Free Week 1 Prediction: Hawks vs Eagles Odds
Looking for Monmouth Hawks vs. Eastern Michigan Eagles free picks? Week 1 betting sees the Hawks taking on the Eagles on Friday, August 31, 2018 at Rynearson Stadium in Ypsilanti, Michigan. Cappers Picks provides complimentary handicapping picks all NCAA football season long so stay tuned for more FREE college football predictions like this Monmouth Hawks Eastern Michigan Eagles free pick.
College Football Handicapping: Week 1
(0-0) Monmouth Hawks vs. Eastern Michigan Eagles (0-0)
Date: Friday, August 31, 2018
Time: 6:30 pm EST
Venue: Rynearson Stadium, Ypsilanti, Michigan
NCAA Football Spread: OFF
NCAA Betting Total: OFF (As of 7pm ET Monday August 13th)
Live CFB Odds
Updated Sportsbook Bonuses For Today
This game doesn’t exactly have “upset” written all over it…but it may have to be in the fine print.
Eastern Michigan can’t afford to drop a Week 1 contest to anybody, let alone an FCS opponent, with a brutal early-season schedule lingering.
The Eagles can’t lose focus in this one thinking about what’s to come.
This should be an interesting matchup that could low-key be one of the best FCS vs. FBS games of the Week 1 slate.
The Monmouth Hawks averaged 33 points per game last season. The Monmouth Hawks are getting back 10 starters on offense.
The Monmouth Hawks’ offense is going to be a problem for Eastern Michigan.
When it comes down to it, the Hawks must control the football in two ways: clock and protection.
Keeping the ball out of Eastern Michigan’s hands is going to be vital here. The Hawks aren’t a team that might usually play keep away by dragging out possessions, but they may come into this matchup with the approach that simply outscoring the other team becomes easier in a slog than in a shootout.
The other form of protection comes in avoiding turnovers. You can never afford to give the ball away in a close contest, but that rings especially true when facing an FBS program built to be bigger, stronger and faster.
Eastern Michigan Eagles
As well as the Hawks should play on offense, Eastern Michigan won’t make things easy. This is a very strong defense that should come out with a lot of pride despite knowing there are bigger fish to fry in coming weeks.
All that said, the Eagles don’t plan on winning this game with defense. Their game plan has to focus on exploiting a Hawks defense that is anemic at best.
Remember how we said the Hawks should control the clock and make this game a slog? This is why. The Eagles’ offense is going to be just as good if not better when the game is said and done.
The Eagles have a chance to win this game if it’s a slog. They’re almost certain to win if it’s a shootout.
Free Week 1 NCAA Football Pick
Monmouth’s offense is going to make this game interesting, but you can count on at least one, if not two, crucial second-half turnovers.
4* Free NCAA Betting Pick: Check back closer to gameday for a free pick ATS, a final score pick is provided below.
Those turnovers will be the biggest difference-makers in this game.
Expect a great first half between two hard-fighting teams. Then watch Eastern Michigan slowly pull away in the third and hit the Hawks with a fatal punch late in the fourth.
Week 1 Free Score Prediction: Eastern Michigan 33 – Monmouth 20
If you’re looking for more picks like this Monmouth Hawks vs. Eastern Michigan Eagles matchup we’ll be providing 4* free College football game predictions on the blog all bowl season long, and check out our Experts for guaranteed premium & free CFB Football picks!
Check out our Updated College Football Betting Odds.