The Western Michigan Broncos will look to continue their home success when they take on the Toledo Rockets on Wednesday in Mid-American Conference West Division play. Western Michigan (1-0) was 6-0 at home in 2019 and is 23-7 on its home field since the start of 2015. Toledo (1-0), meanwhile, was 1-5 on the road a year ago and is 15-12 on the road over the past five-plus seasons.
The game from Waldo Stadium in Kalamazoo, Mich., is slated to start at 8 p.m. ET. Western Michigan's defense allowed 414.6 yards per game in 2019, while Toledo allowed 475.7. The Broncos are favored by two-points in the latest Toledo vs. Western Michigan odds from William Hill Sportsbook, while the over-under for total points scored is 58.5. Before making any Western Michigan vs. Toledo picks, check out the college football predictions for MACtion from the SportsLine Projection Model.
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- Toledo vs. Western Michigan spread: Western Michigan -2
- Toledo vs. Western Michigan over-under: 58.5 points
- Toledo vs. Western Michigan money line: Toledo +115, Western Michigan -130
- TOL: Forced two fumbles and had two interceptions in the opener against Bowling Green
- WMU: Five different Broncos rushed for or caught passes for touchdowns in the win over Akron
Why Western Michigan can cover
Western Michigan's defense put the clamps on Akron last week, led by senior linebacker Treshaun Hayward, who recorded eight tackles, including four solo, along with one-half sack. In 2019, Hayward was an All-American selection and was named the MAC Defensive Player of the Year as well as being a first-team All-MAC selection. He played in all 13 games, starting the final 11, and registered 142 tackles, 10.5 tackles for loss, five sacks, caused one fumble, recovered one fumble and had one quarterback hurry. He ranked first in the conference in total tackles, was second in tackles per game (10.9) and tied for 10th in sacks and sacks per game (0.38).
Also leading the defense was senior safety A.J. Thomas, who recorded seven tackles, including four solo, and one interception he returned 38 yards for a touchdown. In 2019, Thomas started all 13 games, recording 67 tackles, two tackles for loss, six pass breakups and one quarterback pressure.
Why Toledo can cover
The Rockets feature an explosive rushing attack, rolling up 310 yards in the opener against Bowling Green. Junior running back Shakif Seymour led the way, carrying 13 times for 93 yards (7.2 average) and one touchdown. Last season, he was second on the team with 741 rushing yards and became the 19th player in Toledo history to reach 2,000 yards for his career. Senior quarterback Eli Peters was red hot in the win over Bowling Green, completing 20 of 32 passes for 214 yards and four touchdowns.
In addition, Toledo has dominated this rivalry over the years. In fact, the Rockets are 8-2 in their last 10 meetings against the Broncos. Toledo has also won four of its last five games on the road against Western Michigan.
How to make Toledo vs. Western Michigan picks
SportsLine's model is leaning over on the total. In fact, it says Peters will throw for more than 200 yards and two touchdowns, while Eleby will throw for nearly 275 yards and two scores. It has also generated an against-the-spread pick that cashes in well over 50 percent of simulations. You can only get the pick at SportsLine.
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