Western Michigan at Michigan College Football Picks and Predictions 9/8/2018
Saturday, September 8, 2018
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The Western Michigan Broncos travel to Michigan Stadium to take on the Michigan Wolverines on Saturday, September 8, 2018. The opening line for this game has Michigan as 25.5 point favorites. The Broncos have an ATS record of 0-1-0 while their over/under record is 1-0-0. The Wolverines have an over/under record of 0-1-0 and they are 0-1-0 against the spread.
Valuable Western Michigan Broncos Betting Trends
The Western Michigan Broncos are 1-0-0 against the over/under
The Western Michigan Broncos are 0-1-0 against the spread
Important Michigan Wolverines Betting Trends
The Michigan Wolverines are 0-1-0 against the over/under
The Michigan Wolverines are 0-1-0 against the spread
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Western Michigan Broncos are 46th in Division 1 in points scored with 42. They have run 64 plays this season for 621 yards, which ranks them 13th in the nation in total offense. The Broncos average 9.7 yards per play, which is 3rd in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 24 1st downs this year, placing them 60th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Western Michigan has run for 242 yards as a team, which ranks 36th in the country. They've run 28 times, averaging 8.6 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Broncos have been penalized on offense 6 times for 45 yards so far this season, which has them 75th in the nation in penalties. Jon Wassink has thrown for 379 yards this season. He has completed 19 passes on 36 attempts for a completion percentage of 52.8%. His quarterback rating this year is 157.6. He averages 10.5 yards per pass attempt and 9.7 adjusted yards per throw.
Western Michigan is 119th in the nation in points allowed on defense with 55. They have surrendered a total of 560 yards on D, which is 116th in Division 1. The Broncos are ranked 102nd in yards per play allowed with 6.2. Opposing offenses have completed 11 passes on 28 attempts against the Western Michigan Broncos defense this season, placing them 26th and 54th in the country. The Western Michigan pass defense has also given up a total of 226 yards through the air, which is 69th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has allowed 62 attempts for 334 yards this year, putting them in 124th place in D-1 against the run. The Broncos have committed 5 penalties for 45 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 53rd in the nation.
Special Teams Stats
They have returned 4 kicks for 55 yards on special teams, ranking 49th in kick return yardage. The Broncos average 14 yards per kick return and they are 23rd in the country in all-purpose yards with 676. Western Michigan Broncos kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 6 for 6 this year. Their punters have totaled 183 yards on 5 punts, averaging 37 yards per punt. That places them 100th in Division 1 in punting average.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Wolverines have run for 58 yards as a team, which ranks 114th in the nation. They've run 33 times, averaging 1.8 yards per rush as a unit. The Wolverines have been penalized on offense 7 times for 52 yards so far this year, which has them 47th in the country in penalties. They are 103rd in Division 1 in points scored with 17. They have run 69 plays this year for 307 yards, which ranks them 69th in the nation in total offense. The Michigan Wolverines average 4.4 yards per play, which is 105th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 20 1st downs this season, ranking them 89th overall as an offensive unit. Shea Patterson has completed 20 throws while attempting 30 passes for a completion percentage of 66.7%. He has passed for 227 yards this year. He averages 6.1 adjusted yards per throw and 7.6 yards per pass attempt. His quarterback rating this season is 123.6.
The Michigan Wolverines rush defense has given up 47 attempts for 136 yards this season, putting them in 61st place in the country against the run. They have had 4 penalties for 40 yards on defense this year. That places them 43rd in Division 1. Michigan is 70th in college football in points surrendered on defense with 24. They have given up a total of 306 yards on D, which is 52nd in the nation. The Wolverines are 42nd in yards per play allowed with 4.4. Opponent offenses have completed 12 throws on 22 attempts against the Michigan defense this season, ranking them 29th and 25th in the country. The Michigan Wolverines pass defense has also surrendered a total of 170 yards in the air, which is 43rd overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
Michigan kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 2 for 2 this season. Their punters have accumulated 131 yards on 3 punts, averaging 44 yards per punt. That ranks them 41st in the NCAA in punting average. The Wolverines average 60 yards per kick return and they are 92nd in the nation in all-purpose yards with 425.
Who will win tonight's Broncos/Wolverines college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Broncos +25.5
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