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Western Michigan Broncos vs. Michigan Wolverines College Football Betting Rivalry

Posted by: Anthony Yaylor
Western Michigan Broncos vs. Michigan Wolverines

A college football betting rivalry is upon us as the Western Michigan Broncos vs. Michigan Wolverines matchup is set to take place this Saturday. Both sides got off to a bad start and will be looking to rectify their season before things get too far off the track. Let’s check on this weekend’s legal betting odds to see where the action lies.

Western Michigan Broncos vs. Michigan Wolverines – Sat., Sept. 8th         

When: 12:00 pm ET

Where: Michigan Stadium, Ann Arbor, Michigan

TV: Fox Sports 1

Stream: Fox Sports Go

College Football Betting Odds:

Western Michigan +28 (-110) 56½ (-110)   +3000
Michigan -28 (-110) 56½ (-110)   -7000
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Western Michigan Broncos        

The Broncos are coming off a disappointing 6-6 season but were hopeful they could reign in a more successful outing in 2018. Considering that their Week 1 matchup resulted in a 42-55 loss to Syracuse, it’s pretty clear that this year might not turn out how Western Michigan was hoping. And while their offense got off to a great start, delivering 621 total yards of offense on the day, their defense looked rather meek. How else would you describe a defense that allotted 560 total yards in their season opener? Luckily for Western Michigan, the Wolverines’ offense didn’t look to great in their debut either. With that in mind, the Broncos might have a shot at delivering an upset over their intrastate rivals. Wassink put on a pretty good show in Week 1 as he finished the day with a near perfect 157.6 quarterback rating.

Players to Watch: Jon Wassink (379 passing yards, 3 TD, 2 INT), LeVante Bellamy (120 rushing yards, 2 TD, 10.9 AVG), and D’Wayne Eskridge (240 receiving yards, 2 TD, 8 REC).

Michigan Wolverines

The Wolverines are coming off a mildly successful 8-5 season. And although they wanted to kick in the door on this year’s action by picking up a win over Notre Dame, the No. 12 program in the nation, things didn’t exactly turn out like that. Instead, Michigan found themselves on the losing end of a 24-17 college football betting matchup. All in all the Wolverines had a decent outing as they gained 307 total yards on offense and held Notre Dame to 302 themselves. Nevertheless, a late-game fumble from Shea Patterson forced a Michigan loss. Jim Harbaugh’s squad undoubtedly needs a win this weekend to remain relevant in both the Big Ten and the college football rankings.

Players to Watch: Shea Patterson(227 passing yards, 0 TD, 1 INT), Karan Higdon (72 rushing yards, 1 TD, 3.4 AVG), and Nico Collins (66 receiving yards, 0 TD, 3 REC).

Western Michigan Broncos vs. Michigan Wolverines Betting Predictions


  • Western Michigan is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games on the road
  • Western Michigan is 10-5 SU in its last 15 games on the road
  • The TOTAL has gone OVER in 4 of Western Michigan’s last 5 games
  • The TOTAL has gone OVER in 12 of Michigan’s last 18 games at home
  • Michigan is 12-2 SU in its last 14 games at home
  • Michigan is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games at home
Western Michigan Broncos vs. Michigan Wolverines Betting Picks

So which way should mobile betting players lean in this Western Michigan Broncos vs. Michigan Wolverines matchup? All things considered, Michigan is the clear favorite here. However, Western Michigan looked pretty decent in their opening. If a couple of chips fall in the right place, they might just be able to upset their rivals. Sign up today to make your online betting prediction!

Score Prediction: 35-28 Michigan.