The upcoming NCAA football game between Western Michigan and Bowling Green, taking place on Tuesday, November 21, 2023, at Waldo Stadium in Kalamazoo, MI, is set to be an intriguing matchup.
Bowling Green Falcons, holding a 6-5 record, have demonstrated a robust defense throughout the season. They’ve achieved bowl eligibility and faced tough opponents, including undefeated teams Liberty and Michigan, and have only allowed more than 24.7 points in five of their 11 games. Their losses have been against teams with exceptional defenses, indicating that it takes a formidable offense coupled with a solid defense to defeat the Falcons.
On the other hand, the Western Michigan Broncos, with a competent offense but a weaker defense, might find this game challenging. They have performed better at home at Waldo Stadium, scoring more than their 24.9-point average in three out of four home matchups, except against Miami (OH), which had a similar profile to Bowling Green. This suggests that Western Michigan struggles against teams with sound defenses and capable offenses.
Considering these factors, the prediction leans towards Bowling Green winning the game. Their combination of robust defense and effective offense, led by quarterback Connor Bazelak, running back Terion Stewart, and tight end Harold Fannin Jr., positions them favorably against Western Michigan. Bowling Green is expected to win over Western Michigan, particularly given their winning away record and Western Michigan’s difficulties against well-rounded teams.
Best Bet: Bowling Green moneyline (-115).