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Broncos vs Eagles Game Preview

Western Michigan BroncosEastern Michigan Eagles
Oct 22, 1:00 PM | Turf of Rynearson Stadium

Western Michigan Broncos vs Eastern Michigan Eagles Odds

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Getting a win and covering the posted spread will be the goals for the Broncos on Saturday when they take on the Eagles at Rynearson Stadium in Week 8 action.

The Eagles sit at 4-3 (4-2-1 ATS) on the season; in comparison, the Broncos are currently 4-3 (5-2 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Eastern Michigan is 3-4 OU, and Western Michigan is 4-3 OU.

View Western Michigan vs Eastern Michigan Odds and Stats.

Betting Line: If you're going with the Eagles in this one, they're listed as 13.5-point underdogs on the betting line for the contest.

Power Rankings / Prediction: The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Eagles rated this week at No. 85 and the Broncos sitting at No. 62. It may or may not play a role in OddsShark score prediction models that turned out a 31-20 result in favor of the Broncos this week.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Eastern Michigan's No. 101-ranked offense (20.9 PPG) against a Broncos defense that ranks No. 60 at 25.9 PPG. The Eagles passing attack has averaged 102.1 yards per game, less than the Broncos give up through the air (186.6 YPG on average).

In comparing defenses, the Broncos own the league's No. 116-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 282.8 yards per game when on the road. Eastern Michigan, on the other hand, rates No. 8 this week in generating rushing yards at home.

Last time out for Western Michigan, they were a 51-22 loser as they battled Northern Illinois on the road. Western Michigan failed to cover in the match as a 1.5-point underdog, while 73 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors.

Eastern Michigan was a 35-28 winner in their most recent outing on the road against Central Michigan. They covered the 11–point spread as underdogs, while the total score (63) made winners of OVER bettors.

Western Michigan Broncos Trends:
When playing in October are 5-5
When playing on turf are 6-4
After being outgained are 7-3
When playing within the conference are 7-3

Eastern Michigan Eagles Trends:
When playing in October are 3-7
When playing on turf are 5-5
After being outgained are 4-6
When playing within the conference are 4-6

A few Broncos at Eagles trends to consider:
Western Michigan is 12-2 SU in its last 14 games when playing Eastern Michigan
Western Michigan is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing on the road against Eastern Michigan
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Western Michigan's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Western Michigan's last 5 games when playing Eastern Michigan
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Eastern Michigan's last 5 games when playing Western Michigan
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Eastern Michigan's last 6 games at home
Eastern Michigan is 6-19 SU in its last 25 games
Eastern Michigan is 3-10 SU in its last 13 games at home

Next up:
Western Michigan home to Ball State, Saturday, October 29
Eastern Michigan home to Ball State, Saturday, November 5

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