Eastern Michigan 2018 Betting Preview: Eagles An Unexpected MAC Contender
Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports. Pictured: Shaq Vann
Eastern Michigan 2018 Betting Odds
- To win the National Title: +999999
- To win the MAC: +1400
- Win Total: 5.5 (over -135, under +105)
All lines as of Aug 6. Always shop for the best line.
Eastern Michigan 2018 Schedule, Betting Odds
The Action Network Projected Wins: 7.2
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Eastern Michigan Over 5.5 (-135)
I filed a very pro-Eastern Michigan column recently, detailing a path for the Eagles to win the MAC. They are in the West division, pitting them against the likes of Northern Illinois and Toledo.
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My views have not changed, thanks to a 2nd Order win total (1.4) signaling bad luck in 2017, and good returning production numbers (14th defensively). EMU had so many close games go against it in 2017.
— #MACtion (@MACSports) October 27, 2017
The strength of this team will be the offensive line, which returns all five starters. Running backs Ian Eriksen and Shaq Vann will feast weekly on a schedule littered with inexperienced front sevens.
I love Shaq Vann's arm pump after @codytuttleTE_5 's cut-block! pic.twitter.com/ZoN0s1yo0k
— Shane Tuttle (@Jets2Sell) September 14, 2015
We will roll with the Over 5.5 (-135) on Eastern Michigan. The final five games could all be wins — Ball State, Army, Central Michigan, Akron and Kent State. Monmouth, San Diego State and a Purdue team taking a step back on defense round out the nonconference slate. EMU is 11-2 ATS in nonconference play the past three years.
What else you need to know about Eastern Michigan
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Toledo is replacing quarterback Logan Woodside, while Northern Illinois has a carousel of injured quarterbacks yearly. One upset could give EMU a shot to win the division and have the Eagles facing Buffalo, Ohio or Miami of Ohio in the MAC championship game.