The Toledo Rockets won't take anything for granted when they take on the Eastern Michigan Eagles as part of Tuesday's night's MACtion. The Rockets (4-4, 2-2 Mid-American) have won nine of the past 10 meetings, but neither team has distinguished itself much this season. Toledo and Eastern Michigan (5-3, 2-2) are part of the five-way tie for second place behind 4-0 Northern Illinois in the MAC West. Both teams come off comfortable victories last Saturday, with the Rockets beating Western Michigan 34-15 and EMU cruising to a 55-24 rout of Bowling Green.
Kickoff is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. ET at the Glass Bowl in Toledo, Ohio. Caesars Sportsbook lists the Rockets as nine-point favorites in the latest Toledo vs. Eastern Michigan odds, and the over-under for total points is 36.5. Before making any Eastern Michigan vs. Toledo or MACtion picks, make sure you check out the college football predictions and betting advice from the SportsLine Projection Model.
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Now, the model has locked in on Toledo vs. Eastern Michigan and just revealed its MACtion picks and predictions. You can head to SportsLine now to see the model's picks. Now, here are the college football odds and betting lines for Eastern Michigan vs. Toledo:
- Eastern Michigan vs. Toledo spread: Toledo -9
- Eastern Michigan vs. Toledo over-under: 54 points
- Eastern Michigan vs. Toledo money line: Eagles +280, Rockets -350
- EMU: It is 12-8 ATS on the road since 2018
- TOL: It is 11-9 ATS at home since 2018
Why Toledo can cover
Toledo has won 10 straight at home against the Eagles, and the home team is 7-3 against the spread in the last 10 meetings. The Rockets have found the most success behind a strong defense and the versatility of running back Bryant Koback. The defense is 13th in the nation against the pass (180.4 yards per game), which is EMU's strength, and allows just 18.3 points per game (15th). The unit also has 14 takeaways, including nine fumble recoveries, and EMU has turned it over 10 times. The Rockets offense, meanwhile, has coughed it up just four times.
The linebacking corps led by Jonathan Jones (54 tackles, two sacks) is the defense's foundation. Safety Maxen Hook (team-high 60 tackles) and cornerback Samuel Womack (fumble recovery, interception) lead the opportunistic secondary. Koback is third on the team with 19 catches and has 862 total yards and seven TDs. Freshman quarterback Dequan Finn has struggled throwing the ball, but he has 351 yards and six TDs on the ground. The Eagles defense has trouble stopping the run, ranking 101st in FBS in allowing 184.1 yards per game.
Why Eastern Michigan can cover
Eastern Michigan is 4-1 against the spread in its last five Tuesday night games, and graduate transfer quarterback Ben Bryant has injected some life into the offense. The former Cincinnati backup leads a passing offense that puts up 256.6 yards per game (45th in FBS), and the Eagles average 32.8 points (36th). Bryant has 1,836 passing yards and 10 TDs, and receivers Hassan Beydoun (52 catches for 533 yards) and Dylan Drummond (501 yards, four TDs) give him two top-notch options. Tight end Bryson Cannon averages 13.2 yards on his 19 catches.
The Eagles could have more success on the ground against Toledo, which ranks 61st in the nation against the run. Juwon Hamilton (347 yards, 5.2 per carry) and Darius Boone (306, six TDs) carry most of the load. EMU is 3-1 ATS in its past four games as a road underdog and 6-4 ATS in its past 10 MAC games. The pass rush has to be eagerly anticipating Tuesday's game against a Toledo team that has allowed 29 sacks (sixth-most in FBS). Turan Rush (3.5 sacks) and Jose Ramirez (three) have the rush skills to cause trouble for the quarterback all night
How to make Eastern Michigan vs. Toledo MACtion picks
The model is going over on the total, projecting the teams to combine for 60 points. It also says one side of the spread has all the value. You can only get the model's MACtion picks at SportsLine.
So who wins Tuesday night's MACtion pitting Toledo vs. Eastern Michigan? And which side of the spread has all the value? Visit SportsLine right now to see which side of the Eastern Michigan vs. Toledo spread to back Tuesday, all from the advanced model on a 28-15 run on its top-rated college football side picks, and find out.