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Zips battle Bobcats in Week 6 odds

Ohio BobcatsAkron Zips
3-1October 05, 2013, 02:00 | InfoCision Stadium1-4


Getting a win and covering the posted spread will be the goals for the Bobcats on Saturday when they take on the Zips at InfoCision Stadium in Week 6 action.

Backers of the Zips have seen them go 1-4 and 2-3 ATS so far this season, while the Bobcats are at 3-1 and 3-1 ATS. In totals betting, the Bobcats are 0-4, while the Zips are 2-3.

View Ohio Bobcats vs Akron Zips Odds and Stats.

Fans backing the Zips here saw them open at 5Dimes as 6.5-point underdogs in this college football clash. (Check back shortly for opening totals at sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark as none was available at the time this preview was written.)

According to the Power Rankings here at OddsShark it's the No. 100-rated Zips and the No. 75-rated Bobcats in this matchup. Predictive formulas point to a 26-15 win for the Bobcats on Saturday.

In their last game, the Zips were Week 5 losers coming out on the wrong end of 31-14 score against Bowling Green.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Akron's No. 95-ranked offense (22 PPG) against a Bobcats defense that ranks No. 65 at 25.25 PPG. The Zips passing attack has averaged 246.8 yards per game, less than the Bobcats give up through the air (280 YPG on average).

Defensively, the Bobcats feature the league's No. 55-rated road run defense, allowing 167 yards per game. Akron, meanwhile, ranks No. 111 in rushing offense at home.

A few Bobcats at Zips trends to consider:
Ohio is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games when playing on the road against Akron
Ohio is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
Ohio is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Ohio's last 6 games
Akron is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games when playing Ohio
Akron is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing Ohio
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Akron's last 9 games when playing Ohio
Akron is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games when playing at home against Ohio

Next up:
Ohio at Central Michigan, Saturday, October 12th
Akron at Northern Illinois, Saturday, October 12th