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Zips battle Golden Panthers in Week 6 odds

Florida International Golden PanthersAkron Zips
Oct 8, 2:00 PM | Turf of InfoCision Stadium

Florida International Golden Panthers vs Akron Zips Odds


InfoCision Stadium features a battle between the host Akron Zips and the visiting Florida International Golden Panthers in betting action Saturday.

The Zips are 1-4 so far on the season, and 1-3-1 ATS vs. the number. The Golden Panthers, meanwhile, are 3-2 and 3-2 ATS. Over under bettors have seen Akron go 3-2 and the Golden Panthers go 2-3 on the totals.

View Florida International vs Akron Odds and Stats.

Betting Line: The visitors opened as 20.5-point favorites in this one at most sportsbooks tracked here at OddsShark. No total had been posted as yet, check the live lines pages in the coming days to see where the number opened.

Power Rankings / Prediction: According to the Power Rankings here at OddsShark it's the No. 84-rated Zips and the No. 95-rated Golden Panthers in this matchup. Predictive formulas point to a 32-4 win for the Golden Panthers on Saturday.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Akron's No. 112-ranked offense (15.2 PPG) against a Golden Panthers defense that ranks No. 42 at 22 PPG. The Zips passing attack has averaged 181 yards per game, less than the Golden Panthers give up through the air (263 YPG on average).

In comparing defenses, the Golden Panthers own the league's No. 18-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 83 yards per game when on the road. Akron, on the other hand, rates No. 61 this week in generating rushing yards at home.

Last time out for Florida International, they were a 31-27 loser as they battled Duke at home. Florida International failed to cover in the match as a 3.5-point favorite, while 58 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.

In their last action, Akron was a 31-23 loser on the road against Eastern Michigan. They earned a push of the 8–point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (54) was profitable news for OVER bettors.

Florida International Golden Panthers Trends:
When playing in October are 4-6
When playing on turf are 7-3
After outgaining opponent are 4-6
When playing outside the conference are 3-7

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 outside the conference are 2-8

A few Golden Panthers at Zips trends to consider:
Florida International is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games on the road
Florida International is 8-3 SU in its last 11 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Florida International's last 6 games on the road
Florida International is 6-13 SU in its last 19 games on the road
Akron is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games at home
Akron is 1-3-1 ATS in its last 5 games
Akron is 2-15 SU in its last 17 games

Next up:
Florida International at Arkansas State, Tuesday, October 18
Akron home to Ohio, Saturday, October 22