Ohio at Akron Prediction - College Football Picks 11/24/23

Akron Zips (2-9) vs Ohio Bobcats (8-3)

Game Info: Friday, November 24, 2023 at 12:00 pm (Summa Field at InfoCision Stadium)

Betting Odds: Akron Zips +13.5 -- Over/Under: 41.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Akron Zips will host the Ohio Bobcats this Friday from InfoCision Stadium on CBS Sports. Let's have a look at our Ohio vs Akron Prediction.

Ohio Bobcats Preview

Ohio enters at 8-3 after defending Central Michigan at home, 34-20. The Bobcats controlled both halves to down the Chippewas, and they’ll look to close the regular season with a third straight here in Akron. The Ohio offense is scoring 16.5 ppg, while passing for 210.8 ypg, rushing for 132.6 ypg, and converting 44.5% of their third downs.

Ohio Player Notes

Kurtis Rourke leads Ohio in passing with 1,999 yards, and ten touchdowns to five interceptions thru ten starts. Rourke is 7-3 as the starter this season.

Sophomore back Sieh Bangura went for a season-high 126 yards in the win over CMU, and he leads Ohio with 690 rushing yards.

Senior wideout Sam Wiglusz had a big game against WMU, and he leads the Bobcats in receptions (47) and receiving yards (570). 

The Ohio defense is allowing 15.5 points per game.

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Akron Zips Preview

Akron fell to 2-9 after losing to Eastern Michigan on the road by three, 30-27. The Zips couldn’t outlast the Eagles in double overtime and they’ll look to regroup here Friday. The Akron offense is scoring 16.5 ppg, while passing for 202.3 ypg, rushing for 85.0 ypg, and converting 34.0% of their third downs.

Akron Player Notes

Jeff Undercuffler Jr. leads Akron in passing with 1,275 yards, and four touchdowns to eight interceptions thru nine games.

Senior back Lorenzo Lingard leads the team in rushing yards (612), after a 71-yard showing versus EMU. 

Sophomore wideout Jasaoah Gathings has caught seven passes or more in three straight games, and he leads the Zips I’m receptions (50) and receiving yards (532). 

The Akron defense is allowing 28.2 points per game.

 

Ohio vs Akron Trends

OHI is 6-5 against the spread, with a 3-8 O/U record. 

AKR is 4-5-1 ATS, with a 5-6 over/under record.

Corey’s Free Pick

It’s been a rough year for Akron, and it’s unlikely the tide turns in the season finale for their arch rivals. Ohio has been impressive since a season-opening loss to SDSU, and they’re on the heels of another ten-win campaign. There’s a chance they show fight here, but at this point, let’s just bet against a beaten Akron squad here by rolling with Ohio.

Corey’s Pick Ohio to Cover

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