Western Michigan at Eastern Michigan College Football Picks & Predictions 10/21/2017
Saturday, October 21, 2017
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The Western Michigan Broncos travel to Rynearson Stadium to take on the Eastern Michigan Eagles on Saturday, October 21, 2017. The opening line for this game has Western Michigan as 4 point favorites. The over/under has been set at 51. The Broncos have an ATS record of 2-5-0 while their over/under record is 5-2-0. The Eagles have an over/under record of 1-5-0 and they are 5-1-0 against the spread.
Valuable Western Michigan Broncos Betting Trends
The Western Michigan Broncos are 5-2-0 against the over/under
The Western Michigan Broncos are 2-5-0 against the spread
Important Eastern Michigan Eagles Betting Trends
The Eastern Michigan Eagles are 1-5-0 against the over/under
The Eastern Michigan Eagles are 5-1-0 against the spread
Key Western Michigan Broncos Injuries
10/15/17 RB Davon Tucker Undisclosed "?" Sunday vs. Akron
10/15/17 RB Jamauri Bogan Undisclosed "?" Sunday vs. Akron
10/15/17 RB LeVante Bellamy Undisclosed is upgraded to probable Sunday vs. Akron
10/15/17 RB Matt Falcon Knee "?" Sunday vs. Akron
10/15/17 DB Sam Beal Undisclosed "?" Sunday vs. Akron
09/30/17 OL Curtis Doyle Undisclosed out indefinitely
09/13/17 DB Justin Tranquill ACL out for season
Key Eastern Michigan Eagles Injuries
No key injuries to report
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Western Michigan Broncos are 15th in Division 1 in points scored with 257. They have run 433 plays this season for 2,485 yards, which ranks them 110th in the nation in total offense. The Broncos average 5.7 yards per play, which is 70th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 132 1st downs this year, placing them 67th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Western Michigan has run for 1,421 yards as a team, which ranks 27th in the country. They've run 288 times, averaging 4.9 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Broncos have been penalized on offense 40 times for 361 yards so far this season, which has them 60th in the nation in penalties. Jon Wassink has thrown for 1,019 yards this season. He has completed 91 passes on 140 attempts for a completion percentage of 65%. His quarterback rating this year is 150.1. He averages 7.3 yards per pass attempt and 8 adjusted yards per throw.
Western Michigan is 87th in the nation in points allowed on defense with 190. They have surrendered a total of 2,411 yards on D, which is 68th in Division 1. The Broncos are ranked 86th in yards per play allowed with 5.8. Opposing offenses have completed 118 passes on 200 attempts against the Western Michigan Broncos defense this season, placing them 70th and 70th in the country. The Western Michigan pass defense has also given up a total of 1,508 yards through the air, which is 87th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has allowed 215 attempts for 903 yards this year, putting them in 56th place in D-1 against the run. The Broncos have committed 39 penalties for 355 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 72nd in the nation.
Special Teams Stats
Western Michigan is ranked 88th in the nation in punt returns with 8. They've accumulated 93 punt return yards and average 11.6 yards per return, which is 26th in college football. They have returned 19 kicks for 503 yards on special teams, ranking 19th in kick return yardage. The Broncos average 27 yards per kick return and they are 64th in the country in all-purpose yards with 3,081. The Western Michigan Broncos have attempted 10 field goals this season and made 7, which is 61st in D-1. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 70%. Western Michigan Broncos kickers have made 97% of their extra points, going 28 for 29 this year. Their punters have totaled 1,207 yards on 27 punts, averaging 45 yards per punt. That places them 20th in Division 1 in punting average.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Eagles have run for 506 yards as a team, which ranks 128th in the nation. They've run 179 times, averaging 2.8 yards per rush as a unit. The Eagles have been penalized on offense 45 times for 418 yards so far this year, which has them 35th in the country in penalties. They are 117th in Division 1 in points scored with 122. They have run 410 plays this year for 2,119 yards, which ranks them 45th in the nation in total offense. The Eastern Michigan Eagles average 5.2 yards per play, which is 98th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 116 1st downs this season, ranking them 100th overall as an offensive unit. Brogan Roback has completed 137 throws while attempting 223 passes for a completion percentage of 61.4%. He has passed for 1,509 yards this year. He averages 6.2 adjusted yards per throw and 6.8 yards per pass attempt. His quarterback rating this season is 125.3.
The Eastern Michigan Eagles rush defense has given up 251 attempts for 1,067 yards this season, putting them in 84th place in the country against the run. They have had 42 penalties for 393 yards on defense this year. That places them 84th in Division 1. Eastern Michigan is 29th in college football in points surrendered on defense with 119. They have given up a total of 2,040 yards on D, which is 30th in the nation. The Eagles are 21st in yards per play allowed with 4.9. Opponent offenses have completed 89 throws on 165 attempts against the Eastern Michigan defense this season, ranking them 13th and 12th in the country. The Eastern Michigan Eagles pass defense has also surrendered a total of 973 yards in the air, which is 7th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Eastern Michigan Eagles have tried 9 field goals this year and made 7, which is 56th in college football. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 78%. Eastern Michigan kickers have made 92% of their extra points, going 11 for 12 this season. Their punters have accumulated 1,393 yards on 37 punts, averaging 38 yards per punt. That ranks them 120th in the NCAA in punting average. Eastern Michigan is 19th in the country in punt returns with 14. They've totaled 61 punt return yards and average 4.4 yards per return, which is 94th in D-1. They have returned 15 kicks for 227 yards on special teams, which puts them 111th in kick return yardage. The Eagles average 15 yards per kick return and they are 115th in the nation in all-purpose yards with 2,407.
Who will win tonight's Broncos/Eagles college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Broncos -4
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