Toledo at Eastern Michigan 11/18/20 College Football Picks and Predictions
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Eastern Michigan Eagles (0-2) vs Toledo Rockets (1-1)
Game Info: Wednesday, November 18, 2020 at 7:00 pm (Rynearson Stadium)
Betting Odds: Eastern Michigan Eagles +7.5 -- Over/Under: 58 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Toledo Zips and Eastern Michigan Eagles face off on Wednesday in a college football showdown at Rynearson Stadium.
Toledo looked really good in their first game of the season, but in the last game they choked it away against Western Michigan and that led to a three point loss. The offense has been good in each of the first two games putting up 38 points but in the last game against the Broncos the defense gave up 41 points. Toledo was outscored 20-7 in the 4th quarter and that led to the loss. At quarterback, Toledo is led by Eli Peters who has thrown for 553 yards, five touchdowns, and one interception. There is no reason to believe the offense won’t be good in this game, but this needs to be a game where the defense needs to step up or they are going to be in trouble in terms of coming away with the victory.
On the other side of this matchup is the Eastern Michigan Eagles who have been competitive in each of their first two games of the season but they couldn’t pull out victories late. In the last game against Ball State, Eastern MIchigan put up 31 points, but their defense gave up 38 points and that led to the defeat. On offense, Eastern Michigan is averaging 27 points per game and they are throwing for 245.5 yards per game. On defense, Eastern Michigan has some real issues in the secondary and are giving up 225.5 yards per game through the air. Eastern Michigan is facing a very good offensive team and the defense is going to need to step up in this game.
The over is 6=2 in Toledo’s last eight games overall. The over is 7-1-1 in Eastern Michigan’s last nine games as an underdog. Toledo is 13-5 against the spread in their last 18 meetings against Easterh Michigan. The favorite is 13-5 against the spread in the last 18 meetings played between the two teams.
Eastern Michigan’s defense is an issue and that is going to continue in this game. Look for Toledo to run up the score, Eastern MIchigan will have no answer, and Toledo will cover the spread.