Akron vs. Miami (Ohio) Picks, Predictions & Betting Odds: Will the Zips Continue to Fail to Cover the Spread?

Akron vs. Miami (Ohio) Picks, Predictions & Betting Odds: Will the Zips Continue to Fail to Cover the Spread? article feature image
  • The Akron Zips have yet to cover the point spread this season, going an incredible 0-10. The updated betting odds for Akron's game tonight against Miami (Ohio) makes them a steep underdog (spread: Akron +30), with the over/under set at 44.5.
  • Should you be putting your faith (and money) in Akron to finally cover the spread? Our experts analyze all the angles of the game, including whether Miami (Ohio) is getting just a little too much respect in the betting market.

Akron at Miami (Ohio) Betting Odds

  • Spread: Miami -30
  • Over/Under: 44.5
  • Time: 7:30 p.m. ET

Akron is on the path to infamy. Not only are the Zips 0-10 on the year, they are also the first team in our database, which dates back to 2005, to go 0-10 Against the Spread (ATS) to start the season.

As you can imagine, bettors aren’t lining up to put their hard-earned money on one of the worst teams in recent memory.  At the time of writing, 64% of the bets and 73% of the money has come in on the RedHawks as 31-point favorites on Wednesday night.

Collin Wilson: Bet Numbers, Not Teams

There may not be more red on a team’s advanced statistics than Akron.

The Zips rank dead last in havoc allowed, offensive line yards and stuff rate and they are close to the bottom in plenty of other categories. This should be a slam dunk for Miami of Ohio, but consider the situation in the MAC East division.

The Redhawks hold a two-game lead and all tiebreakers on the division. In fact, a loss here and to Ball State in Week 14 would not change Miami’s travel plans for the MAC Championship.

Our projected spread for this game is Miami -25 and SP+ makes the spread even closer at -23. If you are a market investor and just looking at numbers and not team names, the play is on the visitors as this number is inflated by their historically bad ATS record.


This isn’t the type of bet that makes you feel confident, betting on an all-time terrible team with an 0-10 record against the spread, but this number is too big against a disinterested opponent.

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