Bowling Green at Akron 12/5/20 College Football Picks and Predictions
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Akron Zips (0-4) vs Bowling Green Falcons (0-4)
Game Info: Saturday, December 5, 2020 at 2:00 pm (Summa Field at InfoCision Stadium)
Betting Odds: Akron Zips -3 -- Over/Under: 56.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Bowling Green Falcons and Akron Zips face off on Saturday in a college football showdown at InfoCision Stadium. The winner of this fight will all but guarantee they won’t finish at the bottom of the MAC.
Bowling Green comes into this one with an 0-4 record and the offense hasn’t created much, while the defense hasn’t stopped much. In the last game against Ohio, Bowling Green gave up 52 points while the offense could only manage 10 points. On the season Bowling Green is averaging 13.5 points per game while the defense is giving up 48.5 points per game. Matt McDonald is under center for Bowling Green and on the season he has thrown for 577 yards. In the last loss against Ohio, he completed 9 of his 20 passes for 125 yards, one touchdown, and three interceptions. In this game the one thing that can’t happen is he turns over the ball. If the offense is turning over the ball, Bowling Green could be in major trouble.
On the other side of this matchup is the Akron Zips who have also lost all four of their games so far this year. Much like Bowling Green, this is an offense that has been terrible, and the defense has been even worse. On the season, Akron is averaging 16.2 points per game while the defense is giving up 47.2 points per game. Akron’s secondary has been a big issue all season giving up 264 yards per game, and in this game they need the passing game to be better. At quarterback, Akron is led by Zach Gibson who has thrown for 638 yards, three touchdowns, and five interceptions. Much like Bowling Green, Arkon needs to take good care of the ball and not turn the ball over. This game very well could come down to which team doesn’t turn the ball over more.
This is a game that no one should probably be running to the window to bet, but there is no chance I am willing to lay points with either of these teams. Bowling Green is the underdog so I will take the points with them in this game.