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Akron On Four-Game ATS Winning Streak

Akron Zips Football

The Akron Zips were in danger of missing out on the Bowl season as they had a 3-5 record midway through the season, but they got their act together and went 4-0 SU and ATS in their final four games. Akron will take on the Utah State Aggies in the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl in Boise on December 22nd.

Shark Bites
  • Utah State is 15-3 SU in their last 18 games following a loss.
  • The total has gone UNDER in six of Akron’s past seven games following consecutive wins.
  • Akron linebacker Jatavis Brown leads the team in tackles, sacks, tackles for loss and forced fumbles.

The Zips have gotten this far in the season based on a good defense and an offense that has been good enough. Akron has allowed 21.5 points per game while holding opponents to under 20 points in six games this season, but are averaging a mere 24 points per game.

Utah State has played a good portion of their season with senior Chuckie Keeton at quarterback, but he has started their final two games of the regular season. Keeton’s numbers don’t jump off the page this season, but his athleticism and ability to extend plays will be a tough task for Akron.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Several shops tracked by Odds Shark (including Bovada) set the point spread at -6.5 for the Utah State Aggies . BetOnline has opened the total at 48.5 for the game.

Odds Shark prediction models pick the Zips to win this game on Tuesday 33-26. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NCAAF matchups here.

For in-depth analysis of everything about the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl, click here.

Akron Zips vs Utah State Aggies Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Supporters of the Akron Zips have seen them go 7-5 and 6-5-1 ATS so far this season, while the Utah State Aggies are at 6-6 and 5-7 ATS. In totals betting, the Aggies are 9-3, while the Zips are 5-7. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Utah State vs Akron injuries news.

It's a betting matchup between the No. 48-rated Utah State Aggies and the No. 65-ranked Akron Zips, according to the NCAA College Football Power Rankings here at Odds Shark.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Utah State's No. 60-ranked offense, averaging 29.67 PPG, against a Akron defense that ranks No. 27 this week at 21.5 PPG. The Utah State aerial game is averaging 202.92 yards per game, less than the Akron Zips secondary allows through the air, 238.75 YPG per game.

In comparing defenses, the Akron Zips own the league's No. 9-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 108.17 yards per game when on the road. Utah State, on the other hand, rates No. 31 this week in generating rushing yards at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

AkronÆs defense kept the Golden Flashes off the scoreboard last time out in a 20-0 win at InfoCision Stadium.

Utah State didn't make much of a game of it last time out, losing to the Cougars as BYU blasted them 51-28 in Week 13 action.