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Eagles host Zips in Week 5 action

Akron ZipsEastern Michigan Eagles
Oct 1, 1:00 PM | Turf of Rynearson Stadium

Akron Zips vs Eastern Michigan Eagles Odds

1-3TEAM RECORD2-2

Akron visits Eastern Michigan on Saturday, hoping to send the Eagles to a loss while also covering the spread in NCAAF action at Rynearson Stadium.

The Eagles currently sports a record of 2-2, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 3-1 ATS. The Zips are 1-3 and 1-3 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Eagles post a 0-4 over under record this season, while the Zips have gone 2-2 against the number.

View Akron vs Eastern Michigan Odds and Stats.

Betting Line: The Eagles were listed as 9.5-point favorites at sportsbooks on the opening college football line.

Power Rankings / Prediction: It's a betting matchup between the No. 42-rated Eagles and the No. 76-ranked Zips, according to the NCAAF Power Rankings here at Odds Shark. Predictive-scoring models run on this game indicate a potential 18--3 result in favor of the Eagles.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Eastern Michigan's No. 109-ranked offense, averaging 16 PPG, against a Zips defense that ranks No. 116 this week at 38.8 PPG. The Eagles aerial game is averaging 101.8 yards per game, less than the Zips secondary allows through the air, 180.2 YPG per game.

In comparing defenses, the Zips own the league's No. 77-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 194 yards per game when on the road. Eastern Michigan, on the other hand, rates No. 8 this week in generating rushing yards at home.

In their last action, Akron was a 36-13 winner at home against VMI. They covered the 13.5–point spread as favorites, while the combined score (49) was profitable news for OVER bettors.

Last time out for Eastern Michigan, they were a 34-6 loser as they battled Penn State on the road. Eastern Michigan covered in the match as a 28.5-point underdog, while 40 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.

Akron Zips Trends:
When playing in October are 1-9
When playing on turf are 2-8
After outgaining opponent are 2-8
When playing within the conference are 2-8

Eastern Michigan Eagles Trends:
When playing in October are 1-9
When playing on turf are 4-6
After being outgained are 2-8
When playing within the conference are 2-8

A few Zips at Eagles trends to consider:
Akron is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Eastern Michigan
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Akron's last 7 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Akron's last 6 games
Akron is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Eastern Michigan's last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Eastern Michigan's last 5 games at home
Eastern Michigan is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Akron
Eastern Michigan is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing Akron

Next up:
Akron home to Florida International, Saturday, October 8
Eastern Michigan at Toledo, Saturday, October 8

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