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RedHawks Zips Betting Preview for Week 8

Akron Zips Miami (Ohio) RedHawks
1-6 October 19, 2013, 01:00 | Fred C Yager Stadium 0-6



The RedHawks hope to be bad hosts on Saturday as the Zips pay a visit to Fred C Yager Stadium in Week 8 betting action.

Backers of the RedHawks have seen them go 0-6 and 1-5 ATS so far this season, while the Zips are at 1-6 and 3-4 ATS. In totals betting, the Zips are 2-5, while the RedHawks are 1-5.

View Akron Zips vs Miami (Ohio) RedHawks Odds and Stats.

Miami (Ohio) were sitting as 6-point underdogs earlier in the week at Bovada. The total was to be set a bit later in the week for over under betting purposes.

It's a betting matchup between the No. 118-rated RedHawks and the No. 106-ranked Zips, according to the NCAAF Power Rankings here at Odds Shark. Predictive-scoring models run on this game indicate a potential 8-0 result in favor of the Zips.

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Last time out for Akron, they were a 27-20 loser as they battled Northern Illinois on the road. Akron covered in the match as a 24-point underdog, while 47 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. In their last game, the Zips were Week 7 losers coming out on the wrong end of 27-20 score against Northern Illinois. In their last game, the RedHawks were Week 7 losers coming out on the wrong end of 17-10 score against Massachusetts.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Miami (Ohio)'s No. 124-ranked offense, averaging 9 PPG, against a Zips defense that ranks No. 104 this week at 33.57 PPG. The RedHawks aerial game is averaging 117.83 yards per game, less than the Zips secondary allows through the air, 263.57 YPG per game.

Defensively, the Zips feature the league's No. 64-rated road run defense, allowing 170 yards per game. Miami (Ohio), meanwhile, ranks No. 122 in rushing offense at home.

A few Zips at RedHawks trends to consider:
Akron is 3-22 SU in its last 25 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Akron's last 7 games
Akron is 7-3 ATS in its last 10 games on the road
Akron is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Miami (Ohio) is 2-6 ATS in its last 8 games
Miami (Ohio) is 1-13 SU in its last 14 games
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Miami (Ohio)'s last 8 games
Miami (Ohio) is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games at home


Next up:
Akron at Ball State, Saturday, October 26th
Miami (Ohio) at Ohio, Saturday, October 26th