Free Week 9 Prediction: Chippewas vs Zips Odds
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College Football Handicapping: Week 9
Date: Saturday, October 27th 2018
Time: 12:00 pm EST
Venue: InfoCision Stadium, Akron, Ohio
NCAA Football Spread: Akron -4.5
NCAA Betting Total: 45.5
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Central Michigan was no match for Western Michigan in their last contest as they fell 10-35, while they weren’t able to cover the 6.5 point spread.
Akron was able to outlast Kent State on the road as they won 24-23, but failed to cover the 4.5 point spread.
Akron opened up as 6.5 point favorites, but that line has dropped down to 4.5 points with about 49% of the public backing them.
The total opened at 46.5 points and has dropped to 45 points.
Central Michigan Chippewas
Central Michigan’s offense couldn’t get much going against Western Michigan as they totaled just 269 yards and 15 first downs while they only converted 4 of their 17 third down attempts.
QB Tommy Lazzaro was dreadful as he completed 9 of 24 pass attempts for just 104 yards and two interceptions.
RB Romello Ross led the rushing attack as he totaled 69 yards and 1 touchdown on 11 carries.
WR Julian Hicks was the Chippewas most productive wide receiver where he hauled in 3 catches for 57 yards.
Defensively, they surrendered 356 yards, 301 of which came on the ground as Wester Michigan averaged 5.5 YPC.
Central Michigan’s defense did only give up 16 first downs and held them to just 5 of 14 on third down attempts.
Akron’s offense was efficient against Kent State as they accumulated 362 yards while picking up 19 first downs and converted 10 of their 19 third down attempts.
QB Kato Nelson completed 19 of 35 pass attempts for 219 yards, 1 touchdown, and 1 interception.
Nelson and RB Van Edwards Jr. also combined for 129 rushing yards and 1 touchdowns on 30 carries.
Leading the aerial assault was WR Andre Williams who hauled in 4 receptions for 72 yards and 1 touchdown.
On the defensive side Akron gave up 371 yards and 18 first downs, but held Kent State to just 5 of 19 on third down attempts.
They also added 1 sack and 8 tackles for a loss.
NCAA Football Handicapping Trends
- CMU are 7-1 ATS in their last 8 road games.
- Under is 17-7 in CMU last 24 games in October.
- Over is 7-2 in CMU last 9 games as an underdog.
- Under is 9-1 in AKR last 10 games as a favorite.
- Under is 18-4 in AKR last 22 games on fieldturf.
Free Week 9 NCAA Football Pick
Akron handles their business at home against Central Michigan.
4* Free NCAA Betting Pick: Akron -4.5
Central Michigan has dominated this series going 9-1 in their last 10 matchups, while they have gone 7-1 ATS in their last 8 road contests.
But going by recent performances, both teams have gone 0-3 ATS in their last 3 contests, so neither team has been in the greatest of forms, but as long as Lazzaro is under center on the road, Akron should be excited for this one.
I expect Kato Nelson to outduel Lazzaro and snap this five-game losing streak to Central Michigan.
Week 9 Free Score Prediction: Akron 24 – Central Michigan 17
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