The Western Michigan Broncos and No. 14 Michigan Wolverines will go head-to-head on the turf at Michigan Stadium. The opening kickoff for this game is scheduled for 12:00 p.m. ET and FS1 will televise the action.
Betting Preview: Michigan Wolverines vs. Western Michigan Broncos
Western Michigan is the noticeable underdog here and is currently receiving 29 points from bookmakers. Vegas has yet to decide where the game’s over/under (O/U) will be placed. There should be some good live betting scenarios in this game.
The game’s line initially opened at -25,
The Broncos are down 1.0 unit so far and 0-1 against the spread (ATS). The team has posted an O/U mark of 1-0.
The Wolverines are down 1.6 units for moneyline bettors this season. They’re 0-1 ATS and have an O/U record of 0-1.
The Broncos have gone 0-1 straight up (SU) in 2018 while the Wolverines are also 0-1 SU.
The Broncos are still seeking win No. 1 after a 55-42 defeat to Syracuse last week. Jon Wassink completed only 19 passes on 36 attempts for 379 yards, three touchdowns and two interceptions. LeVante Bellamy (120 rushing yards on 11 attempts, two TDs) led the ground attack. D’Wayne Eskridge (eight receptions, 240 yards, two TDs) and Jayden Reed (seven catches, 121 yards, one TD) handled the receiving duties in the defeat.
Michigan just suffered a 24-17 loss to Notre Dame. As a group, the team collectively completed 24-of-36 passes for 249 yards and one interception. Shea Patterson went 20-for-30 for 227 yards and one interception while Dylan McCaffrey was four-of-six for 22 yards. Karan Higdon (72 yards on 21 rush attempts, one TD) handled the running attack while Donovan Peoples-Jones (six receptions, 38 yards) and Grant Perry (five catches, 48 yards) led the pass-catching corps in the loss..
Western Michigan Broncos at Michigan Wolverines Free Pick
SU Winner: Michigan, ATS Winner: Western Michigan
Team Betting Notes
- The Michigan offense has lost one fumble this season while Western Michigan has not lost any,
- The Broncos offensive line gave up 22 sacks last season. Their defense created 20 sacks.
- Wolverines quarterbacks were sacked 36 times last year. Their defense created 42 sacks.
- Each team defense has produced two sacks this season.