The Famous Idaho Potato Bowl will feature a matchup between the San Jose State Spartans and the Eastern Michigan Eagles.
San Jose State vs. Eastern Michigan Odds
The spread for this matchup is set at 3.5 points, with sportsbooks listing San Jose State as the favorites.
As for the moneyline, San Jose State has -179 odds to pick up the win, while Eastern Michigan is listed at +145 to claim victory.
Finally, the over/under for the game is set at 54 points.
How to Watch San Jose State vs. Eastern Michigan Live?
- Game Day: Tuesday, December 20, 2022
- Game Time: 3:30 PM ET
- TV Channel: ESPN
- Location: Boise, Idaho
- Stadium: Albertsons Stadium
San Jose State
San Jose State is averaging 356.1 yards per game on offense (94th in the FBS), and rank 27th defensively, yielding 331.9 yards allowed per game. San Jose State has the 73rd-ranked offense this year (27.5 points per game), and has been better on the other side of the ball, ranking 23rd-best with just 20.3 points allowed per game. San Jose State is averaging 263.2 passing yards per game on offense (32nd in the FBS), and ranks 44th on defense with 209.8 passing yards allowed per game. While San Jose State’s run defense ranks 28th with 122.1 rushing yards allowed per game, the offense has been worse, ranking eighth-worst (92.9 rushing yards per game). San Jose State is putting up a 36.5% third-down percentage offensively this year (93rd in the FBS), and is surrendering a 38.9% third-down conversion rate (69th) on defense. San Jose State has the sixth-best turnover margin in college football at +12, forcing 18 turnovers (41st in the FBS) while turning it over six times (second in the FBS).
Eastern Michigan is compiling 344.4 total yards per contest on offense this season (99th-ranked). Meanwhile, it is giving up 337.6 total yards per contest (32nd-ranked). In terms of points scored Eastern Michigan ranks 64th in the FBS (28.8 points per game), and it is 89th on defense (28.6 points allowed per game). In terms of passing, Eastern Michigan ranks 98th in the FBS (205 passing yards per game) and 26th on the other side of the ball (193.7 passing yards allowed per contest). Eastern Michigan is compiling 139.4 rushing yards per game on offense this season (83rd-ranked). Meanwhile, it is allowing 143.9 rushing yards per game (57th-ranked) on defense. Eastern Michigan’s defense has been a bottom-25 unit on third down this season, allowing a 42.7% third-down conversion rate, which ranks 23rd-worst in the FBS. Offensively, it ranks 28th with a 42.7% third-down rate. With 15 forced turnovers (72nd in the FBS) and 16 turnovers committed (55th in the FBS) this season, Eastern Michigan ranks 100th in the FBS with a turnover margin of -1.
San Jose State vs. Eastern Michigan Betting Analysis
San Jose State Betting Insights
San Jose State is 4-7-0 against the spread this season. San Jose State has an ATS record of 2-5 when playing as at least 3.5-point favorites. This season, San Jose State games have hit the over four times. The Spartans have been favored on the moneyline nine total times this season. They’ve finished 7-2 in those games. When they have played as a moneyline favorite with odds of -179 or shorter, the Spartans have gone 4-1 (85.7%).
Eagles Betting Insights
Eastern Michigan has gone 6-5-1 against the spread this season. In games it has played as 3.5-point or bigger underdogs, Eastern Michigan has an ATS record of 4-1. This season, Eastern Michigan games have hit the over six times. The Eagles have been underdogs in six games this season and won four (66.7%) of those contests. The Eagles have a record of 2-1 when they’re set as an underdog of +145 or more by bookmakers this season.
San Jose State vs. Eastern Michigan Against The Spread & Betting Records
San Jose State
|Point Total AVG||48||49.8||45.8|
|Implied Total AVG||30.4||33.2||27|
|Moneyline Favorite Record||7-2||6-0||1-2|
|Moneyline Underdog Record||0-2||0-0||0-2|
|Point Total AVG||57||56.8||57.3|
|Implied Total AVG||32.9||32.5||33.3|
|Moneyline Favorite Record||4-2||3-2||1-0|
|Moneyline Underdog Record||4-2||0-1||4-1|
Players to Watch
San Jose State
- Junior Fehoko has suited up for 11 games, amassing 10 sacks to go with 17 TFL and 64 tackles for the Spartans.
- As part of the Spartans’ defensive unit, Kyle Harmon has registered three sacks to go with four TFL and 92 tackles in 11 games.
- With 58 tackles, six TFL, two sacks, and two interceptions in 11 games, Tre Jenkins has been a key part of the Spartans’ defense in 2022.
- Bryun Parham has been a key part of the Spartans’ defensive unit in 2022, with 69 tackles, three TFL, two sacks, and two passes defended in 11 games.
- Jose Ramirez has been wreaking havoc on defense, compiling 59 tackles, 18 TFL, 12 sacks, and two passes defended for the Eagles.
- In 11 games for the Eagles, Joseph Sparacio has amassed one interception to go with 79 tackles, five TFL, one sack, and two passes defended.
- The Eagles’ Chase Kline has recorded 80 tackles, one TFL, one sack, and two passes defended in nine games.
- T.J. Peavy has registered 43 tackles, two TFL, one sack, and three passes defended In 11 games for the Eagles.
San Jose State vs. Eastern Michigan Predictions and Pick
San Jose State vs. Eastern Michigan betting card
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Our pick to win this contest is San Jose State, and we predict that San Jose State will cover the spread (San Jose State -3.5). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going under the posted total of 54 points.