Akron Zips vs. Ohio Bobcats - 11/26/19 CFB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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Ohio Bobcats at Akron Zips

Tuesday, November 26, 2019 at 6:00 PM (InfoCision Stadium)

OHIO -6000, OHIO -27 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Ohio Bobcats head to Akron, Ohio on Tuesday for a matchup with the Akron Zips in a game between two teams in the MAC-East.  In their last game, Ohio defeated Bowling Green by the score of 66-24.  Ohio quarterback Nathan Rourke completed 14 of 21 passes for 267 yards and 3 touchdowns in the game.  The leading rusher for Ohio was O’Shaan Allison as he carried the ball 12 times for 175 yards and 3 touchdowns.  The lead receiver for Ohio was Isiah Cox who caught 4 passes for 83 yards and a touchdown.  The Ohio defense allowed 418 total yards to Bowling Green including 250 through the air. 

On the year the Bobcats are now 5-6 and 4-3 in conference play which puts them in a 2nd place tie in the MAC-East   Rourke is Ohio’s primary offensive weapon and has thrown for 2,368 yards, 16 touchdowns and 5 interceptions on the year.  Rourke has also Ohio’s ran 134 times for 743 yards and 11 touchdowns on the year.  The Bobcats leading rusher is O’Shaan Allison who has carried the ball 122 times this season for 752 yards and 5 touchdowns on the season.  Isiah Cox has been the most productive Ohio receiver, catching 33 passes for 562 yards and 2 touchdowns on the year. 

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The Akron Zips travel welcome the Ohio Bobcats to town after losing their last game to Miami of Ohio by the score of 20-17.  Akron quarterback Kato Nelson completed 15 of 25 passes for 197 yards and a touchdown.  The Zips running game was led by Peter Hayes-Patrick who rushed 6 times for 17 total yards in the game.  Akron’s most productive receiver was Nate Stewart who caught 3 passes for 66 yards.  The Akron defense allowed 355 total yards to Miami of Ohio, including 238 yards on the ground. 

After the loss, Akron is now 0-11 on the season and is 0-7 in conference play which places the Zips in last place in the MAC-East Division and last place overall in the MAC.  Zips quarterback Kato Nelson has thrown for 1,812 yards, 11 touchdowns and 6 interceptions on the year. Running back Brandon Lee has been Akron’s leading rusher as he has carried the ball 61 times for 179 yards but hasn’t scored a touchdown yet this year.  The most productive Zips receiver on the year has been Nate Stewart who has hauled in 37 passes for 529 yards and 3 touchdowns on the season.  

Ohio is scoring 33.1 points per game this season while allowing 29.2 points per game. Ohio is gaining 428.8 yards per game while allowing 431.3 yards per game.  Akron has scored 11.2 points per game while allowing 34.8 points per game.  Akron has averaged gaining 257.5 yards per game while allowing 396.7 yards per game.  Although Akron played Miami (OH) well last week, I don’t see the Zips playing that well 2 weeks in a row and I believe Ohio leaves this math up with the win.  Bobcats win 41-21 but Akron beats the spread. 

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Travis’s Pick OHIO -6000, AKR +27

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