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College Football Betting Line Favors the Central Michigan Chippewas over the Akron Zips

A key Week 9 battle has the visiting Central Michigan Chippewas travelling to Akron on Saturday to face the Zips.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Akron Zips were sitting as 3.5-point underdogs earlier in the week at Bovada. The total was sitting at 45.5 as of Friday afternoon.

Odds Shark computer prediction handicapping models run on this game pick a 29-22 victory for the Chippewas. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NCAAF matchups here.

Central Michigan Chippewas vs Akron Zips Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Central Michigan Chippewas will look to cover ATS vs their hosts on Saturday, as they are 6-2 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Akron Zips are 2-4-1 ATS. Central Michigan is 3-5 against the over under total, while Akron is 3-4 versus the number. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Akron vs Central Michigan injuries news.

According to the Power Rankings here at Odds Shark it's the No. 98-rated Akron Zips and the No. 54-rated Central Michigan Chippewas in this matchup.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up the Akron Zips No. 101-ranked offense (23.71 PPG) against a Central Michigan Chippewas defense that ranks No. 48 at 23.62 PPG. The Akron Zips passing attack has averaged 183 yards per game, more than the Central Michigan Chippewas give up through the air (173.38 YPG on average).

In comparing defenses, the Central Michigan Chippewas own the league's No. 60-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 168.25 yards per game when on the road. Akron, on the other hand, rates No. 103 this week in generating rushing yards at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

In their last game, Central Michigan's aerial attack generated 316 yards and the Chippewas came away with a 23-21 victory over Ball State at Scheumann Stadium.


Matt Johnson led the way last time out for the Zips, connecting for 357 passing yards, but failing to earn the victory in a 59-10 loss to the Zips at Doyt Perry Stadium.

Betting Trends
  • Central Michigan is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Central Michigan is 7-1 ATS in its last 8 games on the road
  • Central Michigan is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
  • Central Michigan is 4-1-1 ATS in its last 6 games when playing Akron
  • Akron is 3-11-1 ATS in its last 15 games
  • Akron is 4-9 SU in its last 13 games
  • Akron is 1-6-1 ATS in its last 8 games at home
  • The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Akron's last 7 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Central Michigan home to Toledo, Tuesday, November 10th
Akron at Massachusetts, Saturday, November 7th