Toledo Rockets vs Western Michigan Broncos Prediction, 11/25/2022 College Football Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Toledo Rockets vs Western Michigan Broncos
Date: Friday, November 25, 2022
Location: Waldo Stadium in Kalamazoo, MI
Odds/Point Spread: Broncos (+7.5)
Waldo Stadium is where the Western Michigan Broncos (4-7) will meet the Toledo Rockets (7-4) on Friday. Western Michigan opens this contest as 7.5-point underdogs. The total is set at 54.
The Toledo Rockets come into this game with a record of 7-4 for this season. The last time they took the field, the Rockets played against the Bowling Green Falcons and went home with a loss by a final score of 42-35. Tucker Gleason went 22/40 with 329 yds passing and 3 touchdowns. He had a QB rating of 138.8 and finished the game with 2 interceptions. Tucker Gleason was the leader on the ground for the Rockets with 17 carries for 106 yds (6.2 yds per attempt). On the day, they ran 85 plays for 482 yds. The Toledo Rockets ran the ball a total of 45 times and totaled 153 yds, which earned them an average of 3.4 yds per attempt. On the ground, the Rockets conceded 61 yards on 27 attempts, which is 2.3 yards per run allowed. Toledo conceded 20 pass completions on 36 attempts for 395 yards, and a completion rate of 55.6%.
When it comes to scoring points, the Toledo Rockets have an average of 35.1 points per contest. As a team they average 179.6 yards via the ground game which has them sitting 50th in Division 1. The Rockets have earned 4,549 total yards this season. With reference to scoring touchdowns, Toledo has compiled 28 touchdowns through the air and 20 rushing touchdowns. Toledo has a total of 245 first downs as an offense, and they have been hurt by 73 penalties for 593 yds. They have given the ball to the opposition 20 times.
The Rockets rank 87th in D-1 in terms of team defense, giving up 27.7 points per game. They are allowing an average of 3.9 yards per rush on the ground and 151.8 rushing yards per contest on the campaign. In total, they have conceded 1,670 rushing yards through 11 games. Regarding passing yardage, the Rockets have conceded 2,195 yds which puts them in 33rd in Division 1. They have yielded 199.5 yards per outing through the air and allowed a completion percentage of 55.2%. For the season, they are surrendering 351.3 yards per game which puts them 38th in Division 1. They have yielded 15 touchdowns through the air in addition to 22 touchdowns via the ground game.
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The Broncos step onto the field holding a record of 4-7 for this season. In their last game, the Broncos walked away with a victory by a final of 12-10 against the Central Michigan Chippewas. Treyson Bourguet walked away from the contest with 102 yards on 7/19 through the air while his quarterback rating was 81.9. He didn't throw any interceptions and his average yards per pass attempt was 5.4. Sean Tyler carried the rock 26 times for 177 yards, finishing the contest with 6.8 yds per attempt for Western Michigan. Western Michigan ran for 5.4 yards per attempt, finishing the contest with 255 yards on 47 carries. The Broncos finished the contest with 357 yards while running 66 plays (5.4 yards per play). The Broncos secondary conceded a completion rate of 54.5%, surrendering 94 yards on 6 for 11 through the air. Western Michigan gave up 36 rush attempts for 159 yards (4.4 yards per rush).
When looking at this team's ability to score points, the Broncos currently rank 119th in college football averaging 18.9 PPG. For the year to this point, the Broncos have a total of 1,934 yards through the air along with an average of 175.8 throwing yards per outing, putting them at 118th in D-1. The Western Michigan Broncos are averaging 312.3 yards per contest, ranking them 119th in college football. The Western Michigan offense has totaled 695 yds of penalties on 73 infractions, which is 47th in the country in terms of helping out the opposition.
The Broncos are allowing 25.0 PPG, which has them 56th in Division 1. Western Michigan has yielded a total of 1,582 rushing yards (143.8 yards/game) in addition to 17 touchdowns via the rush for the season. Overall, they have given up 275 points. They have given up 14 touchdowns via the pass in addition to 210.0 yards per contest, which has them ranked 46th in the nation. The Broncos defense has taken part in 696 plays, which is good for 26th in D-1.
Who will win tonight's Rockets/Broncos college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Broncos +7.5
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