Cincinnati Bearcats vs Akron Zips in NCAAF odds tilt
Akron Zips vs Cincinnati Bearcats Odds
The Bearcats will try to win and cover the spread at Nippert Stadium on Saturday when they get a visit from the Zips in Week 3 action.
The Zips will look to vanquish their hosts on Saturday, as they are 0-2 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Bearcats are 1-1 ATS. Akron is 0-2 against the total, while Cincinnati is 2-0 versus the number.
Betting Line: The Zips are listed as 31-point underdogs at sportsbooks, with the total listed at 999.
Power Rankings / Prediction: The game pits the Bearcats, currently No. 35 in our OddsShark NCAAF Power Rankings, against the Zips, who rate No. 120 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and handicapping models run on this game predict a 50--10 victory for the Bearcats.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Cincinnati's #11-ranked offense (47.5 PPG) against a Zips defense that ranks #112 at 41.5 PPG. The Bearcats passing attack has averaged 202 yards per game, almost the same as the Zips give up through the air (202 YPG on average).
In comparing defenses, the Zips own the league's #64-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 224 yards per game when on the road. Cincinnati, on the other hand, rates #4 this week in generating rushing yards at home.
In their last action, Akron was a 41-3 loser at home against Temple. They failed to cover the 16.5–point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (44) was profitable news for UNDER bettors.
Cincinnati was a 45-23 loser in its last match on the road against Tennessee. They failed to cover the 3.5–point spread as underdogs, while the total score of 68 sent OVER bettors to the payout window.
Akron Zips Trends:
When playing in September are 1-9
When playing on turf are 1-9
After being outgained are 1-9
When playing outside the conference are 1-9
Cincinnati Bearcats Trends:
When playing in September are 6-4
When playing on turf are 5-5
After being outgained are 9-1
When playing outside the conference are 5-5
A few Zips at Bearcats trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Akron's last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Akron's last 6 games on the road
Akron is 3-7 ATS in its last 10 games on the road
Akron is 1-13 SU in its last 14 games
Cincinnati is 17-5 SU in its last 22 games at home
Cincinnati is 2-6 ATS in its last 8 games
Cincinnati is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games
Akron home to VMI, Saturday, September 24
Cincinnati home to North Carolina State, Thursday, September 22