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Eagles host Black Knights in Week 8 action

Army Black KnightsEastern Michigan Eagles
Oct 20, 1:00 PM | Turf of Rynearson Stadium

Army Black Knights vs Eastern Michigan Eagles Odds

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Rynearson Stadium will feature Eagles vs. Black Knights on Saturday as both teams try to pay off for bettors in Week 8 action.

The Black Knights will try to spoil to the party on Saturday; they are 2-4 ATS against the number this season, while the Eagles are 2-4 ATS. Army is 3-2 on the totals; Eastern Michigan is 4-1.

View Army vs Eastern Michigan Odds and Stats.

Betting Line: The home team opened as 3.5-point underdogs in this NCAA football battle at 5Dimes. No over under line was available early in the week, but was set to posted shortly.

Power Rankings / Prediction: The Eagles - Black Knights odds would favor the Black Knights if the lines were set according to power ranks. Eastern Michigan is rated No. 107 in our latest OddsShark poll, while the Black Knights sit at No. 89. Math models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 17-11 win for the Black Knights.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Eastern Michigan's No. 107-ranked offense (20.7 PPG) against a Black Knights defense that ranks No. 110 at 36.2 PPG. The Eagles passing attack has averaged 168.5 yards per game, less than the Black Knights give up through the air (207.8 YPG on average).

In comparing defenses, the Black Knights own the league's No. 110-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 262 yards per game when on the road. Eastern Michigan, on the other hand, rates No. 61 this week in generating rushing yards at home.

Army was a 31-17 loser in their most recent outing at home against Kent State. They failed to cover the 1-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (48) made winners of UNDER bettors. The Black Knights suffered a Week 7 loss against Kent State in their last game, falling 31-17 at Michie Stadium.

In their last action, Eastern Michigan was a 52-47 loser at home against Toledo. They covered the 14.5-point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (99) was profitable news for OVER bettors. In their last game, Eastern Michigan's aerial attack generated 301 yards but it was the Rockets coming away with a 52-47 victory over Eastern Michigan at Rynearson Stadium.

Army Black Knights Trends:
When playing in October are 5-5
When playing on turf are 3-7
After outgaining opponent are 3-7
When playing outside the conference are 2-8

Eastern Michigan Eagles Trends:
When playing in October are 4-6
When playing on turf are 3-7
After being outgained are 3-7
When playing outside the conference are 2-8

A few Black Knights at Eagles trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 11 of Army's last 15 games on the road
Army is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
Army is 2-7 ATS in its last 9 games on the road
Army is 1-9 SU in its last 10 games
Eastern Michigan is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
Eastern Michigan is 7-15-1 ATS in its last 23 games at home
Eastern Michigan is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games at home
Eastern Michigan is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games

Next up:
Army home to Ball State, Saturday, October 27
Eastern Michigan at Bowling Green, Saturday, October 27