Eastern Michigan at San Jose State - 12/20/22 College Football Picks and Prediction

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The San Jose State Spartans will play the Eastern Michigan Eagles on Tuesday afternoon in the college football Famous Idaho Potato Bowl at Albertsons Stadium in Boise, Idaho.

The San Jose State Spartans are 7-4 this season after they defeated Hawaii by a score of 27-14 in their last game. San Jose State out gained Hawaii by a total of 399-273 and forced two turnovers on downs in the win. San Jose State finished the season, losing two of their last three games. The San Jose State offense is averaging 27.5 points per game with 263.9 passing yards per game and 92.5 rushing yards per game. Chevan Cordeiro has thrown for 2,884 yards, 20 touchdowns, and four interceptions, while also rushing for 215 yards and eight touchdowns for the Spartans this season. Kairee Robinson has rushed for 696 yards and 10 scores, while Elijah Cooks has caught 63 passes for 983 yards and 10 touchdowns for San Jose State. The San Jose State defense is giving up 20.3 points per game and 332.5 yards per game.

The Eastern Michigan Eagles are 8-4 this season after they defeated Central Michigan by a score of 38-19 in their last game. Eastern Michigan out gained Central Michigan by a total of 437-229 and forced three turnovers in the win. Eastern Michigan finished the season playing well and won their final three games. The Eastern Michigan offense is averaging 28.8 points per game with 217.8 passing yards per game and 142.7 rushing yards per game. Taylor Powell has thrown for 1,813 yards, 14 touchdowns, and seven interceptions for the Eagles this season. Samson Evans has rushed for 1,084 yards and 13 scores, while Tanner Knue has caught 42 passes for 592 yards and nine touchdowns for Eastern Michigan. The EMU defense is allowing 28.6 points per game and 366.9 yards per game.

Eastern Michigan is 4-0-1 ATS in their last 5 games and 5-1 ATS in their last 6 December games. The over is 5-2 in Eastern Michigan’s last 7 non-conference games. San Jose State is 16-6-1 ATS in their last 23 games against a team with a winning record and 0-6 ATS in their last 6 games. The under is 4-1 in San Jose State’s last 5 neutral site games.

Eastern Michigan finished the season with three straight wins, but struggled defensively throughout the year. San Jose State lost two of their last three games and has allowed at least 27 points three of their last five games. The key in this game will be Eastern Michigan’s secondary vs. the San Jose State passing attack. I think this game is a toss up, and I like Eastern Michigan with the points.

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a PickDawgz site consensus.

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