Michigan State Spartans vs. Western Michigan Broncos Picks and Prediction – September 2

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The Michigan State Spartans (0-0) will battle the Western Michigan Broncos (0-0) at Spartan Stadium in East Lansing, Michigan.

Michigan State vs. Western Michigan Odds

Point Spread

The spread for this matchup is set at 21 points, with oddsmakers listing Michigan State as the favorites.


As for the moneyline, Michigan State has -2231 odds to pick up the win, while Western Michigan is listed at +1039 to claim victory.


Finally, the over/under for the game is set at 54.5 points.


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Game Info

How to Watch Michigan State vs. Western Michigan Live?

  • Game Day: Friday, September 2, 2022
  • Game Time: 7:00 PM ET
  • TV Channel: ESPN2
  • Location: East Lansing, Michigan
  • Stadium: Spartan Stadium

Betting Preview

Michigan State

  • Michigan State averaged 3.6 more points per game (31.8) than Western Michigan gave up (28.2) last season.
  • When the Spartans scored over 28.2 points last year, they were 7-1 against the spread and 8-1 overall.
  • Michigan State averaged 98.7 more yards per game (429.5) than Western Michigan allowed per contest (330.8) last year.
  • In games that the Spartans totaled over 330.8 yards last year, the team was 7-1 against the spread and 8-1 overall.
  • Michigan State rushed for 175.8 yards per game last season, 31.3 more than the 144.5 Western Michigan allowed per contest.
  • When the Spartans rushed for more than 144.5 yards last season, they had a 7-1 ATS record and an 8-1 overall record.

Western Michigan

  • Last season Western Michigan put up 7.2 more points per game (32.5) than Michigan State surrendered (25.3).
  • The Broncos were 4-2 against the spread and 5-1 overall last season when the team recorded over 25.3 points.
  • Western Michigan collected 25.9 more yards per game (467.7) than Michigan State gave up per outing (441.8) last season.
  • When the Broncos picked up more than 441.8 yards last season, the team was 3-3 against the spread and 5-2 overall.
  • Last year Western Michigan averaged 214.1 rushing yards per game, 97.5 more than Michigan State allowed per contest (116.6).
  • The Broncos had a 5-6 ATS record and a 7-5 overall record when the team ran for over 116.6 yards last year.

Michigan State vs. Western Michigan Betting Analysis

Michigan State Betting Insights

  • Michigan State was 9-3-1 against the spread last season.
  • Michigan State failed to notch a win ATS (0-0-1) as at least 21-point favorites last year.
  • The Spartans were the moneyline favorite seven total times last season. They went 6-1 in those games.
  • The Spartans never played a game last season with moneyline odds of -2231 or shorter.
  • Last year, six of Michigan State’s 13 games went over the point total.

Broncos Betting Insights

  • Against the spread, Western Michigan was 5-6-1 last season.
  • The Broncos split the two games they played as underdogs last season.
  • The Broncos were not a bigger underdog last season than the +1039 moneyline set for this game.
  • There were six Western Michigan games (out of 12) that hit the over last season.

Michigan State vs. Western Michigan Against The Spread & Betting Records

Michigan State

Overall Home Away
Point Total AVG 54.9 55.7 54.0
Implied Total AVG 31.7 32.7 30.5
ATS Record 9-3-1 5-1-1 4-2-0
Over/Under Record 6-6-1 4-2-1 2-4-0
Moneyline Favorite Record 6-1 4-0 2-1
Moneyline Underdog Record 4-1 2-0 2-1


Overall Home Away
Point Total AVG 61.1 61.7 60.5
Implied Total AVG 35.8 36.7 34.8
ATS Record 5-6-1 3-3-0 2-3-1
Over/Under Record 6-6-0 4-2-0 2-4-0
Moneyline Favorite Record 6-4 4-2 2-2
Moneyline Underdog Record 1-1 0-0 1-1

Last Season’s Leaders

Michigan State

  • As a key defensive contributor, Xavier Henderson compiled 90 tackles, 6.0 TFL, three sacks, and one interception in 13 games last year.
  • Cal Haladay amassed 0.5 sacks to go with 2.0 TFL, 85 tackles, and two interceptions in 13 games.
  • Darius Snow had 3.0 TFL, 76 tackles, and one interception in 13 games a season ago.
  • In 2021, Jacub Panasiuk had 38 tackles, 6.0 TFL, and seven sacks.


  • Last year Corvin Moment registered 63 tackles, 13.0 TFL, and four sacks in 13 games.
  • On defense, Ali Fayad compiled 11.5 sacks to go with 12.0 TFL and 36 tackles.
  • Zaire Barnes amassed 58 tackles, 5.0 TFL, and 2.5 sacks in 13 games.
  • The contributions of Ryan Selig, who played in 13 games, included 3.5 sacks to go with 5.0 TFL, 51 tackles, and one interception.

Michigan State vs. Western Michigan Predictions and Pick

Our prediction to win this contest is Michigan State, and we predict that Western Michigan will cover the spread (Michigan State -21). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going over the posted total of 54.5 points.

Michigan State vs. Western Michigan betting card

    Pick ATS:

    Broncos (+21)

    Pick OU:

    Over (54.5)

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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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