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Syracuse Orange vs. Western Michigan Broncos: College Football Betting Picks

Posted by: Charlie Smith
Syracuse Orange vs. Western Michigan Broncos Betting Preview

The countdown to the college football betting season continues this Monday. To bring us one step closer, we’re taking an early look at the Syracuse Orange vs. Western Michigan Broncos matchup to be held late August. Both teams are coming off of disappointing seasons and will be looking to get back on the online betting horse. Let’s check on the odds to see what kind of turnout we can expect.

Syracuse Orange vs. Western Michigan Broncos – Friday, August 31st       

When: 6:00 pm ET

Where: Waldo Stadium, Kalamazoo, Michigan

TV: CBS

Stream: CBS Sports

College Football Betting Odds:

Team SP/RL TOTAL ML
Syracuse -6 (-110) -235
Western Michigan +6 (-110) +195
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Syracuse Orange

The Orange are coming off a 4-8 season that saw them finish dead last in the ACC’s Atlantic Division. Syracuse found their way to that awful ranking by posting a mediocre 2-6 record. All in all it’s safe to say that Dino Babers was hoping for a more successful outing in his 2nd year at the helm. Unfortunately for Babers, Syracuse fared so poorly that they didn’t even receive an invitation to any bowl games. They did however face Boston College in their annual rivalry. But as was to be expected, the Orange came out on the short end 14-42. Moving forward, Syracuse is hoping for better results in 2018. All in all they’ve drawn a tough schedule so they’ll definitely need to pull the4mselves up by the boot straps.

Players to Watch: Eric Dungey (2,495 passing yards, 14 TD, 9 INT), Moe Neal (488 rushing yards, 1 TD, 5.3 AVG), and Devin C. Butler (327 receiving yards, 1 TD, 33 REC).

Western Michigan Broncos 

The Western Michigan Broncos are coming off a 6-6 season that saw them finish 4th in the West Division of the MAC. Although they did finish at .500, there’s no denying that 2017 was a massive step down form the 13-1 season the team delivered the year before. What makes things worst, at least for Tim Lester, is that they had brought in a new coach. And while Lester’s 1st year at the helm was a bit of a letdown, he’ll have all of 2018 to prove that he’s the man for the job. A win against the Orange on opening day would certainly help him out.

Players to Watch: Jon Wassink (1,391 passing yards, 14 TD, 4 INT), Jamauri Bogan (589 rushing yards, 3 TD, 5.3 AVG), and D’Wayne Eskridge (394 receiving yards, 4 TD, 34 REC).

Syracuse Orange vs. Western Michigan Broncos Betting Predictions

Trends

  • Syracuse posted an 0-5 SU record on the road last season
  • Syracuse posted a 4-1 ATS record on the road last season
  • The TOTAL went UNDER in 3 of Syracuse’s 5 road games last season
  • Western Michigan posted a 4-2 record SU at home last season
  • Western Michigan posted a 2-4 ATS record at home last season
  • The TOTAL went OVER in 4 of Western Michigan’s 5 home games last season
Syracuse Orange vs. Western Michigan Broncos Betting Picks

So which team should players learning how to bet college football online favor in this Syracuse Orange vs. Western Michigan Broncos matchup? All things considered, it might be better to stick with Western Michigan here. Yea the odds are siding against them here, but they have a good deal of returning talent. Sign up today to make your NCAAF betting prediction!

Score Prediction: 21-14 Western Michigan.

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