Akron at Ohio - 11/22/16 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Akron Zips (5-6) at Ohio Bobcats (7-4)
College Football: Tuesday, November 22, 2016 at 7:00 pm (Peden Stadium)
The Line: Ohio Bobcats -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Akron Zips and Ohio Bobcats meet Tuesday night in MAC college football action at Peden Stadium on ESPNU.
The Akron Zips look to snap a three-game losing streak to become bowl eligible. The Akron Zips hope to become bowl eligible two years in a row for the first time in school history. Thomas Woodson is completing 60.3 percent of his passes for 2,079 yards, 18 touchdowns and six interceptions. Woodson has two or more touchdown passes in four of his last six games. Jerome Lane and JoJo Natson, Jr. have combined for 1,755 receiving yards and 16 touchdowns while Austin Wolf has 35 receptions. The Akron Zips ground game is averaging 135.5 yards per contest, and Van Edwards, Jr. leads the way with 485 yards and three touchdowns. Defensively, Akron is allowing 35.8 points and 481.2 yards per game. Ulysees Gilbert III leads the Akron Zips with 116 tackles, Jamal Marcus has 2.5 sacks and Kyron Brown has three interceptions.
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The Ohio Bobcats look to avoid back-to-back losses for the first time in hopes of reaching the MAC Championship Game. The Ohio Bobcats have won five of their last seven home games. Quinton Maxwell is completing 55.6 percent of his passes for 1,078 yards, eight touchdowns and four interceptions. Maxwell and Greg Windham have combined for 17 touchdown passes this season. Sebastian Smith and Papi White have combined for 1,251 receiving yards and eight touchdowns while Jordan Reid has 38 receptions. The Ohio Bobcats ground game is averaging 191.3 yards per contest, and Dorian Brown leads the way with 747 yards and four touchdowns. Defensively, Ohio is allowing 23.4 points and 371.9 yards per game. Blair Brown leads the Ohio Bobcats with 96 tackles, Tarell Basham has nine sacks and Javon Hagan has three interceptions.
The Zips are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 conference games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games on fieldturf. The Bobcats are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 home games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games in November. The Zips are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 meetings in Ohio and 2-6 ATS in their last 8 meetings overall.
There's still no line due to Woodson being questionable, so I'm just going to pick the Ohio Bobcats to win this game. Ohio is in slightly better form overall and it's senior day, which should bring the best out of the Bobcats. Not to mention Akron may be without its starting quarterback. Give me Ohio in a outright victory.