The Buffalo Bulls close out their 2023 season and look to play the role of spoiler when they take on the Eastern Michigan Eagles in a key MACtion game on Tuesday. The Eagles (5-6, 3-4 MAC) are looking to become bowl eligible for the third year in a row, but need to win on the road for the first time this season to achieve it. The Bulls (3-8, 3-4 MAC), who have beaten Eastern Michigan three consecutive times, can finish .500 in the conference for the sixth time in seven years with a victory. Eastern Michigan holds a 6-4 edge in the all-time series.
The game will kick off at 7:30 p.m. ET from UB Stadium in Buffalo, N.Y. Eastern Michigan is averaging 160.2 passing yards per game in 2023, while Buffalo averages 190.2. The Bulls are favored by 5 points in the latest Eastern Michigan vs. Buffalo odds, while the over-under for total points scored is 37. Before making any Buffalo vs. Eastern Michigan picks, you need to see the college football predictions and betting advice from SportsLine’s proven computer model.
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Now, the model has set its sights on Eastern Michigan vs. Buffalo and just revealed its picks and MACtion predictions. You can visit SportsLine to see the model’s CFB picks. Here are several college football odds and trends for Buffalo vs. Eastern Michigan:
- Eastern Michigan vs. Buffalo spread: Buffalo -5
- Eastern Michigan vs. Buffalo over/under: 37 points
- Eastern Michigan vs. Buffalo: Eastern Michigan +165, Buffalo -199
- EMU: The Eagles have hit the team total over in their last three games (+3.00 units)
- BUF: The Bulls have hit the game total under in 9 of their last 14 games (+3.50 units)
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Why Buffalo can cover
Senior wide receiver Marlyn Johnson is having a breakout season for the Bulls. He has 36 receptions for 415 yards and four touchdowns. Over his first four seasons combined, he totaled 23 catches for 234 yards and one touchdown. He had the best game of his career against Fordham on Sept. 9, finishing with seven receptions for 105 yards and two touchdowns — all career highs. Johnson has had a touchdown catch in three different games this season.
Defensively, the Bulls are led by senior linebacker Joe Andreessen. He has a team-high 78 tackles, including 47 solo, with one sack for eight yards, one forced fumble and one pass breakup. He is in his first season with the Bulls after spending two seasons at Bryant. For his career, he has registered 186 stops, including 117 solo, with six pass breakups, four sacks, two forced fumbles and five interceptions. See which team to pick here.
Why Eastern Michigan can cover
The Eagles have a one-two punch at running back with senior Samson Evans and senior Jaylon Jackson. Evans leads the team with 120 carries for 508 yards (4.2 average) and 11 touchdowns. His longest run from scrimmage is 61 yards. He also has 10 catches for 84 yards out of the backfield. In the double-overtime win over Akron, Evans rushed 15 times for 71 yards (4.7 average) and three touchdowns.
Jackson has also given the running game a boost, carrying 109 times for 502 yards (4.6 average) and two touchdowns. Jackson has also been a weapon in the passing game with 19 receptions for 203 yards (10.7 average) and a score. In a loss at Toledo on Nov. 8, he carried 16 times for 74 yards and one touchdown. His best game was a 12-carry, 83-yard and one-touchdown effort in a 19-17 win over Massachusetts on Sept. 16. He is in his second season at Eastern Michigan after spending his first two at Louisiana-Monroe. See which team to pick here.
How to make Eastern Michigan vs. Buffalo picks
SportsLine’s model is going Over on the total, projecting the teams to combine for 48 points. The model also says one side of the spread hits in nearly 60% of simulations. See who to back at SportsLine.
So who wins Buffalo vs. Eastern Michigan, and which side of the spread hits nearly 60% of the time? Visit SportsLine now to see which side of the spread you need to jump on, all from the model that has notched a profit of well over $2,000 on its top-rated college football spread picks, and find out.