Game Preview - Eagles underdogs vs Falcons at Bowling Green
Eastern Michigan Eagles vs Bowling Green Falcons Odds
Eastern Michigan visits Bowling Green on Saturday, hoping to send the Falcons to a loss while also covering the spread in NCAAF action at Doyt Perry Stadium.
They will face the 1-6 Eagles, who own a 3-4 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Falcons are 0-7 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Eagles are 5-1 favoring the OVER.
Betting Line: Bettors looking to side with the Falcons in this one found them as 13.5-point favorites at GTbets.eu. The over under number was slated to open a short time later.
Power Rankings / Prediction: The Falcons - Eagles odds would favor the Falcons if the lines were set according to power ranks. Bowling Green is rated No. 31 in our latest OddsShark poll, while the Eagles sit at No. 106. Math models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 32-11 win for the Falcons.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Bowling Green's No. 94-ranked offense, averaging 22.9 PPG, against a Eagles defense that ranks No. 116 this week at 39.4 PPG. The Falcons aerial game is averaging 224.1 yards per game, more than the Eagles secondary allows through the air, 196.7 YPG per game.
In comparing defenses, the Eagles own the league's No. 123-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 330 yards per game when on the road. Bowling Green, on the other hand, rates No. 53 this week in generating rushing yards at home.
Last time out for Eastern Michigan, they were a 48-38 winner as they battled Army at home. Eastern Michigan covered in the match as a 2.5-point underdog, while 86 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. In Eastern Michigan's last outing, Tyler Benz threw for 369 yards to lead the Eagles over Army 48-38 at Rynearson Stadium.
Bowling Green was a 24-0 winner in its last match on the road against Massachusetts. They covered the 19.5-point spread as favorites, while the total score of 24 sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. Bowling Green cruised to victory in its last outing, as they ran up a 24-0 score against Massachusetts at Gillette Stadium.
Eastern Michigan Eagles Trends:
When playing in October are 5-5
When playing on turf are 3-7
After outgaining opponent are 3-7
When playing within the conference are 3-7
Bowling Green Falcons Trends:
When playing in October are 5-5
When playing on turf are 6-4
After outgaining opponent are 5-5
When playing within the conference are 5-5
A few Eagles at Falcons trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Eastern Michigan's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Eastern Michigan's last 7 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Eastern Michigan's last 6 games when playing Bowling Green
Eastern Michigan is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Bowling Green
Bowling Green is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing Eastern Michigan
Bowling Green is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
Bowling Green is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Eastern Michigan
Bowling Green is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games at home
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