Free Week 2 Prediction: Mustangs vs Spartans Odds
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College Football Handicapping: Week 2
(0-1) Western Michigan Mustangs vs. Michigan State Spartans (1-0)
Date: Saturday, September 9th
Time: 3:30 pm EST
Venue: Spartan Stadium in Lancing, Michigan
NCAA Football Spread: OFF
NCAA Betting Total: OFF
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As Michigan State and Western Michigan set to square off, it is the tail of two different stories. The in state rivals will look to gain bragging rights in the state of Michigan.
Michigan State is coming off a game where they sleepwalked through a Bowling Green team that only was able to put up 10 points against them. While Western Michigan actually took a loss last week against a good USC team that saw the game come down to the final minute.
Western Michigan Mustangs
Western Michigan surprised a lot of people last week, putting up 31 points but coming up short on the defensive side of the ball. Although the Spartans do not have nearly the fire power that USC does with a Heisman candidate in Sam Darnold.
Western Michigan will have to hold strong on the defensive front if they want to compete on the road in East Lancing. Giving up 49 points last week was a huge let down and the secondary struggled series after series so this will be the key to keep it close.
Western Michigan struggles with the passing game but had 263 rushing yards last game so they will look to set the tone on the ground again. Watch for the play action passing game to really shine through after they establish the run for big gains to keep this one close.
Michigan State Spartans
The Spartans had a very mediocre start to their season as they beat Bowling green 35-10. Gaining both 200+ yards on the ground and through the air the Spartans established their very balanced attack and you will see this continue against the Mustangs.
Michigan State is going to have their hands full as they try and stop the Mustangs great ground game and dare we say they are on upset alert. If the Spartans struggle on offense watch out for this game to really be in the spotlight.
The Spartans are still very young and in fact one of the youngest teams in the country so they are still going through growing pains. The defense looks lost at times but their overall talent level is still more than the Mustangs.
NCAA Football Handicapping Trends
- WMU are 7-2 ATS vs. a team with a winning record.
- WMU are 19-7 ATS in their last 26 road games.
- Western Michigan are 29-11 ATS in their last 40 games overall.
- Under is 8-2 in MSU last 10 games as a favorite.
- MSU are 2-6 ATS vs. a team with a losing record.
Free Week 2 NCAA Football Pick
I believe even though Western Michigan lost last week against USC and couldn’t finish they are going to be riding very high with a lot of confidence. I am going to pick the upset here with a young Spartan team that is vulnerable especially comfortable at home.
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Western Michigan I believe will not only cover the spread but I think they will win straight up as well with a crazy upset away from home. Expect a lot of Western Michigan fans to show up in East Lancing as it is not too far from home and make it a little more comfortable.
Michigan State might even pull this game out for the win, but the spread is something that I would take any day in this one. Look for Western Michigan to punch the Spartans in the mouth early and keep their foot on the gas.
Week 2 Free Score Prediction: Michigan State 21 – Western Michigan 27
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