EMU Eagles underdogs vs Nittany Lions at Penn State
Eastern Michigan Eagles vs Penn State Nittany Lions Odds
Eastern Michigan visits Penn State on Saturday, hoping to send the Nittany Lions to a loss while also covering the spread in NCAA football betting action at Beaver Stadium.
Backers of the Nittany Lions have seen them go 1-0 and 0-1 ATS so far this season, while the Eagles are at 1-0 and 0-1 ATS. In totals betting, the Eagles are 1-0, while the Nittany Lions are 0-1.
Power Rankings / Prediction: The game pits the Nittany Lions, currently No. 39 in our OddsShark NCAAF Power Rankings, against the Eagles, who rate No. 97 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and handicapping models run on this game predict a 34-30 victory for the Eagles.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Penn State's No. 76-ranked offense (23 PPG) against a Eagles defense that ranks No. 55 at 24 PPG. The Nittany Lions passing attack has averaged 296 yards per game, more than the Eagles give up through the air (182 YPG on average).
In their last action, Eastern Michigan was a 34-24 winner at home against Howard. They failed to cover the 22-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (58) was profitable news for OVER bettors. Last time we saw the Bison, they had no answer for Bronson Hill as the Eagles rolled to a 34-24 victory at Rynearson Stadium.
Penn State was a 23-17 winner in their most recent outing on the road against Syracuse. They failed to cover the 8-point spread as favorites, while the total score (40) made winners of UNDER bettors. Penn State won its last game, 23-17 over Syracuse on Saturday, behind a 133-yard receiving performance from Allen Robinson at MetLife Stadium.
Eastern Michigan Eagles Trends:
When playing in September are 2-8
When playing on grass are 0-10
After being outgained are 1-9
When playing outside the conference are 4-6
Penn State Nittany Lions Trends:
When playing in September are 7-3
When playing on grass are 6-4
After outgaining opponent are 7-3
When playing outside the conference are 6-4
A few Eagles at Nittany Lions trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Eastern Michigan's last 9 games
Eastern Michigan is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
Eastern Michigan is 3-12 SU in its last 15 games
Eastern Michigan is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games
Penn State is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home
Penn State is 9-2 SU in its last 11 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Penn State's last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Penn State's last 9 games
Eastern Michigan at Rutgers, Saturday, September 14
Penn State home to Central Florida, Saturday, September 14