Western Michigan Broncos vs Eastern Michigan Eagles Prediction, 11/16/2021 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Western Michigan Broncos vs Eastern Michigan Eagles
Date: Tuesday, November 16, 2021
Location: Rynearson Stadium in Ypsilanti, MI
Odds/Point Spread: Eagles (+5)
The Eastern Michigan Eagles (6-4) will play the Western Michigan Broncos (6-4) at Rynearson Stadium on Tuesday. Eastern Michigan opens this matchup as 5-point dogs. The total is 67.5.
The Western Michigan Broncos come into this game with a record of 6-4 for this season. In their last matchup, the Broncos faced off with the Akron Zips and took home the win by a score of 45-42. La'darius Jefferson was the rushing leader for the Broncos with 19 attempts for 99 yds (5.2 yds per carry). Kaleb Eleby connected on 12/20 with 217 yds passing and 2 touchdowns. He had a quarterback rate of 156.8 and ended the game with 1 pick. When it came to the battle of the line of scrimmage, the Broncos gave up 148 yds on 33 attempts, which averages out to 4.5 yds per rush surrendered. Western Michigan conceded 11 pass completions on 19 attempts for 241 yards, and a completion percentage of 57.9%. Overall, they ran 65 plays which totaled 533 yards. The Western Michigan Broncos ended up running the ball 45 different times and had 316 yds, which is an average of 7.0 yds per attempt.
When talking about getting in the endzone, the Western Michigan Broncos hold an average of 30.7 PPG. As a unit they're holding an average of 194.8 yards rushing which has them sitting 34th in college football. The Broncos have earned 4,438 total yards over the course of this season. When it comes to distribution of touchdowns, Western Michigan has amassed 15 touchdowns through the air and 24 touchdowns on the ground. Western Michigan has recorded 248 1st downs as a team, and they have been flagged for 73 infractions for 625 yds. They have turned the football over 12 times.
Regarding yards through the air, the Broncos are allowing 2,104 yds which puts them in 56th in Division 1. They have yielded 210.4 yards per contest through the air and giving up a completion percentage of 55.7%. In total, they are conceding 334.6 yards per game putting them at 38th in college football. They have given up 21 touchdowns through the air and 12 touchdowns pounding the rock. The opposition is running for an average of 3.9 yards per run and 124.2 rushing yards per game so far this year. During the season, they have given up 1,242 running yards through 10 outings. The Broncos rank 104th in Division 1 when it comes to the opposition scoring, allowing 30.0 points per game.
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The Eagles head into this matchup 6-4 for this season. When they last stepped on the field, the Eagles took a loss by a final score of 49-26 when they faced the Ohio Bobcats. Ben Bryant (1 TD) finished the game with 354 yds on 41/57 through the air while his quarterback rating was 96.1. He threw 1 interception and his average yards per attempt was 6.2. Samson Evans carried the football 8 times for 62 yards, ending the contest with 7.8 yards per attempt for Eastern Michigan. Eastern Michigan ran for 3.8 yards per tote, totaling 98 yards on 26 carries. The Eagles finished the game with a total of 452 yards and they ran 83 plays (5.4 yards per play). The Eagles pass defense allowed a completion rate of 65.2%, surrendering 461 yds on 30 out of 46 passing. Eastern Michigan allowed 32 run attempts for 211 yds (6.6 yards per rush).
When it comes to putting points on the board, the Eagles are sitting 27th in the country averaging 34.0 points per game. For the year to this point, the Eagles have compiled 2,767 yards via the pass in addition to an average of 276.7 passing yards per game, which is ranked 23rd in the nation. The Eastern Michigan Eagles hold an average of 392.3 yards per game, which has them sitting 74th in Division 1. The Eastern Michigan offense has accrued 322 yards of penalties on 36 infractions, which ranks 130th in college football in terms of making mistakes.
Eastern Michigan has conceded a total of 1,949 rushing yards (194.9 yards per game) as well as 21 touchdowns via the rush on the season. They have given up 12 touchdowns through the air in addition to 236.4 yards/game, which has them ranked 89th in the country. The Eagles defense has taken part in 699 plays, which has them ranked 97th in college football. The Eagles are conceding 28.2 points per contest, which has them 93rd in the country. This season, they have allowed 282 total points.
Who will win tonight's Broncos/Eagles college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Eagles +5
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