Pittsburgh at Western Michigan - 9/17/22 College Football Picks and Prediction

Western Michigan Broncos (0-2) vs Pittsburgh Panthers (1-1)

Game Info: Saturday, September 17, 2022 at 7:30 pm (Waldo Stadium)

Betting Odds: Western Michigan Broncos +10.5 -- Over/Under: 54.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Pittsburgh Panthers and Western Michigan Broncos meet Saturday in week 3 college football action at Waldo Stadium. The Pittsburgh Panthers look to get a game above a .500 record. The Western Michigan Broncos also look to improve to 2-1 on the year.

The Pittsburgh Panthers have won each of their last 6 road games. Kedon Slovis is completing 62.5 percent of his passes for 503 yards, 2 touchdowns and 1 interception. Jared Wayne and Kontata Mumpfield have combined for 276 receiving yards and 1 touchdown, while Gavin Bartholomew has 6 receptions. The Pittsburgh Panthers ground game is averaging 109 yards per contest, and Israel Abanikanda leads the way with 169 yards and 1 touchdown. Defensively, Pittsburgh is allowing 32.5 points and 410 yards per game. Brandon Hill leads the Pittsburgh Panthers with 16 tackles, SirVocea Dennis has 1.5 sacks and M.J. Devonshire has 1 interception.

The Western Michigan Broncos have won 4 of their last 6 home games. Jack Salopek is completing 58.2 percent of his passes for 423 yards, 1 touchdown and 1 interception. Corey Crooms and Jehlani Galloway have combined for 256 receiving yards and 1 touchdown, while Blake Bosma has 7 receptions. The Western Michigan Broncos ground game is averaging 174 yards per contest, and Sean Tyler leads the way with 176 yards and 2 touchdowns. Defensively, Western Michigan is allowing 32.5 points and 438.5 yards per game. Zaire Barnes leads the Western Michigan Broncos with 16 tackles, Andre Carter has 1 sack and Keni-H Lovely has 1 interception.

The Panthers are 7-1 ATS in their last 8 road games and 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games following a ATS loss. The Broncos are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 vs. ACC and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games in September. The under is 4-1 in Panthers last 5 games overall. The over is 5-2 in Broncos last 7 games overall.

The Pittsburgh Panthers should be eager for a bounce back performance, and they're the better team here in terms of talent. However, Pitt has been lousy defensively through 2 games and has quarterback questions in terms of injuries after last week. Pittsburgh also has offensive line issues. The Western Michigan Broncos play their best ball at home, and they can run the ball some. Pitt should be favored and probably should win, but I don't love laying double digits here. Give me the Broncos and the points.

Randy’s Pick Western Michigan Broncos +10.5

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