Eastern Michigan Eagles (5-6) vs. Buffalo Bulls (3-8)
Eastern Michigan Eagles vs. Buffalo Bulls 11/21/23 – As Week 13 of NCAAF season gets underway with increased intensity, our focus shifts toward an important matchup between Eastern Michigan Eagles and Buffalo Bulls at UB Stadium on Tuesday evening. This contest holds great significance for both sides; Eagles needing to restore balance to their season while Buffalo aim to redeem themselves and remain relevant in this contest – both seeking redemption themselves. We have chosen this contest as one of our free NCAAF picks this week for Week 13.
Eastern Michigan Eagles, despite having an indifferent record overall, has shown glimpses of brilliance from their offensive lineup. Samson Evans is a dynamic running back who has amassed 508 rushing yards and 11 touchdowns this season; his ability to find gaps and push through tackles makes him an invaluable asset. Wide receiver Tanner Knue provides depth by amassing 472 receiving yards; his skill at creating separation while making key catches is crucial in breaking down Bulls defense.
On the Buffalo Bulls side, they have experienced an up-and-down season, yet possess standout performers who could turn the tide. Running back Ron Cook Jr. has been reliable and productive rushing 566 yards so far this season; his agility and vision will help break through Eagles defensive lines; Marlyn Johnson brings an additional dimension to their offense with an impressive yards-per-reception average that could prove crucial when faced with close situations.
Eastern Michigan Eagles vs. Buffalo Bulls 11/21/23 Game Info
|When:||Tuesday, November 21, 2023 at 7:30 PM ET|
Austin Smith QB vs. Cole Snyder QB
Austin Smith, Eastern Michigan’s quarterback has had an up and down season so far. Comprising 1634 passing yards and a 56.1% completion rate, Smith has demonstrated his effectiveness as an offensive leader despite facing pressure such as 29 sacks. His resilience under pressure is impressive while his tactics for balancing short and long throws will prove vital against Buffalo’s defense team.
Cole Snyder of Buffalo has posted comparable numbers. With 1974 yards thrown and 55% completion rate achieved so far this season, Snyder has proven he can guide his team effectively while remaining sack-less – an indicator of his strength as an under pressure decision-maker. Snyder’s playstyle involves quick releases and sharp decision making which will be essential factors in this matchup.
NCAAF Odds/Point Spread: Buffalo Bulls -250, Total Odds: 40.5
Current betting odds favor the Buffalo Bulls, while the spread indicates an exciting contest. Total points set at 40.5 indicate expectations of a low-scoring affair that is reflective of both teams’ recent performances.
Eastern Michigan Eagles Betting Trends
Eastern Michigan Eagles has been a mixed bag in terms of betting trends. Their tendency to go OVER in total points in recent games suggests an offense capable of scoring but also hints at defensive vulnerabilities. Their record against Buffalo and on the road, however, raises concerns about their ability to handle pressure in away games.
Buffalo Bulls Betting Trends
Buffalo Bulls, meanwhile, presents a contrasting trend. Their recent games have consistently gone UNDER the total, indicating a strong defense but also a struggling offense. Their record against Eastern Michigan and home game performances, however, show room for improvement, especially in covering the spread.
Eastern Michigan Eagles vs. Buffalo Bulls 11/21/23 Betting Picks
Based on data and trends, Buffalo seems like they should capitalize on their home advantage despite their season’s challenges. But Eastern Michigan can produce high-scoring plays which could prove risky yet rewarding investments.
In terms of best premium selection, the safer pick might lean towards Buffalo, especially with their defensive record. Prop bets on individual player performances, like rushing yards for Samson Evans or receiving yards for Marlyn Johnson, could offer value. The over/under is tricky, given the contrasting trends, but leaning towards the UNDER might be wise, considering both teams’ recent scoring patterns.
This prediction hinges on Buffalo’s defensive strength and home-field advantage, balanced against Eastern Michigan’s offensive potential. It promises to be a game filled with strategic playmaking and pivotal moments.
Free Pick and Prediction: Buffalo Bulls 24, Eastern Michigan Eagles 20