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Akron Zips Face the Oklahoma Sooners: Week 1 NCAA Football Odds and Pick

The Akron Zips will be looking to pick up a win and cover the spread when they take on the Sooners in Oklahoma at Memorial Stadium on Saturday in Week 1 action.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Those siding with the visitors in this one saw the $Akron Zips listed as 38-point underdogs earlier this week at Bovada. Meanwhile, the over under betting line was unavailable earlier in the week, but posted shortly at MyBookie.

Odds Shark prediction models pick the Sooners to win this game on Saturday 42-21. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NCAAF matchups here.

Akron Zips vs Oklahoma Sooners Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Akron Zips will try to spoil to the party on Saturday; they are 3-9 ATS against the spread this season, while the Oklahoma Sooners are 5-8 ATS. Akron is 4-8 on the over under betting totals; Oklahoma is 9-4. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Oklahoma vs Akron injuries news.

The OddsShark Power Rankings have the Oklahoma Sooners at No. 27 and the Akron Zips at No. 74 heading into this contest.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Oklahoma's No. 21-ranked offense, averaging 36.38 PPG, against a Akron defense that ranks No. 28 this week at 23.08 PPG. The Oklahoma aerial game is averaging 203.54 yards per game, less than the Akron Zips secondary allows through the air, 222.5 YPG per game.

In comparing defenses, the Akron Zips own the league's No. 42-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 154.83 yards per game when on the road. Oklahoma, on the other hand, rates No. 12 this week in generating rushing yards at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

In their last game, Akron got a 184-yard performance from Jawon Chisholm, but Kent State prevailed 27-24.

Cole Stoudt led his team to victory last time out, throwing for 319 yards Monday as the Tigers downed the Sooners 40-6 at Florida Citrus Bowl.

Betting Trends
  • Akron is 1-7 ATS in its last 8 games
  • Akron is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 14 of Akron's last 20 games
  • Akron is 1-6 ATS in its last 7 games on the road
  • Oklahoma is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Oklahoma is 18-7 SU in its last 25 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 10 of Oklahoma's last 14 games
  • Oklahoma is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Akron home to Pittsburgh, Saturday, September 12th
Oklahoma at Tennessee, Saturday, September 12th