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NCAAF Matchup - Zips Bobcats Odds Preview

Ohio BobcatsAkron Zips
Oct 22, 3:30 PM | Turf of InfoCision Stadium

Ohio Bobcats vs Akron Zips Odds

4-3TEAM RECORD1-5

A key Week 8 battle has the visiting Bobcats travelling to Akron on Saturday to face the Zips.

Backers of the Zips have seen them go 1-5 and 2-3-1 ATS so far this season, while the Bobcats are at 4-3 and 2-5 ATS. In totals betting, the Bobcats are 4-3, while the Zips are 3-3.

View Ohio vs Akron Odds and Stats.

Betting Line: Akron opened as 14-point underdogs. The total was to be set a bit later in the week for over under betting purposes.

Power Rankings / Prediction: The Zips - Bobcats odds would favor the Bobcats if the lines were set according to power ranks. Akron is rated No. 84 in our latest OddsShark poll, while the Bobcats sit at No. 53. Math models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 36-6 win for the Bobcats.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Akron's No. 114-ranked offense (15.5 PPG) against a Bobcats defense that ranks No. 26 at 20.4 PPG. The Zips passing attack has averaged 177 yards per game, less than the Bobcats give up through the air (208.1 YPG on average).

Defensively, the Bobcats feature the league's No. 24-rated road run defense, allowing 110.7 yards per game. Akron, meanwhile, ranks No. 78 in rushing offense at home.

Ohio lost its last outing, a 23-20 result against Ball State on October 15. Ohio failed to cover in that game as a 14.5-point favorite, while the 43 combined points took the game UNDER the total.

Akron lost its last outing, a 27-17 result against Florida International on October 8. Akron covered in that game as a 17-point underdog, while the 44 combined points took the game UNDER the total.

Ohio Bobcats Trends:
When playing in October are 7-3
When playing on turf are 5-5
After outgaining opponent are 6-4
When playing within the conference are 7-3

Akron Zips Trends:
When playing in October are 0-10
When playing on turf are 2-8
After being outgained are 1-9
When playing within the conference are 1-9

A few Bobcats at Zips trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Ohio's last 6 games on the road
Ohio is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Akron
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Ohio's last 7 games when playing Akron
Ohio is 11-5 SU in its last 16 games
Akron is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Ohio
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Akron's last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Akron's last 7 games when playing Ohio
Akron is 2-3-1 ATS in its last 6 games

Next up:
Ohio home to Temple, Wednesday, November 2
Akron home to Central Michigan, Saturday, October 29

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