The Eastern Michigan Eagles (2-2) will clash with the UMass Minutemen (1-3) at Rynearson Stadium in Ypsilanti, Michigan.
Eastern Michigan vs. UMass Odds
The spread for this matchup is set at 20 points, with bookmakers listing Eastern Michigan as the favorites.
As for the moneyline, Eastern Michigan has -1395 odds to pick up the win, while UMass is listed at +795 to claim victory.
Finally, the over/under for the game is set at 53.5 points.
How to Watch Eastern Michigan vs. UMass Live?
- Game Day: Saturday, October 1, 2022
- Game Time: 2:00 PM ET
- TV Channel: ESPN+
- Location: Ypsilanti, Michigan
- Stadium: Rynearson Stadium
Despite sporting a bottom-25 defense that ranks 14th-worst in the FBS (449.8 yards allowed per game), Eastern Michigan has put up better results on offense, ranking 84th in the FBS offensively totaling 389.0 yards per game. Despite having a bottom-25 scoring defense that ranks 11th-worst in the FBS (38.5 points allowed per game), Eastern Michigan has played better on the other side of the ball, ranking 69th in the FBS by putting up 31.0 points per game. Despite having a bottom-25 pass defense that ranks 16th-worst in the FBS (285.8 passing yards allowed per game), Eastern Michigan has put up better results on offense, ranking 80th in the FBS by totaling 234.3 passing yards per game. Eastern Michigan ranks 75th in run offense (154.8 rushing yards per game) and 94th in run defense (164.0 rushing yards allowed per game) this year. While Eastern Michigan ranks ninth-worst in the FBS in third-down efficiency on defense with a 50.9% third-down conversion rate allowed, it’s been a different situation on offense, where the Eagles rank seventh-best in the FBS (53.8% third-down conversion rate). Eastern Michigan has the 100th-ranked turnover margin in college football at -6, forcing three turnovers (114th in the FBS) while turning it over nine times (112th in the FBS).
UMass ranks fourth-worst in total yards per game (248.3), but it has been better on the defensive side of the ball, ranking 59th in the FBS with 356.5 total yards surrendered per contest. UMass ranks worst in points per game (10.0), but it has been more effective on the defensive side of the ball, ranking 100th in the FBS with 32.0 points surrendered per contest. UMass’ passing offense has been bottom-25 this season, registering 62.5 passing yards per game, which ranks worst in the FBS. On defense, it ranks 35th with 190.5 passing yards allowed per contest. In terms of rushing, UMass ranks 44th in the FBS on offense (185.8 rushing yards per game) and 97th defensively (166.0 rushing yards allowed per contest). UMass ranks 19th-worst in third-down conversion percentage (32.4%), but it has been better on the defensive side of the ball, ranking 29th in the FBS with a 29.5% third-down rate allowed. UMass has compiled seven forced turnovers (32nd in the FBS) and committed seven turnovers (86th in the FBS) this season for a 0 turnover margin that ranks 100th in the FBS.
Eastern Michigan vs. UMass Betting Analysis
Eastern Michigan Betting Insights
Eastern Michigan has covered the spread once over four games with a set spread. This season, Eastern Michigan games have hit the over three times. The Eagles have been the moneyline favorite just two other times so far this season, and they split the two games. The Eagles have yet to play as a moneyline favorite of -1395 or shorter.
Minutemen Betting Insights
UMass has covered the spread in a game one time this season (1-3-0). UMass has yet to cover a spread when playing as at least 20-point underdogs (0-2). This season, UMass games have hit the over just once. The Minutemen have been listed as the underdog three times this season and have failed to win any of those games. The Minutemen have not won as an underdog of +795 or more on the moneyline this season in two such games.
Eastern Michigan vs. UMass Against The Spread & Betting Records
|Point Total AVG||57.0||57.5||56.5|
|Implied Total AVG||35.0||33.5||36.5|
|Moneyline Favorite Record||1-1||1-1||0-0|
|Moneyline Underdog Record||1-1||0-0||1-1|
|Point Total AVG||48.9||44.0||50.5|
|Implied Total AVG||33.3||23.0||36.7|
|Moneyline Favorite Record||1-0||1-0||0-0|
|Moneyline Underdog Record||0-3||0-0||0-3|
Players to Watch
- The Eagles’ defensive unit has been aided by the play of T.J. Peavy, who has played four games and collected 15 tackles, 2.0 TFL, and one sack.
- The Eagles’ defensive unit has been aided by the play of Chase Kline, who has suited up for four games and compiled 24 tackles.
- Jose Ramirez has helped spur the Eagles’ defense with 16 tackles and 1.0 TFL in four games.
- With 11 tackles, Russell Vaden IV has helped spur the Eagles’ defense over four games.
- As a tone-setter on defense, the Minutemen’s Jordan Mahoney has registered two interceptions in four games.
- On defense, Josh Wallace has helped keep opposing offenses in check with 10 tackles and one interception in four games.
- In four games for the Minutemen, Jalen Mackie has amassed 14 tackles, 1.0 TFL, and 0.5 sacks.
- Marcus Bradley has compiled six tackles, 1.0 TFL, and 1.5 sacks In four games for the Minutemen.
Eastern Michigan vs. UMass Predictions and Pick
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Our prediction to win this contest is Eastern Michigan, and we predict that UMass will cover the spread (Eastern Michigan -20). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going over the posted total of 53.5 points.