Western Michigan vs Eastern Michigan Line and Picks Against the Spread 10/19/2019
Saturday, October 19, 2019
Rynearson Stadium is the site where Mike Glass III and the Eastern Michigan Eagles will play the Western Michigan Broncos on Saturday. Eastern Michigan opens this game as 9.5-point dogs. The Broncos are 4-3-0 ATS and 2-5-0 when betting on the total. The Eagles are 3-2-1 when wagering on the over/under and 2-4-0 against the spread.
In their last game, the Western Michigan Broncos went up against the Miami RedHawks and won by a score of 38-16. Running the show from under center for the Broncos was Jon Wassink who went 15/25 with 137 yards passing and completed 2 touchdowns. He walked away with 1 interception in the game. LeVante Bellamy paced the team on the ground for that game. He had a long run of 47 yards and he tallied 2 touchdowns for the game. He rushed for a total of 135 yards by way of 22 carries which had him averaging 6.1 yards per carry. Keith Mixon Jr. was the receiving yardage leader with a total of 84 yards on 3 catches. He had an average of 28.0 yards per reception for that game. The Broncos ran the ball a total of 40 times and added 173 yards earning them an average of 4.3 yards per attempt. In the game, the Broncos got 17 1st downs and they had a total of 7 penalties for 67 yards which is telling of how their week of practice went. On the day, they ran 65 plays which gave them a total of 310 yards. When discussing the defense, Western Michigan conceded 26 completions on 46 tries for a total of 260 yards, and a completion percentage of 56.5%. Against the run, the Broncos conceded 105 yards on 34 tries which gave them an average of 3.1 yards per run allowed. For the game, they gave up 365 yards and earned 3 takeaways.
The Broncos head into this matchup 4-3 for the 2019 season. They are one of the most potent offenses in the country with an average of 35.4 points per game, which has them at 34th in the country. As a unit, they have an average of 183.7 yards on the ground per game which is 3rd in the conference. For total yards, they currently sit at 1st in the conference and 8th in the country with 3,223 yards. The Broncos have one of the average defenses in the nation, allowing 26.9 points per game putting them 2nd in the conference. When it comes to rushing yards, Western Michigan is giving up 190.6 yards per game ranking them 7th in the Mid-American Conference and 100th in college football. Opposing teams are running for an average of 4.8 yards per rush putting them 7th in the Mid-American Conference and 100th in college football overall. Overall, they have conceded 1,334 rushing yards through 7 games. When it comes to yards through the air, the Broncos have allowed 1,937 yards. Teams are completing 64.1% of the passes they throw against them and averaging 6.9 yards per try.
In their last game, the Eastern Michigan Eagles played the Ball State Cardinals and ended up taking the loss by a score of 29-23. Taking the lead at quarterback for the Eagles was Mike Glass III who went 20/34 with 283 yards passing and completed 1 touchdown. He tossed 3 interceptions on the day. Mike Glass III paced the team on the ground for that contest. His longest run of the day went for 18 yards and he ran for 2 touchdowns in the game. He rushed for a total of 36 yards by way of 13 carries which gave him an average of 2.8 yards per carry. Dylan Drummond was the receiving yardage leader with a total of 72 yards on 6 catches. He earned an average of 12.0 yards per reception for that contest. The Eagles rushed the ball a total of 33 times and added 89 yards which had them averaging 2.7 yards per attempt. For the contest, the Eagles totaled 21 first downs and they had a total of 9 infractions for 55 yards which is telling in terms of discipline. In the game, they finished with a total of 69 plays which added up to 372 yards. In terms of defense, Eastern Michigan allowed 23 catches on 32 throws for a total of 255 yards, and a completion percentage of 71.9%. In the game, they allowed a total of 451 yards and earned 1 turnover. In the running game, the Eagles allowed 196 yards on 47 tries which is an average of 4.2 yards per rushing attempt allowed.
The Eagles step onto the field holding a record of 3-3. In discussing the offensive production, the Eagles have one of the middle tier offenses in Division 1. Eastern Michigan hasn't done much to make teams fear their rushing game by averaging 96 yards on the ground per contest, ranking them 125th in D-1. As a unit, they have a total of 576 yards rushing through 6 contests, 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 364.5 yards per game overall putting them 98th in college football and 8th in the MAC. The Eagles are giving up 32 points per game ranking them 9th in the conference and 100th in the country. In regard to points allowed, they have given up 192 points in total. When talking about rushing yards, they are conceding 183.2 yards per game which puts them at 94th in college football and 6th in the conference. For this year, they have given up a total of 1,099 yards rushing and 13.8 rushing touchdowns. Their pass defense is one of the middling groups in the nation. They are giving up 264.7 passing yards per contest. For yards through the air allowed per game, the Eagles are currently ranked 10th in the Mid-American Conference.
Who will win tonight's Broncos/Eagles college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Eagles +9.5
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