Bowling Green at Akron - 11/9/16 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Bowling Green at Akron - 11/9/16 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by USA TODAY Sports

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: 71.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds

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The Bowling Green Falcons and Akron Zips meet Wednesday night in a MAC college football game at InfoCision Stadium on ESPNU.

The Bowling Green Falcons are desperate for a victory that would snap a seven-game losing streak. The Bowling Green Falcons have lost five straight road games. James Morgan is completing 57.4 percent of his passes for 1,654 yards, 14 touchdowns and 12 interceptions. Morgan has 13 touchdown passes in his last three games. Scott Miller and Ronnie Moore have combined for 1,261 receiving yards and 11 touchdowns while Teo Redding has 25 receptions. The Bowling Green Falcons ground game is averaging 131.7 yards per contest, and Fred Coppet leads the way with 649 yards and three touchdowns. Defensively, Bowling Green is allowing 45.1 points and 504.7 yards per game. Trenton Greene leads the Bowling Green Falcons with 87 tackles, Gus Schwieterman has four sacks and Brandon Harris has two interceptions.

The Akron Zips look for a win to get a game above a .500 record and become bowl eligible. The Akron Zips have split their last 10 home games. Thomas Woodson is completing 60.6 percent of his passes for 2,079 yards, 18 touchdowns and six interceptions. Woodson has five touchdown passes in his last three games. Jerome Lane and JoJo Natson, Jr. have combined for 1,602 receiving yards and 15 touchdowns while Austin Wolf has 33 receptions. The Akron Zips ground game is averaging 131.4 yards per contest, and Van Edwards, Jr. leads the way with 401 yards and two touchdowns. Defensively, Akron is allowing 35.6 points and 497 yards per game. Ulysees Gilbert III leads the Akron Zips with 106 tackles, Jamal Marcus has 2.5 sacks and Kyron Brown has three interceptions.

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The Falcons are 9-4 ATS in their last 13 conference games and 2-8 ATS in their last 10 games overall. The Zips are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 home games and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Falcons are 4-0-1 ATS in their last 5 meetings in Akron and 9-1-1 ATS in their last 11 meetings overall.

Bowling Green is simply a bad football team and has shown little to no signs of turning things around. Akron has had its struggles as well, but the Zips can put points on the board and are still playing for a bowl spot. I just can't back the Falcons with the way they've played during their seven-game losing streak. Give me Akron at home by a double-digit victory. 

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Randy’s Pick Akron Zips -9

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a Sports Chat Place site consensus.

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