Massachusetts Minutemen vs. Eastern Michigan Eagles 9-16-23 NCAAF Odds, Picks, and Prediction

Massachusetts Minutemen vs. Eastern Michigan Eagles 9/16/23 – Massachusetts Minutemen will face Eastern Michigan Eagles in an intriguing NCAAF Week 3 clash, scheduled for September 16th at 2:00 pm ET at Rynearson Stadium and broadcast by ESP+. We look at both team’s offensive capabilities, recent betting trends, and predictions going into this matchup; plus, our comprehensive guide provides statistical support for top betting sites in Canada.

Massachusetts Minutemen vs. Eastern Michigan Eagles

Date & Time: Saturday, September 16, 2023 at 2:00 PM ET

Location: Rynearson Stadium


Massachusetts Minutemen vs. Eastern Michigan Eagles 9/16/23 Betting Odds

Massachusetts+280+9 (-110)51.5 over (-115)
Eastern Michigan-350-9 (-110)51.5 under (-105)

Massachusetts Minutemen Analysis

Massachusetts Minutemen starting quarterback Carlos Davis has shown encouraging signs despite their team’s difficult start. Davis completed 28 out of 40 pass attempts with an outstanding 70% completion rate for 350 passing yards accumulated and 4 touchdown passes without interceptions. Unfortunately, Davis has already been sacked three times, resulting in a loss of 28 yards for the Massachusetts Minutemen.

Kay’Ron Lynch-Adams has been a standout running back, with 45 rushing attempts yielding 237 rushing yards. His per-rush average of 5.3 yards is commendable. The Minutemen have also benefited from the athleticism of wide receiver Anthony Simpson, who has 188 receiving yards from 10 receptions, and one touchdown to his name. The Massachusetts offense, despite showing some flair, has to up its game in terms of consistency. The team’s 1-2 record is reflective of an offense that has been high in potential but low in delivery.

Eastern Michigan Eagles Analysis

The Eastern Michigan Eagles present a more balanced team, led by quarterback Austin Smith. Smith has a completion rate of 58.3%, with 28 completions out of 48 attempts. However, his total passing yards stand at a modest 246. One area of concern for the Eagles is Smith’s susceptibility to interceptions, with two already this season. He has also been sacked four times, accumulating a loss of 21 yards.

The running game for the Eagles is anchored by Samson Evans, who has 27 rushing attempts for 125 rushing yards and an average of 4.6 yards per carry. Wide Receiver Tanner Knue has been a reliable option in the air, recording 12 receptions for 94 yards and one touchdown. The Eastern Michigan offense appears to be more stable, although it hasn’t been explosive. With a 1-1 record, they are looking to secure a victory in front of their home crowd.

Massachusetts Minutemen vs. Eastern Michigan Eagles Against the Spread

When it comes to betting trends, the Massachusetts Minutemen have not been a favorable pick lately, going 3-6 against the spread (ATS) in their last 9 games. Their total has gone OVER in 5 of their last 6 games, but they have a dismal 1-11 record in straight-up (SU) outcomes and have been particularly weak on the road.

Eastern Michigan, on the other hand, has been performing well ATS, boasting a 4-1 record in their last 5 games. They have also been successful SU in 5 of their last 6 games. Interestingly, despite their good form, they are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games at home.

Massachusetts Minutemen vs. Eastern Michigan Eagles Free Pick

Based on the odds provided, as well as recent performances and trends of both teams, here’s our pick:

Moneyline: Eastern Michigan -350

Eastern Michigan Eagles are a more solid team, and due to their performance and the Minutemen’s struggles, we recommend betting on them at -350. Their better overall statistics and better SU record make them a more reliable bet.

Spread: Eastern Michigan -9 (-110)

Given Massachusetts’ struggles on the road and Eastern Michigan’s balanced attack, taking Eastern Michigan -9 (-110) seems the obvious choice. Their offensive key players have demonstrated consistently good performances that give them an edge.

Total: 51.5 over (-115)

Both teams have an established history of going over 51.5 points (-115) when betting. Given their offensive outputs and trends, betting OVER 51.5 (-115) would be a wise decision.

Prediction: 21-33 Eastern Michigan Eagles win

The game offers an intriguing matchup, but Eastern Michigan has the statistical edge. Whether you’re a seasoned better or new to the game, keeping an eye on NCAAF best picks can significantly increase your chances of winning. Good luck!