Ohio vs. Akron Prediction
Is Akron a live dog on Tuesday night or will the Zips get rolled by an Ohio team that just beat Toledo a week ago? Kickoff for this MAC contest is set for 7:00 p.m. ET tonight.
ODDSMAKERS LIKE: Ohio. According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, the Bobcats are 13-point road favorites to beat the Zips, who opened as a 10.5-point home underdog. The total, meanwhile, hit the board at 51 but has been bet up to 51.5.
THE PUBLIC LIKES: Ohio. After watching the Bobcats upset Toledo last week, 62% of public bettors are now backing Ohio to cover as a double-digit road favorite tonight.
HISTORICAL TRENDS LIKE: Akron and the under. The underdog has cashed in four of the last five meetings between these two teams while the under is a perfect 5-0 in the last five meetings.
WHO WE LIKE: The under. Akron has been a covering machine this season, cashing in seven of its 10 games this year. But the Zips are also an inconsistent 5-5 team that's squaring off against a Bobcats squad that is both 8-2 straight up and against the spread. No thanks on the side.
The total, however, offers plenty of value. The under is 19-7 in Akron's last 26 games at home, is 47-19 in their last 66 games overall, and has cashed in 37 of their last 51 conference games. The under is also a perfect 5-0 in Ohio's last five games played in November, is 22-8-1 in the Bobcats' last 31 conference tilts, and is 10-4-1 in their last 15 games coming off a win.
COLLEGE FOOTBALL WEEK 12 PREDICTION: OHIO/AKRON UNDER 51.5