Ohio State will be gunning for a 17th straight SU win when they host the Western Michigan Broncos on Saturday night.
- Ohio State RB Ezekiel Elliott has rushed for 100 yards in eight consecutive games.
- WMU WR Daniel Braverman leads D1 with 13.3 receptions per game.
- The total has gone OVER in 13 of Ohio State’s past 17 games.
The Buckeyes are a stunning 28-2 SU in their last 30 September home dates, but have been betting disappointments in their last two, failing to cover as 42.5-point favorites against Hawaii in Week 2, and as 34-point chalk in a narrow 20-13 win over the Northern Illinois Huskies last weekend.
The Broncos ended a four-game SU losing streak with 52-20 win over Murray State, covering as 28.5-point favorites, but take on the defending champs riding a 14-game SU losing streak against Big Ten opponents.
Western Michigan is also winless SU and ATS in their last two road games, ending a solid 5-1 SU run, 6-0 ATS.
Opening Odds & Computer Pick
On the betting opening line for this matchup, the Ohio State Buckeyes sat as -27-point favorite, according to 5Dimes. The total had not been posted early in the week, so check the lines pages for the latest.
Odds – VSB
prediction models pick the Buckeyes to win this game on Saturday 51-25. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NCAAF matchups here.
Western Michigan Broncos vs Ohio State Buckeyes Matchup
Team Betting Records & Power Rankings
Ohio State bring a 3-0 record (1-2 ATS) to the Week 4 betting matchup against the 1-2 Western Michigan Broncos, who are 2-1 ATS against the spread. Over under betting has seen Ohio State go 1-2 so far and the Broncos go 2-0-1. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Ohio State vs Western Michigan injuries news.
According to the Power Rankings here at Odds – VSB
it’s the No. 1-rated Ohio State Buckeyes and the No. 19-rated Western Michigan Broncos in this matchup.
Offensively, the game matches up the Ohio State Buckeyes No. 52-ranked offense (33.33 PPG) against a Western Michigan Broncos defense that ranks No. 103 at 33.33 PPG. The Ohio State Buckeyes passing attack has averaged 176.33 yards per game, less than the Western Michigan Broncos give up through the air (189 YPG on average).
In comparing defenses, the Western Michigan Broncos own the league’s No. 112-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 413 yards per game when on the road. Ohio State, on the other hand, rates No. 87 this week in generating rushing yards at home.
The Buckeyes grabbed a Week 3 victory over the Huskies in their last game, winning 20-13 at Ohio Stadium.
- Western Michigan is 12-3 ATS in its last 15 games
- Western Michigan is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
- Western Michigan is 6-2 ATS in its last 8 games on the road
- Western Michigan is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games on the road
- Ohio State is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games
- Ohio State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
- The total has gone OVER in 13 of Ohio State’s last 17 games
- Ohio State is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games at home
Next Betting Matchups
Western Michigan home to Central Michigan, Saturday, October 10th
Ohio State at Indiana, Saturday, October 3rd