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2023 NCAAF Handicapping Analysis: Week 3
(1-1) Western Michigan Broncos vs. Iowa Hawkeyes (2-0)
Date: Saturday, September 16th
Time: 3:30 ET
Venue: Kinnick Stadium
NCAA Week 3 ATS Betting Lines: Western Michigan +28.5 | Iowa -28.5
Week 3 CFB Moneyline Odds: Western Michigan +2200 | Iowa -10000
College Football Betting Total: O/U 43.5
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The previous three head-head to matchups have gone in favor of Western Michigan with a record of 3-0. Western Michigan and Iowa did not play last season. Against the spread, Western Michigan went 2-1 in these matchups.
On the over/under, the teams went 0-3 combining for 41 points per contest.
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Western Michigan Broncos
The Broncos’ most recent game came against Syracuse, leading to a 48-7 loss. Western Michigan trailed by -28 at the half vs. the Orange.
Having been favored in each of their first two games, Western Michigan has yet to cover the spread. Their ATS record is 0-1 on an average scoring margin of -11.5 points per contest.
This season, Western Michigan holds an over/under record of 0-1. On average, their games have produced a combined total of 53.5 points, with the typical over/under line set at 57 points.
Western Michigan Broncos Stats
The Broncos are currently ranked 13th in college football with 93 rushing attempts per game. In terms of rush yards, they are at 218 rushing yards per game, which is 27th in the nation.
Looking at their production in the passing game, they are averaging 36.5 attempts per game and gain an average of 195.5 passing yards. Overall, they hold the 58th spot with 21 points per game.
Coming into their matchup vs. Iowa, the Western Michigan defense is 49th in points allowed, giving up 32.5 points per game. So far, opponents have averaged 286.5 passing yards per game against them (130th in the country).
Against the run, they’re allowing 102 rushing yards, which ranks them 42nd in college football.
Iowa is coming off a 20-13 win over Iowa State and were able to hold on despite Iowa State cutting into their 20-6 lead going into the 4th quarter.
Through two games, Iowa have been the underdog in all of their games. So far, they have a scoring differential of +8.5 and are a perfect 2-0 vs. the spread.
This season, Iowa holds an over/under record of 0-2. On average, their games have produced a combined total of 35.5 points, with the typical over/under line set at 39.5 points.
Iowa Hawkeyes Stats
As they prepare to face the Western Michigan, the Hawkeyes’ offense is averaging 100 rushing yards per game and 3 yards per attempt. Nationally, they are 102nd in rushing yards and 102nd in passing yards, on an average of 159.5 yards per matchup.
Iowa has averaged 22 points per game so far. This figure places them 56th in the nation.
Iowa comes into the game 15th in points allowed, allowing 13.5 points per game.
Teams have been gaining 208 passing yards on average against them (71st). Against the run, they’re giving up 101.5 yards, placing them 41st in college football.
Western Michigan Broncos vs. Iowa Hawkeyes NCAA Football Betting Trends
- The Broncos are 4-1 in their last five games as an underdog.
- Conversely, the Hawkeyes are 3-2 ATS in their last five games as a favorite.
- Also, the Broncos are 6-4 ATS in their last ten road games.
- On the other side, the Hawkeyes have gone 7-2-1 across their last ten home games.
- Over the Broncos’ last 3 road games, the over/under record is 0-3.
- The Hawkeyes’ have an over/under record of 0-3 in their last 3 games at home.
Western Michigan vs. Iowa Line Movement
4* Free Week 3 NCAA Betting Prediction: Western Michigan +28.5
Iowa’s offense hasn’t been performing well on third down so far this season. I don’t see them suddenly resolving this issue, and like Western Michigan +28.5.
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