MAC foes will do battle when the Eastern Michigan Eagles (4-2) face the Northern Illinois Huskies (1-5) at Rynearson Stadium in Ypsilanti, Michigan.
Eastern Michigan vs. Northern Illinois Odds
The spread for this matchup is set at 3 points, with sportsbooks listing Eastern Michigan as the favorites.
As for the moneyline, Eastern Michigan has -150 odds to pick up the win, while Northern Illinois is listed at +124 to claim victory.
Finally, the total for the game is set at 65.5 points.
How to Watch Eastern Michigan vs. Northern Illinois Live?
- Game Day: Saturday, October 15, 2022
- Game Time: 3:30 PM ET
- TV Channel: ESPN+
- Location: Ypsilanti, Michigan
- Stadium: Rynearson Stadium
Eastern Michigan is putting up 384.7 yards per game on offense, which ranks 81st in the FBS. On the other side of the ball, the Eagles rank 82nd, surrendering 392.2 yards per game. Eastern Michigan is putting up 31.5 points per game on offense, which ranks them 58th in the FBS. Defensively, the defense ranks 104th, allowing 31.7 points per game. Offensively, Eastern Michigan ranks 87th in the FBS with 225.3 passing yards per game. Meanwhile, the defense ranks 81st in passing yards allowed per contest (239.7). Eastern Michigan is averaging 159.3 rushing yards per game on offense, which ranks them 62nd in the FBS. The team’s defensive unit ranks 81st, giving up 152.5 rushing yards per contest. Eastern Michigan has struggled defensively in terms of third-down efficiency, ranking 18th-worst in the FBS (44.3% third-down conversion rate) this season. With the ball, however, the Eagles ranks 10th-best, averaging a 51.3% third-down percentage. Eastern Michigan has forced five total turnovers (114th in the FBS) this season and have turned it over 13 times (117th in the FBS) for -8a turnover margin of -8, 100th-ranked in college football.
With 399.2 total yards per game on offense, Northern Illinois ranks 71st in the FBS in 2022. Defensively, it ranks 104th, surrendering 422.2 total yards per contest. Northern Illinois has been sputtering defensively, ranking seventh-worst with 38.3 points given up per game. It has been better on the other side of the ball, regstering 31.7 points per contest (57th-ranked). Northern Illinois ranks 93rd in passing yards per game (221.8), but it has been worse defensively, ranking 10th-worst in the FBS with 291.5 passing yards conceded per contest. In terms of rushing, Northern Illinois ranks 48th in the FBS on offense (177.3 rushing yards per game) and 48th defensively (130.7 rushing yards allowed per contest). Northern Illinois’ defense has been a bottom-25 unit on third down this season, allowing a 50.6% third-down conversion percentage, which ranks seventh-worst in the FBS. On the offensive side of the ball, it ranks 38th with a 50.6% third-down rate. At 0, Northern Illinois has the 100th-ranked turnover margin in the FBS, with eight forced turnovers (71st in the FBS) and eight turnovers committed (54th in the FBS).
Eastern Michigan vs. Northern Illinois Betting Analysis
Eastern Michigan Betting Insights
Eastern Michigan has gone 2-4-0 against the spread this season. Eastern Michigan is winless against the spread when it is 3-point or greater favorites (0-3). Eastern Michigan games have gone over the total four times this season. The Eagles have won two of the three games they were favored on the moneyline this season (66.7%). The Eagles have gone 0-1 in games they have played as a moneyline favorite with odds of -150 or shorter (66.7%).
Huskies Betting Insights
Northern Illinois is 2-4-0 against the spread this season. Northern Illinois has an ATS record of 2-1 when playing as at least 3-point underdogs. Every game involving Northern Illinois has hit the over so far this year. This season, the Huskies have been listed as the underdog in three games and failed to win any of those contests. This season, the Huskies have won one of their four games when they’re the underdog by at least +124 on the moneyline.
Eastern Michigan vs. Northern Illinois Against The Spread & Betting Records
|Point Total AVG||56.1||56.0||56.2|
|Implied Total AVG||34.5||34.7||34.3|
|Moneyline Favorite Record||2-1||2-1||0-0|
|Moneyline Underdog Record||2-1||0-0||2-1|
|Point Total AVG||57.9||57.7||58.2|
|Implied Total AVG||35.8||36.3||35.3|
|Moneyline Favorite Record||0-2||0-1||0-1|
|Moneyline Underdog Record||0-3||0-1||0-2|
Players to Watch
- Jose Ramirez has helped lead the Eagles’ defense with 23 tackles, 5.0 TFL, and five sacks in six games.
- Chase Kline has helped spur the Eagles’ defense with 30 tackles in six games.
- T.J. Peavy has played six games, recording 18 tackles, 2.0 TFL, and one sack for the Eagles.
- A significant piece of the Eagles’ defensive unit, Joseph Sparacio has 22 tackles and 1.0 TFL in six games.
- Daveren Rayner has been wreaking havoc on defense, collecting 41 tackles, 2.0 TFL, and two sacks for the Huskies.
- The Huskies’ C.J. Brown has posted 34 tackles and one interception in six games.
- Michael Kennedy has 3.5 sacks to go with 3.0 TFL and nine tackles in six games.
- Kyle Pugh has compiled 30 tackles and 1.0 TFL In six games for the Huskies.
Eastern Michigan vs. Northern Illinois Predictions and Pick
Eastern Michigan vs. Northern Illinois betting card
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Our pick to win this contest is Eastern Michigan, and we expect that Eastern Michigan will cover the spread (Eastern Michigan -3). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going over the posted total of 65.5 points.