Eastern Michigan Eagles (6-5) vs Kent State Golden Flashes (2-9)Date : 11/23/2018
Time : 12:00 pm EST
Location : Dix Stadium, Kent Ohio
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Eastern Michigan Eagles vs Kent State Golden Flashes
The Eagles of Eastern Michigan will travel to Dix Stadium, in Kent, Ohio, to battle the Kent State Golden Flashes on Friday afternoon at 12 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. Eastern Michigan is coming off their second straight win as they were 27-7 Home winners over the Akron Zips last weekend as they scored 17 points in the 4th quarter thanks to a Max Crosby 2 yard interception return along with a 6 yard run by Breck Turner to seal the victory for the Eagles.
Kent State suffered their second straight loss by falling to the Toledo Rockets buy a 56-34 score last weekend as their defense was torched by a Rockets rushing attack that garnered 384 yards on the ground for the game en route to the loss, their 8th loss in nine games.
Eastern Michigan Eagles's Latest Performance :
Eastern Michigan continues to rally within the MAC West Division after winning four of their last five games along with two straight with their last win coming at the expense of the Akron Zips as they exploded for 17 4th quarter points in addition to their defense being the tip of the spear for the contest in acquiring four turnovers for the game. In fact, the defense was so good that they allowed the Zips only 100 total yards for the game as they were constantly allowed to rule the trenches throughout the matchup.
Their offense, on the other hand, was led by Ian Erickson on the ground with 94 yards along with a score. Quarterback Tyler Weigers only past 129 yards for the game as their 63rd ranked passing attack in the nation was not needed as much with the running game clicking on all cylinders versus a week Zips rush defense. The Eagles may indeed be in for another solid night on the ground as the Golden Flashes are allowing over 200 yards rushing per game to their opponents this season.
Kent State Golden Flashes's Latest Performance :
The Kent State Golden Flashes will end a horrible season to where they only won 2 games all season long. They have not fared well at all within the division, either, as they are currently losers of six of their last seven division games, overall. So, when they enter this game with the Eagles of Eastern Michigan on Saturday, they will certainly look to be focused on building off of an awful season in which to prepare for the long offseason ahead.
Nonetheless, the Golden Flashes were able to move the ball in their last outing versus the Rockets as their passing game racked up over 300 yards for the game while the rushing attack put up 183 yards for the game led by Joe El Shaw with 116 yards on the ground for the night. On the receiving end, Mike Carrigan caught 7 catches for 110 yards along with a TD for Kent State.
The Golden Flashes 115th ranked rush defense could not hold up to a punishing rushing attack for the Toledo Rockets as they racked up 384 yards on the day to led by Bryant Koback with 192 yards along with two touchdown runs in the game. Again, their defensive unit has been a huge detriment to Kent State not becoming a better team this year as they have allowed 38 points per game to their opponents this year while also allowing close to 500 total yards per game to their opponents.
How Eastern Michigan Eagles & Kent State Golden Flashes Matchup.
Vegas Odds, Offshore Odds, & Odds ATS:
Eastern Michigan is 7-4 ATS hwile the OU is 4-7
Kent State is 4-6 ATS while the OU is 8-4
In-Depth Analysis of each team:
This game will certainly be a must-win for the Eagles of Eastern Michigan in that they are attempting to not only end this season on a strong note, but, they are also looking toward the bowl season as well in attempting to remain sharp after what has been a very productive 5 weeks after beginning the season with a record of 2-4 to begin this season. The Kent State Golden Flashes, on the other hand, will simply be looking to end the season on a strong note, however, they have lost their last three home games, altogether, yet are looking to pick up a season-ending victory, nonetheless.
Against The Spread Selection: Pick: Eastern Michigan Eagles
My reason for the pick :
I will back the Eagles in this instance as they have certainly rebounded to to make their season very special. For this matchup, they will look to end the season on a strong note while looking forward to the postseason that approaches as they will have won seven games all season. Look for them to continue to pound the defense of the Golden Flashes as they have not shown the ability to stop the run at all this season. In fact, Kent State has not shown that they can even stop the pass as they are ranked 104th In the nation in this area. In all, expect the Eagles to come out with a solid win over a Golden Flashes team that gives up too many points.
Totals Selection: Pick: Over
My reason for the prediction :
I will be back over in this contest as I really have faith that the Eagles will certainly exploit a shaky defensive unit for Kent State throughout this matchup on Friday. With that being the case, look for the score board to light up in favor of Eastern Michigan throughout the course of this game. And while the Eastern Michigan defense may allow some points to a Kent State team that performed much better on offense last weekend, they will certainly not threaten the Eagles in obtaining a victory.
Betting trends for Eastern Michigan Eagles:
- Eastern Michigan is 16-2 ATS in its last 18 games on the road
Eastern Michigan is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games when playing Kent State
Betting trends for Kent State Golden Flashes:
- The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Kent State’s last 6 games
Kent State is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games when playing Eastern Michigan