Eastern Michigan vs Toledo Prediction - College Football Picks 11/8/23

Toledo Rockets (8-1) vs Eastern Michigan Eagles (4-5)

Game Info: Wednesday, November 8, 2023 at 7:30 pm (Glass Bowl)

Betting Odds: Toledo Rockets -19 -- Over/Under: 46 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Eastern Michigan Eagles and Toledo Rockets face off on Wednesday in a college football showdown at the Glass Bowl. 

Toledo Looks for the 9th Win

Toledo sits with an 8-1 record overall, and they are coming off a big victory in the last game. Toledo scored 31 points against Buffalo and that was enough for the easy victory. DeQuan Finn completed 12 of his 19 passes for 173 yards, one touchdown, and one interception. Penny Boone finished with 12 carries for 125 yards and one touchdown. Toledo on the season is averaging 34.4 points, while their defense is giving up 19.3 points per game. The offense is ranked 24th and they are going to need to get the offense going here. 

Eastern Michigan’s Defense Needs to Step Up

Eastern Michigan comes into this game with a 4-5 record overall but they are coming off a loss. Eastern Michigan’s defense gave up 45 points to Western Michigan, and that led to the blowout defeat. At the end of the first quarter they were down 14-0 and they never bounced back on the way to the defeat. Eastern Michigan has lost two games in a row, and now they need to win this game if they want a solid chance at making a bowl game. Eastern Michigan is averaging 18.6 points while their defense is giving up 22.3 points per game. The defense is ranked 43rd overall and will need to improve it. 

Matchup/League Facts

  • Toledo rank 24th among FBS teams for points per game this season (34.4).
  • Toledo rank T25th among FBS teams for points allowed per game this season (19.3).

Shane’s Free Pick

Eastern Michigan’s defense has been an issue heading into this game, and they are going to struggle in this game. Toledo on the season is averaging 34.4 points per game, and they are going to have no issue running up the score here. Eastern Michigan is going to give up closer to 40 points here and that is going to be the difference as Toledo gets the job done. Back Toledo against the spread here. 

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

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