Miami (OH) vs. Western Michigan Prediction: Picks & Start Time – October 2022

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The Miami (OH) RedHawks (3-4) and Western Michigan Broncos (2-5) will face each other in clash of MAC rivals at Fred C. Yager Stadium in Oxford, Ohio.

Miami (OH) vs. Western Michigan Odds

Point Spread

The spread for this matchup is set at 6.5 points, with sportsbooks listing Miami (OH) as the favorites.


As for the moneyline, Miami (OH) has -250 odds to pick up the win, while Western Michigan is listed at +202 to claim victory.


Finally, the total for the game is set at 43.5 points.


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Game Info

How to Watch Miami (OH) vs. Western Michigan Live?

  • Game Day: Saturday, October 22, 2022
  • Game Time: 3:30 PM ET
  • TV Channel: CBS Sports Network
  • Location: Oxford, Ohio
  • Stadium: Fred C. Yager Stadium

Betting Preview

Miami (OH)

Miami (OH) has been a bottom-25 offense this season, ranking 12th-worst with 303.1 yards per game. The defensive unit is ranked 33rd in the FBS (344.7 yards allowed per game). While Miami (OH)’s defense ranks 51st with 24.0 points allowed per game, the RedHawks have been a little less successful on offense, ranking 17th-worst (19.7 points per game). Miami (OH) ranks ninth-worst in passing offense (134.0 passing yards per game), but thas been a little better on defense, ranking 88th with 245.6 passing yards allowed per game. Miami (OH) ranks 56th in rushing yards this year (169.1 rushing yards per game), but has been playing really well on the other side of the ball, ranking 16th-best in the FBS with 99.1 rushing yards allowed per game. While Miami (OH)’s third-down defense ranks 63rd with a 37.8% third-down conversion rate allowed per game, the offense has been less successful, ranking 18th-worst with a 32.3% third-down conversion rate. Miami (OH) has the 22nd-best turnover margin in college football at +5, forcing 13 turnovers (14th in the FBS) while turning it over eight times (40th in the FBS).

Western Michigan

Western Michigan ranks 13th-worst in total yards per game (305.7), but it has been more effective defensively, ranking 73rd in the FBS with 384.6 total yards allowed per contest. Western Michigan has not been getting things done offensively, ranking 20th-worst in the FBS with 21.4 points per game. It has been more effective on defense, giving up 31.1 points per contest (102nd-ranked). Western Michigan ranks 22nd-worst in passing yards per game (190.4), but it has been more effective on the other side of the ball, ranking 83rd in the FBS with 241.4 passing yards allowed per contest. Western Michigan ranks 105th in the FBS with 115.3 rushing yards per game on offense, and it ranks 66th with 143.1 rushing yards allowed per contest on the defensive side of the ball. In terms of third-down efficiency, Western Michigan ranks 101st in the FBS (34.0% third-down conversion rate) and 44th on defense (34.5% third-down rate allowed). At -4, Western Michigan owns the 100th-ranked turnover margin in the FBS, with 12 forced turnovers (28th in the FBS) and 16 turnovers committed (125th in the FBS).

Miami (OH) vs. Western Michigan Betting Analysis

Miami (OH) Betting Insights

Miami (OH) has covered the spread three times this season (3-4-0). Miami (OH) is winless against the spread when it is 6.5-point or greater favorites (0-2). Miami (OH) games have gone over the total once this season. The RedHawks have been listed as the moneyline favorite just one other time so far this season, a game they lost. The RedHawks have played as a moneyline favorite of -250 or shorter in only one game this season, which they lost.

Broncos Betting Insights

Western Michigan has covered the spread two times over seven games with a set number. Western Michigan has not covered the spread (0-3) when it is at least 6.5-point underdogs. Western Michigan games have gone over the total three times this season. The Broncos have been the underdog in three games this season, and they have failed to win any of those contests. This season, the Broncos have been at least a +202 underdog on the moneyline three times, losing each of those contests.


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Miami (OH) vs. Western Michigan Against The Spread & Betting Records

Miami (OH)

Overall Home Away
Point Total AVG 51.6 53.5 50.1
Implied Total AVG 32.6 37.0 29.3
ATS Record 3-4-0 2-1-0 1-3-0
Over/Under Record 1-6-0 1-2-0 0-4-0
Moneyline Favorite Record 0-1 0-0 0-1
Moneyline Underdog Record 2-3 1-1 1-2


Overall Home Away
Point Total AVG 52.9 54.0 51.5
Implied Total AVG 31.4 31.3 31.7
ATS Record 2-5-0 1-3-0 1-2-0
Over/Under Record 3-4-0 2-2-0 1-2-0
Moneyline Favorite Record 2-2 1-2 1-0
Moneyline Underdog Record 0-3 0-1 0-2

Players to Watch

Miami (OH)

  • As part of the RedHawks’ defensive unit, Matthew Salopek has registered 36 tackles, 5.0 TFL, and three sacks in seven games.
  • As part of the RedHawks’ defense, Michael Dowell has registered 1.0 sack to go with 2.0 TFL and 36 tackles in seven games.
  • As part of the RedHawks’ defense, Ryan McWood has recorded one interception to go along with 33 tackles, 0.5 sacks, and one pass defended in seven games.
  • Yahsyn McKee has been a significant contributor to the RedHawks’ defense in 2022, with two interceptions to go with 14 tackles and five passes defended in seven games.


  • As a key defensive contributor, the Broncos’ Zaire Barnes has registered 44 tackles, 2.0 TFL, and 0.5 sacks in seven games.
  • Corvin Moment has registered 33 tackles, 4.0 TFL, and three sacks in seven games for the Broncos.
  • Ryan Selig has compiled 1.5 sacks to go with 3.0 TFL and 29 tackles in seven games for the Broncos.
  • Andre Carter has collected 32 tackles, 2.0 TFL, and 1.5 sacks In seven games for the Broncos.

Miami (OH) vs. Western Michigan Predictions and Pick

Miami (OH) vs. Western Michigan betting card

    Pick ATS:

    RedHawks (-6.5)

    Pick OU:

    Over (43.5)


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How to Bet on Miami (OH) vs. Western Michigan

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Our prediction to win this game is Miami (OH), and we expect that Miami (OH) will cover the spread (Miami (OH) -6.5). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going over the posted total of 43.5 points.


Dan Weiner

Hailing from Atlanta and attending college at the University of Texas, Dan is passionate about sports, particularly college football and soccer. He's a diehard Atlanta pro sports and Texas Longhorns fan. He likes every sport and will watch anything and everything the weirder the better. He joined Betsperts after an 11 year career in television production at ESPN.

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