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College Football Handicapping: Week 5
(1-3) Akron Zips vs. Bowling Green Falcons (0-4)
Date: Saturday, September 30th
Time: 6:00 pm EST
Venue: Doyt Perry Stadium, Bowling Green, Ohio
NCAA Football Spread: Akron -2.5
NCAA Betting Total: 56
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We have reached week five of the college football season, and most teams are playing in the conference portion of their season.
One of those games on Saturday is a MAC showdown between two teams who have combined for one win so far this season.
The Akron Zips make the trip to Bowling Green to take on the Falcons. The Falcons have won the last eight games played between the two teams.
The Akron Zips have had a terrible season so far this year, coming into this game having only one win, and that game was against an FCS level school. In their three losses they have only scored a total of 31 points, which isn’t enough to get the job done.
In their three losses they have given up a total of 115 points. Now they were playing the likes of Penn State and Iowa State, but there is still a very clear problem that the defense is going through.
The Zips are led at the quarterback position by Thomas Woodson who comes into this game having thrown for 745 yards and four touchdowns.
He also has thrown four interceptions so far this year.
To win this game the team is going to need to led by Woodson. He needs to have a really good start and probably throw for at least 200 yards and a couple touchdowns.
The defense also needs to step up. They can’t let Bowling Green gash them through the air, or they will allow the Falcons to win their first game.
Bowling Green Falcons
On the other side of this match up is the Bowling Green Falcons, who are still searching for their first win of the season.
Now they have played a tough schedule with the likes of Michigan State and Northwestern, but they also had a very winnable game against South Dakota, an FCS level team and lost by the final score of 35-27.
If they don’t win this game there is a very real chance that they will start the season 0-8 before they get to play a beatable team again like Kent State.
Now the defense has played decent against the Power Five conference teams, but when the offense has issues scoring points it’s going to be hard to win games, which has been the case so far this year.
On the season Bowling Green is only averaging 80 yards per game on the ground, and when a team is that one dimensional defenses can really key on the pass game.
To win this game they need to get the ball on the ground early and have success. It’s going to be a long afternoon if all the offense has to come through the air.
NCAA Football Handicapping Trends
- Under is 9-0 in AKR last 9 games on fieldturf.
- Under is 42-18 in AKR last 60 games overall.
- Under is 36-16 in AKR last 52 conference games.
- BGSU are 1-8 ATS in their last 9 home games.
- Under is 15-5-1 in BGSU last 21 games overall.
- Under is 39-17 in BGSU last 56 conference games.
- AKR are 1-10-1 ATS in their last 12 meetings.
- Favorite is 6-2 ATS in their last 8 meetings.
Free Week 5 NCAA Football Pick
This series has been dominated by the Bowling Green Falcons and I think that will be the case in this game.
4* Free NCAA Betting Pick: Bowling Green Falcons +2.5
Their defense is a little better and I think that they will have no issue slowing down the Zips offense.
The Falcons will win a game that is very close scoring.
Week 5 Free Score Prediction: Bowling Green 24 – Akron 21
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