Eastern Michigan Eagles vs Western Michigan Broncos Prediction, 10/8/2022 College Football Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Eastern Michigan Eagles vs Western Michigan Broncos
Date: Saturday, October 8, 2022
Location: Waldo Stadium in Kalamazoo, MI
Odds/Point Spread: Broncos (-4)
The Eastern Michigan Eagles (3-2) are traveling to Waldo Stadium on Saturday where they will meet the Western Michigan Broncos (2-3). Western Michigan is 4-point favorites from oddsmakers. The total is 57.
The Eastern Michigan Eagles come into this game with a record of 3-2 for this year. The last time they took the field, the Eagles played the UMass Minutemen and took home the win by a score of 20-13. Samson Evans was the rushing leader for the Eagles with 16 carries for 122 yards (7.6 yds per carry). Austin Smith connected on 13/24 with 122 yards passing and 2 touchdowns. He had a quarterback rating of 107.7 and finished the contest with 2 interceptions. When it came to stopping the run, the Eagles conceded 168 yds on 48 tries, which is 3.5 yards per run surrendered. Eastern Michigan conceded 8 pass completions on 18 attempts for 87 yds, and a completion rate of 44.4%. At the end of the game, they tallied 67 plays which gave them 339 yds. The Eastern Michigan Eagles ran the rock 43 different times and amassed 217 yards, which is an average of 5.0 yards per attempt.
When talking about getting in the endzone, the Eastern Michigan Eagles have an average of 28.8 points per contest. As a team they average 164.8 yards on the ground ranking them 62nd in the country. The Eagles have racked up 1,880 total yards for the year. When it comes to scoring, Eastern Michigan has compiled 9 touchdowns through the air and 9 rushing touchdowns. Eastern Michigan has recorded 106 first downs as an offense, and they have committed 36 infractions for 314 yds. They have given the ball to the opposition 12 different times.
Regarding passing yards, the Eagles have conceded 1,227 yds which puts them in 93rd in Division 1. They have given up 245.4 yards per contest through the air in addition to allowing a completion percentage of 64.4%. In total, they have surrendered 411.2 yards per game which puts them 99th in the country. They have yielded 11 touchdowns via the pass in addition to 10 touchdowns via the ground game. They are allowing an average of 4.4 yards per rush and 165.8 rushing yards per game on the season. Over the course of this year, they have conceded 829 yards via the ground game in 5 outings. The Eagles sit in 110th in the country when it comes to team defense, conceding 33.4 PPG.
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The Broncos head into this matchup 2-3 for this season. The last time they took the field, the Broncos walked away with a victory by a final of 44-7 when they faced the New Hampshire Wildcats. Jack Salopek (3 TDs) ended the game with 252 yds on 13/23 through the air while his quarterback rate was 182.9. He tossed 1 interception and his average yards per pass attempt was 11.0. La'darius Jefferson carried the ball 6 times for 36 yds, ending the game with 6.0 yds per carry for Western Michigan. Western Michigan ran the ball for 4.2 yards per tote, finishing the contest with 104 yards on 25 attempts. The Broncos finished the game with 356 yds while running 48 plays (7.4 yds per play). The Broncos secondary conceded a completion rate of 64.7%, surrendering 161 yds on 22 out of 34 through the air. Western Michigan allowed 39 run attempts for 44 yards (1.1 yds per carry).
When discussing their ability to score points, the Broncos currently rank 106th in college football by tallying 22.6 points per game. During this campaign to this point, the Broncos have thrown for a total of 876 passing yards together with holding an average of 175.2 passing yards per outing, giving them a rank of 112th in D-1. The Western Michigan Broncos average 301.6 yards per game, ranking them 120th in the country. The Western Michigan offense has 362 yds of penalties on 40 infractions, which is 20th in college football in terms of hurting your team.
Western Michigan has yielded a total of 753 rushing yards (150.6 yards per contest) as well as 6 touchdowns via the rush on the season. They have allowed 10 touchdowns through the air in addition to 228.6 yards/outing, which puts them in 71st in college football. The Broncos defense has taken the field for 318 plays, which is good for 43rd in the nation. The Broncos are allowing 28.0 PPG, ranking them 84th in the country. This year, they have relinquished 140 pts.
Who will win tonight's Eagles/Broncos college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Eagles +4
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