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MAC: Western Michigan vs Eastern Michigan 10/8/22 College Football Picks, Predictions, Odds

Eastern Michigan Eagles (3-2) vs. Western Michigan Broncos (2-3)
October 8, 2022 12:00 pm EDT
The Line: Western Michigan Broncos -4 / Eastern Michigan Eagles +4; Over/Under: 58
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The Western Michigan Broncos and Eastern Michigan Eagles clash Saturday in a week 6 MAC college football game at Waldo Stadium. The Eastern Michigan Eagles look for a win after splitting their last 4 games. The Western Michigan Broncos look to get back to a .500 record.

The Eastern Michigan Eagles have split their last 8 road games. Taylor Powell is completing 66 percent of his passes for 681 yards, 4 touchdowns and 5 interceptions. Tanner Knue and Hassan Beydoun have combined for 516 receiving yards and 7 touchdowns, while Darius Lassiter has 16 receptions. The Eastern Michigan Eagles ground game is averaging 168.2 yards per contest, and Samson Evans leads the way with 540 yards and 3 touchdowns. Defensively, Eastern Michigan is allowing 33.4 points and 410.2 yards per game. Chase Kline leads the Eastern Michigan Eagles with 47 tackles, Jordan Crawford has 1 sack and Blake Bogan has 1 interception.

The Western Michigan Broncos have won 5 of their last 8 home games. Jack Salopek is completing 54.2 percent of his passes for 774 yards, 4 touchdowns and 5 interceptions. Corey Crooms and Jehlani Galloway have combined for 482 receiving yards and 2 touchdowns, while Anthony Sambucci has 4 receptions. The Western Michigan Broncos ground game is averaging 126.4 yards per contest, and Sean Tyler leads the way with 290 yards and 3 touchdowns. Defensively, Western Michigan is allowing 28 points and 379.6 yards per game. Zaire Barnes leads the Western Michigan Broncos with 41 tackles, Braden Fiske has 1.5 sacks and Keni-H Lovely has 1 interception.

The Eagles are 26-12 ATS in their last 38 road games and 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Broncos are 3-8-1 ATS in their last 12 conference games and 6-1 ATS vs. a team with a winning record. The over is 13-5 in Eagles last 18 road games. The over is 5-1 in Broncos last 6 home games. The Eagles are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 meetings in Western Michigan and 4-0 ATS in their last 4 meetings.

I’m not running to the window to back either of these subpar MAC teams that are below average on both sides of the ball. With that said, this is a rivalry game where the home team has won 6 of the last 9 meetings. The Western Michigan Broncos also have an edge on defense, even if it isn’t the biggest edge in the world. This game does nothing for me, but we’re not being asked to lay a lot with the home team. Give me Western Michigan.

Randy Chambers's Free Pick: Western Michigan Broncos -4

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