Akron vs Miami-OH Prediction - College Football Picks 11/8/23

Miami-OH RedHawks (7-2) vs Akron Zips (2-7)

Game Info: Wednesday, November 8, 2023 at 7:00 pm (Fred C. Yager Stadium)

Betting Odds: Miami-OH RedHawks -17.5 -- Over/Under: 42.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Akron Zips and Miami Redhawks face off on Wednesday in a MAC college football showdown at Yager Stadium. 

Can Akron Win Second Straight Game?

Akron comes into this game with a 2-7 record overall but they were able to secure a victory in the last game. Akron scored 31 points against Kent State and that was enough for the four point victory. Jeff Undercuffier had a strong game completing 23 of his 39 passes for 298 yards, two touchdowns, and zero interceptions. Akron on the season is averaging 17.1 points while their defense is giving up 29.1 points per game. The offense is ranked 129th while the defense is ranked 99th. Undercuffier threw touchdowns in the last game and he’s going to need to have a big game here. 

Akron Betting Trends

  • Akron has suffered the equal-most road losses by a margin of three points or less of any FBS team this season (2).

Miami Coming off Another Impressive Win

Miami comes into this game with a 7-2 record overall and they are coming off another impressive victory in the last game. The Redhawks scored 30 points against Ohio and they won by 14 points. The star of the show was on the ground with Rashad Amos and he finished with 21 carries for 163 yards and a touchdown. Kevin Davis finished with three receptions for 61 yards and a touchdown. The Redhawks are averaging 29.8 points while their defense is giving up 19 points per game. The defense is ranked 23rd in college football, and it’s going to need to be the defense steps up.

Matchup/League Facts

  • Miami (OH) rank 23rd among FBS teams for points allowed per game this season (19.0).
  • Akron has suffered the equal-most road losses by a margin of 10 points or less of any FBS team this season (3).
  • Akron has suffered the equal-most road losses by a margin of five points or less of any FBS team this season (2).

Shane’s Free Pick

The Redhawks are going to have no issue running up the score here, but even more impressive will be the defense. The Redhawks defense is giving up 19 points per game and Akron is going to really struggle to get the offense going here. Undercuffier is going to go back to his struggles and that is going to be the difference as Miami of Ohio is going to get the job done. Back the Redhawks against the spread. 

Shane’s Pick Miami of Ohio -17.5

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