Free Potato Bowl Prediction: Zips vs Aggies Odds
College football betting on the 2015 Potato Bowl sees the Utah State Aggies taking on the Akron Zips Tuesday December 22nd at Albertsons Stadium in Boise, ID. Cappers Picks provides complimentary handicapping picks all NCAA football season long so stay tuned for more FREE college football predictions.
2015 Potato Bowl
Akron Zips (7-5) vs. Utah State Aggies (6-6)
Date: Tuesday, December 22
Time: 3 :30PM
Venue: Albertsons Stadium Boise, ID
NCAA Football Spread: Utah State -6.5
NCAA Betting Total: 49
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Akron is only making their 2nd bowl appearance ever and they are a 6.5-point betting underdog facing a Utah State team that is playing in a bowl for the 6th straight season.
Akron ended the season well winning their last 4 games and on the other side of coin Utah State sputtered to end the season losing 3 of their last 4 games.
Utah State may have some home field advantage, as Albertsons Stadium is only a 4 hour drive from the Aggies campus.
In their last games of the season Akron beat Kent State 20-0 and Utah State lost to BYU 51-28.
Akron is led by their 17th ranked defense and they need to play good D to win, as they do not have a dynamic offense ranking 96th in the nation in passing yards per game and 67th in rushing yards per game.
Conor Hundley is Akron’s leading rusher with 883 yards and 10 TD and QB Thomas Woodson passed for 2,034 yards with 16 TD and 10 INT. Hundley rushed for over 90 yards in 3 of the last 4 games on the season.
Hundley will be facing the weakness of the Utah State defense, as the Aggies rank 51st in the nation defending the run and 14th defending the pass.
Utah State Aggies
Utah State also does not have a dynamic offense ranking 88th in the nation in passing yards per game and 70th in rushing yards per game.
Their main offense weapon is Kent Myers, who also ranked 2nd on the team in rushing yards.
He has a shoulder injury and did not play in the season finale and is a question mark for this game. Devante Mays was the team’s leading rusher and he really struggled in 3 of the last 4 games of the season.
Akron ranks 87th in the nation in pass defense and 3rd in run defense.
Utah was 1-1 facing ranked teams this season while Akron was crushed in their only game facing a top 25 team losing to Oklahoma 41-3 in their season opener.
NCAA Football Handicapping Trends
- Zips are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games overall.
- Zips are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games following a straight up win.
- Aggies are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games overall.
- Aggies are 3-7 ATS in their last 10 non-conference games.
- Aggies have an Over record of 9-1 in their last 10 games overall.
Free Potato Bowl NCAA Football Prediction
Bucking the trends in this one taking Utah State, who played a much tougher schedule than Akron this season.
4* Free NCAA Betting Pick: Utah State
I think Meyers will go and have a big game and the Utah State defense will also play well and keep the Zips in check.
2015 Potato Bowl Free Score Prediction: Utah State 35 Akron 17
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