|ESPN2 Tuesday Night College Football Week 13 Odds: Akron vs. Toledo|
|Written by Drew Sharper|
|Tuesday, 20 November 2012 12:30|
Akron vs. Toledo Odds
Toledo is 8-3 on the season, 5-2 in the MAC and 4-1 at home. Akron is just 1-10 overall, 0-7 in the MAC and 0-5 on the road. The Rockets are 7-4 against the spread this season while the Zips are 5-6 ATS. Toledo has won six of its last seven against Akron.
Trends show that Toledo is 5-1 against the spread in the last six games in the series. The Rockets are 0-5 against the spread in their last 5 games on Tuesdays while Akron is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 road games.
According to oddsmakers from Bovada.lv, Toledo is the clear favorite to win this game, as the Rockets have odds of -18.5 points against the Zips. The over/under total for the game has been set at 64 points. (View Matchup) The opening odds for this game had Toledo favored by 21 points. The spread quickly dropped to 19 points and has since dropped even lower, closing at Toledo -18.5.
Toledo is coming off a 31-24 loss at Northern Illinois last week. The Rockets have now lost two straight, both by seven points. Toledo is averaging 32.7 points per game on offense while the defense is giving up 27.7 points per game. The Rockets have been led by running back David Fluellen, who has rushed for 1,460 yards with 13 touchdowns, but he is doubtful for this game with an ankle injury. Terrance Owens will have to step up at quarterback. He has thrown for 2,677 yards and 14 touchdowns this season.
Akron is coming off a 22-14 loss to UMass at home on Nov. 10. The Zips have dropped eight straight coming into this game. Akron is allowing 35.7 points per game on defense this year while scoring just 26.4 points per game. Despite the struggles, Akron has a pretty solid quarterback in Dalton Williams, who has thrown for 3,335 yards and 25 touchdowns.
In terms of Injuries, Toledo defensive end Christian Smith is out with a knee injury. Akron receiver Zach D’Orazio is out with a leg injury.
The Public Bets for this game are backing Toledo. The Rockets are getting 82% of the wagers with odds of -18.5 points against Akron on Tuesday night.