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Ball State Cardinals vs Akron Zips Week 6 Betting Prediction and Odds

The NCAA college football betting menu features a clash between Akron and Ball State on Saturday, with the host Zips trying to win both for fans supporting them and bettors backing them.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Betting fans going with the Akron Zips in this game found them listed as -7.5-point favorites on the betting odds menu at 5Dimes earlier in the week.

Prediction-scoring formulas run on this game pointed to a potential 27-25 result in favor of the Zips early in the week. That outcome may change during the week, if injuries alter the models, so check the college football picks page before game time. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NCAAF matchups here.

Ball State Cardinals vs Akron Zips Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Betting fans of the Akron Zips have seen them go 2-3 and 2-2-1 ATS so far this season, while the Ball State Cardinals are at 2-3 and 3-2 ATS. In over under totals betting, the Ball State Cardinals are 3-2, while the Akron Zips are 0-5. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Akron vs Ball State injuries news.

According to the Power Rankings here at Odds Shark it's the No. 135-rated Akron Zips and the No. 109-rated Ball State Cardinals in this matchup.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Akron's No. 102-ranked offense, averaging 23.4 PPG, against a Ball State defense that ranks No. 98 this week at 31.2 PPG. The Akron aerial game is averaging 205.4 yards per game, less than the Ball State Cardinals secondary allows through the air, 223.2 YPG per game.

In comparing defenses, the Ball State Cardinals own the league's No. 28-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 97.33 yards per game when on the road. Akron, on the other hand, rates No. 84 this week in generating rushing yards at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Justin Hall was good for 121 receiving yards in the Cardinals's most recent action, but while it helped his stats, it didn't help his team to victory and they fell 55-3 to the Cardinals.

The Zips grabbed a Week 5 victory over the Falcons in their last game, winning 34-23 at Doyt Perry Stadium.

Betting Trends
  • Ball State is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games
  • Ball State is 2-8 SU in its last 10 games
  • Ball State is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
  • Ball State is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
  • Akron is 3-5-1 ATS in its last 9 games
  • Akron is 2-7 SU in its last 9 games
  • Akron is 0-4-1 ATS in its last 5 games at home
  • Akron is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Ball State home to Central Michigan, Saturday, October 21st
Akron at Western Michigan, Saturday, October 14th