How to watch, listen or stream
Game Time: 9 p.m. ET
TV: FSN, COX RI-Ocean State Networks, FOX Sports Detroit PLUS, FOX Sports Midwest PLUS, FOX Sports San Diego, FOX Sports Southeast, FOX Sports Southwest PLUS, FOX Sports SUN, MASN2, MSG, PRIME Ticket, WMEU/WCIU-DT2 Chicago
Live Stream: Streaming will be available via FOX Sports GO where available.
DePaul opens as a 7-point favorite via OddsShark. At Westgate and BetOnline, they are 5.5 point favorites.
The Blue Demons went 16-15 ATS last season, while Western Michigan went 14-16.
Moneylines: Will be added when available.
DePaul will look to get their 86th season opening victory all time and their 10th in a row as well. The Blue Demons are 48-2 in their last 50 home openers per the DePaul Blue Demons' game notes, with their last loss coming 10 seasons ago against Bradley.
The Broncos have won two consecutive season openers but haven't fared well on the road at the start of the season. Per WMU Athletics, the last time that they won a true road game in the season opening contest was back on November 15, 1997 against the Michigan Wolverines. Western Michigan will look to erase that long losing streak on Saturday night in Chicago.
The all-time series between DePaul and Western Michigan favors the Blue Demons who hold a 21-8 advantage over the Broncos. This will be the first time they play against each other since the 1987-88 season.