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Jacksonville State vs. Eastern Michigan Picks, Best Bets and Prediction – September 23
By Athlon Betting,
On Saturday, September 23 at 5:00 PM ET, the Jacksonville State Gamecocks will play the Eastern Michigan Eagles at Burgess-Snow Field at JSU Stadium. We have some computer model predictions -- continue reading for a complete breakdown regarding the point spread, total and final score.
The Eagles are underdogs, but by less than a touchdown (+6.5), versus the Gamecocks (with an over/under of 52.5 points).
The Gamecocks were knocked off by the Coastal Carolina Chanticleers 30-16 in their last game. Their last time out, the Eagles won 19-17 over the UMass Minutemen.
Jacksonville State vs. Eastern Michigan Game Info
Date: Saturday, September 23, 2023
Time: 5:00 PM ET
City: Jacksonville, Alabama
Venue: Burgess-Snow Field at JSU Stadium
Jacksonville State vs. Eastern Michigan Odds & Betting Lines
None of the Gamecocks three games this season have gone over this contest's total of 52.5.
The Eagles played eight games last season that finished with a point total above 52.5 points.
Jacksonville State compiled a 7-4-0 record against the spread last season.
Eastern Michigan put together a 7-6-0 record against the spread last year.
The Gamecocks finished with a 7-1 record in games they were listed as the moneyline favorite last season (winning 87.5% of those games).
Last season, the Eagles were the underdog seven times and won five of those games.
Jacksonville State Key Players
Zion Webb leads the team with 217 passing yards (72.3 yards per game) and has a 48.7% completion percentage this year (19-of-39) . He also has 76 rushing yards on 21 carries, averaging 25.3 yards per game.
Malik Jackson has picked up a team-high 249 rushing yards (83 yards per game) and scored two touchdowns.
Ron Wiggins has 156 yards on 28 carries (52 ypg), with two rushing touchdowns.
Perry Carter Jr. has hauled in four passes for a team-best 87 yards. He averages 29 yards per game.
Quinton Lane has chipped in with seven catches for 80 yards this year. He averages 26.7 receiving yards per game.
Eastern Michigan Key Players
Austin Smith has 403 passing yards (134.3 ypg) to lead Eastern Michigan, completing 55.4% of his passes and tossing two touchdown passes and two interceptions this season. He's also chipped in on the ground with 60 rushing yards (20 ypg) on 15 carries.
The team's top rusher, Samson Evans, has carried the ball 35 times for 214 yards (71.3 per game), with one touchdown this year.
This season Jaylon Jackson has taken 22 carries for 120 yards (40 per game) and one touchdown.
Tanner Knue's 119 receiving yards (39.7 yards per game) lead all receivers on the team. He's totaled 15 receptions and one touchdown.
Blake Daniels has recorded 92 receiving yards (30.7 yards per game), hauling in seven passes this year.
Hamze Elzayat's five grabs are good enough for 81 yards (27 ypg) and one touchdown.