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Akron Zips Visit Western Michigan Broncos in Week 7 Clash – Betting Lines and Pick

The Western Michigan Broncos host Akron on Saturday, looking to build on their 2-4 ATS mark against the 3-3 Zips in NCAA college football betting action at Waldo Stadium.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Sportsbooks such as Bovada had the Western Michigan Broncos pegged as -13-point favorites in this matchup. The total, meanwhile, had yet to be posted as of writing - check the lines shortly.

Odds Shark computer prediction formulas run early in the week pointed to a 39-16 win for the Broncos 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 Western Michigan Broncos Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Western Michigan Broncos sit at 4-2 (2-4 ATS) on the season; in comparison, the Akron Zips are currently 3-3 (3-2-1 ATS). Looking to bet on the totals? Western Michigan is 5-1 OU, and Akron is 0-6 OU. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Western Michigan vs Akron injuries news.

The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Western Michigan Broncos rated this week at No. 22 and the Akron Zips sitting at No. 114.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up the Western Michigan Broncos No. 13-ranked offense (42.83 PPG) against a Akron Zips defense that ranks No. 51 at 24 PPG. The Western Michigan Broncos passing attack has averaged 177.33 yards per game, less than the Akron Zips give up through the air (249.33 YPG on average).

Defensively, the Akron Zips feature the league's No. 90-rated road run defense, allowing 201 yards per game. Western Michigan, meanwhile, ranks No. 33 in rushing offense at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Akron cruised to victory in its last outing, as they ran up a 31-3 score against Ball State at InfoCision Stadium.

Jarvion Franklin ran through the Buffalo defense for 176 yards in Western Michigan's last game, handing the Bulls a 71-68 setback on Saturday at UB Stadium.

Betting Trends
  • Akron is 3-7 SU in its last 10 games
  • Akron is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
  • Akron is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Akron's last 6 games on the road
  • Western Michigan is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Western Michigan is 19-3 SU in its last 22 games
  • Western Michigan is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
  • Western Michigan is 6-1 ATS in its last 7 games when playing Akron

Next Betting Matchups

Akron at Toledo, Saturday, October 21st
Western Michigan at Eastern Michigan, Saturday, October 21st