Eastern Michigan (@4.0) vs Illinois (@1.25)

Our Prediction:

Illinois will win

Eastern Michigan – Illinois Match Prediction | 14-09-2019 12:00

So far this year, he is 166 for 281 and averages about 240 yards per game. James Gibbert is the rushing leader with 70 yards per game. He has thrown three picks though. He has also been sacked 14 times. When Ball State has the ball, expect the offense to be lead by Riley Neal. The favorite receiving target is Riley Miller. On average Ball State scores 25 points per game.

Like everything else, it is a part of the handicapping process. Some teams fall victim to these with regularity. There is really no way to quantify exactly what a look-ahead spot, a revenge spot, or a sandwich spot means. Schedule analysis should never be the deciding factor for making a bet. Some dont.

RB Jordan Huff is a legit #1 RB but MEGALOCKS MACTION INJURY INSIDERS note that he is questionable as we go to press. It feels like Northern Illinois is going to have to grind out drives the old-fashioned way in this one. He also has nice mobility. They held Toledo to just 20 points on the road. QB Marcus Childers has completed over 60% of his passes whilst only throwing 1 INT in 87 attempts. That likely explains the slight line drop to -7. The Eastern Michigan defense has been rock solid all season and have not allowed more than 28 points (!) in any game. The Huskies appear to be building nicely in advance of their YUUUGE games down the stretch.

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The under is 22-10 in Fighting Illini last 32 home games. TheEagles are 17-5 ATS in their last 22 non-conference games,21-7-1 ATS in their last 29 road games and26-12 ATS in their last 38 games overall. The under is 5-1 in Eagles last 6 games overall. TheFighting Illini are 3-8 ATS in their last 11 games in September,4-10 ATS in their last 14 vs. MAC and2-5 ATS in their last 7 games on fieldturf.

Week 1 to Week 2 in the NFL. I know it. Can you smell the overreaction? The question now is whether or not these teams can clean it up and be what we expected or if those surprise teams continue to turn heads. You know it. Can you feel the perception change?

I dont expect the blow out of last year but I do expect Eastern Michigan to emerge victorious. Last year, Eastern Michigan was able to give Ball State a pretty good shellacking to break a six game losing streak. This year, two different teams face off against each other. Just going on averages, Ill say the final score will be 28 to 21 in favor of the Eagles.

Hes not alone in a promising group with juniors Mike Epstein and RaVon Bonner to veteran options for the rotation. The running game that had its good moments gets back leading man Reggie Corbinafter his 1,085-yard, nine-touchdown season.

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The Ball State defense is not as good at forcing turnovers as Eastern Michigan, but they might be able to force one or two. Im not sure how they will fare against the pass defense though. Eastern Michigan may be able to find its running game against a defense that allowed an average of 196 rushing yards per game.

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