Massachusetts Minutemen (1-2) vs Eastern Michigan Eagles (1-1)
Massachusetts Minutemen vs Eastern Michigan Eagles 9/16/23 – Massachusetts Minutemen will take on Eastern Michigan Eagles in Week 3 action of NCAAF. While Massachusetts have struggled so far, their record stands at 1-2 while Eastern Michigan currently have one win apiece and are looking for ways to improve. The game will take place at Rynerason Stadium and be broadcast live by ESP+.
Key players for the Minutemen include Running Back Kay’Ron Lynch-Adams and Wide Receiver Anthony Simpson. Lynch-Adams has been an impressive force on the ground with 45 rushing attempts totalling 237 yards for an average 5.3 yards per rush attempt and two touchdowns scored. On receiving end, Simpson has caught 10 receptions totaling 188 yards at 18.8 yards per reception rate with one score.
The Eagles boast two standout players in Running Back Samson Evans and Wide Receiver Tanner Knue. Evans has amassed 125 rushing yards off 27 attempts, racking up one touchdown and averaging an impressive 4.6 yards per rush average. Knue has proven reliable as an target with 12 receptions for 94 yards with one touchdown score; this averages out to an incredible 7.8 yard reception average per catch! If you’re looking for the free expert college football picks, consider their matchups carefully.
Massachusetts Minutemen vs Eastern Michigan Eagles Game Info
|When:||Saturday, September 16, 2023 at 2:00 PM ET|
Carlos Davis QB vs Austin Smith QB
Quarterback Carlos Davis of the Massachusetts Minutemen has made an immediate statement this season with impressive passing numbers, showing off his passing prowess with a 70% completion rate from 40 pass attempts and 350 yards gained through the air. Not only has he found the end zone four times without interceptions – his passer rating stands out at 176.5; additionally his average of 8.8 yards per pass attempt indicates risky but rewarding downfield plays that pay dividends; yet there may be weaknesses: Davis has suffered three sacks, resulting in a loss of 28 yards due to pass rushes, indicating potential vulnerabilities when facing pass rushes compared to his passing prowess alone.
Eastern Michigan quarterback Austin Smith displays a more conservative approach at quarterback position. Smith has completed 28 out of 48 attempts for 246 passing yards at 5.1 average yards per pass, suggesting an emphasis on short and intermediate throws. Although Smith has thrown one touchdown and suffered two interceptions, showing potential issues when making decisions under pressure; furthermore he has been sacked 4 times for 21 yards loss leading to a less-than-ideal passer rating of 99.9. These statistics highlight vulnerabilities which the Minutemen could exploit by applying pressure consistently enough in order to disrupt Smith’s rhythm and disrupt his rhythm and create an advantage against Eastern Michigan in terms of decision making under pressure.
NCAAF Odds/Point Spread: Eastern Michigan Eagles -310, Total Odds: 51.5
Eastern Michigan currently enjoys favorable odds with a -310 moneyline and 8-point spread; total odds for the game have been set at 51.5; these figures indicate bookmakers favoring an exciting, high-scoring contest that may benefit Eastern Michigan.
Massachusetts Minutemen Betting Trends
The Minutemen have experienced dismal betting trends over their past nine games, going 3-6 Against the Spread (ATS) and 1-11 Straight Up (SU). Their road record is especially pitiful; 1-19 Straight Up has occurred out of 20 total road contests played thus far by them; moreover they are currently winless when competing against teams from Mid-American conferences (1-6 SU).
Eastern Michigan Eagles Betting Trends
Eastern Michigan Eagles boast strong betting trends, going 4-1 against the spread in their last five games and 5-1 straight up during this stretch. At home though, their performances have been subpar; 2-5 against the spread has occurred in seven home contests with two total overreaches against Independents FBS conferences opponents in that span.
Massachusetts Minutemen vs Eastern Michigan Eagles 9/16/23 Betting Picks
Eastern Michigan appears to be the more sound choice after carefully considering both teams. The Minutemen have struggled against teams from Mid-American conferences on the road and at home; whereas, Eastern Michigan has shown more consistent performances over time and appears more reliable overall.
If you’re in the market for placing a bet, the Eagles covering the spread is an obvious pick. Meanwhile, recent trends indicate that this might be a high-scoring affair so take the Over on total points as well. For more insights and potential betting opportunities, you can also explore some free expert sports picks.
Free Pick and Prediction: LSU Tigers will win 35-24.