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Akron Zips Open as Week 1 Betting Underdogs vs Nittany Lions

Akron visits Penn State on Saturday, hoping to send the Nittany Lions to a loss while also covering the spread in college football betting action at Beaver Stadium.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Odds makers at Bovada had the Penn State Nittany Lions as -35-point favorites in the matchup, while the betting total had not been set at press time (check BetOnline for the latest on the over under).

Odds Shark college football prediction models picked a 49-14 result in favor of the Nittany Lions on Saturday. Check the matchup report for any updates or pick revisions before kickoff. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NCAAF matchups here.

Akron Zips vs Penn State Nittany Lions Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Penn State Nittany Lions are 0-0 so far on the season, and 0-0 ATS vs the point spread. The Akron Zips, meanwhile, are 0-0 and 0-0 ATS. Those over under betting have seen Penn State go 0-0 and the Akron Zips go 0-0 on the totals. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Penn State vs Akron injuries news.

It's a betting matchup between the No. 13-rated Penn State Nittany Lions and the No. 84-ranked Akron Zips, according to the NCAA College Football Power Rankings here at Odds Shark.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up the Penn State Nittany Lions No. -ranked offense ( PPG) against a Akron Zips defense that ranks No. at PPG. The Penn State Nittany Lions passing attack has averaged yards per game, more than the Akron Zips give up through the air ( YPG on average).

In comparing defenses, the Akron Zips own the league's No. 90-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 218.33 yards per game when on the road. Penn State, on the other hand, rates No. 71 this week in generating rushing yards at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Zips suffered a Week 13 loss against Ohio in their last game, falling 9-3 at Peden Stadium.

Saquon Barkley tore up the turf for 194 rushing yards in the latest Nittany Lions game, a 52-49 loss to the Trojans at Rose Bowl.

Betting Trends
  • Akron is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Akron is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Akron's last 7 games
  • Akron is 6-3 ATS in its last 9 games on the road
  • Penn State is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Penn State is 9-1 SU in its last 10 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 6 of Penn State's last 7 games
  • Penn State is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Akron home to Arkansas-Pine Bluff, Saturday, September 9th
Penn State home to Pittsburgh, Saturday, September 9th