Friday, December 23, 2016
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The Eastern Michigan Eagles take on the Old Dominion Monarchs on Friday, December 23, 2016 in the Bahamas Bowl. The opening line for this game has Old Dominion as 4 point favorites. This season the Eagles are 9-3-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 4-8-0. The Monarchs have an over/under record of 8-4-0 and they are 8-3-1 against the spread.
Brogan Roback finished with 355 yards through the air for Eastern Michigan in his last game. He completed 26 passes out of 37 attempts for a 70% completion percentage. The Eagles were led in rushing by Blake Banham, who finished with 120 yards on 18 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 7 yards per carry. Sergio Bailey II was the team leader in receiving with a total of 104 yards and 6 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 17 yards per reception. As a team in that game Eastern Michigan got a total of 23 first downs. Of those first downs, 8 came on the ground while 14 came through the air. They ran 69 total plays for 538 yards for the game. The Eagles ran for 183 yards on 32 attempts.
David Washington finished with 141 yards passing for Old Dominion in his last contest. He went 9 for 17, resulting in a 53% completion percentage. The Monarchs were led on the ground by Ray Lawry, who finished with 194 yards on 24 carries. He ended the game with an average of 8 yards per rush. Zach Pascal led the team in receiving with 101 yards and 8 catches. He finished the game with an average of 13 yards per reception. Old Dominion had 27 first downs total. 14 came from running the ball and 11 came from a pass. They ran 76 total plays for 521 yards for the contest. The Monarchs ran for 312 yards on 51 carries as a team.
Eastern Michigan scores 30.4 points per game on offense this season, which ranks 58th in Division 1. In the passing department, they average 23.6 passes on 39.3 attempts for a 60 percent completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 295.8 yards per game through the air as well, which ranks them 17th in college football. The Eagles run for an average of 158.2 yards per game on 36.8 attempts for an average of 4.3 yards per carry. That ranks them 84th in the nation. They also run 76.2 plays per contest and average 6 yards per play for an average of 453.9 yards per game, ranking their offense 36th overall this season. The Eagles average 22.9 first downs per game which ranks them 39th in the country. They accumulate 60.5 penalty yards per game via 6.1 penalties, which ranks 30th in the nation.
Eastern Michigan allows 270.8 passing yards per game, ranking 113th in D-1, and they allow 30.3 points per contest on defense, which ranks 78th. They give up 22.3 completions on 36.8 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 60.8. The Eagles allow 164.3 rushing yards per game on 38.6 carries for an average of 4.3 yards per carry, which ranks their rush defense 57th in the country. Eastern Michigan allows 435.1 total yards per game including 5.8 yards per play, which ranks their overall defense 84th in terms of yards per game. They force 1.9 turnovers per contest and get flagged for 5.7 penalties for 53.3 yards per game, ranking them 73rd among D-1 teams.
Old Dominion averages 36 points per game this season on offense, which ranks them 27th in the country. In the passing department, they complete 17.4 passes per game on 29.5 attempts for a 59 percent completion percentage. They throw for 237.8 yards through the air per game, ranking them 61st in Division 1. The Monarchs run for an average of 196.1 yards per game on 38.4 attempts for an average of 5.1 yards per carry this season, which ranks them 48th on the ground. They also run 67.9 plays per game and average 6.4 yards per play for a total of 433.9 yards per game, ranking them 52nd in the country on offense. The Monarchs get an average of 21.1 first downs per game, which ranks 68th in the nation. They average 42.3 penalty yards per game via 5.1 penalties, ranking them 112th in college football.
Old Dominion allows an average of 220.3 passing yards per game, which ranks 59th in Division 1. Their defense overall allows 27.8 points per contest, which has them ranked 63rd in the nation. They give up 18.3 completions on 30.9 attempts for a completion percentage of 59 per game. The Monarchs allow 155.3 rushing yards per contest on 38.8 carries for a 4 average per rush, ranking their overall rush defense 50th in the country. Old Dominion allows 375.6 total yards per game for an average of 5.4 yards per play, which ranks 43rd in D-1. They force 1.8 turnovers per contest and 5.3 penalties for 48.4 yards in each contest, ranking 39th in the nation.
Eastern Michigan Betting Trends
Eastern Michigan is 4-8-0 against the over/under this season
Eastern Michigan has an ATS record of 9-3-0 this season
Old Dominion Betting Trends
Old Dominion is 8-4-0 against the over/under this season
Old Dominion has an ATS record of 8-3-1 this season
Injuries to Watch
12/05/16 RB Ian Eriksen Undisclosed "?" Friday vs. Old Dominion
09/19/16 RB Shaq Vann Shoulder out for season
08/30/16 OG Darien Terrell Undisclosed out for season
12/05/16 QB David Washington Knee probable Friday vs. Eastern Michigan
11/22/16 OL Troy Butler Ankle out indefinitely
10/27/16 DE Daniel Appouh Shoulder out indefinitely
09/12/16 PK Chris Kirtley Hip out for season
09/07/16 DT Brandon Tyson Achilles out indefinitely
Tony's Pick: Take Old Dominion -4
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