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Idaho Potato Bowl Game Info

Western Michigan Broncos (7-5) vs. BYU Cougars (6-6)

Date: Friday, Dec. 21, 2018

Time: 4 p.m. EST

LocationAlbertsons Stadium – Boise, ID

Idaho Potato Bowl Betting Info

All betting odds, lines and props via FanDuel Sportsbook.

Moneyline: WMU: (+370) | BYU: (-500)

Spread: WMU: +12.5 (-110) | BYU: -12.5 (-110)

Total: 52.5 | Over: (-110) | Under: (-110)

Public (Spread) Betting Percentages: WMU: (55%) | BYU: (45%)


Idaho Potato Bowl Betting Trends & Stats

- Despite going 7-5 on the year, Western Michigan was only 4-8-0 against the spread in 2018.

- BYU shared a tie for the sixth-best ATS record this year at 8-4-0.

- BYU has made a bowl game every year since 2005, compiling a 7-5 record across those 12 games. Meanwhile, this will be WMU's ninth bowl appearance in program history, and the Broncos are 1-7 in the previous eight.

- At plus-12, WMU is the second-largest underdog of the bowl season behind Oklahoma (plus-14) against Alabama in the Orange Bowl.

- This will be the first time that BYU plays a MAC team in a bowl game. The Cougars are 5-4 all-time against the MAC. 

Each Team's Best Win

- Western Michigan: vs. Northern Illinois (28-21) - Nov. 20

- BYU: @ No. 6 Wisconsin (24-21) - Sept. 15


Idaho Potato Bowl Prop Bets

All Idaho Idaho Potato Bowl prop bets and odds are available here via FanDuel Sportsbook.


Home Team (WMU) Total: Over 20 Points (-115): Western Michigan might be a massive underdog, but the Broncos still have a good offense. The Broncos averaged 33.2 points per game during the season and even against a stout BYU defense, they should be able to get to 19 points. 

Away Team (BYU) Total: Over 32.5 Points (-115): While the Broncos might have a good offense, they have a terrible defense. The WMU defense gave up 33.3 points per game this season and should struggle against a competent BYU offense playing nearly a home game.


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