Miami (OH) vs. Akron - 11/20/19 CFB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Akron at Miami (OH)
Wednesday, November 20, 2019 at 7:30 PM (Yager Stadium)
M-OH -11000, M-OH -30.5
The Akron Zips travel to Ohio on Wednesday for a game against the Miami of Ohio Redhawks in a game between two teams at the opposite ends of the MAC-East Division. In their last game, Akron was defeated by the Eastern Michigan Eagles by the score of 42-14. Akron quarterback Kato Nelson completed 20 of 33 passes for 288 yards, 2 touchdowns and an interception. The Zips running game was led by Peter Hayes-Patrick who rushed 13 times for 43 total yards in the game. Akron’s most productive receiver was Jeremiah Knight who caught 6 passes for 121 yards. The Akron defense was ran over by Eastern Michigan as they allowed 498 total yards including 252 yards on the ground.
After the loss, Akron is now 0-10 on the season and is 0-6 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 1,615 yards, 10 touchdowns and 6 interceptions on the year. Running back Brandon Lee has been Akron’s leading rusher as he has carried the ball 15 times for 115 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 34 passes for 463 yards and 3 touchdowns on the season.
The Miami of Ohio Redhawks welcome the Akron Zips to town after a win in their last game, defeating The Bowling Green Falcons by the score of 44-3. Miami of Ohio quarterback Brett Gabbert completed 9 of 15 passes for 3 touchdowns against 1 interception in the win. Wide receiver Jalen Walker was the Redhawks leading receiver as he caught 1 pass for 60 yards and a touchdown. Running back Jaylon Bester led the way for Miami of Ohio on the ground as he rushed 9 times for 85 yards and 2 touchdowns. The Miami of Ohio defense allowed 275 total yards to the Bowling Green offense and intercepted the Falcons 3 times on the day.
With the win, Miami (OH) is now 6-4 on the season and is 5-1 in conference play which puts them in in 1st place in the MAC-East Division. On the year Gabbert has thrown for 1,734 yards, 9 touchdowns and 6 interceptions which isn’t too shabby for the freshman quarterback. Jaylon Bester has been the lead rusher for Miami of Ohio as he has rushed 96 times for 436 yard and 9 touchdowns on the season. Wide receiver Jalen Walker has been the Redhawks leading receiver on the year as he has caught 16 passes for 348 yards and 2 touchdowns on the season.
Miami of Ohio has scored 24.8 points per game and allowed an average of 28.8 points per game on the year. Miami of Ohio has gained 307.5 yards per game while allowing 381.1 yards per game. Akron has scored 10.6 points per game while allowing 36.3 points per game. Akron has averaged gaining 263 yards per game while allowing 400.9 yards per game. This is a relatively easy pick here, unfortunately it means that Akron will remain winless on the season as I believe Miami of Ohio wins this one easily. The Redhawks offense will be able to stop anything that the Zips offense throws at them and will not have an issue moving the football against Akron. Miami of Ohio wins 41-10 and covers the spread.