Bowling Green @ Akron: What you need to know

Tuesday night MAC football highlights Bowling Green Falcons (5-3) vs Akron Zips (4-4)

Odds: Akron -7, 58

Bowling Green sits a top of the MAC East Conference heading into Tuesday night’s matchup in Akron.  The Zips are breathing down their neck at a game behind the Falcons.

The Zips have had a little trouble putting points on the board this season but do have a win over Pitt in week 4.  However, Akron has failed to score over 21 points but once this season in week 1 vs Howard, not exactly stiff competition.

Akron was leading Ball State 21-6 at one point in their last game but failed to hold onto the lead and fell to a 35-26 loss.  Last week Akron had a bye.

Although Bowling Green has a better record and leads the MAC East they are slated as +7 point road underdogs.  Bowling Green is also coming off a loss to Western Michigan 26-14.  Heading into the Western Michigan game, the Falcons had rattled off 3-straight wins.  The Falcons were leading 14-13 at half but were outscored 13-0 in the 2nd half.

For the Bettors…

The under is 7-0 in Falcons last 7 games following a double-digit loss at home

4-0 ATS in their last 4 games following a double-digit loss at home

7-1 ATS in their last 8 games after allowing less than 170 yards passing in their previous game

Zips are 0-5 ATS in their last 5 games on fieldturf and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games overall

1-6 ATS in their last 7 home games vs. a team with a winning road record

Head to head the favorite is 5-0 ATS in their last 5 meetings

Falcons are 3-0-1 ATS in their last 4 meetings in Akron

Falcons are 6-0 ATS in their last 6 meetings

What we have seen from Akron this year is disappointing.  Will you get the team that beat Pitt or will you get the team that got shutout in the 2nd half by Ball State?  Akron is 3-1 at home this season but the wins came over Howard, Eastern Michigan and Miami-Ohio.  These three team have a combined 6 wins which doesn’t make the 3-1 home record that impressive.

If you’re giving us +7 points with Bowling Green then it’s hard to not take the points and laugh on the way to the ticket counter.  Easy winner with Bowling Green +7.

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