The Eastern Michigan Eagles (5-6) travel to face off against the Buffalo Bulls (3-8) on Tuesday, November 21st. This game will be played at UB Stadium in Buffalo and televised on ESPN2. Eastern Michigan is coming off a win in their previous game, while Buffalo is looking to get back on track from a loss to the Miami (OH). Kickoff is set for 7:30 ET.
Eastern Michigan Eagles vs Buffalo Bulls
The Eastern Michigan Eagles Are Coming Off A Win
Eastern Michigan is coming off a thrilling 30-27 win over Akron. The two teams needed overtime to settle the game, as they were all tied at 17-17 at the end of regulation. In the win against Akron, quarterback Austin Smith wrapped up the game with a QB rating of 92.45 after completing 20 of 32 passes for 214 yards. He also added one touchdown to his performance.
Going into the game as 3.5-point favorites, Eastern Michigan’s 3 point win wasn’t enough to cover. The over hit in the game as the over/under betting line was 39.5 at kickoff.
This season, the Eastern Michigan Eagles are currently 5-6. So far this season, they have played four road games and four at home.
Eastern Michigan’s average scoring differential for the season is -5.2 leading to an ATS mark of 5-3. The Eagles have been favored three times and the underdog in five games After 11 games, the average over/under line in Eastern Michigan’s matches stands at 44.9 points. The collective score in their games has averaged 45.2 points, resulting in an OU record of 4-4.
The Buffalo Bulls Look To Bounce Back From A Loss
The Bulls’ most recent game came against Miami (OH), leading to a 23-10 loss. Buffalo trailed by -7 at the half vs. the RedHawks. Cole Snyder finished with 120 yards against Miami (OH) while going 6 for 14 for a completion percentage of 42.9%. He ended the game without a rushing or passing touchdown.
The betting lines going into the game were 37.5 on the over/under and Buffalo as 7.5-point underdogs. As they combined for 33 points, this was a hit for the under and Buffalo was handed an ATS loss.
With a 3-8 record, the Buffalo Bulls take on Eastern Michigan. Their road record so far is (1-4) and at home (1-3).
Buffalo’s average scoring differential for the season is -5.9 leading to an ATS mark of 4-5. The Bulls have been favored two times and the underdog in seven games Across 11 games, the average over/under line in Buffalo’s matchups is 48.6 points. These games have seen an average combined score of 49.5 points, resulting in an OU record of 3-6.
Eastern Michigan Offense Breakdown
Eastern Michigan’s offense has put up an average of 20 points per game, placing them 89th in the NCAA rankings. Through the air, they’ve gained 160.2 passing yards on average, ranking 119th in the nation. On the ground, they’re holding the 110th position in rushing yards, with 346 rushing attempts per game this season.
Leading the team in passing yards is Austin Smith with 1634 yards. In addition, he is 3rd on the team in rushing yards. This season, he’s carried the ball 95 times for 122 yards while boasting a completion rate of 56.1%.
Buffalo Offense Breakdown
On the offensive side, Buffalo has averaged 21.8 points per game this season. This figure has them 82nd in the NCAA. Their passing game, averaging 186.3 passing yards, is ranked 103rd nationally. In terms of rushing, they’re 94th in rushing yards with an average of 402 rushing attempts per contest this season.
With 1974 passing yards and a completion percentage of 55.5%, quarterback Cole Snyder leads the team in passing. His average yards per pass attempt stands at 5.7.
Eastern Michigan Team Defense
Ranked 147th in passing yards allowed per game, Eastern Michigan’s defense gets ready to take on Buffalo. Opponents have attempted an average of 29.3 passes per game against the Eagles. They’re allowing 25.2 points per contest, placing them 98th in college football. Their rush defense ranks 138th in the NCAA.
Buffalo Team Defense
Coming into this week’s game, the Buffalo defense is 114th in points allowed at 27.7 points per game. So far, team’s have averaged 191.1 passing yards per game vs. the unit (40th). On the ground, they are giving up 176.4 rushing yards, putting them 128th in college football.
Eastern Michigan vs Buffalo Trends
- When playing on the road, Eastern Michigan has an ATS mark of 7-2-1 vs. the spread.
- At home, Buffalo has gone 6-4 against the spread (last ten).
- The Bulls are 0-3 in their last three games as underdogs.
- When favored, Eastern Michigan has gone 2-7-1 vs. the spread (last 10).
Eastern Michigan is my choice on the spread at +6.5. I expect the Eastern Michigan rushing attack to take advantage of the Buffalo defense, which struggled to defend the run in their recent game. Don’t miss out on Eastern Michigan at +6.5.
Eastern Michigan’s games have seen a combined average of 45.2 points this season. Given the current over/under line of 36.5, I’m going with the over.
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