Western Kentucky Hilltoppers at Western Michigan Broncos
Monday, December 30, 2019 at 12:30 PM ( Gerald J. Ford Stadium)
WKU -3 Total 52.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Western Kentucky Hilltoppers (8-4) will take on the Western Michigan Broncos (7-5) in the Servpro First Responder Bowl at Gerald J. Ford Stadium. Western Kentucky finished off the regular season with a 31-26 win against Middle Tennessee. The Hilltoppers became bowl eligible the week before with a win against Southern Miss and also surprised people around the world with a convincing win against Arkansas, an SEC opponent.
Western Kentucky is led by Ty Storey, the senior out of Charleston, AR. He has thrown for 2209 yards and 12 touchdowns. Gaej Walker has ran for 1,115 yards and scored eight touchdowns while Lucky Jackson, has been very lucky with his commitment at WKU with 77 receptions for 985 yards and three touchdowns.
Western Michigan became bowl eligible on November 12th with an overtime win over Ohio. The Broncos lost the most recent outing against Northern Illinois, 17-14. WMU is led by Jon Wassink who has thrown for 2,904 yards and 19 touchdowns. Levante Bellamy has ran for 1,412 yards, which is 12th in the nation and scored 23 touchdowns, which is first in the nation. Skyy Moore is the leading receiver with 47 receptions and 734 yards with three touchdowns.
Western Michigan averages almost 80 more yards a game on offense. Most of the difference is on the rushing attack. Western Michigan averages 212.7 yards per game on the ground. However, Western Kentucky has done a great job all year stopping the run, allowing just 137.3 yards on the ground per game.
Hilltoppers are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games following an ATS loss.
Over is 4-0 in Hilltoppers last 4 games on fieldturf.
Broncos are 6-0 ATS in their last 6 games following an ATS loss.
Over is 6-1 in Broncos last 7 games as an underdog.
As long as WKU can stop Bellamy, the nation’s leader in rushing touchdowns, the Hilltopers should come out of this game on top and win a tight game. WKU will look to score early and make WMU uncomfortable throwing the ball. Final Score Predictions: Western Kentucky Hilltoppers wins and covers ATS, 28-24.