Eastern Michigan Eagles vs Western Michigan Broncos Prediction, 12/5/2020 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Eastern Michigan Eagles vs Western Michigan Broncos
Date: Saturday, December 5, 2020
Location: Waldo Stadium
Odds/Point Spread: Eastern Michigan (+14)
Kaleb Eleby and the Western Michigan Broncos (4-0) play the Eastern Michigan Eagles (0-4) at Waldo Stadium on Saturday, December 5, 2020. Western Michigan opens this contest as 14-point favorites. The over/under opens at 66.5.
In their last contest, the Eastern Michigan Eagles faced the Central Michigan Chippewas and added a loss to their record by a score of 31-23. Preston Hutchinson went 23/37 with 365 yards by way of the pass but wasn't able to throw a ball for a TD. He walked away with 3 picks on the day. Preston Hutchinson paced the team on the ground for the game. He tore off a long run of 20 yards and he added 2 touchdowns for this game. He racked up a total of 57 yards via 15 carries which meant he averaged 3.8 yards per carry. Hassan Beydoun was the leader in receiving yardage with a tally of 100 yards on 8 catches. He notched an average of 12.5 yards per reception for the game.
In terms of getting in the endzone, the Eastern Michigan Eagles hold an average of 26.3 points per game. As a team they're averaging 99.0 yards in the run game which is 120th in D-1. The Eagles have earned 1,496 total yards this year. When it comes to scoring, Eastern Michigan has totaled 7 touchdowns via the pass and 6 rushing touchdowns. When talking about passing yards, the Eagles have given up 984 yds which puts them in 43rd in the country. During this campaign, they have yielded 502.3 yards per outing which has them sitting 134th in D-1. The Eagles are ranked 115th in the country when it comes to team defense, giving up 35.3 PPG. They are giving up an average of 5.2 yards per attempt on the ground and 256.3 rushing yards per contest this season. Over the course of their 4 games played this season, they are conceding 246.0 yards per outing through the air and allowed a completion percentage of 68.2%. Over the course of this season, they have conceded 1,025 yards on the ground through 4 games.
Preston Hutchinson has completed 129 of his career 196 tosses for a completion percentage of 65.8%. He is throwing for 142.0 yards per contest. For his college career, Hutchinson has thrown for 1,562 yards with 10 touchdowns and 7 interceptions. His quarterback rating is 142.5 with a touchdown percentage of 5.1% and an interception percentage of 3.6%. Since he has been in college, he has attempted running the football 83 times totaling 142 yds.
The last time they took the field, the Western Michigan Broncos took on the NIU Huskies and added a win to their record by a score of 30-27. Kaleb Eleby went 12/24 with 210 yards through the air and tossed 1 touchdown. He finished this contest without throwing a pick. La'Darius Jefferson paced the team on the ground in this outing. He broke a long run for 43 yards and he notched 1 TD for this contest. He ran for a total of 81 yards by way of 15 carries which meant he averaged 5.4 yards per carry. D'Wayne Eskridge led the team in receiving yardage with a total of 134 yards on 7 catches. He had an average of 19.1 yards per reception in this outing.
For the year thus far, the Broncos have thrown for a total of 1,142 yards via the pass in addition to holding an average of 285.5 passing yards per contest, ranking them 25th in college football. The Western Michigan Broncos have an average of 468.5 yards/game which ranks them 22nd in the nation. They are averaging 183.0 run yards per game and have run for 732 yards in total. In relation to their ability to score points, the Broncos are sitting 8th in D-1 scoring 45.3 points per game. Western Michigan has allowed the opposition a total of 623 rushing yards (155.8 yards/game) as well as 9 touchdowns rushing this year. The Broncos are allowing 30.5 points per game, ranking them 86th in Division 1. Overall, they have allowed 122 points in total. They have allowed 6 touchdowns via the pass and 222.5 yards/outing, which has them in 61st in the country.
In the 9 games in his career, Kaleb Eleby has completed 148 of 236 tries for a total of 2,230 yards. He is averaging 247.8 yards per contest through the air with a 161.1 quarterback rating. Eleby has passed for 16 touchdowns compared to 4 picks in his career. He has left the pocket and rushed for -10 yards on 48 attempts. His TD percentage on pass attempts is 6.8% and his interception percentage is 1.7%.
Who will win tonight's Eagles/Broncos college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Broncos -14
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