Akron vs Eastern Michigan Prediction - College Football Picks 11/14/23

Eastern Michigan Eagles (4-6) vs Akron Zips (2-8)

Game Info: Tuesday, November 14, 2023 at 7:00 pm (Rynearson Stadium)

Betting Odds: Eastern Michigan Eagles -5.5 -- Over/Under: 39 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Akron Zips and Eastern Michigan Eagles face off on Tuesday in a college football showdown at Rynearson Stadium.

Akron Offense was Shutout

Akron comes into this game with a 2-8 record overall and they really struggled with the offense in the last game. The defense wasn’t awful against the Miami of Ohio Redhawks giving up only 19 points, but the offense failed to score any points and that led to the defeat. Under center for Akron was Jeff Undercuffler, and he completed 20 his 36 passes for 156 yards, zero touchdowns, and two interceptions. Akron on the season is averaging 15.4 points, while their defense is giving up 28.1 points per game. In this game, Akron is going to need to find a way to get the offense going. 

Must win for Eastern Michigan

If Eastern Michigan wants to play in a bowl game, this is a must win for them. Last Wednesday, Eastern Michigan faced off against Toledo and it was another ugly game. Eastern Michigan’s offense scored 23 points, but the defense gave up 49 points and that led to the defeat. Quarterback Austin Smith wasn’t great, and he completed 9 of his 24 passes for 86 yards, zero touchdowns, and one interception. They are going to need more dynamic quarterback play in this game. Eastern Michigan is averaging 19 points, while their defense is giving up 25 points per game. 

Matchup/League Facts

  • 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

This game is going to be ugly, and points are going to be hard to come by. Akron is going to really struggle to get the offense going here. I also am not sold on this Eastern Michigan offense finding a whole lot of success, and that will be the difference. Don’t be the shocked if this game ends 10-0 or 10-3. This total is too high. Back the under to cash here. 

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

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