Western Michigan Broncos vs Nevada Wolf Pack Prediction, 12/27/2021 College Football Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Western Michigan Broncos vs Nevada Wolf Pack
Date: Monday, December 27, 2021
Location: Ford Field in Detroit, MI
Odds/Point Spread: Wolf Pack (-2.5)
The Western Michigan Broncos (7-5) are hitting the road to Ford Field on Monday where they will take on the Nevada Wolf Pack (8-4) in the Quick Lane Bowl. Nevada opens this contest as 2.5-point favorites. The betting total is set at 63.
The Western Michigan Broncos come into this matchup with a record of 7-5 this season. The last time they stepped onto the field, the Broncos took on the NIU Huskies and earned the victory with a final of 42-21. Sean Tyler was the leader on the ground for the Broncos with 17 attempts for 115 yds (6.8 yards per carry). Kaleb Eleby connected on 21/26 with 338 yds through the air and 5 touchdowns. He had a quarterback rating of 253.4 and ended the game without throwing an interception. Against the rush, the Broncos gave up 268 yds on 27 tries, which calculates to 9.9 yds per run allowed. Western Michigan surrendered 4 completions on 10 tries for a total of 23 yards, and a completion percentage of 40.0%. Once the final whistle blew, they had 76 plays for 636 yds. The Western Michigan Broncos ran the ball 50 times and totaled 298 yards, which earned them an average of 6.0 yards per tote.
The Broncos have tallied 5,560 total yards for the year. When it comes to getting the ball in the endzone, Western Michigan has amassed 22 touchdowns via the pass and 28 rushing touchdowns. They have surrendered the football 16 different times. Western Michigan has accounted for 300 1st downs offensively, and they have been flagged for 85 penalties for 718 yds. As a team they are averaging 202.0 yards on the ground which ranks them 24th in Division 1. Regarding putting points on the board, the Western Michigan Broncos hold an average of 30.8 points per contest.
Regarding passing yardage, the Broncos are allowing 2,302 yds which has them sitting in 16th in D-1. They have relinquished 191.8 yards per game through the air as well as giving up a completion percentage of 55.6%. Over the course of this season, they are surrendering 338.3 yards per contest which has them sitting 28th in Division 1. They have conceded 22 touchdowns by air in addition to 16 touchdowns running the ball. The opposition is running for an average of 4.5 yards per rushing attempt and 146.4 rushing yards per contest this season. Overall, they have allowed 1,757 yards via the running game in 12 games. The Broncos are sitting in 88th in college football when it comes to their opponents scoring, allowing 28.6 points per game.
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The Wolf Pack head into this matchup 8-4 this year. The last time they took the field, the Wolf Pack took home the win by a final score of 52-10 against the Colorado State Rams. Carson Strong (4 touchdowns) finished the game with 288 yds on 17/22 passing while his QB rating was 247.2. He didn't throw any picks and his Y/A was 13.1. Toa Taua carried the ball 14 times for 69 yds, walking away from the contest with 4.9 yards per carry for Nevada. The Wolf Pack finished the game with a total of 528 yds and they ran 62 plays (8.5 yards per play). Nevada ran for 6.5 yards per carry, totaling 226 yards on 35 carries. Nevada gave up 51 rushing attempts for 230 yards (4.5 yards per rush). The Wolf Pack passing defense allowed a completion rate of 63.3%, relinquishing 215 yds on 19 for 30 through the air.
Regarding how much they score, the Wolf Pack sit 15th in Division 1 holding an average of 36.7 PPG. During the season so far, the Wolf Pack have a total of 4,390 yards through the air as well as an average of 365.8 passing yards per game, which is ranked 4th in the country. The Nevada Wolf Pack hold an average of 439.7 yards/outing, which has them ranked 32nd in Division 1. The Nevada offense has 682 penalty yds on 82 violations, which is good for 41st in Division 1 in terms of giving up free yards.
The Wolf Pack are relinquishing 24.4 points per contest, ranking them 51st in college football. Nevada has surrendered a total of 2,111 yards rushing (175.9 yards per game) as well as 18 touchdowns rushing for the season. This year, they have surrendered 293 total points. They have yielded 17 touchdowns through the air as well as 225.6 yards/game, which has them ranked 64th in college football. The Wolf Pack defense has been on the field for 883 plays, ranking them 113th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Broncos/Wolf Pack college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Wolf Pack -2.5
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