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Michigan State vs. Western Michigan – College Football – Predictions, Betting Lines, Odds and Trends

The Western Michigan Broncos (0-0) will look to upset the Michigan State Spartans (0-0) on Friday, September 2, 2022 at Spartan Stadium. The Spartans are undoubtedly the favorites in this one, with the spread posted at 22 points. The over/under is 54.5 in the outing.

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Michigan State vs. Western Michigan Betting Trends

  • Michigan State was 9-3-1 against the spread last season.
  • The Spartans didn’t have a win ATS (0-0-1) as a 22-point favorite or more last season.
  • Last season, seven of Michigan State’s 13 games hit the over.
  • Michigan State put together a 7-1 record in games it was favored on the moneyline last season (winning 87.5% of those games).
  • Michigan State did not play a game last season with moneyline odds of -1958 or shorter.
  • Western Michigan covered the spread six times in 13 games last season.
  • There were seven Western Michigan games (out of 13) that went over the total last year.
  • Western Michigan split the two games it played as an underdog last season.
  • Western Michigan was not a bigger underdog last season than the +979 moneyline set for this game.

Michigan State vs. Western Michigan: Over/Under Trends

  • Michigan State’s games had more than 54.5 points scored on occasions last season.
  • Western Michigan’s games went over 54.5 points on occasions last season.
  • The total for this matchup is 54.5 points, 9.8 fewer than the combined scoring average of the two teams for last season.
  • The over/under for this game is set at 54.5 points, 1.0 points higher than the two teams’ opponents scoring average from last season.
  • The over/under in this matchup is 54.5 points, 0.5 fewer than the average total in last season’s Spartans contests.
  • Last season, Broncos games resulted in an average scoring total of 60.9, which is 6.4 points higher than the over/under for this matchup.

Michigan State Players to Watch

  • Payton Thorne had a passing stat line last year of 3,241 passing yards with a 60.3% completion rate (235-of-390), 27 touchdowns, 10 interceptions, and an average of 249.3 yards per game. His rushing stat line was 82 carries for 164 yards and four touchdowns while averaging 12.6 yards per game.
  • Kenneth Walker III went to work last year, rushing for 1,636 yards on 263 carries (125.8 yards per game) and scoring 18 touchdowns.
  • Jordon Simmons churned out 278 yards on 70 carries (21.4 ypg) last season.
  • In the previous season, Jayden Reed hauled in 59 catches for 1,026 yards (78.9 ypg). He also scored 10 touchdowns.
  • Jalen Nailor amassed 695 yards on 37 grabs with six touchdowns. He averaged 53.5 receiving yards per game last year.
  • Tre Mosley’s stat line last year looked like this: a total of 531 yards, 35 catches, three touchdowns, and 40.8 yards per game.

Western Michigan Players to Watch

  • Kaleb Eleby averaged 252.1 passing yards per outing and tossed 23 touchdowns last season.
  • Sean Tyler averaged 88.5 rushing yards per game and tallied nine rushing touchdowns last year.
  • Last season La’Darius Jefferson rushed for 64.3 yards per game. He also scored 10 touchdowns.
  • Skyy Moore collected 1,283 receiving yards and 10 touchdowns over the course of 2021.
  • Corey Crooms collected six touchdowns and had 764 receiving yards (58.8 ypg) in 2021.
  • Jaylen Hall played his way to three receiving touchdowns and 756 receiving yards (63.0 ypg) last season.

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