Western Michigan at Miami College Football Picks and Predictions 9/29/2018
Saturday, September 29, 2018
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The Western Michigan Broncos travel to Yager Stadium to take on the Miami RedHawks on Saturday, September 29, 2018. The opening line for this game has Miami as 2.5 point favorites. The Broncos have an ATS record of 2-2-0 while their over/under record is 1-3-0. The RedHawks have an over/under record of 2-2-0 and they are 1-3-0 against the spread.
Valuable Western Michigan Broncos Betting Trends
The Western Michigan Broncos are 1-3-0 against the over/under
The Western Michigan Broncos are 2-2-0 against the spread
Important Miami RedHawks Betting Trends
The Miami RedHawks are 2-2-0 against the over/under
The Miami RedHawks are 1-3-0 against the spread
Key Western Michigan Broncos Injuries
06/27/18 DL Steven Clark Medical is out for season
Key Miami RedHawks Injuries
09/22/18 TE Nate Becker Undisclosed is questionable Saturday vs Bowling Green
09/18/18 WR James Gardner Undisclosed is out for season
09/16/18 RB Kenny Young Undisclosed is questionable Saturday vs Bowling Green
09/16/18 OL Tommy Doyle Leg is questionable Saturday vs Bowling Green
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Western Michigan Broncos are 33rd in Division 1 in points scored with 147. They have run 280 plays this season for 1,889 yards, which ranks them 42nd in the nation in total offense. The Broncos average 6.7 yards per play, which is 30th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 97 1st downs this year, placing them 23rd overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Western Michigan has run for 905 yards as a team, which ranks 24th in the country. They've run 152 times, averaging 6 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Broncos have been penalized on offense 21 times for 190 yards so far this season, which has them 88th in the nation in penalties. Jon Wassink has thrown for 984 yards this season. He has completed 78 passes on 125 attempts for a completion percentage of 62.4%. His quarterback rating this year is 144.8. He averages 7.9 yards per pass attempt and 8.1 adjusted yards per throw.
Western Michigan is 98th in the nation in points allowed on defense with 119. They have surrendered a total of 1,477 yards on D, which is 77th in Division 1. The Broncos are ranked 93rd in yards per play allowed with 5.9. Opposing offenses have completed 47 passes on 86 attempts against the Western Michigan Broncos defense this season, placing them 12th and 14th in the country. The Western Michigan pass defense has also given up a total of 662 yards through the air, which is 30th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has allowed 165 attempts for 815 yards this year, putting them in 109th place in D-1 against the run. The Broncos have committed 24 penalties for 207 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 54th in the nation.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The RedHawks have run for 533 yards as a team, which ranks 93rd in the nation. They've run 128 times, averaging 4.2 yards per rush as a unit. The RedHawks have been penalized on offense 26 times for 256 yards so far this year, which has them 53rd in the country in penalties. They are 117th in Division 1 in points scored with 69. They have run 253 plays this year for 1,256 yards, which ranks them 97th in the nation in total offense. The Miami RedHawks average 5 yards per play, which is 107th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 61 1st downs this season, ranking them 113th overall as an offensive unit. Gus Ragland has completed 68 throws while attempting 122 passes for a completion percentage of 55.7%. He has passed for 723 yards this year. He averages 6 adjusted yards per throw and 5.9 yards per pass attempt. His quarterback rating this season is 115.8.
The Miami RedHawks rush defense has given up 167 attempts for 562 yards this season, putting them in 65th place in the country against the run. They have had 27 penalties for 257 yards on defense this year. That places them 98th in Division 1. Miami is 81st in college football in points surrendered on defense with 105. They have given up a total of 1,356 yards on D, which is 58th in the nation. The RedHawks are 26th in yards per play allowed with 4.7. Opponent offenses have completed 77 throws on 123 attempts against the Miami defense this season, ranking them 87th and 70th in the country. The Miami RedHawks pass defense has also surrendered a total of 794 yards in the air, which is 61st overall in total pass defense.
Who will win tonight's Broncos/RedHawks college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Broncos +2.5
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