W. Michigan vs. Northwestern Odds

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EVANSTON, IL (The Spread) – No. 17 Northwestern looks to pick up another win at home on Saturday when it hosts Western Michigan at 9PM ET.

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Northwestern is 2-0 on the season, 1-0 at home and 2-0 against the spread. Western Michigan is 0-2 on the season, 0-1 on the road and 1-1 against the spread. These two have no recent meetings.

Trends show that Northwestern has covered the spread in its last 9 home games and its last 7 non-conference games. Western Michigan is 2-8 ATS in its last 10 games against Big Ten opponents.

According to oddsmakers from Bovada.lv, Northwestern is the favorite to win this game, as the Wildcats have odds of -30.5 points against Western Michigan. The over/under total for this game has been set at 59 points (View Matchup). The opening odds for this game had Northwestern favored by 34 points. The spread was never higher than that and is currently at its low of 30.5. The over/under total for this game opened at 58.5 points and climbed up to 59.5 before settling back at 59.

Northwestern is off to a 2-0 start with wins over Cal and Syracuse, both by double digits. The Wildcats are averaging 46 points per game and 544.5 yards per game thus far. Trevor Siemian has had an increased load early on at quarterback due to a concussion to Kain Colter. Siemian has thrown for 535 yards and four touchdowns this far while Treyvon Green has rushed for 195 yards and three scores.

Western Michigan has lost both games this season, falling to Michigan State and Nicholls State. The Broncos are averaging just 18 points and 344.5 yards per game. Quarterback Tyler Van Tubbergen has thrown for 327 yards, but has no touchdown passes with four interceptions. Receiver Corey Davis has caught 16 passes for 212 yards and a touchdown thus far.

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In terms of Injuries, Northwestern running back Venric Mark is questionable for this game with a lower body injury while cornerback Daniel Jones is out with a knee injury. Western Michigan receiver Justin Collins is out with a knee injury.

The Public Bets for this game are currently backing Western Michigan, as the Broncos have odds of +30.5 points against Northwestern on Saturday.

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