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Western Michigan Broncos vs. Northwestern Wildcats Preview 09/14/2013

The Western Michigan Broncos and the Northwestern Wildcats will both be trying to pick up a win on Saturday when they battle at Ryan Field.
Oddsmakers currently have the Wildcats listed as 34-point favorites versus the Broncos, while the game's total is sitting at 60½.
Western Michigan lost its last outing, a 27-23 result against Nicholls State on September 7. Western Michigan failed to cover in that game as a 29.5-point favorite, while the 50 combined points took the game UNDER the total.
Northwestern was a 48-27 winner in its last match at home against Syracuse. They covered the 17-point spread as favorites, while the total score of 75 sent OVER bettors to the payout window.

CURRENT STREAK:
Western Michigan has lost 2 straight games.
Northwestern has won 2 straight games.

TEAM RECORDS:
Western Michigan: 0-2 SU, 1-1 ATS
Northwestern: 2-0 SU, 2-0 ATS
WESTERN MICHIGAN MOST RECENTLY:
When playing in September are 4-6
When playing on grass are 4-6
After outgaining opponent are 3-7
When playing outside the conference are 4-6

NORTHWESTERN MOST RECENTLY:
When playing in September are 9-1
When playing on grass are 8-2
After outgaining opponent are 8-2
When playing outside the conference are 8-2


A FEW TRENDS TO CONSIDER:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Western Michigan's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Western Michigan's last 7 games on the road
Western Michigan is 2-6 ATS in its last 8 games
Western Michigan is 2-6 ATS in its last 8 games on the road
Northwestern is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Northwestern is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Northwestern's last 6 games

NEXT UP:
Western Michigan at Iowa, Saturday, September 21
Northwestern home to Maine, Saturday, September 21