Toledo Rockets (7-4) at Eastern Michigan Eagles (2-9)
|Date & Time||Friday November 28, 2014, 1:00 PM (EST)|
The Line: Eastern Michigan Eagles +23 -- Over/Under: 61
The Toledo Rockets and Eastern Michigan Eagles play Friday afternoon at Rynearson Stadium.
The Toledo Rockets have won three of their last four and are hoping to stay in the MAC West race with a win. Toledo goes as far as its rushing attack carries it, averaging 5.9 yards per carry and producing 27 plays of 20 or more rushing yards. Kareem Hunt and Terry Swanson have combined for close to 2,000 rushing yards and 16 touchdowns. Logan Woodside is completing 59.9 percent of his passes for 14 touchdowns and seven interceptions. Woodside has zero touchdowns and two picks in his last two games and Toledo has 27 passing plays of 25 or more yards. Corey Jones and Alonzo Russell have combined for more than 1,300 receiving yards and 11 touchdowns while Justin Olack has six catches in his last three games. Defensively, the Toledo Rockets are allowing 30.5 points, 420 yards, and have forced 24 sacks and 10 turnovers. Junior Sylvestre leads Toledo with 88 tackles and Trent Voss has 10.5 tackles for loss.
The Eastern Michigan Eagles have lost five straight and just hope to end things on a high note. Reginald Bell Jr. is completing 60.2 percent of his passes for seven touchdowns and four interceptions. Bell Jr. has four touchdowns and two picks in his last two games, and Eastern Michigan has 14 passing plays of 25 or more yards. Tyreese Russell and Dustin Creel have combined for more than 700 receiving yards and three touchdowns while Kris Strange is coming off a four-catch performance. Eastern Michigan’s ground game is averaging 3.7 yards per carry, as Bell Jr. leads the way with 569 rushing yards and four touchdowns. Defensively, the Eastern Michigan Eagles are allowing 39.9 points, 497.5 yards, and they’ve forced 10 sacks and 12 turnovers. Great Ibe leads EMU with 120 tackles and Pat O'Connor has 13.5 tackles for loss.
The Rockets are 2-6-1 ATS in their last 9 conference games and 1-4-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Eagles are 6-14 ATS in their last 20 conference games and 3-8 ATS in their last 11 home games. The Rockets are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 meetings in Eastern Michigan and 6-1 ATS in their last 7 meetings overall.
I can't lay this may points with a Toledo team that hasn't been covering many spreads and is playing an Eagles team that will be up for this game with it being the last home game. Instea, I can take the over considering Eastern Michigan is brutal defensively and will get run all over here.