Teams trending in opposite directions at the end of the regular season meet when the Eastern Michigan Eagles face the San Jose State Spartans in the 2022 Famous Idaho Potato Bowl on Tuesday. The Eagles (8-4), who have won three in a row and six of eight, are looking to win their second bowl all-time. The Spartans (7-4), who have lost two of three, are just 3-3 since Oct. 7. San Jose State is 7-4 all-time in bowls, but has not won one since 2015.Kickoff from Albertsons Stadium in Boise, Idaho, is set for 3:30 p.m. ET. Eastern Michigan averages 360.4 yards per game, while San Jose State averages 365.5. The Spartans are favored by 4.5 points in the latest Eastern Michigan vs. San Jose State odds from Caesars Sportsbook, while the over/under for total points scored is 53.5. Before making any San Jose State vs. Eastern Michigan picks, you need to see the college football predictions and betting advice from SportsLine’s advanced computer model.The SportsLine Projection Model simulates every FBS college football game 10,000 times. Over the past six-plus years, the proprietary computer model has generated a stunning profit of almost $2,500 for $100 players on its top-rated college football picks against the spread. Anyone who has followed it has seen huge returns.Now, the model has set its sights on Eastern Michigan vs. San Jose State and just locked in its picks and Famous Idaho Potato Bowl 2022 predictions. You can head to SportsLine now to see the model’s picks. Here are several college football odds and betting lines for San Jose State vs. Eastern Michigan:
Eastern Michigan vs. San Jose State spread: San Jose State -4.5Eastern Michigan vs. San Jose State over/under: 53.5 pointsEastern Michigan vs. San Jose State money line: Eastern Michigan +170, San Jose State -205EMU: The Eagles are 4-0-1 against the spread in their last five games overallSJSU: The Spartans are 6-1 ATS in their last seven games in DecemberEastern Michigan vs. San Jose Spartans picks: See picks at SportsLine
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Why San Jose State can coverSenior running back Kairee Robinson leads the Spartans’ rushing attack. He has carried 143 times for 696 yards (4.9 average) and 10 touchdowns, and is a threat out of the backfield with 23 receptions for 127 yards (5.5 average), including a season long of 26 yards. Robinson ran for a career-high 148 yards on a career-high 24 carries against Hawaii on Nov. 26. He had 12 carries for 69 yards at Utah State on Nov. 19, and nine carries for 32 yards at San Diego State on Nov. 12.Defensively, senior linebacker Kyle Harmon has been a beast. He leads the Spartans in tackles with 94, including 38 solo, with three sacks for 19 yards and two pass breakups. Harmon was a Preseason All-Mountain West and All-Mountain West First Team selection in 2022. He is fourth all-time in tackles at San Jose State with 434, and made a season-high 14 stops at Utah State on Nov. 19.Why Eastern Michigan can coverSenior running back Samson Evans has had a solid season, rushing for 100 yards or more four times. He carried 36 times for 258 yards and one touchdown in a 30-21 win at Arizona State on Sept. 17. In his last game, a 38-19 Eagles win over Central Michigan on Nov. 25, Evans rushed 23 times for 135 yards and a score. For the season, he has carried 224 times for 1,084 yards (4.8 average) and 13 touchdowns.
Senior wide receiver Tanner Knue is a third-team All-MAC selection. He led the Eagles with 592 yards receiving, nine touchdowns, and just one dropped pass, and ranked seventh in the MAC in total touchdowns. The nine touchdowns are tied for third-best in a single season at Eastern Michigan, and ranked third in the league and 14th nationally. Knue caught at least three passes in all but one game in 2022, and had a season-high 106 yards receiving against Buffalo on Sept. 24.How to make Eastern Michigan vs. San Jose State picksSportsLine’s model is leaning Over on the total, projecting 58 combined points. The model also says one side of the spread hits in well over 70% of simulations. You can only see the model’s pick at SportsLine.So who wins San Jose State vs. Eastern Michigan? And which side of the spread hits in well over 70% of simulations? Visit SportsLine now to see which side of the spread you need to jump on, all from the model that has crushed its college football picks, and find out.