Broncos host Eagles in Week 12 action
Eastern Michigan Eagles vs Western Michigan Broncos Odds
The Western Michigan Broncos host Eastern Michigan on Saturday, looking to build on their 4-7 ATS mark against the 1-9 Eagles in NCAAF action at Waldo Stadium.
Supporters of the Eagles have seen them go 1-9 and 3-7 ATS so far this season, while the Broncos are at 4-7 and 4-7 ATS. In totals betting, the Broncos are 5-5, while the Eagles are 7-2.
Betting Line: Western Michigan were sitting as 13.5-point favorites earlier in the week at Bovada. The total was to be set a bit later in the week for over under betting purposes.
Power Rankings / Prediction: The Broncos - Eagles odds would favor the Broncos if the lines were set according to power ranks. Western Michigan is rated No. 83 in our latest OddsShark poll, while the Eagles sit at No. 109. Math models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 30-14 win for the Broncos.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Western Michigan's No. 56-ranked offense (29.9 PPG) against a Eagles defense that ranks No. 116 at 37.9 PPG. The Broncos passing attack has averaged 286.3 yards per game, more than the Eagles give up through the air (204.7 YPG on average).
Defensively, the Eagles feature the league's No. 124-rated road run defense, allowing 303.8 yards per game. Western Michigan, meanwhile, ranks No. 50 in rushing offense at home.
In their last action, Eastern Michigan was a 34-31 loser at home against Central Michigan. They failed to cover the 2.5-point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (65) was profitable news for OVER bettors. Alex Gillett went over the 100-yard mark (162) in his team's latest effort, but Central Michigan still defeated Eastern Michigan by a score of 34-31.
Western Michigan lost its last outing, a 29-24 result against Buffalo on November 10. Western Michigan failed to cover in that game as a 2.5-point favorite, while the 53 combined points took the game UNDER the total. Justin Collins hauled in 6 passes for 122 yards against the Buffalo defense in the team's last game, but the result was a 29-24 loss against the Bulls on Saturday.
Eastern Michigan Eagles Trends:
When playing in November are 2-8
When playing on turf are 1-9
After outgaining opponent are 3-7
When playing within the conference are 1-9
Western Michigan Broncos Trends:
When playing in November are 6-4
When playing on turf are 4-6
After being outgained are 7-3
When playing within the conference are 4-6
A few Eagles at Broncos trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Eastern Michigan's last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Eastern Michigan's last 6 games when playing Western Michigan
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Eastern Michigan's last 9 games on the road
Eastern Michigan is 3-7 ATS in its last 10 games
Western Michigan is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing at home against Eastern Michigan
Western Michigan is 10-2 SU in its last 12 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Western Michigan's last 6 games when playing Eastern Michigan
Western Michigan is 12-3 SU in its last 15 games when playing Eastern Michigan
Eastern Michigan home to Northern Illinois, Friday, November 23