Buffalo vs Eastern Michigan NCAA Football Betting Tips 11/2/2019
Saturday, November 2, 2019
Rynearson Stadium is the venue where Mike Glass III and the Eastern Michigan Eagles will take on the Buffalo Bulls on Saturday. The odds on this game have Eastern Michigan as 3-point favorites. The Bulls are 4-4-0 ATS and 4-4-0 when betting on the total. The Eagles are 4-2-2 when wagering on the over/under and 3-5-0 against the spread.
In their last game, the Buffalo Bulls faced the Central Michigan Chippewas and won 43-20. Jaret Patterson led the team in rushing in the game. He had a long run of 19 yards and he notched 1 touchdown for the game. He rushed for 149 yards on 28 carries which meant he was running for 5.3 yards per carry. Antonio Nunn led the team in receiving yardage by earning 77 yards on 5 catches. He averaged 15.4 yards per catch in the game. Taking the lead at quarterback for the Bulls was Kyle Vantrease who went 13/25 with 179 yards through the air and tossed 2 TD's. He gave away 1 interception on the day. The Bulls ended up rushing 55 times and earned 197 yards which gave them an average of 3.6 yards per carry. On the day, the Bulls earned a total of 23 1st downs and they had a total of 3 penalties for 15 yards which is telling in terms of how disciplined they are. In all, they finished with a total of 80 plays for a total of 376 yards. In terms of defense, Buffalo gave up 25 completions on 38 attempts totaling 272 yards, and a completion percentage of 65.8%. Overall, they allowed 345 yards and forced 5 turnovers. On the ground, the Bulls gave up 73 yards on 28 tries which is an average of 2.6 yards per rushing attempt allowed.
The Bulls head into this game 4-4 in 2019. In terms of scoring, they are one of the marginal teams in the country with an average of 26.3 points per contest, putting them 86th in Division 1. As a team, they have an average of 221 yards on the ground per game which is 2nd in the conference. For total yards, they currently sit at 9th in the conference and 94th in Division 1 with 2,841 yards. The Bulls have one of the average defenses in the nation, giving up 23.4 points per contest which has them at 1st in the Mid-American Conference. In discussing rushing yards, Buffalo is giving up 92.9 yards per game putting them 1st in the MAC and 11th in the nation. Opposing teams are running for an average of 2.8 yards per carry ranking them 1st in the Mid-American Conference and 7th in D-1 overall. In total, they have conceded 743 yards rushing through 8 games. When it comes to yards through the air, the Bulls have allowed 1,073 yards. Opponents are completing 61.1% of the throws they are attempting against them and averaging 7.5 yards per attempt.
In their last outing, the Eastern Michigan Eagles faced the Toledo Rockets and took the defeat by a score of 37-34. Taking the lead at quarterback for the Eagles was Mike Glass III who went 21/37 with 286 yards passing and added 1 TD. He ended the game without an interception. Shaq Vann led the team in rushing in the game. He broke a long run for 26 yards and he ran for 2 touchdowns for the contest. He rushed for 110 yards via 20 carries which gave him an average of 5.5 yards per carry. Quian Williams was the leader in receiving yardage with a tally of 87 yards on 9 receptions. He had an average of 9.7 yards per catch in the game. The Eagles rushed the ball a total of 35 times and generated 168 yards giving them an average of 4.8 yards per carry. In the game, the Eagles racked up a total of 22 1st downs and they had 5 penalties for 52 yards which tells us that they had an average outing in terms of discipline. In the game, they totaled 72 plays for 454 yards. When it comes to their defensive performance, Eastern Michigan gave up 9 catches on 18 attempts for a total of 138 yards, and a completion percentage of 50.0%. In the game, they allowed 504 yards and earned 2 takeaways. In the running game, the Eagles gave up 366 yards on 57 runs which is an average of 6.4 yards per run allowed.
The Eagles come into this game with a record of 4-4. Eastern Michigan hasn't done much to make teams fear their rushing game by averaging 110.5 yards on the ground per contest, which has them at 123rd in college football. As a team, they have a total of 884 rushing yards through 8 games, so they are going to want to make some changes to the ground game if they want to make teams respect them. The Eagles average 398.5 yards per game overall putting them 74th in the country and 6th in the Mid-American Conference. The Eagles are giving up 32 points per game which puts them at 9th in the MAC and 103rd in D-1. In discussing points allowed, they have given up 256 total points. In discussing yards on the ground, they are allowing 204 yards per game ranking them 110th in the country and 8th in the MAC. For the 2019 season, they have allowed a total of 1,632 yards on the ground and 20 rushing TDs. Their pass defense is one of the mediocre groups in D-1. They are allowing 239.8 passing yards per contest. For passing yards allowed per game, the Eagles sit in 6th in the Mid-American Conference.
Who will win tonight's Bulls/Eagles college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Bulls +3
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