Eastern Michigan Eagles vs Ohio Bobcats Odds
The Ohio Bobcats, coming off their first loss of this season, look to bounce back when they host the Eastern Michigan Eagles for a MAC bout Thursday night (6 pm ET, ESPNU).
The Bobcats, now 7-1 after a head-scratching defeat at Miami, were early 16-point favorites over the 1-7 Eagles, who have yet to win in conference play.
Power Rankings / Prediction: According to the Power Rankings here at OddsShark it's the No. 43-rated Bobcats and the No. 110-rated Eagles in this matchup. Predictive formulas point to a 40-14 win for the Bobcats on Thursday.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Ohio's No. 32-ranked offense, averaging 34.4 PPG, against a Eagles defense that ranks No. 114 this week at 37.5 PPG. The Bobcats aerial game is averaging 239.8 yards per game, more than the Eagles secondary allows through the air, 188.5 YPG per game.
Defensively, the Eagles feature the league's No. 123-rated road run defense, allowing 303.8 yards per game. Ohio, meanwhile, ranks No. 28 in rushing offense at home.
In their last action, Eastern Michigan was a 24-3 loser on the road against Bowling Green. They failed to cover the 14-point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (27) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. Eastern Michigan didn’t make much of a game of it last time out, losing to the Falcons as Bowling Green blasted them 24-3 in Week 9 action.
Last time out for Ohio, they were a 23-20 loser as they battled Miami (Ohio) on the road. Ohio failed to cover in the match as a 6.5-point favorite, while 43 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. In their last game, Ohio's aerial attack generated 302 yards but it was the RedHawks coming away with a 23-20 victory over Ohio at Fred C Yager Stadium.
Eastern Michigan Eagles Trends:
When playing in November are 2-8
When playing on turf are 2-8
After being outgained are 4-6
When playing within the conference are 3-7
Ohio Bobcats Trends:
When playing in November are 9-1
When playing on turf are 8-2
After outgaining opponent are 8-2
When playing within the conference are 8-2
A few Eagles at Bobcats trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Eastern Michigan's last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 15 of Eastern Michigan's last 23 games on the road
Eastern Michigan is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
Eastern Michigan is 1-6-1 ATS in its last 8 games when playing Ohio
Ohio is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Ohio is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games
Ohio is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games when playing Eastern Michigan
Ohio is 6-1-1 ATS in its last 8 games when playing Eastern Michigan
Eastern Michigan home to Central Michigan, Saturday, November 10
Ohio home to Bowling Green, Wednesday, November 7