Falcons visit Zips in Week 6 NCAAF clash
Bowling Green Falcons vs Akron Zips Odds
The Akron Zips host Bowling Green on Saturday, looking to build on their 3-2 ATS mark against the 2-3 Falcons in NCAAF action at InfoCision Stadium.
This season the Zips are 1-4 overall and 3-2 ATS against the number, while the Falcons are 2-3 and 2-3 ATS. As for the totals, Akron is 4-0 on the OU, and Bowling Green is 0-4.
Betting Line: On the opening line for this matchup, the Zips sat as 6-point underdogs, according to 5Dimes. The total, meanwhile, had not been posted early in the week, so check the lines pages for the latest.
Power Rankings / Prediction: It's a betting matchup between the No. 119-rated Zips and the No. 80-ranked Falcons, according to the NCAAF Power Rankings here at Odds Shark. Predictive-scoring models run on this game indicate a potential 30-28 result in favor of the Zips.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Akron's No. 25-ranked offense (38.6 PPG) against a Falcons defense that ranks No. 51 at 22.4 PPG. The Zips passing attack has averaged 361.8 yards per game, more than the Falcons give up through the air (208.8 YPG on average).
Defensively, the Falcons feature the league's No. 78-rated road run defense, allowing 198.7 yards per game. Akron, meanwhile, ranks No. 92 in rushing offense at home.
Last time out for Bowling Green, they were a 48-8 winner as they battled Rhode Island at home. No odds were posted on that game, as it involved the non-board school. Anthon Samuel went over the 100-yard mark (127) in his team's latest effort as Bowling Green defeated Rhode Island by a score of 48-8 on Saturday.
Akron lost its last outing, a 56-49 result against Miami (Ohio) on September 29. Akron failed to cover in that game as a 1.5-point underdog, while the 105 combined points took the game OVER the total. In Akron's last outing, Dalton Williams threw for 446 yards in a losing cause against the RedHawks, 56-49 at InfoCision Stadium.
Bowling Green Falcons Trends:
When playing in October are 2-8
When playing on turf are 4-6
After outgaining opponent are 2-8
When playing within the conference are 3-7
Akron Zips Trends:
When playing in October are 0-10
When playing on turf are 1-9
After being outgained are 1-9
When playing within the conference are 1-9
A few Falcons at Zips trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Bowling Green's last 5 games when playing Akron
Bowling Green is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing Akron
Bowling Green is 4-9 SU in its last 13 games
Bowling Green is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Akron's last 5 games when playing Bowling Green
Akron is 3-6 ATS in its last 9 games
Akron is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games at home
Akron is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing Bowling Green
Bowling Green home to Miami (Ohio), Saturday, October 13
Akron at Ohio, Saturday, October 13