Tuesday, November 8, 2016
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The Eastern Michigan Eagles take on the Ball State Cardinals on Tuesday, November 8, 2016 at Scheumann Stadium. The opening line for this game has Ball State as 3.5 point favorites. This season the Eagles are 7-2-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 3-6-0. The Cardinals have an over/under record of 3-6-0 and they are 5-4-0 against the spread.
Brogan Roback finished with 328 yards through the air for Eastern Michigan last week. He completed 23 passes out of 39 attempts for a 59% completion percentage. The Eagles were led in rushing by Ian Eriksen, who finished with 33 yards on 10 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 3 yards per carry. Dieuly Aristilde was the team leader in receiving with a total of 193 yards and 7 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 28 yards per reception. As a team in that game Eastern Michigan got a total of 16 first downs. Of those first downs, 3 came on the ground while 13 came through the air. They ran 62 total plays for 361 yards for the game. The Eagles ran for 33 yards on 23 attempts.
Jack Milas finished with 199 yards passing for Ball State last week. He went 20 for 38, resulting in a 53% completion percentage. The Cardinals were led on the ground by James Gilbert, who finished with 155 yards on 29 carries. He ended the game with an average of 5 yards per rush. KeVonn Mabon led the team in receiving with 58 yards and 5 catches. He finished the game with an average of 12 yards per reception. Ball State had 25 first downs total. 12 came from running the ball and 13 came from a pass. They ran 80 total plays for 497 yards for the contest. The Cardinals ran for 298 yards on 42 carries as a team.
Eastern Michigan scores 29.7 points per game on offense this season, which ranks 60th in Division 1. In the passing department, they average 22.6 passes on 36.1 attempts for a 62.5 percent completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 282.4 yards per game through the air as well, which ranks them 27th in college football. The Eagles run for an average of 141.1 yards per game on 35.2 attempts for an average of 4 yards per carry. That ranks them 102nd in the nation. They also run 71.3 plays per contest and average 5.9 yards per play for an average of 423.6 yards per game, ranking their offense 50th overall this season. The Eagles average 20.6 first downs per game which ranks them 74th in the country. They accumulate 61.4 penalty yards per game via 6.1 penalties, which ranks 38th in the nation.
Eastern Michigan allows 271 passing yards per game, ranking 109th in D-1, and they allow 30.1 points per contest on defense, which ranks 84th. They give up 22.9 completions on 36.7 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 62.4. The Eagles allow 152.4 rushing yards per game on 39 carries for an average of 3.9 yards per carry, which ranks their rush defense 52nd in the country. Eastern Michigan allows 423.4 total yards per game including 5.6 yards per play, which ranks their overall defense 82nd in terms of yards per game. They force 1.8 turnovers per contest and get flagged for 5.7 penalties for 53.9 yards per game, ranking them 69th among D-1 teams.
Ball State averages 27.1 points per game this season on offense, which ranks them 73rd in the country. In the passing department, they complete 19.8 passes per game on 33.6 attempts for a 58.9 percent completion percentage. They throw for 212.1 yards through the air per game, ranking them 87th in Division 1. The Cardinals run for an average of 234.6 yards per game on 45.9 attempts for an average of 5.1 yards per carry this season, which ranks them 21st on the ground. They also run 79.4 plays per game and average 5.6 yards per play for a total of 446.7 yards per game, ranking them 43rd in the country on offense. The Cardinals get an average of 24.3 first downs per game, which ranks 27th in the nation. They average 33.1 penalty yards per game via 3.8 penalties, ranking them 123rd in college football.
Ball State allows an average of 295.9 passing yards per game, which ranks 120th in Division 1. Their defense overall allows 28.3 points per contest, which has them ranked 69th in the nation. They give up 23.7 completions on 37.1 attempts for a completion percentage of 63.8 per game. The Cardinals allow 156.9 rushing yards per contest on 34.6 carries for a 4.5 average per rush, ranking their overall rush defense 56th in the country. Ball State allows 452.8 total yards per game for an average of 6.3 yards per play, which ranks 106th in D-1. They force 1.1 turnovers per contest and 6.4 penalties for 56.3 yards in each contest, ranking 81st in the nation.
Eastern Michigan Betting Trends
Eastern Michigan is 3-6-0 against the over/under this season
Eastern Michigan has an ATS record of 7-2-0 this season
Ball State Betting Trends
Ball State is 3-6-0 against the over/under this season
Ball State has an ATS record of 5-4-0 this season
Injuries to Watch
11/07/16 RB Blake Banham Undisclosed is upgraded to probable Tuesday vs. Ball State
11/06/16 QB Todd Porter Shoulder "?" Tuesday vs. Ball State
09/19/16 RB Shaq Vann Shoulder out for season
08/30/16 OG Darien Terrell Undisclosed out for season
11/06/16 OT Steven Bell Undisclosed "?" Tuesday vs. Eastern Michigan
08/29/16 OL Andrew Poenitsch Leg out for season
Guy's Pick: Take Eastern Michigan
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