Eastern Michigan 2018 Betting Preview: Eagles An Unexpected MAC Contender

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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.

Walk. Off. Winner. @NIU_Football takes out Eastern Michigan in OT to become bowl eligible. #theHardWay #MACtion pic.twitter.com/LNYVOvVKuN

— #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

Eastern Michigan to win the MAC +1800 is worth a small investment. You can check out mine here.

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.

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