South Alabama vs Eastern Michigan Prediction - College Basketball Picks 12/23/23

Eastern Michigan Eagles (6-6) vs South Alabama Jaguars (6-6)

Game Info: Saturday, December 23, 2023 at 7:00 pm (Hancock Stadium)

Betting Odds: Eastern Michigan Eagles +17 -- Over/Under: 44.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The South Alabama Jaguars and Eastern Michigan Eagles face off on Saturday in a college football bowl game in the LendingTree Bowl at Hancock Stadium. Let’s look at the betting matchup and give a free South Alabama vs Eastern Michigan prediction

South Alabama Looks to Move Above .500

South Alabama comes into this game with a 6-6 record overall and they have won two of the last three games. In the last game against Texas State, the offense scored 44 points, but the defense gave up 52 points and that led to the defeat. Desmond Trotter had a strong game completing 18 of his 21 passes for 216 yards, four touchdowns, and one interception. South Alabama on the season is averaging 30.9 points while their defense is giving up 21.9 points per game. In this game South Alabama’s defense is going to need to step up in a big way and put the pressure on Eastern Michigan.

South Alabama Betting Trends

  • South Alabama has lost each of its last four games in December.
  • South Alabama has failed to cover the spread in four of its last five games.
  • Four of South Alabama's last five games have gone UNDER the total points line.

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Eastern Michigan Looks for Third Straight Win

Eastern Michigan finished out the regular season strong and they have won two games in a row. In the last game against Buffalo, the defense was lights out giving up only 11 points and that led to the 13 point victory. Samson Evans had a strong game on the ground finishing with 22 carries for 127 yards and a touchdown. The defense also very strong against the pass and they are going to need the defense to step up here. Eastern Michigan on the season is averaging 20 points while their defense is giving up 24 points per game. 

Eastern Michigan Betting Trends

  • The favorite has won 11 of Eastern Michigan's last 12 games.
  • Eastern Michigan has covered the spread in 11 of its last 14 games as an underdog.
  • Each of Eastern Michigan's last five games in December have gone OVER the total points line.

South Alabama vs Eastern Michigan Betting Prediction

South Alabama is going to struggle to score here. Eastern Michigan is giving up only 24 points per game and their defense is going to step up here. I also expect South Alabama’s defense is going to step up in a big way here and Eastern Michigan is going to struggle to get to 20 points. Both of the offenses are going to have some major issues and it will be lower scoring. Back the under to cash here.

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

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