Zips vs Minutemen Betting Matchup Report
Massachusetts Minutemen vs Akron Zips Odds
The Akron Zips host Massachusetts on Saturday, looking to build on their 5-5 ATS mark against the 0-9 Minutemen in NCAAF action at InfoCision Stadium.
They battle the Minutemen, currently with a 0-9 mark (2-7 ATS). The over under records, important for totals bettors, are 4-5 for the Zips and 6-3 for the Minutemen.
Betting Line: Akron were sitting as 14-point favorites earlier in the week at Bovada. The total was to be set a bit later in the week for over under betting purposes.
Power Rankings / Prediction: The Power Rankings at OddsShark have the No. 124-rated Minutemen taking on the No. 104-rated Zips in this contest. Handicapping models indicate a 20--4 win for the Zips on Saturday.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Akron's No. 66-ranked offense (27.6 PPG) against a Minutemen defense that ranks No. 123 at 44.1 PPG. The Zips passing attack has averaged 315.6 yards per game, more than the Minutemen give up through the air (242 YPG on average).
Defensively, the Minutemen feature the league's No. 108-rated road run defense, allowing 247.2 yards per game. Akron, meanwhile, ranks No. 110 in rushing offense at home.
Massachusetts was a 63-0 loser in its last match on the road against Northern Illinois. They failed to cover the 35-point spread as underdogs, while the total score of 63 sent OVER bettors to the payout window. Massachusetts was hammered in its last outing, as Northern Illinois ran up a 63-0 score against them at Huskie Stadium.
Last time out for Akron, they were a 35-24 loser as they battled Kent State on the road. Akron covered in the match as a 18.5-point underdog, while 59 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Dalton Williams's 312-yard performance through the air wasn't enough last time out, as Kent State earned a 35-24 win over Akron on Saturday at Dix Stadium.
Massachusetts Minutemen Trends:
When playing in November are 2-3
When playing on turf are 0-10
After being outgained are 1-7
When playing within the conference are 5-5
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
A few Minutemen at Zips trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Massachusetts's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Massachusetts's last 5 games on the road
Massachusetts is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
Massachusetts is 1-6 ATS in its last 7 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Akron's last 5 games
Akron is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
Akron is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games at home
Akron is 1-8 SU in its last 9 games at home
Massachusetts home to Buffalo, Saturday, November 17
Akron at Toledo, Tuesday, November 20