Eastern Michigan vs. UMass Prediction: Picks & Start Time – September 16, 2023

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The Eastern Michigan Eagles (1-1) and UMass Minutemen (1-2) will clash at Rynearson Stadium in Ypsilanti, Michigan.

Eastern Michigan vs. UMass Odds

Point Spread

The spread for this matchup is set at 8 points, with oddsmakers listing Eastern Michigan as the favorites.


As for the moneyline, Eastern Michigan has -324 odds to pick up the win, while UMass is listed at +251 to claim victory.


Finally, the over/under for the game is set at 50 points.

Game Info

How to Watch Eastern Michigan vs. UMass Live?

  • Game Day: Saturday, September 16, 2023
  • Game Time: 2:00 PM ET
  • TV Channel: ESPN+
  • Location: Ypsilanti, Michigan
  • Stadium: Rynearson Stadium
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Betting Preview

Eastern Michigan

Eastern Michigan scored 29.8 points per game last season, comparable to the 31.1 per matchup UMass allowed. When Eastern Michigan recorded more than 31.1 points last year, it went 2-1 against the spread and 4-0 overall. When UMass allowed less than 29.8 points last year, it had a 3-3 record against the spread and a 1-5 record overall. Eastern Michigan averaged 349.9 yards per game last year, only 18.9 fewer than the 368.8 UMass gave up per matchup.


Last season UMass racked up 16.0 fewer points per game (12.5) than Eastern Michigan allowed (28.5). UMass averaged 82.6 fewer yards per game (267.3) than Eastern Michigan allowed (349.9) per outing last season.

Eastern Michigan vs. UMass Betting Analysis

Eastern Michigan Betting Insights

Eastern Michigan has gone 1-1-0 against the spread this season. Eastern Michigan has yet to cover a spread (0-1) when playing as at least 8-point favorites. This season, Eastern Michigan games have hit the over once. The Eagles have been the moneyline favorite only one other time so far this season, a game they won. The Eagles have played as a moneyline favorite of -324 or shorter in only one game this season, which they won.

UMass Betting Insights

UMass has covered the spread in a game one time this season (1-2-0). UMass has yet to cover the spread (0-1) when it is at least 8-point underdogs. Every game involving UMass has hit the over so far this season. The Minutemen have entered the game as underdogs three times this season and won once. The Minutemen have played as an underdog of +251 or more once this season and lost that game.

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Eastern Michigan vs. UMass Against The Spread & Betting Records

Eastern Michigan

Overall Home Away
Point Total AVG 56.9 57.0 56.8
Implied Total AVG 32.6 32.5 32.7
ATS Record 7-6-0 2-4-0 5-2-0
Over/Under Record 7-6-0 3-3-0 4-3-0
Moneyline Favorite Record 4-2 3-2 1-0
Moneyline Underdog Record 5-2 0-1 5-1


Overall Home Away
Point Total AVG 47.0 44.4 48.8
Implied Total AVG 32.5 28.4 35.4
ATS Record 5-7-0 2-3-0 3-4-0
Over/Under Record 4-8-0 2-3-0 2-5-0
Moneyline Favorite Record 1-0 1-0 0-0
Moneyline Underdog Record 0-10 0-4 0-6

Last Season’s Leaders

Eastern Michigan

  • Samson Evans rushed for 1,164 yards (97.0 per game) and 15 touchdowns in 12 games last year.
  • In nine games, Taylor Powell passed for 2,018 yards (224.2 per game), with 16 touchdowns and seven interceptions, and a completion percentage of 64.3%.
  • Tanner Knue had 46 receptions for 637 yards (53.1 per game) and nine touchdowns in 12 games a season ago.
  • Austin Smith passed for 714 yards (89.3 per game), completing 57.7% of his passes, with five touchdowns and four interceptions in eight games.
  • On the ground, Smith scored two touchdowns and accumulated 200 yards.
  • In 11 games last year, Jose Ramirez collected 12 sacks to go with 18 TFL and 62 tackles.
  • Joseph Sparacio had one interception to go with 84 tackles, five TFL, one sack, and two passes defended.
  • Chase Kline had one sack to go with one TFL and 84 tackles in 10 games a season ago.
  • T.J. Peavy posted 44 tackles, two TFL, and one sack through 12 games played in 2022.


  • Last season Ellis Merriweather run for 575 yards (57.5 yards per carry) and three rushing touchdowns.
  • Gino Campiotti hit the gridiron for 10 games last season, and accumulated 257 passing yards, one touchdown, six interceptions and a 44.6% completion percentage.
  • When he wasn’t moving the ball through the air, Campiotti scrambled for 369 yards (36.9 yards per game) and three touchdowns.
  • Cam Sullivan-Brown was an important piece of the passing offense last year, tallying 27 receptions for 373 yards and two touchdowns.
  • George Johnson was targeted zero times leading to 28 receptions, 402 yards and one touchdown in 11 games.
  • Jalen Mackie helped carry the defense with 93 tackles, 10 TFL, three sacks, and one interception in 11 games.
  • Tyler Rudolph, who was on the field for 11 games, recorded 59 tackles and two interceptions.
  • Jordan Mahoney totaled three interceptions to go along with 36 tackles, two TFL, and five passes defended in 12 games.
  • Marcus Cushnie posted four sacks to go with 11 TFL and 42 tackles in 11 games.

Eastern Michigan vs. UMass Predictions and Pick

Eastern Michigan vs. UMass betting card

  • Pick ATS:

    UMass (+8)

  • Pick OU: Over (50)

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Our prediction to win this game is Eastern Michigan, and we predict that UMass will cover the spread (Eastern Michigan -8). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going over the posted total of 50 points.


Dan Weiner

Hailing from Atlanta and attending college at the University of Texas, Dan is passionate about sports, particularly college football and soccer. He's a diehard Atlanta pro sports and Texas Longhorns fan. He likes every sport and will watch anything and everything the weirder the better. He joined Betsperts after an 11 year career in television production at ESPN.

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