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Zips take on Broncos in Week 13 contest

Akron ZipsWestern Michigan Broncos
Nov 25, 1:00 PM | Turf of Waldo Stadium

Akron Zips vs Western Michigan Broncos Odds

1-10TEAM RECORD6-5

Waldo Stadium features a battle between the host Western Michigan Broncos and the visiting Akron Zips in betting action Friday.

They battle the Zips, currently with a 1-10 mark (3-7-1 ATS). The over under records, important for totals bettors, are 6-5 for the Broncos and 5-6 for the Zips.

View Akron vs Western Michigan Odds and Stats.

Betting Line: If you're siding with the visitors in this one you'll find the Zips listed as 28-point underdogs. Meanwhile, the over under line will be set shortly.

Power Rankings / Prediction: According to the Power Rankings here at OddsShark it's the No. 90-rated Broncos and the No. 118-rated Zips in this matchup. Predictive formulas point to a 32-6 win for the Broncos on Friday.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Western Michigan's No. 32-ranked offense (32.6 PPG) against a Zips defense that ranks No. 109 at 35.8 PPG. The Broncos passing attack has averaged 328.1 yards per game, more than the Zips give up through the air (195.8 YPG on average).

Defensively, the Zips feature the league's No. 102-rated road run defense, allowing 223 yards per game. Western Michigan, meanwhile, ranks No. 33 in rushing offense at home.

Akron was a 51-10 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Buffalo. They failed to cover the 10.5–point spread as underdogs, while the total score (61) made winners of OVER bettors.

Western Michigan won its last outing, a 24-21 result against Miami (Ohio) on November 16. Western Michigan covered in that game as a 1.5-point favorite, while the 45 combined points took the game UNDER the total.

Akron Zips Trends:
When playing in November are 3-7
When playing on turf are 1-9
After being outgained are 1-9
When playing within the conference are 1-9

Western Michigan Broncos Trends:
When playing in November are 5-5
When playing on turf are 5-5
After outgaining opponent are 4-6
When playing within the conference are 7-3

A few Zips at Broncos trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Akron's last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Akron's last 6 games on the road
Akron is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
Akron is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games when playing Western Michigan
Western Michigan is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Western Michigan is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Akron
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Western Michigan's last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Western Michigan's last 6 games at home

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