Miami-OH at Akron: 11/28/20 College Football Picks and Prediction
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Akron Zips (0-3) vs Miami-OH RedHawks (1-1)
Game Info: Saturday, November 28, 2020 at 1:00 pm (Summa Field at InfoCision Stadium)
Betting Odds: Akron Zips +13.5 -- Over/Under: 54.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Miami (OH) RedHawks will travel to InfoCision Stadium to take on the Akron Zips this Saturday afternoon in College Football action.
The Miami (OH) RedHawks had their game against the Ohio Bobcats cancelled last week due to Covid-19 and come into this game with a 1-1 record (1-1 MAC) after being defeated by the Buffalo Bulls, 42-10, on November 10th. Miami (OH) had no answers for the high-powered Buffalo offense and could not fight back after going into the 4th quarter trailing by a 35-7 margin. Miami (OH) was outgained by Buffalo by a 556-258 margin and lost the turnover battle by a 1-0 margin in the loss. Leading the way for the RedHawks was QB AJ Mayer who completed 7 of 25 passes for 116 yards, 1 TD, & 1 INT.
On the season, Miami (OH) is averaging 24.0 ppg on 340.0 total yards per game (203.5 passing yds/g; 136.5 rushing yds/g). Offensively, Miami (OH) has been led by QB AJ Mayer who has completed 46.9% of his passes for 328 yards, 4 TD & 1 INT. The top receiving threats for the RedHawks have been Jack Sorenson (10 rec, 177 yards), Kevin Davis (5 rec, 57 yards), Jalen Walker (2 rec, 45 yards, 2 TD), and Davion Johnson (3 rec, 36 yards). Leading the way for the Miami (OH) backfield has been the trio of Zach Kahn (17 att, 81 yards, 2 TD), Davion Johnson (11 att, 58 yards), and Kevin Davis (11 att, 45 yards).
Defensively, Miami (OH) is allowing their opponents to average 36.5 ppg on 517.0 total yards per game (331.0 passing yds/g; 186.0 rushing yds/g).
The Akron Zips fell to 0-3 (0-3 MAC) on the season after being defeated by the Kent State Golden Flashes, 69-35, on November 17th. Akron allowed Kent State to pile up the offensive yards against them and could not fight back after the Golden Flashes took a 49-28 lead early in the 3rd quarter. Akron was outgained by Kent State by a 750-366 margin and committed two turnovers in the loss. Leading the way for the Zips was RB Teon Dollard who had 202 rushing yards & 3 TD’s on 28 carries.
On the season, Akron is averaging 19.3 ppg on 352.3 total yards per game (166.0 passing yds/g; 186.3 rushing yds/g). Offensively, Akron has been led by RB Teon Dollard who had 434 yards & 4 TD on 66 carries. QB Zach Gibson has completed 60.0% of his passes for 497 yards, 2 TD, & 4 INT. The top receiving threats for the Zips have been Nate Stewart (10 rec, 156 yards, TD), Tony Grimes Jr. (10 rec, 117 yards), and George Qualls Jr. (5 rec, 87 yards).
Defensively, Akron is allowing their opponents to average 50.3 ppg on 513.7 total yards per game (249.3 passing yds/g; 264.3 rushing yds/g).
The RedHawks are 15-5 ATS in their last 20 conference games and 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games overall. The Zips are 7-21 ATS in their last 28 games overall and just 2-9 ATS in their last 11 games following a ATS loss.
Miami (OH) is coming off a tough loss at Buffalo, but the RedHawks should be able to get back on track against an Akron defense that ranks dead last in College Football in scoring defense and 120th in total defense. Akron has a great RB in Teon Dollard, however, as I think the Zips will once again give up at least 45 points in this one, I think the play here is to take the RedHawks to cover this spread. Good Luck!