Toledo is coming off a 38-3 home victory over Bowling Green. The Rockets shut down the Eagles with ease, and Eli Peters finished with four touchdown passes on 20 of 32 passing for 214 yards with each of those scores went to a different pass catcher. Shakif Seymour led Toledo with 93 yards on the ground on 13 carries with a touchdown, and Bryant Koback finished with 21 carries for 74 yards.
Western Michigan did what teams do when they play Akron - win by a lot. The Broncos were 58-13 victors last Wednesday, and they overmatched the Zips in every way. Kaleb Eleby threw for 262 yards and three touchdowns on 12 of 16 passes. La’Darius Jefferson rushed for 70 yards on nine carries with a touchdown, and Sean Tyler added a touchdown on 68 yards rushing on nine attempts. D’Wayne Eskridge caught three passes for 114 yards and two touchdowns.
Toledo has won the last three games of this series including 31-24 at home in 2019.
Game Time/TV Channel/Streaming
You can watch Toledo vs. Western Michigan on Wednesday, November 11th at 8:00 p.m. ET on ESPN, or you can stream it via the ESPN app with a cable or streaming service login.
Point Spread, Totals, Odds, Trends
Point spread: Toledo vs. Western Michigan (-2.5)
Point Total: 59.5
Money line: Toledo +108 vs. Western Michigan -132
- Toledo is 0-6 against the spread in its last six road games.
- The point total went over in five of Toledo’s last seven games.
- Western Michigan is 4-2 against the spread in its last six games.
- The point total went under in each of Western Michigan’s last five games.
Toledo: (84% of handle, 42% percent of bets)
Western Michigan: (16% of handle, 58% percent of bets)
The Best Bet
Yes Western Michigan will be seeing a major step up in competition after opening up against Akron, but the Broncos should head into their home opener with confidence after a blowout win. Toledo took advantage of three turnovers in its Week 1 matchup, and it’s unlikely Western Michigan will be that careless with the ball. Let’s go with the home favorites by at least a field goal.
Pick: Western Michigan -2.5
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