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Eagles face Spartans in Week 4 odds

Eastern Michigan EaglesMichigan State Spartans
Sep 22, 3:30 PM | Grass of Spartan Stadium

Eastern Michigan Eagles vs Michigan State Spartans Odds

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Eastern Michigan travels to Michigan State on Saturday, hoping to boost its 0-3 mark in Week 4 action with a victory over the Spartans.

Supporters of the Eagles have seen them go 0-3 and 0-3 ATS so far this season, while the Spartans are at 2-1 and 1-2 ATS. In totals betting, the Spartans are 0-2-1, while the Eagles are 2-0.

View Eastern Michigan vs Michigan State Odds and Stats.

Betting Line: The visitors opened as 28.5-point underdogs in this one at most sportsbooks tracked here at OddsShark. No total had been posted as yet, check the live lines pages in the coming days to see where the number opened.

Power Rankings / Prediction: The Spartans sit at No. 14 in the current NCAAF Power Rankings here at OddsShark, while the Eagles are at No. 118 on that chart. Math models have concluded that the Spartans will win this game 30-1.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Michigan State's No. 103-ranked offense (20.3 PPG) against a Eagles defense that ranks No. 116 at 40.7 PPG. The Spartans passing attack has averaged 252.3 yards per game, more than the Eagles give up through the air (202 YPG on average).

In comparing defenses, the Eagles own the league's No. 100-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 360.5 yards per game when on the road. Michigan State, on the other hand, rates No. 89 this week in generating rushing yards at home.

In their last action, Eastern Michigan was a 54-16 loser on the road against Purdue. They failed to cover the 23.5-point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (70) was profitable news for OVER bettors. Eastern Michigan didn’t make much of a game of it last time out, losing to the Boilermakers as Purdue blasted them 54-16 in Week 3 action.

Last time out for Michigan State, they were a 20-3 loser as they battled Notre Dame at home. Michigan State failed to cover in the match as a 5.5-point favorite, while 23 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. In their last game, the Spartans were Week 3 losers coming out on the wrong end of 20-3 score against Notre Dame.

Eastern Michigan Eagles Trends:
When playing in September are 2-8
When playing on grass are 0-10
After being outgained are 4-6
When playing outside the conference are 2-8

Michigan State Spartans Trends:
When playing in September are 8-2
When playing on grass are 8-2
After being outgained are 4-6
When playing outside the conference are 7-3

A few Eagles at Spartans trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Eastern Michigan's last 6 games on the road
Eastern Michigan is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
Eastern Michigan is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
Eastern Michigan is 3-22 SU in its last 25 games on the road
Michigan State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Eastern Michigan
Michigan State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Eastern Michigan
Michigan State is 16-1 SU in its last 17 games at home
Michigan State is 11-3 SU in its last 14 games

Next up:
Eastern Michigan home to Kent State, Saturday, October 6
Michigan State home to Ohio State, Saturday, September 29