Eastern Michigan at Northern Illinois College Football Picks & Predictions 10/26/2017
Thursday, October 26, 2017
Brigham Field at Huskie Stadium
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The Eastern Michigan Eagles travel to Brigham Field at Huskie Stadium to take on the NIU Huskies on Thursday, October 26, 2017. The opening line for this game has Northern Illinois as 7 point favorites. The over/under has been set at 42. The Eagles have an ATS record of 5-2-0 while their over/under record is 1-6-0. The Huskies have an over/under record of 2-5-0 and they are 5-2-0 against the spread.
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Valuable Eastern Michigan Eagles Betting Trends
The Eastern Michigan Eagles are 1-6-0 against the over/under
The Eastern Michigan Eagles are 5-2-0 against the spread
Important NIU Huskies Betting Trends
The NIU Huskies are 2-5-0 against the over/under
The NIU Huskies are 5-2-0 against the spread
Key Eastern Michigan Eagles Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key NIU Huskies Injuries
10/22/17 RB Jordan Huff Undisclosed is "?" Thursday vs. Eastern Michigan
10/22/17 QB Ryan Graham Elbow is "?" Thursday vs. Eastern Michigan
10/04/17 LB Kyle Pugh Bicep out for season
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Eastern Michigan Eagles are 114th in Division 1 in points scored with 139. They have run 491 plays this season for 2,578 yards, which ranks them 37th in the nation in total offense. The Eagles average 5.3 yards per play, which is 86th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 142 1st downs this year, placing them 83rd overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Eastern Michigan has run for 657 yards as a team, which ranks 126th in the country. They've run 216 times, averaging 3 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Eagles have been penalized on offense 53 times for 483 yards so far this season, which has them 26th in the nation in penalties. Brogan Roback has thrown for 1,817 yards this season. He has completed 165 passes on 267 attempts for a completion percentage of 61.8%. His quarterback rating this year is 125.3. He averages 6.8 yards per pass attempt and 6.2 adjusted yards per throw.
Eastern Michigan is 31st in the nation in points allowed on defense with 139. They have surrendered a total of 2,461 yards on D, which is 35th in Division 1. The Eagles are ranked 36th in yards per play allowed with 5.1. Opposing offenses have completed 107 passes on 192 attempts against the Eastern Michigan Eagles defense this season, placing them 17th and 20th in the country. The Eastern Michigan pass defense has also given up a total of 1,175 yards through the air, which is 9th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has allowed 294 attempts for 1,286 yards this year, putting them in 82nd place in D-1 against the run. The Eagles have committed 48 penalties for 440 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 87th in the nation.
Special Teams Stats
Eastern Michigan is ranked 13th in the nation in punt returns with 16. They've accumulated 64 punt return yards and average 4 yards per return, which is 104th in college football. They have returned 18 kicks for 291 yards on special teams, ranking 105th in kick return yardage. The Eagles average 16 yards per kick return and they are 108th in the country in all-purpose yards with 2,933. The Eastern Michigan Eagles have attempted 11 field goals this season and made 8, which is 59th in D-1. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 73%. Eastern Michigan Eagles kickers have made 93% of their extra points, going 13 for 14 this year. Their punters have totaled 1,554 yards on 41 punts, averaging 38 yards per punt. That places them 120th in Division 1 in punting average.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Huskies have run for 1,369 yards as a team, which ranks 41st in the nation. They've run 316 times, averaging 4.3 yards per rush as a unit. The Huskies have been penalized on offense 46 times for 464 yards so far this year, which has them 54th in the country in penalties. They are 76th in Division 1 in points scored with 193. They have run 540 plays this year for 2,815 yards, which ranks them 83rd in the nation in total offense. The NIU Huskies average 5.2 yards per play, which is 98th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 152 1st downs this season, ranking them 63rd overall as an offensive unit. Marcus Childers has completed 55 throws while attempting 87 passes for a completion percentage of 63.2%. He has passed for 594 yards this year. He averages 7.9 adjusted yards per throw and 6.8 yards per pass attempt. His quarterback rating this season is 144.8.
The NIU Huskies rush defense has given up 281 attempts for 753 yards this season, putting them in 14th place in the country against the run. They have had 50 penalties for 501 yards on defense this year. That places them 110th in Division 1. Northern Illinois is 15th in college football in points surrendered on defense with 117. They have given up a total of 2,054 yards on D, which is 13th in the nation. The Huskies are 4th in yards per play allowed with 4.1. Opponent offenses have completed 115 throws on 215 attempts against the Northern Illinois defense this season, ranking them 34th and 53rd in the country. The NIU Huskies pass defense has also surrendered a total of 1,301 yards in the air, which is 27th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The NIU Huskies have tried 12 field goals this year and made 6, which is 93rd in college football. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 50%. Northern Illinois kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 25 for 25 this season. Their punters have accumulated 1,887 yards on 46 punts, averaging 41 yards per punt. That ranks them 83rd in the NCAA in punting average. Northern Illinois is 14th in the country in punt returns with 16. They've totaled 71 punt return yards and average 4.4 yards per return, which is 101st in D-1. They have returned 16 kicks for 312 yards on special teams, which puts them 100th in kick return yardage. The Huskies average 20 yards per kick return and they are 87th in the nation in all-purpose yards with 3,198.
Who will win tonight's Eagles/Huskies college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Eagles +7
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