Now out of the race for the MAC title 8-3 Toledo will look to finish its regular season on a winning note when it hosts 1-10 Akron Tuesday night (7 pm ET, ESPN2).
The Rockets, who have lost their last two games after winning eight straight, were early 18-point favorites over the Zips, who are working off an eight-game losing streak.
Zips vs Rockets Betting Line: Fans backing the Rockets here saw them open at GTbets as 21-point favorites in this college football clash. The over under had not been set as of press time Monday morning, but check 5Dimes for updates this week.
Power Rankings / Prediction: The Rockets sit at No. 65 in the current NCAAF Power Rankings here at OddsShark, while the Zips are at No. 111 on that chart. Math models have concluded that the Rockets will win this game 36-21.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Toledo's No. 40-ranked offense, averaging 32.7 PPG, against a Zips defense that ranks No. 109 this week at 35.7 PPG. The Rockets aerial game is averaging 252.4 yards per game, more than the Zips secondary allows through the air, 230.9 YPG per game.
Defensively, the Zips feature the league's No. 116-rated road run defense, allowing 248.2 yards per game. Toledo, meanwhile, ranks No. 44 in rushing offense at home.
Akron was a 22-14 loser in their most recent outing at home against Massachusetts. They failed to cover the 14.5-point spread as favorites, while the total score (36) made winners of UNDER bettors. Dalton Williams led the way last time out for the Zips, connecting for 332 passing yards, but failing to earn the victory in a 22-14 loss to the Zips at InfoCision Stadium.
Last time out for Toledo, they were a 31-24 loser as they battled Northern Illinois on the road. Toledo covered in the match as a 10-point underdog, while 55 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Bernard Reedy was good for 131 receiving yards in the Rockets's most recent action, but while it helped his stats, it didn’t help his team to victory and they fell 31-24 to the Rockets.
Akron Zips Trends:
When playing in November are 2-8
When playing on turf are 1-9
After outgaining opponent are 1-9
When playing within the conference are 0-10
Toledo Rockets Trends:
When playing in November are 5-5
When playing on turf are 8-2
After being outgained are 9-1
When playing within the conference are 8-2
A few Zips at Rockets trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Akron's last 5 games
Akron is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games
Akron is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games when playing Toledo
Akron is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing Toledo
Toledo is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home
Toledo is 8-2 SU in its last 10 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Toledo's last 5 games
Toledo is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Akron