Akron vs. Toledo Total Pick
Will the under cash for bettors when the Akron Zips and Toledo Rockets meet in the MAC Championship Game at 12:00 p.m. ET on Saturday?
Matchup: Akron (7-5) at Toledo (10-2)
TV: ESPN, 12:00 p.m. ET
Line: Toledo -21.5
Current Point Spread & Over/Under Total
According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, the over/under currently sits at 57.5 points after hitting the board at 54. Toledo, meanwhile, is now a 21.5-point favorite to rout Akron, which opened as an 18-point underdog.
Who is the Public Backing?
As of Thursday morning, just under 60% of tickets are on Akron to cover the point spread.
Akron lost a couple of players in October in safety Zach Gusier (concussion) and running back Warren Ball (leg), who are both out for the season. Cody Thompson for Toledo was also lost for the year with a leg injury but otherwise, both of these teams are relatively healthy for this game.
OUR PREDICTION: The under is 48-20 in the Zips' last 68 games overall, is 38-15 in their last 53 conference games, and is 8-1 in their last nine games coming off a win. The under has also cashed in 10 of Akron's last 11 games after allowing less than 170 yards passing in its previous contest.
On the other side, the under is 9-4-1 in the Rockets' last 14 conference games, is 4-0 in their last four neutral site games, and is 23-8-1 in their last 32 games when facing an opponent with a winning record. The under is also 4-1 in Toledo's last five games following a straight up win of more than 20 points.
MAC CHAMPIONSHIP GAME PREDICTION: AKRON/TOLEDO UNDER 57.5