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Point spread favors Chippewas in battle with Zips

Central Michigan ChippewasAkron Zips
Oct 29, 12:00 PM | Turf of InfoCision Stadium

Central Michigan Chippewas vs Akron Zips Odds


Getting a win and covering the posted spread will be the goals for the Chippewas on Saturday when they take on the Zips at InfoCision Stadium in Week 9 action.

Backers of the Zips have seen them go 1-6 and 2-4-1 ATS so far this season, while the Chippewas are at 2-6 and 1-7 ATS. In totals betting, the Chippewas are 6-2, while the Zips are 4-3.

View Central Michigan vs Akron Odds and Stats.

Betting Line: Bettors looking to back the visiting Chippewas in this one found them as 10-point favorites on the opening college football point spread. Bookmark the college football odds pages to see where the over under number opens in this game.

Power Rankings / Prediction: The OddsShark Power Rankings have the Zips at No. 96 and the Chippewas at No. 85 heading into this contest. Handicapping models project a 16-7 result in favor of the Chippewas.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Akron's No. 115-ranked offense (16.1 PPG) against a Chippewas defense that ranks No. 102 at 33.4 PPG. The Zips passing attack has averaged 175.7 yards per game, less than the Chippewas give up through the air (230.8 YPG on average).

Defensively, the Chippewas feature the league's No. 58-rated road run defense, allowing 161.2 yards per game. Akron, meanwhile, ranks No. 92 in rushing offense at home.

Central Michigan lost its last outing, a 31-27 result against Ball State on October 22. Central Michigan failed to cover in that game as a 3-point underdog, while the 58 combined points took the game OVER the total.

Last time out for Akron, they were a 37-20 loser as they battled Ohio at home. Akron failed to cover in the match as a 14.5-point underdog, while 57 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors.

Central Michigan Chippewas Trends:
When playing in October are 1-9
When playing on turf are 3-7
After outgaining opponent are 2-8
When playing within the conference are 2-8

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 Chippewas at Zips trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Central Michigan's last 5 games
Central Michigan is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games when playing Akron
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Central Michigan's last 7 games on the road
Central Michigan is 5-1-1 ATS in its last 7 games when playing Akron
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Akron's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Akron's last 6 games at home
Akron is 2-4-1 ATS in its last 7 games
Akron is 2-8 SU in its last 10 games at home

Next up:
Central Michigan at Kent State, Friday, November 4
Akron at Miami (Ohio), Thursday, November 3