To this point of bowl season, we have made it through without any real issues. That all changed on Wednesday when the Texas A&M Aggies had to pull out of their upcoming bowl game because they don’t have enough healthy players to play. We also have the NCAA coming out and saying that if COVID becomes an issue, a National Champion could well be crowned without playing a playoff game. That, though, is worst case scenario and the hope is that the Aggies situation will be an isolated incident. As it stands now, the Quick Lane Bowl will land on the 27th with an early start in what looks to be an entertaining matchup. The Broncos are in as a 6 ½ point favorite, with the O/U set at 56 ½. Let’s take a closer look at the upcoming match between Western Michigan and Nevada so you can bet against the College Football Bowl odds.
NCAAF Betting Analysis for Western Michigan Broncos Vs Nevada Wolf Pack – Quick Lane Bowl Odds
Memphis Vs Hawaii Game Info & Odds
- When: Monday, December 27 at 11 AM EST
- Where: Ford Field, Detroit
- TV: ESPN
Why bet on the Western Michigan Broncos
After a stellar first half of the season, the Western Michigan Broncos went in the tank a little coming down the stretch, going 3-4 in their final 7 games. Even with that disappointing run, they still managed to put together a 7-5 season and the prize of getting to a bowl game. The poor showing late in the season should probably not have been a huge surprise to Broncos fans, as this is a team that has gone just 2-9 SU in games played in the month of December. They have also not been a great pick against the spread of late, going 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall and 1-4 ATS in the last 5 games that they started as the favorite. They have been involved in a lot of high-scoring games this season, with 5 of their last 7 going OVER the point total.
Why bet on the Nevada Wolf Pack
The Wolf Pack were in danger of closing out the regular season with 3 straight wins before going out and destroying Colorado State in the final game of the season. While they had already become bowl eligible a few weeks prior to that victory, it’s always good to end the season on a high, especially with another game still to come during bowl season. Over their last 20 games, Nevada has complied a 14-6 SU record, so they are certainly a team that is not easy to beat. They have been a solid pick against the spread, going 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games, while also going 9-2 ATS in games played in the month of December. All signs would seem to point to the OVER, with 7 of their last 10 games going that route, as well as 6 of the last 8 when playing as the underdog.
Expert Pick and Final Score Prediction
A pair of very decent offenses squaring off in this one, so I think we will see the OVER hit rather comfortably. I am leaning towards Nevada springing the upset here, but if you want to play it a little safer, I would just take them to cover.
Pick: Western Michigan Broncos 33 Nevada Wolf Pack 35