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College Football Handicapping: Week 7
(3-2) Toledo Rockets vs. Eastern Michigan Eagles (2-4)
Date: Saturday, October 13, 2018
Time: 12:00 pm EST
Venue: Rynearson Stadium, Ypsilanti, MI
NCAA Football Spread: Toledo -1.5
NCAA Betting Total: 63.5
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The Toledo Rockets look to stretch their win streak to 12 in the series against Eastern Michigan, when the two MAC programs clash at Rynearson Stadium on Saturday. The Rockets have taken 34 of the 45 all-time meetings between the two teams.
The Eastern Michigan Eagles are hoping to soar their way back from a four game losing skid entering this weekend. Make no mistake that this is not another bad 2 – 4 Eastern Michigan team that we have seen over the years.
Toledo Rockets QB Mitchell Guadagni sat out of last weekend’s contest against Bowling Green with concussion symptoms. He is hopeful to get back on the field this weekend against Eastern Michigan, although Eli Peters continues to hold his own in his absence.
Eli Peters threw for three scores in this past weekend’s 52 – 36 win over Bowling Green, after he threw for two scores filling in for Guadagni when he got injured vs Fresno State.
It’s amazing that the Rockets are 46th in the nation in rushing average, considering that Mitchell Guadagni is their leading rusher. Should Guadagni sit out again, Eli Peters is simply not the guy who can replace those running yards from the QB position.
Peters wants to throw the ball around and be a pocket passer, although that changes the dynamic of the offensive approach, obviously.
Eastern Michigan Eagles
While yes, 2 – 4 looks bad on paper, all four losses have been by a combined 16 points. Furthermore, even their win over Purdue came by a single point, so it’s just a matter of turning those close games into wins.
The Eagles have lost two overtime games by a field goal, and came up three points again in their loss to Western Michigan last weekend. That final score was helped by a last minute meaningless touchdown that pulled Eastern Michigan to 3 with 20 seconds left to play.
The Eagles let a 17 – 14 lead going to the fourth quarter disappear in just three seconds. Jon Wassink dove in the end zone on a one-yard sneak on the opening play of the final stanza.
Junior QB Mike Glass III had a decent day running the ball, but he didn’t really put up any passing stats to speak of. He rain for 101 yards on 17 carries and found the end zone on the ground as well.
In hopes that Guadagni goes for Toledo, the play is going to lean towards this total. The line offering of 63.5 is inviting because of the Rockets defense as well. You can find plenty of Toledo Rocket defensive stats ranking 100th or worse in the nation.
Toledo ranks 111th in overall yards, 110th in passing yards, and 108th in points allowed at 36.5 per game.
NCAA Football Handicapping Trends
- Rockets are 17-5 ATS in their last 22 road games.
- Over is 5-0 in Rockets last 5 games overall.
- Rockets are 12-4 ATS in their last 16 meetings.
- Favorite is 12-4 ATS in their last 16 meetings.
- Over is 5-2 in the last 7 meetings.
- Home team is 5-2 ATS in their last 7 meetings.
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This play will fly over should Guadagni be a go, although the likelihood of it happening is great regardless. Having seen enough Toledo games to use my own ‘eye-test’, I see no confidence in hoping their defense makes enough adjustments to stop this total from hitting.
4* Free NCAA Betting Pick: Toledo is favored at -1.5 with a 63.5 on the total. Free ATS and O/U final score pick provided below!
The Over 63.5 is your play on this one, and that’s where your money should go. I’d like to think that Eastern Michigan should be favored here, to be honest. I see a home team showing up to get that four game losing streak stopped. There is nothing wrong in a little home dog, and +1.5 is obviously little.
Plus, who doesn’t like to see a long losing streak in the series come to an end, too? I think 11 wins in a row for the Rockets over Eastern Michigan ends here.
Week 7 Free Score Prediction: Toledo Rockets 36 – Eastern Michigan 37
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