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College Football Betting Preview: E. Michigan Eagles vs. Toledo Rockets

November 8, 2023


A pair of MAC teams will face each other on Wednesday night when the Eastern Michigan Eagles travel to Toledo, Ohio to face the West Division-leading Toledo Rockets at the Glass Bowl with the game scheduled to start at 7:30 PM ET and airing on ESPN 2 in week 11 of the college football season.

Eastern Michigan isn’t going to win the West Division of the MAC Conference this season as they have already lost three games in the conference and enter this game with a record of 4-5, however, they are still alive for a bowl game but have to win two of their next three games to qualify for a bowl game. If Eastern Michigan can win two more games this season they will make a bowl game for a 3rd consecutive season which is something they have not accomplished in program history. However, the Eagles enter this game on a two-game losing streak following a 21-45 loss at home against the Western Michigan Broncos in week 9 of the college football season while also failing to cover the 3-point spread as a home underdog and things will not get any easier as they have to face the top team in the MAC conference this season on the road against the Toledo Rockets.

The Toledo Rockets have been the best team in the MAC Conference this season with an overall record of 8-1 including a conference record of 5-0 with a win against the Eastern Michigan Eagles on Wednesday night the Rockets will be crowned the 2023 West Division Champions and will play in the MAC Championship. The Rockets have not lost since week 1 of the college football season as they enter this game on an eight-game winning streak which includes last week’s 31-13 win at home against the Buffalo Bulls while also covering the 14.5-point spread as a home favorite. The Rockets never trailed in the game as they quickly jumped out to a 14-0 lead in under 3 minutes at the beginning of the game thanks to a kickoff return for a touchdown and a 71-yard rushing touchdown by Peny Boone. Boone would finish the game with 125 yards and a touchdown on 12 carries and will look to continue the momentum against the Eastern Michigan Eagles on Wednesday. 

BookMaker has the Toledo Rockets listed as 19-point favorites at home against the Eastern Michigan Eagles on Wednesday night in week 11 of the college football season. Toledo has won eight of the last ten and two of the last three contests. Both teams are 5-5 ATS in the last ten while the Eagles are 2-1 ATS in the last three games in the series. The Eastern Michigan Eagles are 5-4 ATS overall, 3-1 ATS on the road, 3-2 ATS as an underdog, and 4-1 ATS in conference games this season while the Toledo Rockets are 4-5 ATS overall, 2-3 ATS at home, 3-5 ATS as a favorite, and 2-3 ATS in conference games on the year.

Toledo is the more talented team in this matchup, however, Eastern Michigan has been the better team at covering the spread most recently in the series going 2-1 ATS in the last three meetings while also being the better team this season at covering the spread going 4-1 ATS in conference games and 3-1 ATS on the road while the Rockets are 2-3 ATS in conference play and 2-3 ATS at home. Take the points with the Eastern Michigan Eagles when they travel to face the Toledo Rockets on Wednesday night. 

Spooky Express Pick: Eastern Michigan Eagles +19