Akron vs. Troy - 9/21/19 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Akron vs. Troy - 9/21/19 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by

Akron vs. Troy

Saturday, September 21, 2019 at 2:00 PM (Summa Field at InfoCision Stadium)

Troy Trojans -17 -- O/U: 56.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Troy Trojans and the Akron Zips meet in a week 4 college football matchup from Summa Field at InfoCision Stadium on Saturday afternoon.

The Troy Trojans will look to bounce back after a 47-42 loss to Southern Miss in their last outing. Kaleb Barker has thrown for 786 yards and 6 touchdowns on 65.3% passing while DK Billingsley leads the Trojans in rushing with 127 rushing yards and 3 touchdowns and B.J. Smith has 106 rushing yards this season. Kaylon Geiger is one of 5 Trojans in the 100-yard receiving club this season, leading Troy with 222 receiving yards and 11 receptions while Reggie Todd, Tray Eafford, Luke Whittemore and Khalil McClain each have 100+ receiving yards this season. Defensively, Carlton Martial leads Troy with a whopping 29 tackles, including 16 solo tackles through the first two games this season. As a team, Troy is averaging 527.5 yards of total offense and 42.5 points per game this season.

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The Akron Zips will be looking for their first win of the season after dropping to 0-3 with a 45-24 loss to Central Michigan in their last outing. Kato Nelson has thrown for 724 yards, 5 touchdowns and 2 interceptions on 55% passing while Deltron Sands has a team-high 62 rushing yards this season. Dustin Burkhart leads Akron with 279 receiving yards while Nate Stewart has a team-high 14 receptions for 185 yards and 2 touchdowns this season. Defensively, John Lako leads Akron’s defense with 33 tackles including 16 solo tackles while Bubba Arslanian has 31 tackles including 16 solo tackles of his own. As a team, Akron is averaging 304.7 yards of total offense and 15.7 points per game this season.

Troy is 20-7 ATS in their last 27 road games and 13-5-1 ATS in their last 19 games overall while the over is 41-17 in their last 58 non-conference games. Akron is 1-6 ATS in their last 7 home games and 3-9 ATS in their last 12 games overall while the under is 9-2 in their last 12 non-conference games.

Troy being favored on the road makes sense as the Trojans are the much better team offensively here. However, even with Akron struggling to score, Troy just gave up 47 points to Southern Miss at home and Akron had their best performance during this losing start in a 31-20 loss to UAB in their only home game this season. I think Akron can keep this one respectable, so I’ll take a stab at Akron and the points but realistically, I’m staying away here.

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Chris’s Pick Akron +17

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