Eastern Michigan at Western Michigan College Football Picks and Predictions 10/6/2018
Saturday, October 6, 2018
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The Eastern Michigan Eagles travel to Waldo Stadium to take on the Western Michigan Broncos on Saturday, October 6, 2018. The opening line for this game has Western Michigan as 3 point favorites. The Eagles have an ATS record of 3-2-0 while their over/under record is 2-3-0. The Broncos have an over/under record of 2-3-0 and they are 2-3-0 against the spread.
Valuable Eastern Michigan Eagles Betting Trends
The Eastern Michigan Eagles are 2-3-0 against the over/under
The Eastern Michigan Eagles are 3-2-0 against the spread
Important Western Michigan Broncos Betting Trends
The Western Michigan Broncos are 2-3-0 against the over/under
The Western Michigan Broncos are 2-3-0 against the spread
Key Eastern Michigan Eagles Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Western Michigan Broncos Injuries
09/30/18 TE Giovanni Ricci Undisclosed is questionable Saturday vs Eastern Michigan
06/27/18 DL Steven Clark Medical is out for season
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Eastern Michigan Eagles are 65th in Division 1 in points scored with 142. They have run 350 plays this season for 1,991 yards, which ranks them 22nd in the nation in total offense. The Eagles average 5.7 yards per play, which is 74th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 98 1st downs this year, placing them 68th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Eastern Michigan has run for 578 yards as a team, which ranks 109th in the country. They've run 184 times, averaging 3.1 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Eagles have been penalized on offense 45 times for 364 yards so far this season, which has them 9th in the nation in penalties. Tyler Wiegers has thrown for 877 yards this season. He has completed 71 passes on 111 attempts for a completion percentage of 64%. His quarterback rating this year is 140.4. He averages 7.9 yards per pass attempt and 8.2 adjusted yards per throw.
Eastern Michigan is 64th in the nation in points allowed on defense with 120. They have surrendered a total of 2,069 yards on D, which is 103rd in Division 1. The Eagles are ranked 81st in yards per play allowed with 5.7. Opposing offenses have completed 94 passes on 152 attempts against the Eastern Michigan Eagles defense this season, placing them 80th and 72nd in the country. The Eastern Michigan pass defense has also given up a total of 956 yards through the air, which is 53rd overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has allowed 214 attempts for 1,113 yards this year, putting them in 118th place in D-1 against the run. The Eagles have committed 37 penalties for 358 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 111th in the nation.
Special Teams Stats
Eastern Michigan is ranked 94th in the nation in punt returns with 5. They've accumulated 51 punt return yards and average 10.2 yards per return, which is 49th in college football. They have returned 2 kicks for 38 yards on special teams, ranking 125th in kick return yardage. The Eagles average 19 yards per kick return and they are 82nd in the country in all-purpose yards with 2,080. The Eastern Michigan Eagles have attempted 10 field goals this season and made 8, which is 14th in D-1. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 80%. Eastern Michigan Eagles kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 16 for 16 this year. Their punters have totaled 1,204 yards on 27 punts, averaging 45 yards per punt. That places them 20th in Division 1 in punting average.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Broncos have run for 1,021 yards as a team, which ranks 32nd in the nation. They've run 190 times, averaging 5.4 yards per rush as a unit. The Broncos have been penalized on offense 30 times for 286 yards so far this year, which has them 66th in the country in penalties. They are 27th in Division 1 in points scored with 187. They have run 360 plays this year for 2,444 yards, which ranks them 19th in the nation in total offense. The Western Michigan Broncos average 6.8 yards per play, which is 18th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 128 1st downs this season, ranking them 10th overall as an offensive unit. Jon Wassink has completed 105 throws while attempting 167 passes for a completion percentage of 62.9%. He has passed for 1,423 yards this year. He averages 9.3 adjusted yards per throw and 8.5 yards per pass attempt. His quarterback rating this season is 156.5.
The Western Michigan Broncos rush defense has given up 192 attempts for 870 yards this season, putting them in 98th place in the country against the run. They have had 32 penalties for 252 yards on defense this year. That places them 59th in Division 1. Western Michigan is 105th in college football in points surrendered on defense with 158. They have given up a total of 1,826 yards on D, which is 74th in the nation. The Broncos are 93rd in yards per play allowed with 5.9. Opponent offenses have completed 69 throws on 118 attempts against the Western Michigan defense this season, ranking them 26th and 20th in the country. The Western Michigan Broncos pass defense has also surrendered a total of 956 yards in the air, which is 54th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Western Michigan Broncos have tried 8 field goals this year and made 5, which is 64th in college football. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 63%. Western Michigan kickers have made 92% of their extra points, going 22 for 24 this season. Their punters have accumulated 589 yards on 17 punts, averaging 35 yards per punt. That ranks them 127th in the NCAA in punting average. Western Michigan is 37th in the country in punt returns with 10. They've totaled 317 punt return yards and average 31.7 yards per return, which is 2nd in D-1. They have returned 11 kicks for 184 yards on special teams, which puts them 79th in kick return yardage. The Broncos average 17 yards per kick return and they are 13th in the nation in all-purpose yards with 2,945.
Who will win tonight's Eagles/Broncos college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Broncos -3
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