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Akron Zips Open as Week 5 Betting Underdogs vs Bobcats

The NCAA college football betting menu features a clash between Akron and Ohio on Saturday, with the host Zips trying to win both for fans supporting them and bettors backing them.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Odds makers at Bovada had the Akron Zips as 3-point underdogs in the matchup, while the betting total was sitting at 45 as of Thursday (check BetOnline for the latest on the over under).

Odds Shark computer prediction handicapping models run on this game pick a 21-19 victory for the Zips. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NCAAF matchups here.

Ohio Bobcats vs Akron Zips Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Akron will face the 3-1 Ohio Bobcats, who own a 4-0 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Akron Zips are 1-3 so far this season while the Bobcats are 3-1. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Akron vs Ohio injuries news.

The Akron Zips sit at No. 93 in the current College Football Power Rankings here at Odds Shark, while the Ohio Bobcats are at No. 68 on that chart.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up the Akron Zips No. 98-ranked offense (24.25 PPG) against a Ohio Bobcats defense that ranks No. 40 at 19.75 PPG. The Akron Zips passing attack has averaged 181 yards per game, less than the Ohio Bobcats give up through the air (201.75 YPG on average).

Defensively, the Ohio Bobcats feature the league's No. 43-rated road run defense, allowing 155 yards per game. Akron, meanwhile, ranks No. 88 in rushing offense at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

In their last game, the Bobcats were Week 4 losers coming out on the wrong end of 27-24 score against Minnesota.

 

Louisiana-Lafayette didn't make much of a game of it last time out, losing to the Zips as Akron blasted them 35-14 in Week 4 action.

Betting Trends
  • Ohio is 4-0-1 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Ohio is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Ohio's last 12 games
  • Ohio is 3-7-1 ATS in its last 11 games on the road
  • Akron is 2-10 ATS in its last 12 games
  • Akron is 3-7 SU in its last 10 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 17 of Akron's last 24 games
  • Akron is 1-6 ATS in its last 7 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Ohio home to Miami (Ohio), Saturday, October 10th
Akron at Eastern Michigan, Saturday, October 10th

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