WKU vs Western Michigan Spread, Odds, Line, Over/Under & Betting Insights for 2019 First Responder Bowl Game

Tristan Jung
Western Kentucky's Gaej Walker carries the ball in a game against Arkansas.
Western Kentucky's Gaej Walker carries the ball in a game against Arkansas. / Wesley Hitt/Getty Images
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WKU vs Western Michigan First Responder Bowl Game Info

2019 SERVPRO First Responder Bowl
Western Kentucky Hilltoppers (8-4, 6-2 C-USA) vs. Western Michigan Broncos (7-5, 5-3 MAC)
Date: Monday, Dec. 30, 2019
Time:
 12:30 p.m. EST
Venue: Gerald R. Ford Stadium – Dallas, TX
Coverage: ESPN

WKU vs Western Michigan Spread and Odds

All betting lines, odds and prop bets are available on FanDuel Sportsbook.
Moneyline: WKU: (-170) | WMU: (+145)
Spread:
 WKU: -3.5 (-105) | WMU: +3.5 (-115)
Total:
 56 – Over: (-110) | Under: (-110)
Public (Spread) Betting Percentages via oddsFire: WKU: (58%) | WMU: (42%)

WKU vs Western Michigan Prediction & Pick

All college football win probability predictions and picks are according to the ESPN Football Power Index (FPI).
Western Kentucky: 44.3%
Western Michigan: 55.7%

Gerald R. Ford Stadium Capacity

- Gerald R. Ford Stadium's seating capacity is 32,000

WKU & Western Michigan Strength of Schedule

- Western Kentucky went 1-1 against Power 5 conference teams, defeating Arkansas, 45-19, and losing to Louisville, 38-21.
- Western Michigan went 0-2 against Power 5 conference teams, losing to Michigan State, 51-17, and losing to Syracuse, 52-33.

WKU & Western Michigan Head-to-Head Record & Betting Trends

- Western Michigan defeated Western Kentucky, 38-0, in the most recent meeting between these two teams on November 1, 1947.
- Western Michigan is 3-2 in the last five head-to-head matchups with Western Kentucky (1939-47).
- Western Michigan is 11-3-1 (W-L-D) all-time against Western Kentucky.
- This 2019 matchup marks each program's first appearance in the SERVPRO First Responder Bowl.
- Western Michigan is 1-8 in its nine all-time bowl appearances.
- Western Kentucky is 3-2 in its five all-time bowl appearances.
- When the 2019 First Responder Bowl spread was first released by FanDuel Sportsbook, Western Michigan opened as a 3.5-point favorite.
- When the 2019 First Responder Bowl total was first released by FanDuel Sportsbook, it was 54.5 points.
- Western Michigan lost to Northern Illinois (NIU), 17-14 on the road in Week 14.
- Western Kentucky defeated Middle Tennessee State (MTSU), 31-26, at home in Week 14.


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