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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
  • Channel: ESPN+
  • City: Jacksonville, Alabama
  • Venue: Burgess-Snow Field at JSU Stadium

Jacksonville State vs. Eastern Michigan Odds & Betting Lines

  • Spread Favorite: Gamecocks ( -6.5 )
  • Moneyline: Gamecocks ( -245 ), Eagles (+200)
  • Total: 52.5 points

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Gamecocks vs. Eagles Stats

  • 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.

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