Eastern Michigan Eagles (5-2) at Western Michigan Broncos (7-0)
|Date & Time||Saturday October 22, 2016, 3:30 PM (EDT)|
The Line: Western Michigan Broncos -22.5 -- Over/Under:
The Eastern Michigan Eagles take the field at Waldo Stadium for a college football clash against the unbeaten Western Michigan Broncos.
The Eastern Michigan Eagles haven’t been lighting up the scoreboard but they have done just enough and their defense has made everything handed them work. That trend worked just fine in a 27-20 win at Ohio with a 435-415 advantage in real estate and two force turnovers being enough on the road. The EMU attack was one dimensional with 50 yards on nine carries being the extent of the run game although the passing of quarterback Brogan Roback more then made up for no rushing. Broback connected on 29-39 for 347 yards and three touchdowns with Sergio Bailey pacing the EMU receivers with eight catches for 143 yards and a score.
The Western Michigan Broncos have been one of the best mid major squads in the college football ranks. The Broncos have offensive firepower to spare and when the defense contributes this is a complete team. We saw that in a 41-0 win at Akron with a 585-283 yard edge and a pair of forced turnovers. WMU quarterback Zack Terrell completed 21-21 for 207 yards and a pair of turnovers with Carey Davis recording eight receptions for 63 yards and both receiving scores. The Broncos sliced and diced their way on the ground with work horse Jarvion Franklin carrying the ball 33 times for 281 yards and a touchdown while Davon Tucker added 53 yards.
The under is 5-0 in Eastern Michigan last 5 games overall and the under is 4-0 in Eagles last 4 games on fieldturf while going 4-0 in Eastern Michigan last 4 games following a ATS win. Western Michigan are 5-0 ATS vs. a team with a winning record and the over is 4-0 in Western Michigan last 4 home games while the over is 9-1-1 in Western Michigan last 11 games after accumulating more than 450 total yards in their previous game. Eastern Michigan are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 meetings in Western Michigan.
I hate laying all this chalk against what looks like an improved Eastern Michigan but its tough to stand in front of them now…