Eastern Michigan at Rutgers College Football Picks & Predictions 9/9/2017
Saturday, September 9, 2017
High Point Solutions Stadium
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The Eastern Michigan Eagles travel to High Point Solutions Stadium to take on the Rutgers Scarlet Knights on Saturday, September 9, 2017. The opening line for this game has Rutgers as 1.5 point favorites. The over/under has been set at 54. The Eagles have an ATS record of 1-0-0 while their over/under record is 0-1-0. The Scarlet Knights have an over/under record of 0-1-0 and they are 1-0-0 against the spread.
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Valuable Eastern Michigan Eagles Betting Trends
The Eastern Michigan Eagles are 0-1-0 against the over/under
The Eastern Michigan Eagles are 1-0-0 against the spread
Important Rutgers Scarlet Knights Betting Trends
The Rutgers Scarlet Knights are 0-1-0 against the over/under
The Rutgers Scarlet Knights are 1-0-0 against the spread
Key Eastern Michigan Eagles Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Rutgers Scarlet Knights Injuries
09/03/17 WR Jawuan Harris Suspension Served probable Saturday vs. Eastern Michigan
08/23/17 WR Ahmir Mitchell Knee out indefinitely
08/16/17 LB Tyreek Maddox-Williams ACL out for season
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Eastern Michigan Eagles are 88th in Division 1 in points scored with 24. They have run 72 plays this season for 393 yards, which ranks them 52nd in the nation in total offense. The Eagles average 5.5 yards per play, which is 71st in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 19 1st downs this year, placing them 79th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Eastern Michigan has run for 126 yards as a team, which ranks 87th in the country. They've run 41 times, averaging 3.1 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Eagles have been penalized on offense 10 times for 70 yards so far this season, which has them 17th in the nation in penalties. Brogan Roback has thrown for 267 yards this season. He has completed 22 passes on 31 attempts for a completion percentage of 71%. His quarterback rating this year is 136.9. He averages 8.6 yards per pass attempt and 7.2 adjusted yards per throw.
Eastern Michigan is 23rd in the nation in points allowed on defense with 7. They have surrendered a total of 280 yards on D, which is 44th in Division 1. The Eagles are ranked 43rd in yards per play allowed with 4.4. Opposing offenses have completed 12 passes on 29 attempts against the Eastern Michigan Eagles defense this season, placing them 28th and 45th in the country. The Eastern Michigan pass defense has also given up a total of 114 yards through the air, which is 29th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has allowed 35 attempts for 166 yards this year, putting them in 85th place in D-1 against the run. The Eagles have committed 11 penalties for 112 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 119th in the nation.
Special Teams Stats
Eastern Michigan is ranked 41st in the nation in punt returns with 2. They've accumulated 12 punt return yards and average 6 yards per return, which is 56th in college football. They have returned 2 kicks for 36 yards on special teams, ranking 84th in kick return yardage. The Eagles average 18 yards per kick return and they are 87th in the country in all-purpose yards with 441. The Eastern Michigan Eagles have attempted 1 field goals this season and made 1, which is 40th in D-1. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 100%. Eastern Michigan Eagles punters have totaled 207 yards on 6 punts, averaging 35 yards per punt. That places them 115th in Division 1 in punting average.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Scarlet Knights have run for 131 yards as a team, which ranks 86th in the nation. They've run 42 times, averaging 3.1 yards per rush as a unit. The Scarlet Knights have been penalized on offense 4 times for 25 yards so far this year, which has them 102nd in the country in penalties. They are 109th in Division 1 in points scored with 14. They have run 77 plays this year for 309 yards, which ranks them 96th in the nation in total offense. The Rutgers Scarlet Knights average 4 yards per play, which is 113th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 19 1st downs this season, ranking them 82nd overall as an offensive unit. Kyle Bolin has completed 24 throws while attempting 34 passes for a completion percentage of 70.6%. He has passed for 178 yards this year. He averages 3.8 adjusted yards per throw and 5.2 yards per pass attempt. His quarterback rating this season is 122.2.
The Rutgers Scarlet Knights rush defense has given up 24 attempts for 84 yards this season, putting them in 43rd place in the country against the run. They have had 6 penalties for 56 yards on defense this year. That places them 69th in Division 1. Rutgers is 84th in college football in points surrendered on defense with 30. They have given up a total of 368 yards on D, which is 66th in the nation. The Scarlet Knights are 113th in yards per play allowed with 6.8. Opponent offenses have completed 17 throws on 30 attempts against the Rutgers defense this season, ranking them 54th and 50th in the country. The Rutgers Scarlet Knights pass defense has also surrendered a total of 284 yards in the air, which is 90th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Rutgers Scarlet Knights kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 2 for 2 this season. Their punters have accumulated 222 yards on 5 punts, averaging 44 yards per punt. That ranks them 37th in the NCAA in punting average. They have returned 5 kicks for 82 yards on special teams, which puts them 37th in kick return yardage. The Scarlet Knights average 16 yards per kick return and they are 97th in the nation in all-purpose yards with 393.
Who will win tonight's Eagles/Scarlet Knights college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Eagles +1.5
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