Week 14 College Football Betting Lines: Western Michigan At Ohio

Posted by Eric Williams on Tuesday,November 29, 2016 3:10, EST in

The 13th-ranked Western Michigan Broncos will look to remain unbeaten when they hit the road to take on the Ohio Bobcats in the 2016 MAC Championship on Friday. With this matchup offering what I believe is a ton of value for collegiate gridiron gaming enthusiasts, let’s find out which team that value lies with.

Analyzing The Week 14 College Football Betting Lines: Broncos At Bobcats

When: Friday, December 2, 2016 at 7:00 PM ET
Where: Ford Field in Detroit, Michigan.
TV: ESPN2
Live Stream: Watch ESPN
NCAAF Odds: Western Michigan -19 / Over/Under: 58

 

 

Why Bet The Western Michigan Broncos

Western Michigan (12-0 SU, 9-3 ATS) finished the regular season unbeaten and comes into this matchup off an emphatic 55-35 smackdown over Toledo on Tuesday while covering the spread as an 8-point favorite.

Quarterback Zach Terrell completed 19 of 25 pass attempts for 196 yards and three touchdowns while running back Jamauri Bogan roasted the Rockets for 198 rushing yards and one score on 31carries and backup running back Jarvion Franklin contributed a pair of touchdowns in the rout.

This season, Western Michigan Broncos has been outstanding in putting up 44.8 points per game to rank fourth nationally in scoring while also ranking an impressive 16th in points allowed by limiting the opposition to just 19.2 points per game.

Why Bet The Ohio Bobcats

Ohio (8-4 SU, 6-6 ATS) beat Akron 9-3 last Tuesday in a downright ugly affair in which they failed to cover the spread as a 12.5 point favorite. Ohio quarterback Quinton Maxwell completed 14-25 passes for 169 yards without throwing any touchdowns or interceptions in an affair that featured all field goals.

This season, he Bobcats are averaging 26.8 points per game to rank 76th nationally in scoring. The Bobcats have been very good on the other side of the ball in limiting their opponents to just 21.7 points per game to rank 22nd nationally in points allowed.

 

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Expert ATS Pick & Final Score Prediction

56 percent of the betting public likes Ohio to cover the spread as nearly three-touchdown underdogs, but I don’t. The fact of the matter is that Western Michigan is simply too good in all three phases of the game to lose to a team that really struggles to score the ball. To illustrate my point, you should know that Western Michigan has scored at least 34 points in 10 straight games while topping the 50-point plateau twice in their last four games. Conversely, Ohio has been limited to 20 points or less in four of their last six games while scoring 14 points or less in two of those contests.

Western Michigan has gone 6-1 ATS in their last seven games against a team with a winning record and a blistering 20-6 ATS in their last 26 games following an SU win. While Ohio has gone 5-1 ATS in their last six games against a team with a winning record, the Bobcats are also 1-6 ATS in their last seven meetings against the Broncos while the favorite in this series has gone 7-3 ATS in the last 10 meetings.

The Broncos smacked the Bobcats senseless in their 49-14 blowout win last season and I’m fully expecting another similar smackdown in this affair. Back the Western Michigan Broncos to bring it home!

My final score prediction is Western Michigan 42 Ohio 21