Toledo vs. Western Michigan Prediction
Who will come away with a cover and/or win when two top MAC teams meet up tonight at 7PM ET as Western Michigan hosts Toledo?
Game Snapshot & Odds
Thursday, October 25, 2018
7PM ET – Waldo Stadium
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Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers at BetNow.eu, Western Michigan is favored at home, as the Broncos are getting odds of -6 points against Toledo. The over/under total for the game is currently listed at 68 points. The public betting for this game currently has 74 percent going on Western Michigan at home. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our College Football Public Betting Page for updated figures on the game.
Broncos on the march
Western Michigan has won six straight following a 35-10 win at Central Michigan last week in its big rivalry game. The Broncos are 6-2 on the season and 4-0 in the MAC. They are 3-5 against the spread and 5-3 with the under. Despite the win streak, Western has covered in just one of its last four games.
The Broncos are putting up 36.4 points and 467.1 yards per game on offense this year. Jon Wassink has thrown for 1,980 yards and 16 touchdowns while Jayden Reed has caught 38 passes for 551 yards and six touchdowns. On the ground, LeVante Bellamy has rushed for 821 yards and five touchdowns while Jamauri Bogan has 458 rushing yards with nine scores. Defensively, Western Michigan is allowing 28.4 points and 374.5 yards per game. Their pass defense has been pretty good, allowing just 207.9 yards per contest.
The Toledo Rockets have lost two straight and three of their last four to fall to 3-4 on the year and 1-2 in the MAC. Toledo is 2-5 against the spread and 5-2 with the over. Toledo has failed to cover the spread in four straight games.
Toledo has a great offense, putting up 39.3 points and 416.4 yards per game. The Rockets have struggled to lock in a starting QB as both Mitchell Guadagni and Eli Peters are seeing time and have been alternating who sees the majority of the snaps. Combined, they have thrown for 1,477 yards and 17 touchdowns. On the ground, three players have over 300 rushing yards for Toledo. Guadagni is the team’s leading rusher with 378 yards and three scores. Defensively, Toledo is allowing 34.3 points and 455.3 yards per game. Their run defense is allowing nearly 200 yards per contest.
College Football Betting Trends
Western Michigan is just 2-5 against the spread in their last five conference games, but have covered in five straight Thursday games.
Toledo is 17-6 ATS in its last 23 road games and 6-2 ATS in its last 8 Thursday games.
The home team has had the edge in this series when it comes to covering, doing so in four of the last five encounters. That includes two covers in Kalamazoo for the Broncos. Toledo has yet to win on the road this season and this is a very uphill challenge for them. Western Michigan isn’t covering, but it’s winning games at home and a win today can really give the Broncos a great shot at the MAC title. Being at home at night, I have to go with WMU to cover.
College Football Prediction: Western Michigan -6