Free Week 7 Prediction: Zips vs Broncos Odds
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College Football Handicapping: Week 7
(3-3) Akron Zips vs. Western Michigan Broncos (4-2)
Date: Saturday, October 14th
Time: 3:30 pm EST
Venue: Waldo Satdium, Kalamazoo, Michigan
NCAA Football Spread: Western Michigan -13.5
NCAA Betting Total: 56.5
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This meeting has meaning as both programs enter the the game at 2-0 within the MAC and atop their respective divisions. Neither team was really considered to be the top contender so whichever wins will be in great position.
Akron’s best game of the season might have been in a loss while Western Michigan is looking to sustain the success they enjoyed during last year’s magical season. It is not midweek so it is not techically MACtion but this is a good one.
The Zips are 2-0 in the MAC but not all undefeated starts are created equal. By the looks of it they have wins over the worst teams in each division. Akron might be decent but it is hard to know, though their loss at Troy looks solid.
Since MAC play began the Zipps offense has come alive, scoring 34 and 31 points. They are going to need to score to beat Western Michigan. Thomas Woodson is an experienced QB but he is not having as good a season as he did a year ago.
Akron will be missing their top rusher for the rest of the season with Warren Ball on the shelf. he wsa their best bet in terms of slowing down the pace of the game – the zips most liely strategy. Keeping pace with WMU otherwise looks problematic.
Western Michigan Broncos
The Broncos are significant favourites in this one but you have to be concerned this is a letdown spot given their exciting overtime win against Buffalo a week ago. You can see how the coach would just want to win and get out.
The final in that record seeting game as 71-68 which is going to inflate their numbers on both sides of the ball. It was a 7OT game which provided lots of opportunities to score and be scored upon. You have to remember that.
The Broncos were more than respectable in losing their two games to USC and Michigan State. I am not sure they are the best team in the MAC once agains but they might be. They are going to win on Saturday. The question is by how much.
NCAA Football Handicapping Trends
- Under is 5-0 in Zips last 5 games following a straight up win.
- Under is 5-0 in Zips last 5 games following a ATS win.
- Zips are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games following a straight up win of more than 20 points.
- Over is 4-0 in Broncos last 4 games after allowing more than 450 total yards in their previous game.
- Over is 4-0 in Broncos last 4 games overall.
- Broncos are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games after accumulating more than 450 total yards in their previous game.
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While the Broncos look primed for a letdown I am not sure the Zips are good enough to catch them napping. They might cover though.
4* Free NCAA Betting Pick: Western Michigan -13.5
Look for the Broncos offense to be too much to handle in this one. They are not going to score 70 again but more than half of that, easily.
Once Akron gets down they just don’t really have the means to catch up. The margin is probable set by the first half and held from there.
Week 7 Free Score Prediction: Western Michigan 41 – Akron 20
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