Free Week 7 Prediction: Eagles vs Black Knights Odds
Looking for Eastern Michigan Eagles vs. Army Black Knights free picks? Week 7 betting sees the Eagles taking on the Black Knights Saturday October 14th at Blaik Field at Michie Stadium in West Point, New York. Cappers Picks provides complimentary handicapping picks all NCAA football season long so stay tuned for more FREE college football predictions like this Eastern Michigan Army free pick.
College Football Handicapping: Week 7
(2-3) Eastern Michigan Eagles vs. Army Black Knights (4-2)
Date: Saturday, October 14
Time: 12:00 pm EST
Venue: Blaik Field at Michie Stadium, West Point, New York
NCAA Football Spread: Army -5.5
NCAA Betting Total: OFF
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Saturday, the Army Black Knights seek continued head-to-head dominance vs. a flat Eastern Michigan Eagles squad. Army has won five of its last six contests against Eastern Michigan while averaging 405 rushing yards and a +9 margin of victory in those outings.
Army currently holds a two-game unbeaten streak over the Eagles, with both wins coming at Michie Stadium in 2013 and 2015. Army is 3-0 this season at home; Eastern Michigan is 1-2 on the road.
In a push toward bowl eligibility, the Blue Knights have defeated their two most recent mid-major opponents. Army also sports the nation’s #3 rushing attack, averaging 372 rushing yards per contest –but only 20 passing yards per game.
Meanwhile, Eastern Michigan is mired in a three-game winless drought while failing to execute in crucial spots opposite Toledo, Kentucky, and Ohio.
Eastern Michigan Eagles
Last weekend, the Eagles’ late rally vs. Toledo collapsed as Senior QB Brogan Roback (23-39 completions 226 yards, 2/2 TD/INT) threw his second interception of the fourth quarter following a game-clinching Rockets Field Goal.
During a nip-tuck Mid-American Conference opener, Eastern Michigan did just enough to lose for a third-consecutive week as Toledo improved to 4-1.
Looking to override a then two-game losing streak, Eastern Michigan trailed TU -11 minutes in overall time of possession which led to a 326-419 total-yardage discrepancy from the Eagles.
Further, a normally dependable EMU run-defense collapsed as Toledo’s Art Thompkins (15 carries, 94 yds, 1 TD) and Shakif Seymour (17 carries, 55 yards, 1 TD) scampered into the end zone for crucial six-point additions.
Conversely, the Eagles underwhelmed in the passing department (272 yards 2 TD, 2 INT) and on the ground (73 yards, 3.2 avg). Though, porous defense and late-miscues spelled Eastern Michigan’s demise in this conference affair.
Army Black Knights
Following wins over Fordham, Buffalo, and UTEP, the Black Knights steamrolled lowly Rice 49-12 to earn a first road victory of 2017. Even so, Army’s downed opponent’s combined record sits at 5-18 this season.
In a more accurate comparison with this weekend’s road challenger, the FBS independent lost a razor-close week four road battle 21-17 vs. 3-2 Tulane. The Riptide owns a similar profile to EMU’s.
Records aside, Army built a 37-0 halftime lead before resting key players in the final 20 minutes vs. Rice.
The Black Knights controlled time of possession, 36:08 to 23:52 while amassing 418 rushing yards and 6 ground TD’s: led by Kell Walker (10 carries, 127 yards, 3 TD) and Ahmad Bradshaw (13 carries, 115 yards, 2 TD).
Army’s attack may be overtly one-dimensional, but four teams have fallen victim to its effect.
NCAA Football Handicapping Trends
- Army is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games.
- Army is 5-1 SU in its last 5 home games.
- Army is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 home games.
- Eastern Michigan is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games.
- Eastern Michigan is 6-19 SU in its last 25 road games.
- Eastern Michigan is 6-1 ATS in its last 7 games.
Free Week 7 NCAA Football Pick
Though Army’s wins come against low-level competition, the Eagles’ bested foes offer a combined 1-10 record. That stated Saturday’s matchup will be determined by how Eastern Michigan handles the unyielding run attack and poise of Army.
4* Free NCAA Betting Pick: Army -3
In a contest this evenly matched, two-way discipline will become paramount. Therefore, expect a regimented Army institution to eke its top victory of the year, and move one win from bowl eligibility.
Week 7 Free Score Prediction: Army 27 – Eastern Michigan 24
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