Western Michigan vs. Ohio Prediction: Picks & Start Time – October 2022

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MAC rivals will battle when the Western Michigan Broncos (2-4) meet the Ohio Bobcats (3-3).

Western Michigan vs. Ohio Odds

Point Spread

The matchup is set as a pick ’em.


As for the moneyline, Western Michigan has -109 odds to pick up the win, while Ohio is listed at -112 to claim victory.


Finally, the over/under for the game is set at 60 points.

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Game Info

How to Watch Western Michigan vs. Ohio Live?

  • Game Day: Saturday, October 15, 2022
  • Game Time: 3:30 PM ET
  • TV Channel: CBS Sports Network
  • Location: Kalamazoo, Michigan
  • Stadium: Waldo Stadium

Betting Preview

Western Michigan

Western Michigan has been a bottom-25 offense this season, ranking 12th-worst with 301.2 yards per game. The defensive unit is ranked 75th in the FBS (384.8 yards allowed per game). Offensively, Western Michigan ranks 105th in the FBS with 22.7 points per game. Meanwhile, the team’s defense ranks 100th in points allowed (384.8 points allowed per contest). Western Michigan ranks 20th-worst in passing offense (180.7 passing yards per game), but thas played slightly better on defense, ranking 80th with 237.7 passing yards allowed per contest. Western Michigan is putting up 120.5 rushing yards per game on offense (100th in the FBS), and ranks 73rd defensively with 147.2 rushing yards allowed per game. Western Michigan ranks 23rd-worst in third-down conversion rate (33.3%), but has played better on defense, ranking 49th with a 35.1% third-down conversion rate allowed. Western Michigan has forced 10 total turnovers (36th in the FBS) this season and have turned it over 10 times (89th in the FBS) for an even turnover margin, 100th-ranked in college football.


Ohio ranks 36th in total yards per game (445.8), but it has been less productive on the other side of the ball, ranking worst in the FBS with 561.2 total yards conceded per contest. Ohio ranks 43rd in points per game (33.2), but it has been less productive defensively, ranking fifth-worst in the FBS with 40.7 points surrendered per contest. Ohio ranks worst in passing yards allowed per game (386.8), but at least it has been playing well on offense, ranking eighth-best in passing yards per contest (334.0). Ohio ranks 20th-worst in rushing yards per game (111.8), but it has been more productive defensively, ranking 99th in the FBS with 174.3 rushing yards allowed per contest. Ohio is putting up a 34.7% third-down conversion rate on offense this season (100th-ranked). Meanwhile, it is allowing a 43.2% third-down rate (104th-ranked) on defense. With eight forced turnovers (71st in the FBS) and six turnovers committed (29th in the FBS) this season, Ohio ranks 46th in the FBS with a turnover margin of +2.

Western Michigan vs. Ohio Betting Analysis

Western Michigan Betting Insights

Western Michigan has put together a record of 2-4-0 against the spread this season. Western Michigan is 2-1 ATS when playing as at least 0-point favorites. Games involving Western Michigan have hit the over three times this season. The Broncos have gone 2-1 in games they were favored on the moneyline (winning 66.7% of those games). The Broncos have a 1-1 record (winning 66.7% of their games) when playing as a moneyline favorite of -109 or shorter.

Bobcats Betting Insights

Ohio is 3-3-0 against the spread this season. In games they have played as 0-point or bigger underdogs, Ohio owns an ATS record of 2-2. Games involving Ohio have hit the over on five occasions this season. The Bobcats have entered the game as underdogs four times this season and won once. The Bobcats have a record of 0-1 when they’re set as an underdog of -112 or more by bookmakers this season.

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Western Michigan vs. Ohio Against The Spread & Betting Records

Western Michigan

Overall Home Away
Point Total AVG 51.5 51.5 51.5
Implied Total AVG 31.3 31.0 31.7
ATS Record 2-4-0 1-2-0 1-2-0
Over/Under Record 3-3-0 2-1-0 1-2-0
Moneyline Favorite Record 2-1 1-1 1-0
Moneyline Underdog Record 0-3 0-1 0-2


Overall Home Away
Point Total AVG 58.5 61.0 56.0
Implied Total AVG 37.0 36.0 38.0
ATS Record 3-3-0 2-1-0 1-2-0
Over/Under Record 5-1-0 3-0-0 2-1-0
Moneyline Favorite Record 2-0 2-0 0-0
Moneyline Underdog Record 1-3 1-0 0-3

Players to Watch

Western Michigan

  • As part of the Broncos’ defensive unit, Zaire Barnes has posted 32 tackles, 2.0 TFL, and 0.5 sacks in six games.
  • As part of the Broncos’ defense, Ryan Selig has collected 1.5 sacks to go with 3.0 TFL and 24 tackles in six games.
  • As part of the Broncos’ defense, Braden Fiske has posted 21 tackles, 3.0 TFL, and 1.5 sacks in six games.
  • With 1.5 sacks to go along with 2.0 TFL and 26 tackles, Andre Carter has helped spur the Broncos’ defense over six games.


  • As a tone-setter on defense, the Bobcats’ Bryce Houston has compiled 25 tackles, 3.0 TFL, and 2.5 sacks in six games.
  • Keye Thompson has registered 35 tackles, 1.0 TFL, and one interception in six games for the Bobcats.
  • Jack McCrory has 1.0 sack to go with 4.0 TFL and 21 tackles in six games.
  • With 26 tackles in six games, Tariq Drake has been providing a big boost on defense for the Bobcats.

Western Michigan vs. Ohio Predictions and Pick

Western Michigan vs. Ohio betting card

    Pick ATS:

    Bobcats (+0)

    Pick OU:

    Over (60)

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How to Bet on Western Michigan vs. Ohio

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Our prediction to win this game is Ohio, and we project that Ohio will cover the spread (pick ’em). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going over the posted total of 60 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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