|2013 College Football Week 3 Odds & Point Spread: Akron vs. Michigan|
|Written by Drew Sharper|
|Wednesday, 11 September 2013 08:00|
Akron vs. Michigan Odds
Michigan is 2-0 on the season, 2-0 at home and 2-0 against the spread. Akron enters this game 1-1 overall, 0-1 on the road and 0-2 against the spread. These two teams have no recent meetings.
Trends show that Michigan is 6-1 against the spread in its last 7 games against Mid-American Conference opponents and 4-0 ATS in its last 4 home games. Akron is 5-11 against the spread in its last 16 games on fieldturf.
According to oddsmakers from Bovada.lv, Michigan is the heavy favorite in this game, as the Wolverines have odds of -37 points against Akron. The over/under total for the game has been set at 56.5 points. (View Matchup) The opening odds for this game had Michigan favored by 35.5 points. The spread never was lower than that and has hit its peak of Michigan -37. The over/under total opened at 57 and has since fallen back to 56.5.
Michigan is coming off a 41-30 win at home over rival Notre Dame. The Wolverines are currently averaging 50 points per game while allowing just 19.5 per contest. Quarterback Devin Gardner is leading the team, as he has thrown for 456 yards and five touchdowns while leading the team in rushing with 134 yards and three scores. Receiver Jeremy Gallon has been Gardner’s top target, as he has 12 catches for 231 yards and four touchdowns.
After getting trounced 38-7 by Central Florida in the opener, the Zips bounced back with a 35-33 win over James Madison last week. The Zips are giving up 35.5 points per game while averaging just 21 points per contest. So far, Akron ranks 101st in the country in rushing, averaging just 101.5 yards per game. Kyle Pohl and Nick Hirschman split time at quarterback last week, combining to go 20 of 32 for 287 yards and four touchdowns.
In terms of Injuries, Michigan running back Drake Johnson is out for the season with a knee injury. Akron has no injuries to report.
The Public Bets for this game are currently backing Michigan, as the Wolverines are getting 84% of the wagers with odds of -37 points against Akron.