Eastern Michigan at Bowling Green: 10/23/21 College Football Picks and Predictions
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Bowling Green Falcons (2-5) vs Eastern Michigan Eagles (4-3)
Game Info: Saturday, October 23, 2021 at 12:00 pm (Doyt L. Perry Stadium)
Betting Odds: Bowling Green Falcons +3 -- Over/Under: 49 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Eastern MIchigan Eagles and Bowling Green Falcons face off on Saturday in a MAC college football showdown at Doyt Perry Stadium. The last time these two teams faced off was in 2017, and Eastern Michigan came away with the 34-31 victory.
Eastern Michigan comes into this game with a 4-3 record overall but they have lost two of the last three games. In the last game against Ball State the offense scored 31 points, but the defense gave up 38 points and that led to the loss. Eastern Michigan is averaging 29.57 points per game while the defense is giving up 25 points per game. Quarterback Ben Bryant has had a big season throwing for 1,550 yards, eight touchdowns, and four interceptions. Running back Jawon Hamilton has rushed 58 times for 319 yards and three touchdowns.
On the other side of this matchup is the Bowling Green Falcons who sit with a 2-5 record and they have lost three games in a row. The last win came against Minnesota 14-10 on September 25th. In the last game against Northern Illinois, the offense scored 26 points, but the defense was an issue giving up 34 points. The Falcons are averaging 18.8 points while the defense is giving up 25.1 points per game. Under center for Bowling Green is Matt McDonald and in the last game, he completed 16 of his 41 passes for 235 yards and a touchdown.
Eastern Michigan is 2-5 against the spread in their last seven games overall. Bowling Green is 6-1 against the spread in their last seven games overall. Eastern Michigan is 4-1 against the spread in their last five meetings in Bowling Green. The road team is 7-1 against the spread in the last eight meetings. The under is 4-0 in the last four meetings.
Bowling Green’s offense hasn’t been great this season and I expect that will continue in this game. Look for a slow paced game with both teams having issues scoring points. The under is 4-0 in the last four meetings, and that number will move to 5-0 after this game. Back the under to cash.