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    Jalen Buckley will lead the Western Michigan Broncos (1-0) into their game versus the Syracuse Orange (1-0) at JMA Wireless Dome, on Saturday at 3:30 PM ET.

    The Orange are expected to win by at least two TDs (currently -23.5) versus the Broncos. The over/under for this matchup is 54.5 points.

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    Game Info for Syracuse vs. Western Michigan

    • Game Day: Saturday, September 9, 2023
    • Game Time: 3:30 PM ET
    • TV Channel: ACC Network Extra
    • Location: Syracuse, New York
    • Stadium: JMA Wireless Dome
    Syracuse vs Western Michigan Betting Information
    Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline
    Syracuse -23.5 -110 -110 54.5 -110 -110 -2416 +1121

    Syracuse Pick Insights

    • Syracuse compiled a 7-6-0 record against the spread last season.
    • Syracuse covered the spread when playing as at least 23.5-point favorites in two of two opportunities last season.
    • Last season, the combined scoring went over the point total six times in Syracuse games.

    Syracuse Stats & Insights

    • Syracuse averaged 27.7 points per game last season, 3.6 more than Western Michigan surrendered per contest (24.1).
    • When Syracuse scored more than 24.1 points last year, it went 4-2 against the spread and 5-1 overall.
    • Syracuse racked up 22.4 more yards per game (374.7) than Western Michigan allowed per matchup (352.3) last year.
    • In games that Syracuse churned out more than 352.3 yards last season, the team was 4-2 against the spread and 5-1 overall.
    • Last season Syracuse piled up 143.1 yards per game on the ground, just two more yards than Western Michigan allowed per contest (141.1).
    • When Syracuse rushed for over 141.1 yards last season, it had a 4-1 ATS record and a 5-0 overall record.
    • Syracuse turned the ball over 13 times last season, 12 fewer than Western Michigan forced turnovers (25).

    Syracuse’s Best Players

    • Garrett Shrader had an impressive passing stat line last year with 2,636 yards (202.8 yards per game), going 205-for-317 (64.7% completion percentage), 17 touchdowns and seven interceptions. He was effective in the running game as well, with 454 rushing yards on 150 carries, nine rushing TDs, and averaging 34.9 yards per game.
    • Last season Sean Tucker took 206 carries for 1,058 yards (81.4 per game) and scored 11 touchdowns. When it comes to receiving, he also caught 36 passes for 249 yards (19.2 per game) and collected two TDs.
    • Oronde Gadsden II picked up 61 receptions for 975 yards and six touchdowns last season. He was targeted 91 times, and averaged 75 yards per game.
    • Devaughn Cooper produced last year, catching 36 passes for 485 yards and three touchdowns. He averaged 37.3 receiving yards per game.
    • Damien Alford reeled in 20 passes on 41 targets for 429 yards and two touchdowns, compiling 33 receiving yards per game.
    • Caleb Okechukwu did his thing last season with a memorable stat line of seven sacks, five TFL, 36 tackles, and one interception.
    • Last season Marlowe Wax tallied 52 tackles, 10 TFL, and 4.5 sacks.
    • Ja’Had Carter intercepted three passes last year while also totaling 26 tackles and three passes defended.

    Western Michigan Betting Insights

    • Western Michigan has compiled a perfect 1-0-0 record against the spread this year.
    • Western Michigan has not gone over a point total in one games with a set over/under.

    Western Michigan Pick Insights

    • Last year Western Michigan scored 4.1 fewer points per game (19) than Syracuse surrendered (23.1).
    • Western Michigan was 2-0 against the spread and 2-0 overall last season when the team notched over 23.1 points.
    • Western Michigan racked up 301.9 yards per game last year, 27.4 fewer yards than the 329.3 Syracuse allowed per matchup.
    • In games that Western Michigan piled up more than 329.3 yards last year, the team was 3-2 against the spread and 3-2 overall.
    • Last year Western Michigan rushed for just 8.2 fewer yards (136.3) than Syracuse allowed per outing (144.5).
    • Last year Western Michigan had a 3-0 ATS record and a 3-0 overall record in games the team ran for more than 144.5 yards.
    • Western Michigan turned the ball over 20 times last season, one more turnover than Syracuse forced (19).

    Western Michigan’s Best Players

    • Jack Salopek threw for 1,285 yards and seven touchdowns last season.
    • Sean Tyler racked up seven rushing touchdowns on 85.6 yards per game last season.
    • La’Darius Jefferson ran for five touchdowns on 235 yards a year ago.
    • Corey Crooms averaged 67.8 receiving yards and racked up five receiving touchdowns over the course of the 2022 season.
    • Jehlani Galloway caught 28 passes last season on his way to 344 yards.
    • Anthony Sambucci played his way to one receiving touchdown and 276 receiving yards (23 ypg) last season.
    • Corvin Moment proved to be a relentless defender last year, recording 6.5 sacks, seven TFL and 49 tackles.
    • Zaire Barnes put together an excellent stat line last year, accruing 58 tackles, two TFL, 1.5 sacks, and one interception.
    • Keni-H Lovely hauled in four interceptions in addition to 33 tackles, four TFL, one sack, and five passes defended a year ago.

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