Akron at Western Michigan: 11/9/21 College Football Picks and Predictions

Akron at Western Michigan: 11/9/21 College Football Picks and Predictions Photo by Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

Western Michigan Broncos (5-4) vs Akron Zips (2-7)

Game Info: Tuesday, November 9, 2021 at 7:00 pm (Waldo Stadium)

Betting Odds: Western Michigan Broncos -26 -- Over/Under: 62 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Akron Zips and Western Michigan Broncos face off on Tuesday night in a MACton showdown at Waldo Stadium. When these two faced off in 2020 it was Western MIchigan that came away with the 58-13 victory. 

The Akron Zips sit with a 2-7 record overall and now they have fired their head coach Tom Arth. Akron faced off against Ball State last Tuesday and the offense was decent scoring 25 points but the defense again struggled, and the defense has been an issue all season. Akron is averaging 20.4 points while their defense is giving up 38 points per game. Under center for AKron is Zach Gibson and in the last game he threw for 331 yards and two touchdowns. In this game if Akron wants any chance to come away with the victory, the defense is going to need to be bad.

On the other side of this matchup is the Western Michigan Broncos who sit with a 5-4 record but they are coming off a loss in their last game. The defense was awful against Western MIchigangiving up 42 points, and that led to the 12 point loss. Western Michigan is averaging 29.1 points while the defense is giving up 28.9 points per game. Under center for Western Michigan is Kaleb Eleby and he has thrown for 2,253 yards, 15 touchdowns, and three interceptions. Running back Sean Tyler has also rushed for 690 yards, In this game, Western Michigan needs to try and make the game a shootout. 

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Akron is 4-9 against the spread in their last 13 games overall. Western Michigan is 1-3-1 against the spread in their last five games overall. The favorite is 4-1 in the last five meetings. The road team is 6-1 against the spread in the last seven meetings. 

Western Michigan is no doubt the better team, but this is still way too many points to lay with them. Akron has shown some promise with their offense, and they will score enough to keep this game close. Back Akron against the spread.

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