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Akron ZipsOhio Bobcats
Oct 13, 2:00 PM | Turf of Peden Stadium

Akron Zips vs Ohio Bobcats Odds


The Bobcats will try to pay off for their supporters on Saturday when they play host to the Zips at Peden Stadium in Week 7 action.

This season the Bobcats are 6-0 overall and 3-3 ATS against the number, while the Zips are 1-5 and 3-3 ATS. As for the totals, Ohio is 3-2 on the OU, and Akron is 4-1.

View Akron vs Ohio Odds and Stats.

Betting Line: Oddsmakers at 5Dimes opened the Bobcats as 21-point favorites in the matchup, while the betting total had not been set at press time (check the college football odds link for the latest on the over under)..

Power Rankings / Prediction: It's a betting matchup between the No. 41-rated Bobcats and the No. 120-ranked Zips, according to the NCAAF Power Rankings here at Odds Shark. Predictive-scoring models run on this game indicate a potential 47-28 result in favor of the Bobcats.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Ohio's No. 31-ranked offense (36.8 PPG) against a Zips defense that ranks No. 116 at 38.3 PPG. The Bobcats passing attack has averaged 237.8 yards per game, less than the Zips give up through the air (263.2 YPG on average).

In comparing defenses, the Zips own the league's No. 99-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 232 yards per game when on the road. Ohio, on the other hand, rates No. 39 this week in generating rushing yards at home.

Akron lost its last outing, a 24-10 result against Bowling Green on October 6. Akron failed to cover in that game as a 5.5-point underdog, while the 34 combined points took the game UNDER the total. Last time we saw the Zips, they had no answer for WinningRB as the Falcons rolled to a 24-10 victory at InfoCision Stadium.

Ohio was a 38-31 winner in their most recent outing at home against Buffalo. They failed to cover the 14.5-point spread as favorites, while the total score (69) made winners of OVER bettors. The Bobcats grabbed a Week 6 victory over the Bulls in their last game, winning 38-31 at Peden Stadium.

Akron Zips Trends:
When playing in October are 0-10
When playing on turf are 1-9
After being outgained are 1-9
When playing within the conference are 0-10

Ohio Bobcats Trends:
When playing in October are 8-2
When playing on turf are 9-1
After being outgained are 7-3
When playing within the conference are 7-3

A few Zips at Bobcats trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Akron's last 7 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Akron's last 5 games when playing on the road against Ohio
Akron is 3-7 ATS in its last 10 games
Akron is 2-5-1 ATS in its last 8 games on the road
Ohio is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Ohio is 13-2 SU in its last 15 games at home
Ohio is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing Akron
Ohio is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Akron

Next up:
Akron home to Northern Illinois, Saturday, October 20
Ohio at Miami (Ohio), Saturday, October 27