Akron vs. Ohio - 11/26/19 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Ohio Bobcats (5-6) at Akron Zips (0-11)
College Football: Tuesday, November 26, 2019 at 6:00 pm (Summa Field at InfoCision Stadium)
The Line: Akron Zips +27 -- Over/Under: 52
The Ohio Bobcats and the Akron Zips meet in college football action from InfoCision Stadium on Tuesday.
Ohio comes in here at 5-6 so far. The Bobcats are just 1-2 in their last three games, posting a 24-21 loss to Miami OH, a 37-34 OT loss to Western Michigan and a big 66-24 win over Bowling Green in their last outing.
In the win over the Falcons, Ohio QB Nathan Rourke put up 267 yards with three scores, and O’Shaan Allison had 175 yards with three TDs rushing. Isiah Cox was the top receiver there on 83 yards and a TD from four grabs.
Over on the Akron side, they’re 0-11 this season. Over their last five games, the Zips have dropped to Buffalo, Northern Illinois, Bowling Green, Eastern Michigan and Miami-OH.
In the loss to the RedHawks, Akron QB Kato Nelson threw for 197 yards and Peter Hayes-Patrick managed 17 rush yards. Nate Stewart led the receivers with three grabs for 66 yards in that one.
The Bobcats are 2-6 ATS in their last eight conference games and 2-6 ATS in their last eight overall. Ohio is 2-6 ATS in their last eight on turf and 1-5 ATS versus a team with a losing record.
Meanwhile, the Zips are 7-19 ATS in their last 26 overall and 7-19 ATS in their last 26 on turf. Akron is 2-6 ATS in their last eight in November and 1-10 ATS in their last 11 home games.
Ohio has been really close in most of their losses this season, and they very easily could have a few more wins. They’re a better team than their record dictates, and are prone to bouts of explosive offense here and there. Regardless, the Bobcats are almost always competitive.
With Akron stumbling over pretty much their entire season, I don’t expect a whole lot of them here. I’m going with Ohio on a dominant cover.