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College Football Betting Line Favors the Ball State Cardinals over the Akron Zips

The Ball State Cardinals will try to pay off for their supporters on Saturday when they play host to the Akron Zips at Scheumann Stadium in Week 8 college football betting action.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Betting fans going with the Ball State Cardinals in this game found them listed as -2-point favorites on the betting odds menu at 5Dimes earlier in the week.

Odds Shark score prediction models pick a 23-15 result in favor of the Zips on Saturday. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NCAAF matchups here.

Akron Zips vs Ball State Cardinals Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Ball State battles the Akron Zips, currently with a 4-3 mark (2-5 ATS). The over under records, important for totals betting, are 3-4 for the Cardinals and 5-2 for the Akron Zips. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Ball State vs Akron injuries news.

The OddsShark Power Rankings have the Ball State Cardinals at No. 113 and the Akron Zips at No. 63 heading into this contest.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Ball State's No. 69-ranked offense, averaging 28.43 PPG, against a Akron defense that ranks No. 109 this week at 34.57 PPG. The Ball State aerial game is averaging 217.57 yards per game, less than the Akron Zips secondary allows through the air, 280.43 YPG per game.

Defensively, the Akron Zips feature the league's No. 66-rated road run defense, allowing 182 yards per game. Ball State, meanwhile, ranks No. 81 in rushing offense at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Akron didn't make much of a game of it last time out, losing to the Broncos as Western Michigan blasted them 41-0 in Week 7 action.

James Gilbert went over the 100-yard mark (264) in his team's latest effort as Ball State defeated Buffalo by a score of 31-21 on Saturday.

Betting Trends
  • Akron is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games
  • Akron is 9-3 SU in its last 12 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Akron's last 7 games
  • Akron is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
  • Ball State is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games
  • Ball State is 5-11 SU in its last 16 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 12 of Ball State's last 17 games
  • Ball State is 4-11 ATS in its last 15 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Akron at Buffalo, Thursday, October 27th
Ball State home to Western Michigan, Tuesday, November 1st