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Akron Zips vs. Bowling Green Falcons - 11/9/16 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Bowling Green Falcons (1-8) at Akron Zips (5-5)

College Football: Wednesday, November 9, 2016 at 8:00 pm (InfoCision Stadium)

The Line: Akron Zips -9 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds


The Bowling Green Falcons will travel to play the Akron Zips in a MAC college football game on Wednesday night.

The Akron Zips are 5-5 (3-3) this season after losing to Toledo by a score of 48-17 in their last game. Akron has lost 3 of their last 4 games and is currently in third place of the MAC East standings. The Akron offense is averaging 29.8 points per game with 131.4 rushing yards and 273.5 passing yards per game. Thomas Woodson is completing 60.6% of his passes for 2079 yards, 18 touchdowns, and 6 interceptions for Akron. Van Edwards has rushed for 401 yards and 2 touchdowns, while Manny Morgan has added 370 rushing yards for the Zips. Jerome Lane has caught 53 passes for 866 yards and 5 touchdowns, while JoJo Natson has added 53 passes for 736 yards and 10 scores for Akron. The Akron defense is giving up 35.6 points per game with 234.8 rushing yards and 262.2 passing yards per game. Ulysees Gilbert has led the Akron defense with 106 tackles, 8.5 tackles for loss, and 2 sacks, while Alvin Davis has added 68 tackles. Tom O’Leary has gone 7-7 on field goals, with a long of 46 yards.

Akron Zips vs. Bowling Green Falcons - 11/9/16 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction


The Bowling Green Falcons are 1-8 (0-5) this season after losing to Northern Illinois by a score of 45-20 in their last game. Bowling Green has lost 7 straight games and is still looking for their first win in conference play. The Bowling Green offense is averaging 21.2 points per game with 131.8 rushing yards and 253.9 passing yards per game. James Morgan is completing 57.4% of his passes for 1654 yards, 14 touchdowns, and 12 interceptions for Bowling Green. Fred Coppet has rushed for 649 yards and 3 touchdowns, while Donovan Wilson has added 131 yards and 2 scores for the Falcons. Scott Miller has caught 64 passes for 849 yards and 10 touchdowns, while Teo Redding has added 25 catches for 334 yards and 3 touchdowns for Bowling Green. The Bowling Green defense is giving up 45.1 points per game with 226.4 rushing yards and 278.2 passing yards per game. Trenton Greene has led the Bowling Green defense with 87 tackles, 1.5 tackles for loss, and 1 interception, while Brandon Harris has added 45 tackles, 1 sack, and 2 interceptions. Jake Suder has gone 6-9 on field goals, with a long of 44 yards.

Bowling Green is 2-8 ATS in their last 10 games and 12-5-1 ATS in their last 18 November games. The under is 8-3 in Bowling Green’s last 11 road games. Akron is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 Wednesday games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 home games. The under is 5-0 in Akron’s last 5 games. Bowling Green is 9-1-1 ATS in these two teams last 11 meetings.

Bowling Green has struggled this season, while Akron is fighting to get to bowl eligibility. Bowling Green has been inconsistent on offense and terrible on the defensive side. Akron should be able to move the ball easily in this one. I like the Zips. 

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