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College Football Betting Preview and Pick - Eastern Michigan Eagles Underdogs vs Minutemen at Massachusetts

Eastern Michigan Eagles


Massachusetts Minutemen
Saturday, October 18, 2014 3:00 PM ET
Gillette Stadium

The visiting Eastern Michigan Eagles hope to send their betting fans to the pay window on Saturday as they look to cover the spread at Gillette Stadium against the Minutemen.

Eastern Michigan Eagles vs Massachusetts Minutemen Opening Odds and Betting Line

On the betting opening line for this matchup, the Massachusetts Minutemen sat as -11.5-point favorites, according to 5Dimes. The total had not been posted early in the week, so check the lines pages for the latest.

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Computer Prediction: Eastern Michigan Eagles vs Massachusetts Minutemen Pick

Handicapping models based on recent betting stats and prediction formulas pick a 20-9 win for the Minutemen. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NCAAF matchups here.

Eastern Michigan Eagles vs Massachusetts Minutemen Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Eastern Michigan Eagles will look to cover ATS vs their hosts on Saturday, as they are 3-3 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Massachusetts Minutemen are 5-2 ATS. Eastern Michigan is 4-2 against the over under total, while Massachusetts is 6-1 versus the number. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Massachusetts vs Eastern Michigan injuries news.

The OddsShark Power Rankings have the Massachusetts Minutemen at No. 108 and the Eastern Michigan Eagles at No. 128 heading into this contest.

How Eastern Michigan Eagles vs Massachusetts Minutemen Stats Matchup

The game also pits Massachusetts's No. 73-ranked offense, averaging 29.43 PPG, against a Eastern Michigan defense that ranks No. 123 this week at 40.17 PPG. The Massachusetts aerial game is averaging 314.14 yards per game, more than the Eastern Michigan Eagles secondary allows through the air, 291.67 YPG per game.

Defensively, the Eastern Michigan Eagles feature the league's No. 109-rated road run defense, allowing 243 yards per game. Massachusetts, meanwhile, ranks No. 126 in rushing offense at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Last time we saw the Bulls, they had no answer for Reginald Bell Jr. as the Eagles rolled to a 37-27 victory at Rynearson Stadium.

Lorenzo Woodley tore up the turf for 160 rushing yards in the latest Minutemen game, a 40-17 win over the Golden Flashes at Dix Stadium.

Eastern Michigan Eagles vs Massachusetts Minutemen Betting Odds Trends

Eastern Michigan is 6-17 ATS in its last 23 games
Eastern Michigan is 3-14 SU in its last 17 games
Eastern Michigan is 2-7 ATS in its last 9 games on the road
Eastern Michigan is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Massachusetts is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games
Massachusetts is 1-12 SU in its last 13 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Massachusetts's last 5 games
Massachusetts is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Eastern Michigan home to Northern Illinois, Saturday, October 25th
Massachusetts at Toledo, Saturday, October 25th