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Eagles vs Broncos Preview

Western Michigan BroncosEastern Michigan Eagles
1-8November 09, 2013, 01:00 | Rynearson Stadium1-8

The visiting Broncos hope to send their backers to the pay window on Saturday as they look to cover the spread at Rynearson Stadium against the Eagles.

They bring a 1-8 record (1-8 ATS) to the Week 11 battle against the 1-8 Broncos, who are 3-6 ATS against the spread. Over under bettors have seen Eastern Michigan go 8-1 so far and the Broncos go 3-6.

View Western Michigan Broncos vs Eastern Michigan Eagles Odds and Stats.

The home team opened as 3-point underdogs in this NCAA football battle at 5Dimes. No over under line was available early in the week, but was set to posted shortly.

The OddsShark Power Rankings have the Eagles at No. 125 and the Broncos at No. 115 heading into this contest. Handicapping models project a 7-3 result in favor of the Broncos.

Western Michigan was a 31-30 winner in their most recent outing on the road against Massachusetts. They covered the 4-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (61) made winners of OVER bettors. Western Michigan won its last game, 31-30 over Massachusetts on Saturday, behind a 154-yard receiving performance from Corey Davis at Gillette Stadium. Last time out for the the Eagles, they were scorched by $WinningWR for 115 receiving yards against the Rockets in a 55-16 loss at Glass Bowl.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Eastern Michigan's No. 112-ranked offense (19.33 PPG) against a Broncos defense that ranks No. 107 at 36.67 PPG. The Eagles passing attack has averaged 205.11 yards per game, more than the Broncos give up through the air (187.56 YPG on average).

In comparing defenses, the Broncos own the league's No. 114-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 248.6 yards per game when on the road. Eastern Michigan, on the other hand, rates No. 29 this week in generating rushing yards at home.

A few Broncos at Eagles trends to consider:
Western Michigan is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games
Western Michigan is 1-10 SU in its last 11 games
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Western Michigan's last 11 games
Western Michigan is 4-8 ATS in its last 12 games on the road
Eastern Michigan is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games
Eastern Michigan is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Eastern Michigan's last 5 games
Eastern Michigan is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games at home

Next up:
Western Michigan at Central Michigan, Saturday, November 16th
Eastern Michigan at Bowling Green, Saturday, November 23rd