NIU Huskies vs Eastern Michigan Eagles Prediction, 10/15/2022 College Football Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: NIU Huskies vs Eastern Michigan Eagles
Date: Saturday, October 15, 2022
Location: Rynearson Stadium in Ypsilanti, MI
Odds/Point Spread: Eagles (-1.5)
The Eastern Michigan Eagles (4-2) will take on the NIU Huskies (1-5) at Rynearson Stadium on Saturday. Eastern Michigan opens as 1.5-point favorites. The over/under is set at 63.
The NIU Huskies come into this matchup with a record of 1-5 for this year. In their last game, the Huskies faced off with the Toledo Rockets and took a loss by a score of 52-32. Ethan Hampton finished 30/49 with 284 yards passing and 2 TDs. He had a quarterback rate of 107.1 and ended the game with 4 picks. Antario Brown was the leader on the ground for the Huskies with 17 carries for 84 yds (4.9 yards per carry). At the end of the game, they had 90 plays which totaled 424 yds. The NIU Huskies ended up rushing 41 times and totaled 140 yards, which had them averaging 3.4 yards per carry. On the ground, the Huskies gave up 159 yds on 36 tries, which is 4.4 yards per run allowed. NIU gave up 15 completions on 21 tries for a total of 190 yards, and a completion rate of 71.4%.
When it comes to putting points on the board, the NIU Huskies are averaging 31.7 PPG. As a team they're maintaining an average of 177.3 yards in the run game ranking them 48th in Division 1. The Huskies have earned 2,395 total yards this season. When it comes to getting in the endzone, NIU has amassed 13 touchdowns through the air and 12 rushing touchdowns. NIU has a total of 127 1st downs, and they have been flagged for 38 infractions for 346 yds. They have turned the ball over 8 different times.
When talking about passing yards, the Huskies are giving up 1,749 yards which has them ranked 122nd in college football. They have given up 291.5 yards per contest through the air in addition to allowing a completion percentage of 67.6%. Overall, they have allowed 422.2 yards per outing putting them 105th in college football. They have allowed 22 touchdowns via the pass as well as 6 touchdowns on the ground. They are allowing teams to run for an average of 3.8 yards per rush and 130.7 yards on the ground per game on the campaign. For the year, they have given up 784 rushing yards through 6 games. The Huskies are sitting in 125th in the nation when it comes to team defense, conceding 38.3 PPG.
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The Eagles come into this matchup with a record of 4-2 this year. In their last game, the Eagles took home the win by a final score of 45-23 when they faced the Western Michigan Broncos. Taylor Powell (3 TDs) finished the game with 293 yards on 20/30 through the air while his QB rating was 181.7. He didn't throw any interceptions and his average yards per pass attempt was 9.8. Samson Evans ran the football 24 times for 90 yards, walking away from the game with 3.8 yds per carry for Eastern Michigan. The Eagles finished the contest with 413 yards and they ran 70 plays (5.9 yards per play). Eastern Michigan rushed for 3.0 yards per attempt, finishing with a total of 120 yards on 40 attempts. Eastern Michigan allowed 36 run attempts for 91 yds (2.5 yards per rush). The Eagles passing defense gave up a completion percentage of 37.5%, surrendering 208 yards on 15 out of 40 passing.
The Eastern Michigan Eagles maintain an average of 382.2 yards per outing, ranking them 81st in Division 1. The Eastern Michigan offense has totaled 405 yards of penalties on 47 infractions, which is good for 15th in D-1 in terms of hurting your team. For the year thus far, the Eagles have compiled 1,349 yards via the pass along with holding an average of 224.8 passing yards per game, which has them sitting 88th in Division 1. In relation to the points being put on the board, the Eagles are ranking 58th in the nation averaging 31.5 points per contest.
The Eagles are conceding 31.7 PPG, ranking them 104th in college football. Eastern Michigan has allowed a total of 920 yards via the ground game (153.3 yards/game) as well as 11 touchdowns via the rush this season. Overall, they have given up 190 points. They have yielded 13 touchdowns from the passing game and 239.2 yards/outing, which has them sitting 80th in Division 1. The Eagles defense has participated in 428 plays, which has them ranked 103rd in D-1.
Who will win tonight's Huskies/Eagles college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Eagles -1.5
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