LB Johnny Tapusoa Undisclosed is out indefinitely
08/21/18 DB Trevion Greene Undisclosed is out indefinitely
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Western Michigan Broncos have run for 2,460 yards as a team, which ranks 36th in college football. They've run 528 times, averaging 4.7 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Broncos have been penalized on offense 72 times for 662 yards so far this season, which has them 69th in the country in penalties. They are 38th in the nation in points scored with 398. They have run 886 plays this season for 5,386 yards, which ranks them 55th in Division 1 in total offense. The Broncos average 6.1 yards per play, which is 50th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 280 1st downs this year, placing them 33rd overall as an offensive unit. Kaleb Eleby averages 8.3 yards per pass attempt and 8.2 adjusted yards per throw. He has completed 72 passes on 111 attempts for a completion percentage of 64.9%. His quarterback rating this year is 142.5. He has thrown for 917 yards this season.
The Broncos rush defense has allowed 450 attempts for 2,028 yards this year, putting them in 68th place in D-1 against the run. Western Michigan has committed 78 penalties for 652 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 62nd in college football. They are 102nd in the nation in points allowed on defense with 400. They have surrendered a total of 4,540 yards on D, which is 50th in the country. The Broncos are ranked 101st in yards per play allowed with 6. Opposing offenses have completed 186 passes on 311 attempts against the Western Michigan Broncos defense this season, placing them 19th and 13th in Division 1. The Western Michigan pass defense has also given up a total of 2,512 yards through the air, which is 47th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Western Michigan Broncos have attempted 16 field goals this season and made 10, which is 112th in D-1. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 67%. Western Michigan Broncos kickers have made 94% of their extra points, going 46 for 49 this year. Their punters have totaled 1,912 yards on 52 punts, averaging 37 yards per punt. That places them 128th in Division 1 in punting average. Western Michigan is ranked 88th in the nation in punt returns with 16. They've accumulated 343 punt return yards and average 21.4 yards per return, which is 2nd in college football. They have returned 34 kicks for 511 yards on special teams, ranking 80th in kick return yardage. The Broncos average 16 yards per kick return and they are 30th in the country in all-purpose yards with 6,240.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Cougars are 93rd in the country in points scored with 305. They have run 802 plays this year for 4,258 yards, which ranks them 94th in Division 1 in total offense. The BYU Cougars average 5.3 yards per play, which is 102nd in the nation. As a team they have accumulated a total of 227 1st downs this season, ranking them 103rd overall as an offensive unit. On the ground BYU has run for 1,864 yards as a unit, which ranks 91st in college football. They've run 448 times, averaging 4.2 yards per rush as a unit. BYU has been penalized on offense 68 times for 578 yards so far this year, which has them 83rd in the country in penalties. Zach Wilson has passed for 1,261 yards this year. He's completed 102 throws while attempting 164 passes for a completion percentage of 62.2%. His quarterback rating this season is 140.4. He averages 8.1 adjusted yards per throw and 7.7 yards per pass attempt.
BYU is 27th in the country in points surrendered on defense with 260. They have given up a total of 3,900 yards on D, which is 13th in D-1. The Cougars are 21st in yards per play allowed with 4.8. Opponent offenses have completed 239 throws on 392 attempts against the BYU defense this season, ranking them 92nd and 80th in the nation. The BYU Cougars pass defense has also surrendered a total of 2,342 yards in the air, which is 25th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has given up 424 attempts for 1,558 yards this season, putting them in 25th place in the country against the run. The Cougars have had 74 penalties for 604 yards on defense this year. That places them 39th in college football.
Special Teams Stats
BYU is 41st in the country in punt returns with 22. They've totaled 137 punt return yards and average 6.2 yards per return, which is 97th in D-1. They have returned 17 kicks for 319 yards on special teams, which puts them 115th in kick return yardage. The BYU Cougars average 19 yards per kick return and they are 114th in the nation in all-purpose yards with 4,714. The Cougars have tried 16 field goals this year and made 11, which is 91st in college football. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 69%. BYU kickers have made 95% of their extra points, going 36 for 38 this season. Their punters have accumulated 2,450 yards on 61 punts, averaging 40 yards per punt. That ranks them 86th in the NCAA in punting average.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take the Broncos +12.5 and under 48.5 total points
Get $60 worth of FREE premium member picks. No Obligation. No Salesman. No Credit Card. Fast Sign up with Instant Access Click Here
Get all of this Weeks College Football Picks
Get all of this Weeks guaranteed Expert College Football Picks