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Michigan Lays 30 points vs EMU

Michigan has covered 3 of 4 huge point spreads against Eastern Michigan over the past 10 years and faces another big one Saturday, as the host Wolverines get a visit from the state-rival Eagles.

Both teams are 2-0, but EMU has faced a pair of Division II schools while UMich comes off that huge rally against Notre Dame last week. It`s a trap game for Michigan bettors, who have to lay 30 points to support the Wolverines.

View Eastern Michigan vs Michigan Odds and Stats.

Betting Line: The Eagles are listed as 28.5-point underdogs at sportsbooks, with the total settled in at 63 at TopBet.

Power Rankings / Prediction: The Wolverines - Eagles odds would favor the Eagles if the lines were set according to power ranks. Michigan is rated No. 90 in our latest OddsShark poll, while the Eagles sit at No. 54.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Michigan's #49-ranked offense (34.5 PPG) against a Eagles defense that ranks #8 at 8 PPG. The Wolverines passing attack has averaged 218 yards per game, more than the Eagles give up through the air (170.5 YPG on average).

Eastern Michigan won its last outing, a 14-7 result against Alabama State on September 10. Eastern Michigan failed to cover in that game as a 14.5-point favorite, while the 21 combined points took the game UNDER the total.

Michigan won its last outing, a 35-31 result against Notre Dame on September 10. Michigan covered in that game as a 3.5-point underdog, while the 66 combined points took the game OVER the total.

Eastern Michigan Eagles Trends:
When playing in September are 2-8
When playing on turf are 4-6
After outgaining opponent are 4-6
When playing outside the conference are 2-8

Michigan Wolverines Trends:
When playing in September are 10-0
When playing on turf are 6-4
After being outgained are 3-7
When playing outside the conference are 9-1

 

A few Eagles at Wolverines trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Eastern Michigan's last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Eastern Michigan's last 6 games
Eastern Michigan is 4-8 ATS in its last 12 games
Eastern Michigan is 4-21 SU in its last 25 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Michigan's last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Michigan's last 9 games
Michigan is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games at home
Michigan is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games at home

Next up:
Eastern Michigan at Penn State, Saturday, September 24
Michigan home to San Diego State, Saturday, September 24

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