Bowling Green at Akron - 10/1/22 College Football Picks and Prediction

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The Bowling Green Falcons and Akron Zips meet Saturday in week 5 college football action at InfoCision Stadium. The Bowling Green Falcons look to rebound from a 1-3 start. The Akron Zips look to snap a 3-game losing streak.

The Bowling Green Falcons have lost 5 of their last 6 road games. Matt McDonald is completing 56.3 percent of his passes for 690 yards, 10 touchdowns and 0 interceptions. Odieu Hiliare and CJ Lewis have combined for 313 receiving yards and 5 touchdowns, while Ta’ron Keith has 16 receptions. The Bowling Green Falcons ground game is averaging 85 yards per contest, and Jaison Patterson leads the way with 83 yards and 1 touchdown. Defensively, Bowling Green is allowing 45 points and 520 yards per game. Chris Bacon leads the Bowling Green Falcons with 27 tackles, Demetrius Hardamon has 2.5 sacks and DJ Taylor has 1 interception.

The Akron Zips have lost 5 of their last 7 home games. DJ Irons is completing 63 percent of his passes for 919 yards, 3 touchdowns and 1 interception. Shocky Jacques-Louis and Daniel George have combined for 528 receiving yards and 1 touchdown, while Alex Adams has 12 receptions. The Akron Zips ground game is averaging 51.8 yards per contest, and Cam Wiley leads the way with 170 yards and 2 touchdowns. Defensively, Akron is allowing 39.8 points and 484 yards per game. Bubba Arslanian leads the Akron Zips with 43 tackles, Zach Morton has 1.5 sacks and Darrian Lewis has 1 interception.

The Falcons are 5-2-1 ATS in their last 8 road games and 5-11 ATS in their last 16 conference games. The Zips are 17-38 ATS in their last 55 home games and 9-25 ATS in their last 34 games overall. The over is 4-0 in Falcons last 4 games overall. The under is 36-17-1 in Zips last 54 home games. The Falcons are 6-1-1 ATS in their last 8 meetings in Akron and 11-3 ATS in their last 14 meetings.

The Bowling Green Falcons are probably the better team here, and they've shown more life on the offensive side, but their defense is terrible. Sure, the Akron Zips have issues on both sides of the ball themselves and aren't a team I'm thrilled to back, but at least we're getting free points with them at home. The bottom line is neither of these teams have shown us much, so I'm not excited to back either club. It's Akron and the points or pass for me.

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a PickDawgz site consensus.

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