Western Michigan Broncos 2020 Win Total - College Football Pick, Odds and Prediction

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Breaking Down the Western Michigan Broncos Win Total

2020 College Football Season

Western Michigan Broncos: 6.5 Wins -- Title Odds: 500/1

Western Michigan put up a competitive football season in 2019, but things didn’t work out how the team wanted. The Broncos went 7-6 overall and 5-3 in MAC play, which earned them a trip to the First Responder Bowl. Western Michigan’s season ended in disappointment with a loss to Western Kentucky 23-20 there. This year, the Broncos will look to compete for the division title, get back to a bowl game, and earn a win this time. Get Free College Football Picks and College Football Predictions for every game all season long at Sports Chat Place. 

Let’s take a closer look at Western Michigan’s current status and break down their chances at hitting seven wins this year. 

Western Michigan did a pretty admirable job in a competitive conference last season, and were second only to Central Michigan (who had an unexpected breakout campaign) in the West Division. The 17-14 loss at Northern Illinois on November 26 pretty much sealed the Broncos’ fate, as prior to that the team was on a three-game win streak with at least 35 points scored in each outing. Not to mention the fact that Western Michigan handily beat CMU head-to-head earlier in the year. 

In any case, this marks head coach Tim Lester’s fourth season at the helm for Western Michigan. He’s done a pretty solid recruiting job during his tenure, and the team seems to have a nice young core as well as some outgoing upperclassmen to hold things together this season. The Broncos offensive line will be one of the most experienced groups in the conference, and with weapons like QB Kaleb Eleby and RB Sean Tyler we could see a lot of scoring from WMU. 

The first part of Western Michigan’s 2020 schedule is pretty daunting. The team has trips to Cincinnati and Notre Dame, then an intimidating home matchup versus Syracuse before traveling three more times in a four-game stretch. There are some rough MAC games on the slate as well: at Central Michigan, NIU, Buffalo, at Ball State. None of those games will be easy. 

Pick: I still like the over. I’m pretty high on Western Michigan this season, and that West Division is wide open. Provided the young players can step into key roles this year and contribute, the Broncos will have a nice balance of youth and experience on their roster which could pay off big in the long run. The front part of the schedule is pretty rough-looking for WMU but if the team does well in conference play the Broncos should be right in the mix at season’s end. 

2020 Western Michigan Broncos Football Schedule 

Day, Date                              Opponent

Friday, September 4                Colgate 

Friday, September 11              at Cincinnati     

Saturday, September 19          at Notre Dame  

Saturday, September 26          Syracuse 

Saturday, October 3                at Ball State  

Saturday, October 10              Toledo 

Saturday, October 17              at Central Michigan  

Saturday, October 24              at Kent State 

Saturday, October 31              Eastern Michigan 

Saturday, November 7            OPEN 

Tuesday, November 10            NIU   

Saturday, November 21          at Akron  

Friday, November 27              Buffalo  

Saturday, December 5            MAC Championship

Andrew’s Pick Over 6.5 Wins

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a Sports Chat Place site consensus.