Eastern Michigan Eagles (4-3) vs. Bowling Green Falcons (2-5)
October 23, 2021 12:00 pm EDT
The Line: Bowling Green Falcons +3.5 / Eastern Michigan Eagles -3.5; Over/Under: 49.5
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The Bowling Green Falcons meet the Eastern Michigan Eagles on Saturday in week 8 MAC college football action at Doyt L. Perry Stadium. The Eastern Michigan Eagles look for a win after splitting their last six games. The Bowling Green Falcons need a win to snap a three-game losing streak.
The Eastern Michigan Eagles have lost four of their last six road games. Ben Bryant is completing 67.9 percent of his passes for 1,550 yards, eight touchdowns and four interceptions. Hassan Beydoun and Dylan Drummond have combined for 928 receiving yards and four touchdowns, while Zach Westmoreland has 13 receptions. The Eastern Michigan Eagles ground game is averaging 114 yards per contest, and Jawon Hamilton leads the way with 319 yards and three touchdowns. Defensively, Eastern Michigan is allowing 25 points and 396 yards per game. Tariq Speights leads the Eastern Michigan Eagles with 45 tackles, Turan Rush has 3.5 sacks and David Carter Jr. has two interceptions.
The Bowling Green Falcons have lost four of their last five home games. Matt McDonald is completing 61 percent of his passes for 1,641 yards, six touchdowns and six interceptions. Tyrone Broden and Austin Osborne have combined for 742 receiving yards and four touchdowns, while Christian Sims has 28 receptions. The Bowling Green Falcons ground game is averaging 74 yards per contest, and Jaison Patterson leads the way with 208 yards and one touchdown. Defensively, Bowling Green is allowing 25.1 points and 346 yards per game. Darren Anders leads the Bowling Green Falcons with 66 tackles, Karl Brooks has four sacks and Jordan Anderson has two interceptions.
The Eagles are 23-9 ATS in their last 32 road games and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Falcons are 8-22 ATS in their last 30 home games and 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The over is 9-3 in Eagles last 12 road games. The under is 6-2 in Falcons last 8 games overall. The Eagles are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 meetings in Bowling Green.
I’m not running to the window to back either of these teams that have struggled on both sides of the ball this season. With that said, we’re getting more than a field goal with Bowling Green at home. Bowling Green has not only covered six of its last seven games overall, but also has the second-best pass defense in the country. Much better options out there, but I lean Falcons at home.