Free Week 8 Prediction: Eagles vs Cardinals Odds
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College Football Handicapping: Week 8
Date: Saturday, October 20th 2018
Time: 3:30 pm EST
Venue: Scheumann Stadium, Indiana
NCAA Football Spread: Eastern Michigan -3
NCAA Betting Total: 52
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The Eastern Michigan Eagles were able to snap their four-game losing streak as they held off Toledo in a thriller 28-26.
Like Eastern Michigan, the Ball State Cardinals were able to pull off a stunner against Central Michigan scoring 17 points in the fourth to win 24-23.
Eastern Michigan opened up as small 1.5 point favorites and have since gone up for field goal favorites with about 74% of the public backing them.
The total opened up at 49.5 points and has since gone up to 51.5 points.
Eastern Michigan was able to move the ball producing 412 yards, thanks in part to the chunk of Toledo’s 16 penalties, but they were only able to convert just 1 of their 9 third down attempts.
Dual-threat QB Mike Glass III was their leading passer who completed 6 of 8 pass attempts for 100 yards.
He also contributed to the rushing attack producing 125 yards and two touchdowns on 10 carries.
WR Arthur Jackson III was their leading receiver as he hauled in five receptions for 44 yards.
Defensively, Eastern Michigan gabe up 376 yards while they were able to hold Toledo to just 6 of 16 on third down attempts.
Their defense owned the line of scrimmage posting five sacks and 13 tackles for a loss.
Ball State Cardinals
Ball State’s offense was effective against Central Michigan as they totaled 359 yards and 26 first downs while they converted 10 of their 17 third down attempts.
QB Riley Neal was efficient completing 19 of 26 passes for 183 yards and one touchdown.
He also chipped in in the rushing attack as he and RB James Gilbert combined for 127 yards and two touchdowns on 43 carries.
WRs Corey Lacanaria and Malik Dunner led the aerial assault combing for 113 yards on eight receptions.
On the defensive side Ball State gave up 388 yards but were able to hold Central Michigan to just 7 of 15 on third down attempts.
They also produced two sacks and eight tackles for a loss.
NCAA Football Handicapping Trends
- EMU are 19-6-1 ATS in their last 26 road games.
- EMU are 22-8 ATS in their last 30 games overall.
- Under is 8-3 in EMU last 11 games in October.
- Under is 7-1 in BALL last 8 games overall.
- Over is 8-1 in the last 9 meetings.
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Ball State pulls off the upset as home dogs.
4* Free NCAA Betting Pick: Ball State +3
Eastern Michigan got off to a hot start and couldn’t do anything in the second half against Toledo, while Ball State was cold the first half against Central Michigan but caught fire at the end of the game, which could very well carry into this game.
Ball State has owned this series taking down Eastern Michigan in 10 of their last 13 tries.
Eastern Michigan has been superb covering the spread on the road going 15-2 ATS, but their best offensive player Glass is dealing with a knee injury and will be facing a decent Ball State front seven.
Back the home team and the free field goal.
Week 8 Free Score Prediction: Ball State 31 – Eastern Michigan 21
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