WMU vs. Michigan State Prediction
No. 15 Michigan State is laying three touchdowns as a home favorite to in-state rival Western Michigan in the teams’ season-opener on Friday night at 7:00 p.m. ET.
With the total also sitting at 54.5, what’s the best bet when it comes to tonight’s non-conference matchup?
Game Matchup & Betting Odds
157 Western Michigan Broncos (+20.5) at 158 Michigan State Spartans (-20.5); o/u 54.5
7:00 p.m. ET, Friday, September 2, 2022
Spartan Stadium, East Lansing, MI
Western Michigan vs. Michigan State Public Betting Information
As of this writing, our CFB Public Betting page shows that 75% of bets are on Michigan State. That said, this page is updated frequently so make sure that you click on the link provided so that you’re getting the most updated information.
Western Michigan Broncos Game Notes
Western Michigan received a verbal commitment from three-star WR Logan Lester. After attending Ferris State's Michigan Collegiate Showcase, Lester (6'3/188) found his home in Kalamazoo for the next four-plus years. The Kenwood Academy product is the second prospect heading to Western Michigan in the 2023 class with Kiwaun Davis joining him. Lester is the 10th prospect committed to the Broncos, who have the 37th-ranked class in the nation.
Michigan State Spartans Game Notes
Michigan State HC Mel Tucker wore a t-shirt saying "All about the ball" making a statement about the season. After an excellent season and solid offseason for the Spartans, Tucker is looking to take the program to the next level. How does that start? Winning the turnover battle. "The biggest determining factor for winning and losing is turnover margin," Tucker said. "So you need to take care of it and you need to take it away (on defense)." Winning that battle could help take them to the next level, but Ohio State still stands in their way.
Western Michigan vs. Michigan State Betting Trends
Under is 7-1 in Broncos last 8 vs. Big Ten
Over is 4-1 in Broncos last 5 games overall
Over is 4-1 in Spartans last 5 home games
Western Michigan vs. Michigan State Betting Prediction
The home team is 5-1 against the spread in the last six meetings between these two teams, while the Broncos are just 1-4 against the number in their last five trips to East Lansing. Western Michigan is also winless against the spread in its last four games versus Big Ten opponents and hasn’t covered in its last four games played on Friday. On the other side, the Spartans are 9-2-2 against the spread in their last 13 games overall, are 5-0-2 against the number in their last seven home games dating back to last season and are 4-0-1 ATS in their last five non-conference games.
COLLEGE FOOTBALL WEEK 1 PREDICTION: MICHIGAN STATE SPARTANS -20.5