Zips visit Chippewas in Week 9 NCAAF clash

Akron ZipsCentral Michigan Chippewas
Oct 27, 3:30 PM | Turf of Kelly/Shorts Stadium

Akron Zips vs Central Michigan Chippewas Odds

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The visiting Zips hope to send their backers to the pay window on Saturday as they look to cover the spread at Kelly/Shorts Stadium against the Chippewas.

The Zips will look to vanquish their hosts on Saturday, as they are 4-4 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Chippewas are 1-6 ATS. Akron is 4-3 against the total, while Central Michigan is 4-1-1 versus the number.

View Akron vs Central Michigan Odds and Stats.

Betting Line: The visitors opened as 6-point underdogs in this one at 5Dimes and most sportsbooks tracked here at OddsShark. No total had been posted as of press time check the live lines pages in the coming days to see where the number opened.

Power Rankings / Prediction: The game pits the Chippewas, currently No. 86 in our OddsShark NCAAF Power Rankings, against the Zips, who rate No. 110 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and handicapping models run on this game predict a 25-19 victory for the Zips.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Central Michigan's No. 81-ranked offense, averaging 25.6 PPG, against a Zips defense that ranks No. 112 this week at 37.6 PPG. The Chippewas aerial game is averaging 255.1 yards per game, more than the Zips secondary allows through the air, 248.9 YPG per game.

In comparing defenses, the Zips own the league's No. 101-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 238.7 yards per game when on the road. Central Michigan, on the other hand, rates No. 92 this week in generating rushing yards at home.

Last time out for Akron, they were a 37-7 loser as they battled Northern Illinois at home. Akron failed to cover in the match as a 17-point underdog, while 44 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Akron didn’t make much of a game of it last time out, losing to the Huskies as Northern Illinois blasted them 37-7 in Week 8 action.

In their last action, Central Michigan was a 41-30 loser at home against Ball State. They failed to cover the 3-point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (71) was profitable news for OVER bettors. Ryan Radcliff led the way last time out for the Chippewas, connecting for 339 passing yards, but failing to earn the victory in a 41-30 loss to the Chippewas at Kelly/Shorts Stadium.

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 0-10

Central Michigan Chippewas Trends:
When playing in October are 2-8
When playing on turf are 2-8
After being outgained are 2-8
When playing within the conference are 2-8

A few Zips at Chippewas trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Akron's last 5 games on the road
Akron is 4-8 ATS in its last 12 games
Akron is 3-5-1 ATS in its last 9 games on the road
Akron is 1-3-1 ATS in its last 5 games when playing Central Michigan
Central Michigan is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Akron
Central Michigan is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Akron
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Central Michigan's last 5 games
Central Michigan is 4-1-1 ATS in its last 6 games when playing at home against Akron

Next up:
Akron at Kent State, Saturday, November 3
Central Michigan home to Western Michigan, Saturday, November 3

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