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Pittsburgh vs Western Michigan prediction, odds and betting trends for Week 3 NCAA college football game.
Pittsburgh vs Western Michigan prediction, odds and betting trends for Week 3 NCAA college football game. / Keith Srakocic / Associated Press
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Pittsburgh vs Western Michigan Week 3 Game Info

2022 NCAA College Football Game
No. 23 Pittsburgh Panthers (1-1) vs. Western Michigan Broncos (1-1)
Date: Saturday, Sept. 17, 2022
Time: 7:30 p.m. ET
Venue:  Waldo Stadium -- Kalamazoo, MI
Coverage: ESPN

Week 3 of the 2022 NCAA college football season includes a non-conference clash between the ACC's Pitt Panthers and the MAC's Western Michigan Broncos. The Saturday night contest on ESPN is Pittsburgh's first-ever visit to Kalamazoo, and the Panthers will be looking to get revenge after the Broncos upset them, 44-41, at home last year.

Pittsburgh vs Western Michigan Odds & Spread

All NCAAF betting lines, odds and prop bets are from FanDuel Sportsbook.
Moneyline: PITT: (-410) | WMI: (+315)
Spread: PITT: -10.5 (-104) | WMI: +10.5 (-118)
Total: 50.5 — Over: (-110) | Under: (-110)

This line has moved up a few points to Pitt as a 10.5-road favorite and -410 on the moneyline. This 7:30 p.m. feature on ESPN has a total of 50.5, which is a tad below average for the Week 3 slate.

Pittsburgh vs Western Michigan Prediction & Pick

No. 23 Pitt has tackled a tough early-season schedule with a narrow 38-31 win over rival West Virginia before losing at home last week to Tennessee in overtime, 34-27. The Panthers were hit hard by injuries during the loss as well, as starting QB Kedon Slovis suffered a concussion and backup QB Nick Patti sustained an ankle injury.

Keep an eye on both of their statuses, as Pittsburgh is already a risky play here with a shaky defense that has struggled to contain opponents thus far.

Western Michigan wasn't able to keep up with Michigan State in its opener but bounced back with a 37-30 win over Ball State last week. The Broncos' offense showed good balance by rushing and passing for over 200 yards, which could help them exploit the Panthers' vulnerable defense in a potential upset here.

Final Score Prediction: Western Michigan: 27 | Pittsburgh: 24

Pittsburgh vs Western Michigan Betting Trends

  • Western Michigan is 12-3 straight up (SU) in their last 15 home games.
  • Western Michigan is 2-6 against the spread (ATS) in their last 8 games.
  • Pittsburgh is 10-3 SU in their last 13 games.
  • Pittsburgh is 6-0 ATS in their last 6 road games.
  • The total has gone under in 4 of Pitt's last 5 games.

Pittsburgh vs Western Michigan Best Bet

All NCAAF betting lines, odds and prop bets are available on FanDuel Sportsbook.

Western Michigan stayed within one score of Michigan State into the fourth quarter during their season opener on the road and pulled out a win in Week 2. Now at home for the first time this year, the Broncos are facing a banged-up Panthers squad that's coming off a draining loss. Western Michigan beat Pitt last season as a 14-point underdog, and another outright upset would not be a surprise.

Best Bet: Western Michigan +10.5 (-118)

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