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Toledo Rockets at Akron Zips - 11/2/16 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Toledo Rockets (6-2) at Akron Zips (5-4)

College Football: Wednesday, November 2, 2016 at 7:30 pm (InfoCision Stadium)

The Line: Akron Zips +9.5 -- Over/Under: 65.5 See the Latest Odds


The Toledo Rockets will travel to play the Akron Zips in a MAC college football game on Wednesday night.

The Akron Zips are 5-4 (3-2) this season after losing to Buffalo by a score of 41-20 in their last game. Akron has lost 2 of their last 3 games and is currently tied for 2nd in the MAC East standings. The Akron offense is averaging 31.2 points per game with 135.3 rushing yards and 265.2 passing yards per game. Thomas Woodson is completing 62% of his passes for 1763 yards, 16 touchdowns, and 5 interceptions for Akron. Van Edwards has rushed for 378 yards and 2 touchdowns, while Manny Morgan has added 370 rushing yards for Akron. Jojo Natson has caught 50 passes for 692 yards and 9 touchdowns, while Austin Wolf has added 30 catches for 471 yards and 5 scores for the Zips. The Akron defense is giving up 24.2 points per game with 140.2 rushing yards and 218.8 passing yards per game. Ulysees Gilbert has led the Akron defense with 100 tackles, 8.5 tackles for loss, and 2 sacks, while Zach Guiser has 51 tackles, 2 tackles for loss, 1 sack, and 1 interception. Tom O’Leary has gone 6-6 on field goals, with a long of 46 yards.

Toledo Rockets at Akron Zips - 11/2/16 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction


The Toledo Rockets are 6-2 (3-1) this season after losing to Ohio by a score of 31-26 in their last game. Toledo has won 3 of their last 4 games and is currently second in the MAC West standings. The Toledo offense is averaging 39.4 points per game with 197.2 rushing yards and 347.1 passing yards per game. Logan Woodside is completing 71% of his passes for 2715 yards, 31 touchdowns, and 5 interceptions for Toledo. Kareem Hunt has rushed for 790 yards and 5 touchdowns, while Terry Swanson has added 440 yards and 2 scores for the Rockets. Corey Jones has caught 45 passes for 563 yards and 5 touchdowns, while Cody Thompson has added 42 catches for 917 yards and 9 touchdowns for Toledo. The Toledo defense is giving up 23.5 points per game with 162 rushing yards and 215 passing yards per game. DeJuan Rogers has led the Rockets defense with 49 tackles, 1.5 tackles for loss, .5 sacks, and 1 interception, while John Stepec has added 41 tackles, 10.5 tackles for loss, and 3.5 sacks. Jameson Vest has gone 7-12 on field goals, with a long of 47 yards.

Toledo is 11-1 ATS in their last 12 road games and 17-5-1 ATS in their last 24 games overall. The under is 5-1 in Toledo’s last 6 road games. Akron is 4-0 ATS in their last 4 Wednesday games and 4-0 ATS in their last 4 November games. The under is 4-0 in Akron’s last 4 games.

Toledo comes into this game after not playing well in their last game, while Akron also played poorly against Buffalo. Toledo has a high-powered offense, led by Woodside and Hunt, and has the defensive advantage as well. This will be a good test for Toledo to see how they bounce back on the road, but I still like them in this game because they have too much talent on the offensive side. 

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