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Akron vs. Ball State - 10/7/17 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Ball State Cardinals (2-3) at Akron Zips (2-3)

College Football: Saturday, October 7, 2017 at 3:30 pm (InfoCision Stadium)

The Line: Akron Zips -7 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds

TV: ESPN3.com

Week six college football comes to InfoCision Stadium when the Ball State Cardinals visit the Akron Zips.

The Ball State Cardinals hope for a change in momentum when the team goes on the road to face the Akron Zips in week six. The Cardinals have dropped back to back contests following a 55-3 defeat at the hands of the Western Michigan Broncos as a 13 point road underdog. BSU was outgained 414-238 with a pair of turnovers while committing seven penalties. This was a game Ball State needed to run the ball reasonably well but the team totaled under 70 yards and averaged well below three yards per carry. With the Cardinals trailing 31-0 at the intermission, quarterback Jack Milas went to the air often and connected on 22-40 for 170 yards with an interception with favorite target Justin Hall hauling in 13 receptions for 121 yards. The Cardinals fell behind 7-0 just ten seconds in with a lost fumble returned 21 yards for a TD. 

Akron vs. Ball State - 10/7/17 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The Akron Zips are looking for consecutive victories when the Ball State Cardinals visit in a week six matchup. The Zips avoided a three game skid with a 34-23 road win versus the Bowling Green Falcons as a field goal favorite. Akron was outgained 376-361 and gave the ball away three times which normally would spell disaster but the Falcons lost two fumbles and threw a pair of interceptions including a 38 yard pick six by Kyron Brown. The Akron offense were just effective enough on the ground with Van Edwards Jr. posting 70 yards and a TD on 14 totes while Manny Morgan totaled 50 yards on eleven touches. The Zips were productive in their short passing game with quarterback Thomas Woodson hitting 13-24 for 168 yards and two touchdowns and interception with  Austin Wolf grabbing a 43 yard TD pass and AJ Coney snagging a four yard scoring throw.

Over is 4-0 in Ball State last 4 games after accumulating less than 100 yards rushing in their previous game and under is 4-0 in Ball State last 4 road games vs. a team with a losing home record and under is 7-0 in Ball State last 7 games in October. Under is 4-0 in Akron last 4 games following a straight up win and under is 4-0 in Akron last 4 games following a ATS win while under is 4-0 in Akron last 4 vs. a team with a losing record. Road team is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 meetings and over is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings. 

The Zips looked more ordinary then you’d think in the win versus Bowling Green and are facing another struggling team where the mistakes have to be eliminated to cover…

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