Toledo vs. Eastern Michigan - 10/7/17 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Toledo vs. Eastern Michigan - 10/7/17 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by USA TODAY Sports

Eastern Michigan Eagles (2-2) at Toledo Rockets (3-1)

College Football: Saturday, October 7, 2017 at 12:00 pm (Glass Bowl Stadium)

The Line: Toledo Rockets -9 -- Over/Under: Click to Get Latest Betting Odds

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College football comes to the Glass Bowl when the Toledo Rockets welcome the Eastern Michigan Eagles to town.

The Eastern Michigan Eagles face a tough week six assignment in a trip to face the Toledo Rockets. The Eagles look to avoid a three game skid following a 24-20 defeat at the Kentucky Wildcats as a two touchdown underdog. EMU outgained the Wildcats 312-228 but three turnovers cost the team a winnable road game against an SEC opponent. Eastern Michigan was not able to move the football on the ground with Ian Eriksen logging just 40 yards on 18 carries with a two yard touchdown late in the 4th quarter while catching four passes for 56 yards. The Eagles were forced to throw more then they wanted with quarterback Brogan Roback connecting on 26-43 with a touchdown and a pair of interceptions. Sergio Bailey was the top Eagles receiver with eight receptions for 80 yards including a 20 yard scoring catch.

The Toledo Rockets look to get back in the win column with the Eastern Michigan Eagles paying a visit on Saturday. The Rockets dropped their first game of the season in a 52-30 defeat at the Miami Hurricanes where the defense couldn’t get stops in the second half. Toledo were up 16-10 at the half but were outscored 42-14 in the second half. The Hurricanes racked up a 587-446  yardage advantage and forced Toledo to become one dimensional with no running game to depend on. The Rockets were no threat on the ground with a 20 carry, 79 yard effort from quarterback Logan Woodside being the only being the extent of the rushing attack. Logan Woodside did give the Rockets a solid game in the air by connecting on 28-48 for 342 yards and three touchdowns. Cody Thompson was the top Toledo receiver with five catches for 114 yards while Jon’Vea Johnson and Dionte Johnson combining for 13 receptions for 144 yards and three scores. 

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Under is 5-0 in Eastern Michigan last 5 games on fieldturf and under is 4-0 in Eastern Michigan last 4 vs. a team with a winning record while under is 5-0 in Eastern Michigan last 5 games following a ATS win. Toledo are 4-0-1 ATS in their last 5 games after allowing more than 280 yards passing in their previous game and Toledo are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games after allowing more than 200 yards rushing in their previous game and under is 6-0 in Toledo last 6 games after allowing more than 280 yards passing in their previous game. Over is 5-0 in the last 5 meetings in Toledo and Eastern Michigan are 0-7 ATS in their last 7 meetings in Toledo and home team is 5-1 ATS in their last 6 meetings. 

I have to think the Rockets with an extra week to prepare will be at the top of their game after getting steamrolled at Miami (FL) with more time to think about it making this an angry squad…

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Mark’s Pick Toledo -9

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