Game Time: 7:30 pm ET, Tuesday, November 2, 2021
Venue: Glass Bowl Stadium, Toledo, OH
Where to Watch: ESPN2
Opening Odds at USA Sportsbooks
DraftKings: Point Spread: EMU +9, Toledo -9; Over/Under: 52.5 points
Bet365: Point Spread: EMU +9.5, Toledo -9.5; Over/Under: 53.5 points
BetMGM: Point Spread: EMU +9.5, Toledo -9.5; Over/Under: 53 points
Eastern Michigan Eagles: 5-3 (5th place, MAC West)
Toledo Rockets: 4-4 (4th place, MAC West)
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Eastern Michigan Eagles vs Toledo Rockets Preview and Analysis
Eastern Michigan Eagles: won on the road on Oct. 23 against the Bowling Green Falcons 55-24.
Toledo Rockets: won at home on Oct. 23 against the Western Michigan Broncos 34-15.
Eastern Michigan Eagles Analysis
EMU is coming into this game with a 5-3 record overall and they are 2-2 in their road games this season where they will be in this game. This will be their 5th conference matchup of the year and they are not in a good spot right now with a 2-2 record in their conference games this season. They have won 2 of their last 3 games coming into this one and are coming out of their bye with a win against BGSU in the week before. They started off slow in that game but then dominated BGSU from the second quarter onward as they won 55-24. Ben Bryant played well in that game as he completed 20/26 passes for 286 yards and 2 touchdowns while Preston Hutchinson and Samson Evans both threw 1 TD pass each as well. Evans led the team in rushing with 42 yards on 8 carries while Darius Boone and Ben Bryant both ran in touchdowns on the ground in that one. Gunnar Oakes led the receivers with 79 yards and 1 touchdown on 4 receptions while Dylan Drummond had 63 yards and 1 touchdown on 6 receptions. Bryson Cannon and Thomas Odukoya both caught the other touchdown passes in that one with 1 each. TJ Peavy led the defense in that game with 5 solo tackles. Jose Ramirez led the defense in sacks in that game with the only one while Russell Vaden IV came away with the only interception for them in that one. They have scored 262 points in their 8 games this season averaging 32.8 PPG and they have allowed their opponents to score 199 points against them allowing 24.9 PPG. Their offense is averaging 372.6 YPG while their defense is allowing 393.3 YPG.
Toledo Rockets Analysis
Toledo is coming into this game with a 4-4 record overall and they are 2-2 in their home games this season where they will be in this game. This will be the 5th conference matchup on their schedule this year and they are not in a good spot right now with a 2-2 record in their conference games this season. They snapped a 2 game losing streak coming into this game with a win in their last one over WMU. They started off slow in that game trailing in the first half as they were down going into halftime but they dominated the second half shutting out WMU as they came back and won the game. DeQuan Finn did not play well in that game as he completed 8/24 passes for 138 yards and 2 touchdowns. Bryant Koback had a nice day on the ground as he led the team in rushing with 100 yards on 17 carries while Micah Kelly ran in the only TD on the ground for them in that one. Danzel McKinley-Lewis led the receivers with 34 yards and 1 touchdown on 1 reception in what was a very quiet day for the receiving corps. Tycen Anderson led the defense in that game with 6 solo tackles and 3 assisted ones. Desjuan Johnson and Judge Culpepper both led the defense in sacks with 1 each while no one on the defense came away with an interception in that game for them. They have scored 228 points in their 8 games this season averaging 28.5 PPG and they have allowed their opponents to score 146 points against them allowing 18.2 PPG. Their offense is averaging 379.4 YPG while their defense is allowing 326.8 YPG.
Eastern Michigan vs Toledo Prediction
EMU is coming into this game as a 9.5 point underdog with the current betting odds according to Draftkings Sportsbook. Both of these teams are coming out of their bye week for this game and both of them won their last game going into the bye. Toledo looked really good as they held WMU to less than 20 points in their game. EMU also looked good as they just scored over 5. points on BGSU who just pulled off the upset over Buffalo. Both teams are going to be prepared for this game due to the bye so this is going to be a much closer game. The best bet to place in this game is on EMU to cover the spread here.
Eastern Michigan Toledo Prediction: Our NCAAF Pick for Tuesday, November 2, 2021 (7:30 pm ET start time) is Toledo 34 EMU 31.
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NCAAF Betting Trends
Eastern Michigan Eagles: 121-139 ATS in all games. 87-93 ATS against conference opponents. 78-85 ATS after playing a conference game. 89-104 ATS in games played on turf.
Toledo Rockets: 141-130 ATS in all games. 73-55 ATS in home games. 100-84 ATS against conference opponents. 91-84 ATS after playing a conference game. 112-96 ATS in games played on turf.
Eastern Michigan Eagles: None.
Toledo Rockets: None.
“You make a game plan and figure out what you’re going to try to take away. If they’re going to try to beat you with something they haven’t been doing very well, that’s part of the risk you take.” - Chris Creighton on their loss to Ball State.
"We have plenty of examples to put out in front of young people. If you watch our guys and our graduates, they're littered all over the NFL. Every Sunday and Monday throughout the season, playoff time comes around, you see Kareem Hunt and Dionte Johnson doing what they're doing.” - Jason Candle on the production of NFL athletes Toledo pumps out.
Eastern Michigan Eagles
WR Westmoreland, Zach
WR Dylan Drummond
WR Hassan Beydoun
TE Thomas Odukoya
QB Bryant, Ben
RB Darius Boone Jr.
WR McKinley-Lewis, Danzel
WR Mitchell, Bryce
WR Maddox, Devin
TE Rosi, Drew
QB Finn, Dequan
RB Koback, Bryant
Eastern Michigan Eagles
Passing: Ben Bryant (1836)
Rushing: J. Hamilton (347)
Receiving: H. Beydoun (533)
Touchdowns: S. Evans (7)
Passing: C. Bradley (962)
Rushing: B. Koback (642)
Receiving: D. Maddox (407)
Touchdowns: D. Finn (6)
Eastern Michigan Eagles: Chris Creighton (8th season)
Toledo Rockets: Jason Candle (7th season)