Western Michigan vs. Bowling Green Prediction: Odds, Spread, DFS Picks, and More

    Are you ready for the final midweek MACtion of 2023? Step this way for the latest odds, DFS picks, and a Western Michigan vs. Bowling Green prediction.

    It’s the final Midweek MACtion slate of the 2023 college football season, and the 6-5 Bowling Green Falcons kick us off with a trip to Kalamazoo to face the 4-7 Western Michigan Broncos.

    Which team ends the year on a high? Ahead of the game, we’ve got the latest college football betting odds, DFS picks, and a Western Michigan vs. Bowling Green prediction.

    Western Michigan vs. Bowling Green Betting and DFS Preview

    All odds are from DraftKings Sportsbook and correct as of Monday, Nov. 20, 2023. Want to take advantage of the Western Michigan vs. Bowling Green odds? Visit the College Football Network live college football odds page to place bets in your state.

    • Spread
      Bowling Green -2
    • Moneyline
      Bowling Green -110, Western Michigan +110
    • Over/Under
      54.5 points
    • Game time
      7 p.m. ET
    • Location
      Waldo Stadium, Kalamazoo, MI
    • Predicted Weather at Kick
      40 degrees, 10 mph winds, snow flurries
    • How to Watch
      ESPNU, FuboTV

    Looking for one last win on Western Michigan? Feeling bold about Bowling Green? If you’re going to take advantage of the Western Michigan vs. Bowling Green odds, consider some of the following factors before you part with your hard-earned cash.

    Both teams are looking to go out on a high after losses in Week 12, but who holds the advantage here? Bowling Green is 33-20-3 in the head-to-head while winning when the two teams met a year ago. The Falcons are 4-0 when favored, as they are in this game, while Western Michigan hasn’t won as an underdog in 2023. It should be close, but Bowling Green should snag the win.

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    Diving further into the Western Michigan vs. Bowling Green odds, the Falcons should also cover the small spread line. The Broncos haven’t covered the spread as a single-digit underdog this season, and none of their games have been decided by fewer than three points. Bowling Green is 7-4 covering the spread this year, including a 3-1 record as the spread favorite.

    With Western Michigan’s scoring defense being a bottom-25 unit, you can expect points to finish the season. The two teams have combined to hit the over in 14 of their 22 games this season, with the Falcons being involved in games that were more high-scoring than expected in their last four. Bowling Green should win, cover, and hit the over.

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    Western Michigan Depth Chart | Bowling Green Depth Chart

    • QB Treyson Bourget, Western Michigan
    • QB Hayden Wolff, Western Michigan
    • QB Connor Bazelak, Bowling Green
    • QB Camden Orth, Bowling Green
    • RB Jalen Buckley, Western Michigan
    • RB Zahir Abdus-Salaam, Western Michigan
    • RB C.J. Hester, Western Michigan
    • RB Terion Stewart, Bowling Green
    • RB Jaison Patterson, Bowling Green
    • RB Ta’ron Keith, Bowling Green
    • WR Kenneth Womack, Western Michigan
    • WR Anthony Sambucci, Western Michigan
    • WR Leroy Thomas, Western Michigan
    • WR Malique Dieudonne, Western Michigan
    • WR Odieu Hiliare, Bowling Green
    • WR Abdul-Fatai Ibrahim, Bowling Green
    • WR Austin Osbourne, Bowling Green
    • TE Blake Bosma, Western Michigan
    • TE Austin Hence, Western Michigan
    • TE Harold Fannin Jr., Bowling Green

    There are two college football games on Tuesday to compile your DFS team from in Week 13. If you’re new to DFS, Fanduel Superflex contests require you to select a quarterback, two running backs, three wide receivers, and a “superflex” that can be any of the above or a tight end.

    With both depth charts in this game featuring an “OR” in the quarterback column, you Western Michigan vs. Bowling Green picks may want to steer clear of the position. The Falcons have rotated their starter this season, utilizing Camden Orth’s dual-threat capability and Connor Bazelak’s arm talent situationally.

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    While Western Michigan’s depth chart has the “OR” designation next to Hayden Wolff, he’s the team’s leading QB but failed to score last time out against Northern Illinois. The Broncos offense will ride through running back Jalen Buckley, and he enters the final game of the season as the RB3 in the MAC. Just 82 yards shy of 1,000 for the year, he should be a “must start” this week.

    There’s not been many premiere pass-catching fantasy options from these two this season. Kenneth Womack is the yards-getter but Anthony Sambucci has turned 25% of his targets into a touchdown — representing good value. You should give some serious consideration to making Harold Fannin Jr. your Superflex pick. The Bowling Green tight end is a legitimate playmaker.

    Prediction for Western Michigan vs. Bowling Green

    Okay, so we’ve furnished you with the Western Michigan vs. Bowling Green odds and some DFS picks. Now, it’s time to close this thing out with our prediction. Will the Falcons take flight in midweek MACtion for the final time this season or can the Broncos ride off into the sunset of the 2023 college football campaign with a win tucked safely into their saddle?

    Despite coming off a game where they were held scoreless by Northern Illinois, Western Michigan has the fourth-ranked scoring offense in the MAC coming into their season finale.

    Buckley has been a standout for the Broncos, who have maintained their run-first identity in the first year under Lance Taylor. No team has had more rush attempts in the MAC in 2023.

    Sadly for the Broncos, the Bowling Green defense has been solid against the run for the most part. They might have given up 100+ to Peny Boone last time out, but let’s be honest, who hasn’t? They kept dual-threat Dequan Finn in check, and the Falcons run defense ranks third in the MAC for rushing touchdowns allowed and fourth for yards per carry given up.

    Bowling Green has the defensive advantage, and their offense also boasts a slight edge. Star running backs Terion Stewart and Ta’ron Keith are both game-time decisions that could impact our Western Michigan vs. Bowling Green prediction.

    If at least one of them plays, combined with the talents of tight end Fannin, they’ll have the beating of a WMU defense allowing 31.5 points per game.

    Prediction: Bowling Green 31, Western Michigan 27

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