Eastern Michigan at Western Michigan: 12/5/20 College Football Picks and Prediction
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Western Michigan Broncos (4-0) vs Eastern Michigan Eagles (0-4)
Game Info: Saturday, December 5, 2020 at 2:00 pm (Waldo Stadium)
Betting Odds: Western Michigan Broncos -13 -- Over/Under: 66.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Eastern Michigan Eagles will travel to Waldo Stadium to take on the Western Michigan Broncos this Saturday afternoon in College Football action.
The Eastern Michigan Eagles continue to search for their first win as the Eagles fell to 0-4 (0-4 MAC West) on the season after being defeated by the Central Michigan Chippewas, 31-23, this past Friday. Eastern Michigan dominated the first three quarters of the game, however, the wheels fell off in the 4th quarter as the Eagles allowed the Chippewas to score 25 4th quarter points to get the come from behind win. Eastern Michigan was outgained by Central Michigan by a 553-439 margin and lost the turnover battle by a 5-3 margin in the loss. Leading the way for the Eagles was WR Hassan Beydoun who had 8 receptions for 100 yards.
On the season, Eastern Michigan is averaging 26.3 ppg on 374.0 total yards per game (275.0 passing yds/g; 99.0 rushing yds/g). Offensively, Eastern Michigan has been led by QB Preston Hutchinson who has completed 61.9% of his passes for 1,100 yards, 7 TD, & 6 INT. Hutchinson is also the Eagles leading rusher as he has 155 yards & 6 TD’s on 58 carries. The top receiving threats for the Eagles have been Tanner Knue (20 rec, 282 yards, TD), Hassan Beydoun (25 rec, 276 yards), Quian Williams (14 rec, 197 yards, TD), and Bryson Cannon (9 rec, 178 yards, 2 TD). In the backfield for Eastern Michigan has been Samson Evens who has 70 rushing yards on 27 carries.
Defensively, Eastern Michigan is allowing their opponents to average 35.3 ppg on 502.3 total yards per game (246.0 passing yds/g; 256.3 rushing yds/g).
The Western Michigan Broncos improved to 4-0 (MAC West) on the season after defeating the Northern Illinois Huskies, 30-27, this past Saturday. Western Michigan had all they could handle from Northern Illinois and trailed by a 27-20 margin early in the 4th quarter, however, the Broncos played well down the stretch and stayed unbeaten after scoring 10 unanswered points to finish off the game. Western Michigan was outgained by Northern Illinois by a 350-325 margin, however, didn’t commit a turnover in the victory. Leading the way for the Broncos was WR D’Wayne Eskridge who had 7 receptions for 134 yards.
On the season, Western Michigan is averaging 45.3 ppg on 468.5 total yards per game (285.5 passing yds/g; 183.0 rushing yds/g). Offensively, Western Michigan has been led by QB Kaleb Eleby who has completed 62.9% of his passes for 1,138 yards, 12 TD, & 1 INT. The top receiving threats for the Broncos have been D’Wayne Eskridge (21 rec, 591 yards, 6 TD), Jaylen Hall (7 rec, 199 yards, 4 TD), and Skyy Moore (11 rec, 194 yards, 2 TD). Leading the way for the Western Michigan backfield has been the duo of La’Darius Jefferson (66 att, 335 yards, 2 TD) and Sean Tyler (36 att, 262 yards, 2 TD).
Defensively, Western Michigan is allowing their opponents to average 30.5 ppg on 378.3 total yards per game (222.5 passing yds/g; 155.8 rushing yds/g).
The Eagles are 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games vs. Western Michigan, however, are just 1-5 ATS in their last 6 Saturday games. The Broncos are 6-2-1 ATS in their last 9 Saturday home games and 8-0 SU in their last 8 home games.
Eastern Michigan has really struggled to find ways to score this season as their offense is a bit one-dimensional and as Western Michigan has put up 40+ points in 3 of their 4 games this season, I think the Broncos do enough at home to cover this double-digit spread. Good Luck!