Eastern Michigan Eagles vs San Jose State Spartans Prediction, 12/20/2022 College Football Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Eastern Michigan Eagles vs San Jose State Spartans
Date: Tuesday, December 20, 2022
Location: Albertsons Stadium in Boise, ID
Odds/Point Spread: Spartans (-3.5)
The Eastern Michigan Eagles (8-4) are headed to Albertsons Stadium on Tuesday, December 20, 2022 where they will attempt to defeat the San Jose State Spartans (7-4) in the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl. Eastern Michigan is 3.5-point underdogs from oddsmakers. The over/under has been set at 57.5.
The Eastern Michigan Eagles step onto the field holding a record of 8-4 for this season. In their last contest, the Eagles took the field against the Central Michigan Chippewas and walked away with a win by a score of 38-19. Taylor Powell went 24/36 with 266 yards passing and 3 TDs. He had a quarterback rating of 156.2 and ended the contest without throwing a pick. Samson Evans was the rushing leader for the Eagles with 23 attempts for 135 yards (5.9 yards per carry). Overall, they ran 78 plays which gave them 437 yds. The Eastern Michigan Eagles ended up rushing 42 times and totaled 171 yds, which is an average of 4.1 yards per tote. In the running game, the Eagles conceded 161 yards on 36 tries, which is an average of 4.5 yds per run allowed. Eastern Michigan conceded 7 pass completions on 17 attempts for 68 yds, and a completion rate of 41.2%.
When talking about scoring, the Eastern Michigan Eagles have an average of 28.8 points per outing. As a unit they have an average of 142.5 yards via the ground game which ranks them 79th in the nation. The Eagles currently have 4,324 total yards for this campaign. When it comes to scoring touchdowns, Eastern Michigan has earned 22 passing touchdowns and 22 rushing touchdowns. Eastern Michigan has tallied 256 1st downs offensively, and they have been flagged for 101 penalties for 925 yards. They have turned the ball over 17 different times.
The Eagles sit in 89th in college football when it comes to team defense, giving up 28.6 points per game. They are giving up 4.2 yards per rush and 158.1 rushing yards per contest for the year. During the season, they have conceded 1,897 yards via the running game in 12 games. Regarding yards via the pass, the Eagles are allowing 2,506 yds which ranks them 39th in D-1. They are conceding 208.8 yards per contest via the pass and allowed a completion percentage of 56.6%. For the year, they are conceding 366.9 yards/game which puts them 54th in the country. They have yielded 20 touchdowns through the air and 22 touchdowns on the ground.
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The Spartans head into this game 7-4 this year. The last time they took the gridiron, the Spartans went home victorious with a score of 27-14 against the Hawaii Warriors. Chevan Cordeiro (2 TDs) finished the contest with 208 yds on 17/26 through the air while his QB rate was 150.3. He tossed 1 pick and his average yards per attempt was 8.0. Kairee Robinson carried the rock 24 times for 148 yards, ending the contest with 6.2 yds per carry for San Jose State. The Spartans finished the game with a total of 399 yards and they ran 66 plays (6.0 yds per play). San Jose State rushed the football for 4.8 yards per tote, finishing with a total of 191 yards on 40 carries. San Jose State allowed 26 rush attempts for 43 yds (1.7 yards per carry). The Spartans pass defense gave up a completion rate of 55.6%, surrendering 230 yards on 25 out of 45 through the air.
In terms of putting points on the board, the Spartans rank 74th in the nation maintaining an average of 27.5 points per outing. Over the course of the season so far, the Spartans currently have a total of 2,904 yards via the pass as well as an average of 264.0 passing yards per game, putting them at 34th in the nation. The San Jose State Spartans maintain an average of 356.5 yards/outing, ranking them 96th in the country. The San Jose State offense has accrued 532 yards of penalties on 64 violations, which has them sitting 99th in Division 1 in terms of hurting your team.
San Jose State has surrendered a total of 1,349 rushing yards (122.6 yards per game) in addition to 12 touchdowns rushing for the season. They have yielded 13 touchdowns from the passing game in addition to 210.4 yards/outing, which has them sitting 45th in Division 1. The Spartans defense has taken part in 733 plays, which is 12th in the nation. The Spartans are surrendering 20.3 points per contest, which has them 23rd in college football. This year, they have conceded 223 total points.
Who will win tonight's Eagles/Spartans college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Eagles +3.5
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