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Volunteers battle Zips in Week 4 odds

Akron ZipsTennessee Volunteers
Sep 22, 7:30 PM | Grass of Neyland Stadium

Akron Zips vs Tennessee Volunteers Odds


Week 4 action on Saturday will see the Volunteers looking to boost their win total and cover the spread when the Zips visit Neyland Stadium.

This season the Volunteers are 2-1 overall and 1-2 ATS against the number, while the Zips are 1-2 and 2-1 ATS. As for the totals, Tennessee is 2-0 on the OU, and Akron is 2-0.

View Akron vs Tennessee Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction: According to the Power Rankings here at OddsShark it's the No. 59-rated Volunteers and the No. 88-rated Zips in this matchup. Predictive formulas point to a 45-38 win for the Volunteers on Saturday.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Tennessee's No. 37-ranked offense (35.3 PPG) against a Zips defense that ranks No. 100 at 34.3 PPG. The Volunteers passing attack has averaged 321.3 yards per game, more than the Zips give up through the air (160.7 YPG on average).

In comparing defenses, the Zips own the league's No. 80-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 232 yards per game when on the road. Tennessee, on the other hand, rates No. 88 this week in generating rushing yards at home.

Akron was a 66-6 winner in its last match at home against Morgan St. The game involved a non-board team, hence there was no line or total on it. Dalton Williams's 446-yard performance through the air was enough last time out, as Akron earned a 66-6 win over Morgan St on Saturday at InfoCision Stadium.

Last time out for Tennessee, they were a 37-20 loser as they battled Florida at home. Tennessee failed to cover in the match as a 3-point favorite, while 57 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. In their last game, the Volunteers were Week 3 losers coming out on the wrong end of 37-20 score against Florida.

Akron Zips Trends:
When playing in September are 2-8
When playing on grass are 2-8
After outgaining opponent are 2-8
When playing outside the conference are 2-8

Tennessee Volunteers Trends:
When playing in September are 6-4
When playing on grass are 4-6
After being outgained are 4-6
When playing outside the conference are 8-2

A few Zips at Volunteers trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Akron's last 6 games on the road
Akron is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games
Akron is 1-5-1 ATS in its last 7 games on the road
Akron is 1-10 SU in its last 11 games
Tennessee is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games at home
Tennessee is 3-8 ATS in its last 11 games

Next up:
Akron home to Miami (Ohio), Saturday, September 29
Tennessee at Georgia, Saturday, September 29