Buffalo Bulls vs. Akron Zips - 10/27/16 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Akron Zips (4-3) at Buffalo Bulls (1-6)
College Football: Thursday, October 27, 2016 at 7:30 pm (UB Stadium)
The Line: Buffalo Bulls +15 -- Over/Under: 60 See the Latest Odds
The Akron Zips look to keep their college football Bowl hopes alive with a road win versus the Buffalo Bulls.
The Akron Zips overcame an early ten point deficit with a strong performance late to upend the Ball State Cardinals 35-25 in a MAC college football bout. Both teams moved the ball well overall with the Zips holding a 531-443 edge with most coming during a 28-6 second half. The Zips ground game was productive behind 112 yards and a touchdown from Van Edwards Jr. with Manny Morgan adding 43 yards on seven totes. Akron excelled in the air with quarterback Thomas Woodson connecting on 27-40 for 338 yards and a pair of touchdowns with Jojo Natson, Austin Wolf and Jerome Lane combining for 290 receiving yards on 20 catches with a TD apiece.
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The Buffalo Bulls are rebuilding but hoped to catch the struggling Northern Illinois Huskies off guard in Saturday’s college football action but the problem with that plan was the Huskies didn’t struggle in a 44-7 decision as a 24 point favorite. The Bulls struggled on both sides of the ball as they trailed 30-7 heading in to the locker room and never recovered. The numbers do tell the story with NIU leading in yards 511-338 which made the Bulls four turnovers really stick out. UB quarterback Tyree Jackson had a miserable day, going 25-41 for 203 yards with four interceptions with Jamarl Eiland and Mason Schreck combining for nine receptions for 92 yards. Buffalo received 97 rushing yards from Jordan Johnson but needed much more to keep the Huskies offense off the field.
Akron are 1-7 ATS in their last 8 games after accumulating more than 280 yards passing in their previous game and Akron are 1-6 ATS in their last 7 Thursday games while the over is 4-1 in Akron last 5 road games vs. a team with a losing home record. The home team is 4-0 ATS in their last 4 meetings and Akron are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 meetings in Buffalo.
I really don’t like Akron as big favorites and simply don’t like Buffalo in what is a crappy match up that I’ll likely by pass…