Western Michigan vs Ohio Expert College Football Picks 11/12/2019
Tuesday, November 12, 2019
Jon Wassink and the Western Michigan Broncos go to Peden Stadium on Tuesday where they'll meet the Ohio Bobcats. Ohio opens this matchup as 1.5-point dogs. The Broncos are 5-5-0 ATS and 3-6-1 when betting on the total. The Bobcats are 4-5-0 when wagering on the over/under and 2-7-0 against the spread.
In their last game, the Western Michigan Broncos went up against the Ball State Cardinals and ended up getting the win by a score of 35-31. LeVante Bellamy paced the team on the ground in the game. He tore off a long run of 16 yards and he tallied 3 touchdowns for the contest. He ran for a total of 157 yards on 31 carries which gave him an average of 5.1 yards per carry. Giovanni Ricci was the receiving yardage leader by racking up 33 yards on 2 catches. He earned an average of 16.5 yards per catch in the game. Running the show from under center for the Broncos was Jon Wassink who went 13/24 with 124 yards passing but didn't get a passing TD in the game. He walked away from this game with no interceptions. The Broncos ran the ball a total of 51 times and racked up a total of 384 yards giving them an average of 7.5 yards per carry. For the game, they ran 75 plays which added up to 508 yards. For the game, the Broncos got 27 1st downs and they had a total of 3 penalties for 22 yards which tells us that they had a disciplined week in practice. In terms of defense, Western Michigan allowed 14 completions on 22 throws for a total of 148 yards, and a completion percentage of 63.6%. Overall, they allowed 409 yards but went the whole game without forcing a turnover. Against the run, the Broncos allowed 261 yards on 43 tries which means they had an average of 6.1 yards per run allowed.
The Broncos step onto the field holding a record of 6-4 this season. They are one of the most potent offenses in the country with an average of 35.9 points per contest, ranking them 24th in college football. As a unit, they are averaging 223.6 yards on the ground per game which is 3rd in the Mid-American Conference. For total yardage, they sit in 1st in the conference and 8th in college football with 4,664 yards. The Broncos have one of the middle tier defenses in Division 1, giving up 26.3 points per game putting them 2nd in the conference. In regard to yards rushing, Western Michigan is allowing 186.5 yards per game ranking them 5th in the Mid-American Conference and 92nd in Division 1. Opposing teams are running for an average of 4.8 yards per carry which has them at 7th in the MAC and 96th in the nation overall. In total, they have conceded 1,865 yards rushing through 10 games. When it comes to passing yards, the Broncos have allowed 2,428 yards. Opponents are completing 67.1% of the passes they throw against them and averaging 7.1 yards per attempt.
The last time they took the field, the Ohio Bobcats took on the Miami RedHawks and took the loss by a score of 24-21. Nathan Rourke led the team on the ground for the game. His longest run of the day went for 22 yards and he tallied 2 TD's for the game. He racked up a total of 89 yards via 16 carries which meant he averaged 5.6 yards per tote. Isiah Cox was the leader in receiving yardage by racking up 35 yards on 2 catches. He averaged 17.5 yards per reception for the game. Leading the way at QB for the Bobcats was Nathan Rourke who went 15/27 with 133 yards passing and completed 1 touchdown. He ended the game with no interceptions. The Bobcats ran the ball a total of 46 times and generated 241 yards which earned them an average of 5.2 yards per attempt. For the contest, the Bobcats racked up 25 1st downs and they had 6 infractions for 40 yards which tells us that they had an average outing in terms of discipline. On the day, they ran 73 plays for a total of 374 yards. In terms of defense, Ohio conceded 10 catches on 18 attempts totaling 149 yards, and a completion percentage of 55.6%. Against the run, the Bobcats conceded 130 yards on 28 runs which is an average of 4.6 yards per run allowed. On the day, they conceded a total of 279 yards but weren't able to add any takeaways.
The Bobcats head into this matchup 4-5. Ohio is making teams consider moving more up into the box by averaging 198.8 yards on the ground per contest, ranking them 36th in the nation. As a team, they have a total of 1,789 yards rushing through 9 games, so they will want to continue to try to improve on the run game so opponents will have to respect all facets of the game. The Bobcats average 407.4 yards per game overall which has them at 66th in the nation and 5th in the Mid-American Conference. The Bobcats are allowing 28.9 points per game which puts them at 6th in the conference and 77th in the country. Their pass defense is one of the mediocre units in the nation. They are conceding 231.1 passing yards per game. For yards through the air allowed per game, the Bobcats are ranked 8th in the Mid-American Conference. In terms of points given up, they have allowed 260 total points. In regard to yards on the ground, they are giving up 196.9 yards per contest ranking them 101st in D-1 and 8th in the MAC. For this year, they have allowed a total of 1,772 yards on the ground and 16.2 rushing touchdowns.
Who will win tonight's Broncos/Bobcats college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Bobcats +1.5
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