See who we think will win and cover the spread in this week 1 NCAAF prediction for South Alabama vs Eastern Michigan.
- 21.9 points are surrendered by the South Alabama defense each contest.
- As far as throwing attempts go, Eastern Michigan’s offense is 78th.
SOUTH ALABAMA VS EASTERN MICHIGAN PREDICTION
The Eastern Michigan Eagles and South Alabama Jaguars play at Hancock Whitney Stadium in Mobile, AL on Saturday, December 23rd at 7:00 PM ET. The game’s television broadcast will be provided by ESPN.The Jaguars are 17-point favorites to win this non-conference contest. Do the Eagles offer a superior value option, or are they the best option on the spread? To find out, keep reading.
SOUTH ALABAMA VS. EASTERN MICHIGAN MATCHUP AT A GLANCE
- Sport: College Football
- Teams: Eastern Michigan Eagles vs. South Alabama Jaguars
- Where: Hancock Whitney Stadium’s Mobile
- Date: December 23, Saturday
SOUTH ALABAMA PREVIEW: WILL SOUTH ALABAMA PICK UP ANOTHER WIN?
The Jaguars suffered a defeat recently at the hands of Texas State, which sent them back to a.500 record. With a 6-6 record, they are now preparing for this week’s match. The Jaguars have been the underdog in three games and the favorite in eight going into this week’s game against Eastern Michigan. They have a 4–7 ATS record going into the match. The average over/under line for South Alabama’s matches after 12 games is 50.4 points. OU has a 6-5 record as a result of their games’ average cumulative score of 52.8 points.
Against Texas State, the Jaguars’ offensive output totaled 479 yards, of which 399 were obtained through the air and 80 were acquired on the ground. They had six passing touchdowns and a 7/15 third-down conversion percentage. passer Desmond Trotter completed 18 of 21 passes for 216 yards and a passer rating of 129.27 in the Texas State game. He also had four touchdowns at the end of the game.
Texas State was given 490 yards total against South Alabama’s defense. This entails surrendering 368 passing yards and 122 permitted yards on the ground. With 21.9 points allowed per game on average, South Alabama’s defense is ranked 77th in the country going into this week’s match. As of right now, opponents have only managed 209.7 passing yards per game against them, which ranks 65th. They rank 39th in college football due to their 117.8 running yards allowed on the ground.
EASTERN MICHIGAN PREVIEW: CAN EASTERN MICHIGAN GET BACK ON TRACK?
Eastern Michigan, which most recently defeated Buffalo by a score of 24-11, will take on South Alabama in an attempt to improve their record to above.500. Eastern Michigan has an ATS record of 6-3 based on their season average score differential of -3.7. The Eagles have started three games as the favorite and six as the underdog. The average over/under line for Eastern Michigan’s encounters over a 12-game stretch is 44.2 points. With an average total score of 44.3 points over these games, OU has a 4-5 record.
The Eagles ran for 228 rushing yards and scored two touchdowns on the ground in their offensive victory over Buffalo. Eastern Michigan’s passing attack resulted in one touchdown and 27 passes for 141 yards. Austin Smith, the team’s quarterback, scored one touchdown on the ground in addition to one via the air in their most recent victory. He completed 70.4% of passes for 141 yards of total passing yardage.
Against Buffalo, the defense of Eastern Michigan allowed 338 yards of offense. They gave up 164 yards on the ground and 174 yards in the passing game. The Eagles defense leads the NFL in quarterback hurries and has produced 21 sacks so far this season. They are conceding 24 points per game overall (88th). They rank 57th in the NCAA against the pass with 205.2 passing yards allowed per contest. Every game, Eastern Michigan allows 178.9 running yards.
SOUTH ALABAMA VS EASTERN MICHIGAN BETTING ODDS, TRENDS & ANALYSIS
South Alabama, who is favored against the Eagles, has a record of 3-0.
South Alabama has defeated Eastern Michigan 2-1 in their previous three meetings as the favored.
At first, South Alabama was a 15-point road favorite. Now at -17, the lines have moved in their favor. Eastern Michigan is currently given a 15% chance of winning and a moneyline payout of +551, according to the moneyline odds. In the meantime, the Jaguars have an expected win probability of 89% with a -840 moneyline.
KEY BETTING TRENDS
- South Alabama has an ATS record of 2-3 against the spread when playing on the road.
- Eastern Michigan has a 3-2 record against the spread in their last five home games.
- When Eastern Michigan entered a game as the underdog the previous five times, their overall record was 3-2.
- In their previous five games as favorites, South Alabama is 2-3.
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