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Toledo Rockets vs Eastern Michigan Eagles Odds
The Eastern Michigan Eagles host Toledo on Saturday, looking to build on their 1-4 ATS mark against the 5-1 Rockets in NCAAF action at Rynearson Stadium.
They bring a 0-5 record (1-4 ATS) to the Week 7 battle against the 5-1 Rockets, who are 5-1 ATS against the spread. Over under bettors have seen Eastern Michigan go 3-1 so far and the Rockets go 2-3.
Betting Line: Fans backing the Eagles here saw them open at 5Dimes as 11.5-point underdogs in this college football clash. (Check back shortly for opening totals at sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark as none was available at the time this preview was written.)
Power Rankings / Prediction: The Eagles sit at No. 113 in the current NCAAF Power Rankings here at OddsShark, while the Rockets are at No. 76 on that chart. Math models have concluded that the Rockets will win this game 37-6.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Eastern Michigan's No. 119-ranked offense, averaging 15.4 PPG, against a Rockets defense that ranks No. 58 this week at 25 PPG. The Eagles aerial game is averaging 142 yards per game, less than the Rockets secondary allows through the air, 310 YPG per game.
Defensively, the Rockets feature the league's No. 83-rated road run defense, allowing 198 yards per game. Eastern Michigan, meanwhile, ranks No. 112 in rushing offense at home.
Last time out for Toledo, they were a 50-35 winner as they battled Central Michigan at home. Toledo covered in the match as a 11.5-point favorite, while 85 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. David Fluellen tore up the turf for 100 rushing yards in the latest Rockets game, a 50-35 win over the Chippewas at Glass Bowl.
Last time out for Eastern Michigan, they were a 41-14 loser as they battled Kent State at home. Eastern Michigan failed to cover in the match as a 3-point underdog, while 55 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Eastern Michigan was hammered in its last outing, as Kent State ran up a 41-14 score against them at Rynearson Stadium.
Toledo Rockets Trends:
When playing in October are 8-2
When playing on turf are 9-1
After outgaining opponent are 9-1
When playing within the conference are 9-1
Eastern Michigan Eagles Trends:
When playing in October are 4-6
When playing on turf are 3-7
After being outgained are 4-6
When playing within the conference are 4-6
A few Rockets at Eagles trends to consider:
Toledo is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Toledo is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Eastern Michigan
Toledo is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games on the road
Toledo is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Eastern Michigan
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Eastern Michigan's last 5 games when playing Toledo
Eastern Michigan is 6-16 SU in its last 22 games at home
Eastern Michigan is 3-8-1 ATS in its last 12 games at home
Eastern Michigan is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
Toledo home to Cincinnati, Saturday, October 20
Eastern Michigan home to Army, Saturday, October 20