Western Michigan vs. Ohio Prediction
Which MAC school will pick up an important win tonight when Ohio plays host to Western Michigan at 6:30PM ET?
Game Snapshot & Odds
303 Western Michigan vs. 304 Ohio
Tuesday, November 12, 2019
6:30PM ET – Peden Stadium
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Public Betting Trends
According to the latest oddsmakers, Western Michigan is the slight road favorite, as the Broncos are getting odds of -1 point against Ohio. The over/under total for the contest is listed at 63 points. The public betting currently has 61 percent going on Western Michigan as the road favorite. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our NCAAF Public Betting Page for updated figures on the game.
Ohio in need of a win
Ohio suffered a 24-21 loss last week at home to Miami (Ohio), ending a two-game win streak. The Bobcats are now 4-5 on the season and 3-2 in the MAC East. They are a game behind Miami in the conference standings. The Bobcats are 2-7 against the spread and 5-4 with the under.
The Bobcats are not special on either sides of the ball. Ohio is putting up 29.3 points and 407.4 yards per game. Defensively, Ohio is giving up 28.9 points and 427.9 yards per contest. The team is being led by Nathan Rourke, who has thrown for 1,876 yards and 11 touchdowns while rushing for 625 yards and 10 scores. O’Shaan Allison and De’Montre Tuggle have added nearly 900 rushing yards and nine scores. Isiah Cox is the team’s leading receiver with 26 catches for 442 yards and a score.
Broncos looking to stay atop MAC West
With a 35-31 win at home over Ball State last week, Western Michigan improved to 6-4 on the season and 4-2 in the MAC West. The Broncos are tied with Central Michigan for first, but own the tiebreaker. WMU is 5-5 against the spread and 6-3-1 with the under.
Western Michigan has a really strong offense this year that is putting up 35.9 points and 466.2 yards per game. Defensively, the Broncos are allowing 26.3 points and 428.4 yards per contest. WMU is being led by LeVante Bellamy, who has rushed for 1,212 yards and 20 touchdowns. Jon Wassink has thrown for 2,397 yards and 16 touchdowns with seven interceptions. He also has rushed for 250 yards and three scores. Giovanni Ricci is the team’s leading receiver with 41 catches for 584 yards and six touchdowns.
College Football Betting Trends
Ohio is just 2-5 against the spread in their last seven games in November, but the Bobcats are 9-4 ATS in their last 13 games following a loss.
The Broncos are 3-13 against the spread in their last 16 games following a win and 0-6 ATS in their last six road games.
Western Michigan has won four of the last five against Ohio. However, the Bobcats have covered the spread in the last two games. Western has a lot of talent, but the Broncos have struggled on the road, and stringing together wins has been an issue. Ohio is coming off a tough loss at home, but I think the Bobcats will be able to take advantage of a bad WMU defense. The Broncos are probably going to score as well, but I like the Bobcats to score in the final possession to win and cover.
College Football Week 12 Prediction: Ohio +1