Zips vs RedHawks Betting Matchup Report
Miami (Ohio) RedHawks vs Akron Zips Odds
The visiting RedHawks hope to send their backers to the pay window on Saturday as they look to cover the spread at InfoCision Stadium against the Zips.
Supporters of the RedHawks have seen them go 2-2 and 0-4 ATS so far this season, while the Zips are at 1-3 and 3-1 ATS. In totals betting, the Zips are 3-0, while the RedHawks are 1-2.
Betting Line: Bettors looking to side with the Zips in this one will find them as 6.5-point underdogs. Check back soon to see where the over under opens.
Power Rankings / Prediction: It's a betting matchup between the No. 100-rated Zips and the No. 105-ranked RedHawks, according to the NCAAF Power Rankings here at Odds Shark. Predictive-scoring models run on this game indicate a potential 30-20 result in favor of the Zips.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Akron's No. 33-ranked offense (36 PPG) against a RedHawks defense that ranks No. 94 at 31.2 PPG. The Zips passing attack has averaged 340.8 yards per game, more than the RedHawks give up through the air (239 YPG on average).
In comparing defenses, the RedHawks own the league's No. 107-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 294.5 yards per game when on the road. Akron, on the other hand, rates No. 99 this week in generating rushing yards at home.
Miami (Ohio) was a 27-16 winner in their most recent outing at home against Massachusetts. They failed to cover the 24-point spread as favorites, while the total score (43) made winners of UNDER bettors. Jamire Westbrook ran through the Massachusetts defense for 105 yards in Miami (Ohio)'s last game, handing the Minutemen a 27-16 setback on Saturday at Fred C Yager Stadium.
In their last action, Akron was a 47-26 loser on the road against Tennessee. They covered the 32-point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (73) was profitable news for OVER bettors. Akron didn’t make much of a game of it last time out, losing to the Volunteers as Tennessee blasted them 47-26 in Week 4 action.
Miami (Ohio) RedHawks Trends:
When playing in September are 4-6
When playing on turf are 5-5
After being outgained are 5-5
When playing within the conference are 5-5
Akron Zips Trends:
When playing in September are 2-8
When playing on turf are 1-9
After being outgained are 1-9
When playing within the conference are 1-9
A few RedHawks at Zips trends to consider:
Miami (Ohio) is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games when playing Akron
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Miami (Ohio)'s last 5 games when playing Akron
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Miami (Ohio)'s last 14 games on the road
Miami (Ohio) is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Akron
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Akron's last 5 games when playing Miami (Ohio)
Akron is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Miami (Ohio)
Akron is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games at home
Akron is 1-8 SU in its last 9 games when playing Miami (Ohio)
Miami (Ohio) at Cincinnati, Saturday, October 6
Akron home to Bowling Green, Saturday, October 6