Eastern Michigan at Kent State College Football Picks and Predictions 11/23/2018
Friday, November 23, 2018
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The Eastern Michigan Eagles head to Dix Stadium to play the Kent State Golden Flashes on Friday, November 23, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Eastern Michigan as 11 point favorites. The Eagles are 7-4-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 4-7-0. The Golden Flashes are 6-5-0 against the spread and their over/under mark is 5-6-0.
Valuable Eastern Michigan Eagles Betting Trends
The Eastern Michigan Eagles are 4-7-0 against the over/under
The Eastern Michigan Eagles are 7-4-0 against the spread
Important Kent State Golden Flashes Betting Trends
The Kent State Golden Flashes are 5-6-0 against the over/under
The Kent State Golden Flashes are 6-5-0 against the spread
Key Eastern Michigan Eagles Injuries
11/04/18 QB Mike Glass III Leg left last game, is questionable Saturday vs Akron
Key Kent State Golden Flashes Injuries
08/19/18 OL Adam Gregoire Knee is out for season
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Eastern Michigan Eagles are 76th in the country in points scored with 303. They have run 759 plays this year for 4,169 yards, which ranks them 58th in Division 1 in total offense. The Eagles average 5.5 yards per play, which is 80th in the nation. As a team they have accumulated a total of 210 1st downs this season, ranking them 93rd overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Eastern Michigan has run for 1,565 yards as a unit, which ranks 93rd in college football. They've run 424 times, averaging 3.7 yards per rush as a unit. The Eagles have been penalized on offense 88 times for 820 yards so far this year, which has them 10th in the country in penalties. Tyler Wiegers has passed for 1,748 yards this year. He's completed 158 throws while attempting 238 passes for a completion percentage of 66.4%. His quarterback rating this season is 141.7. He averages 7.9 adjusted yards per throw and 7.3 yards per pass attempt.
Eastern Michigan is 38th in the country in points surrendered on defense with 244. They have given up a total of 3,858 yards on D, which is 38th in D-1. The Eagles are 27th in yards per play allowed with 5. Opponent offenses have completed 166 throws on 300 attempts against the Eastern Michigan Eagles defense this season, ranking them 15th and 22nd in the nation. The Eastern Michigan pass defense has also surrendered a total of 1,711 yards in the air, which is 5th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has given up 476 attempts for 2,147 yards this season, putting them in 98th place in the country against the run. The Eagles have had 84 penalties for 774 yards on defense this year. That places them 121st in college football.
Special Teams Stats
Eastern Michigan is 47th in the country in punt returns with 18. They've totaled 169 punt return yards and average 9.4 yards per return, which is 57th in D-1. They have returned 7 kicks for 139 yards on special teams, which puts them 126th in kick return yardage. The Eagles average 20 yards per kick return and they are 103rd in the nation in all-purpose yards with 4,477. The Eastern Michigan Eagles have tried 19 field goals this year and made 12, which is 52nd in college football. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 63%. Eastern Michigan Eagles kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 34 for 34 this season. Their punters have accumulated 2,580 yards on 58 punts, averaging 45 yards per punt. That ranks them 15th in the NCAA in punting average.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Golden Flashes have run for 1,882 yards as a team, which ranks 60th in college football. They've run 448 times, averaging 4.2 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Kent State Golden Flashes have been penalized on offense 105 times for 875 yards so far this season, which has them 1st in the country in penalties. They are 98th in the nation in points scored with 267. They have run 833 plays this season for 4,216 yards, which ranks them 83rd in Division 1 in total offense. Kent State averages 5.1 yards per play, which is 112th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 228 1st downs this year, placing them 66th overall as an offensive unit. Woody Barrett averages 6 yards per pass attempt and 5.5 adjusted yards per throw. He has completed 210 passes on 356 attempts for a completion percentage of 59%. His quarterback rating this year is 114.4. He has thrown for 2,130 yards this season.
The Kent State Golden Flashes rush defense has allowed 497 attempts for 2,411 yards this year, putting them in 116th place in D-1 against the run. Kent State has committed 87 penalties for 815 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 126th in college football. They are 116th in the nation in points allowed on defense with 413. They have surrendered a total of 5,236 yards on D, which is 117th in the country. The Golden Flashes are ranked 113th in yards per play allowed with 6.4. Opposing offenses have completed 195 passes on 325 attempts against the Kent State defense this season, placing them 56th and 53rd in Division 1. The Kent State Golden Flashes pass defense has also given up a total of 2,825 yards through the air, which is 106th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Kent State Golden Flashes have attempted 14 field goals this season and made 12, which is 53rd in D-1. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 86%. Kent State kickers have made 97% of their extra points, going 31 for 32 this year. Their punters have totaled 2,856 yards on 76 punts, averaging 38 yards per punt. That places them 122nd in Division 1 in punting average. Kent State is ranked 53rd in the nation in punt returns with 17. They've accumulated 72 punt return yards and average 4.4 yards per return, which is 119th in college football. They have returned 28 kicks for 562 yards on special teams, ranking 51st in kick return yardage. The Kent State Golden Flashes average 21 yards per kick return and they are 84th in the country in all-purpose yards with 4,850.
Who will win tonight's Eagles/Golden Flashes college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Golden Flashes +11
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