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Bulls vs Eagles Betting Preview

Eastern Michigan Eagles Buffalo Bulls
1-3 October 05, 2013, 12:00 | UB Stadium 2-2

 

Buffalo looks to cover the Bulls-Eagles point spread this week and improve its overall 2-2 mark when they host Eastern Michigan in Week 6 action.

They bring a 2-2 record (2-2 ATS) to the Week 6 battle against the 1-3 Eagles, who are 1-3 ATS against the spread. Over under bettors have seen Buffalo go 4-0 so far and the Eagles go 3-1.

View Eastern Michigan Eagles vs Buffalo Bulls Odds and Stats.

The Eagles were listed as 13-point underdogs on the opening NCAA football line at 5Dimes and most sportsbooks tracked by OddsShark. No total was available early in the week.

The Bulls sit at No. 99 in the current NCAAF Power Rankings here at OddsShark, while the Eagles are at No. 114 on that chart. Math models have concluded that the Bulls will win this game 16-9.

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Last time out for Eastern Michigan, they were a 51-20 loser as they battled Ball State at home. Eastern Michigan failed to cover in the match as a 10-point underdog, while 71 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Buffalo's No. 88-ranked offense, averaging 25 PPG, against a Eagles defense that ranks No. 110 this week at 37 PPG. The Bulls aerial game is averaging 214.5 yards per game, less than the Eagles secondary allows through the air, 235 YPG per game.

Defensively, the Eagles feature the league's No. 113-rated road run defense, allowing 295 yards per game. Buffalo, meanwhile, ranks No. 94 in rushing offense at home.

A few Eagles at Bulls trends to consider:
Eastern Michigan is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
Eastern Michigan is 3-15 SU in its last 18 games
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Eastern Michigan's last 12 games
Eastern Michigan is 1-9 SU in its last 10 games on the road
Buffalo is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games when playing Eastern Michigan
Buffalo is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing Eastern Michigan
Buffalo is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
Buffalo is 7-15 SU in its last 22 games

Next up:
Eastern Michigan at Army, Saturday, October 12th
Buffalo at Western Michigan, Saturday, October 12th