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Game Preview - Eagles underdogs vs Bobcats at Eastern Michigan

Ohio BobcatsEastern Michigan Eagles
4-2October 19, 2013, 01:00 | Rynearson Stadium1-5

The NCAAF betting menu features a clash between Eastern Michigan and Ohio on Saturday, with the host Eagles trying to win both for fans supporting them and bettors backing them.

The Bobcats will look to vanquish their hosts on Saturday, as they are 4-2 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Eagles are 1-5 ATS. Ohio is 0-6 against the total, while Eastern Michigan is 5-1 versus the number.

View Ohio Bobcats vs Eastern Michigan Eagles Odds and Stats.

Bettors looking to side with the Eagles in this one found them as 20-point underdogs at GTbets.eu. The over under number was slated to open a short time later.

This game matches up the No. 120 (Eagles) and the No. 54 (Bobcats) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAF Power Rankings at OddsShark. A 32-5 result in favor of the Bobcats is predicted by handicapping models.

Ohio was a 26-23 loser in their most recent outing at home against Central Michigan. They failed to cover the 20-point spread as favorites, while the total score (49) made winners of UNDER bettors. Bronson Hill tore up the turf for 143 rushing yards in the latest Eagles game, a 50-25 loss to the Black Knights at Michie Stadium.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Eastern Michigan's No. 111-ranked offense (18.33 PPG) against a Bobcats defense that ranks No. 33 at 21.67 PPG. The Eagles passing attack has averaged 214 yards per game, less than the Bobcats give up through the air (240.83 YPG on average).

In comparing defenses, the Bobcats own the league's No. 31-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 127.5 yards per game when on the road. Eastern Michigan, on the other hand, rates No. 65 this week in generating rushing yards at home.

A few Bobcats at Eagles trends to consider:
Ohio is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games
Ohio is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Ohio's last 5 games
Ohio is 2-6 ATS in its last 8 games on the road
Eastern Michigan is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
Eastern Michigan is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Eastern Michigan's last 9 games
Eastern Michigan is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games at home

Next up:
Ohio at Miami (Ohio), Saturday, October 26th
Eastern Michigan at Northern Illinois, Saturday, October 26th