Akron vs. Eastern Michigan - 11/12/19 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Eastern Michigan Eagles (4-5) at Akron Zips (0-9)
College Football: Tuesday, November 12, 2019 at 8:00 pm (Summa Field at InfoCision Stadium)
The Line: Akron Zips +17 -- Over/Under:
The Eastern Michigan Eagles and Akron Zips meet Tuesday in college football action at InfoCision Stadium.
The Eastern Michigan Eagles need a win after losing four of their last five games. The Eastern Michigan Eagles have lost three of their last five road games. Mike Glass III is completing 63.8 percent of his passes for 1,991 yards, 16 touchdowns and eight interceptions. Glass has two or more touchdown passes in five of his last nine games. Arthur Jackson III and Quian Williams have combined for 899 receiving yards and eight touchdowns while Mathew Sexton has 29 receptions. The Eastern Michigan Eagles ground game is averaging 99.4 yards per contest, and Shaq Vann leads the way with 351 yards and two touchdowns. Defensively, Eastern Michigan is allowing 33.2 points and 445.6 yards per game. Vince Calhoun leads the Eastern Michigan Eagles with 83 tackles, Turan Rush has five sacks and Clay Holford has one interception.
The Akron Zips could use a win to bounce back from a brutal 0-9 record. The Akron Zips have lost six straight home games. Kato Nelson is completing 55.3 percent of his passes for 1,330 yards, eight touchdowns and five interceptions. Akron quarterbacks have combined for nine touchdown passes and 11 interceptions. Nate Stewart and Dustin Burkhart have combined for 783 receiving yards and four touchdowns while Jeremiah Knight has 19 receptions. The Akron Zips ground game is averaging 52.3 yards per contest, and Brandon Lee leads the way with 172 yards on 59 carries. Defensively, Akron is allowing 35.7 points and 390.1 yards per game. John Lako leads the Akron Zips with 108 tackles, Josh Ward has two sacks and Shawn Featherstone has one interception.
The Eagles are 19-7 ATS in their last 26 road games, 1-5 ATS in their last 6 conference games and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Zips are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games following a bye week, 0-6 ATS in their last 6 home games and 0-5 ATS in their last 5 conference games. The Eagles are 6-0 ATS in their last 6 meetings in Akron and 9-3 ATS in their last 12 meetings. The under is 62-29 in Zips last 91 games overall. The over is 5-1-2 in Eagles last 8 games overall.
The Eastern Michigan Eagles are 2-4 ATS in their last six games as a double-digit favorite. The Akron Zips are 0-5 ATS in their last five games as a double-digit underdog. Eastern Michigan has allowed 27 or more points in each of its last eight games and has covered just once in its last six games. Akron is both brutal ATS and SU, and the Zips have scored a combined nine points in their last four games. The Akron Zips have scored seven or less points in five of their last six points. So as bad as the Eastern Michigan Eagles have been this season and not wanting to lay big numbers with them, especially on the road, you have no choice. It's the Eagles or pass.