This week’s football schedule includes a contest between Akron vs. Utah State in the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl in Boise, Idaho.
Free football picks says the Vegas point spread is Utah State -7.5 and 46 for the total. It opened at -6 and 50. A strong majority of 65 percent of bets are on Utah State with only a modest 51-49 to the over.
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In comparing yards per rush on offense, the better numbers belong to Utah State by .4. As far as passing yards per completion on the offensive side of the ball, the upper hand is for Akron by 1.7. According to yards per point, the more efficient offense is Utah State.
Defensively the more stingy team based on yards per rush is Akron by .9. The superior defense in terms of passing yards per completion is the Zips by 1.6. The yards per point statistic used by the line makers says the better-quality defense is Akron forcing 2.8 more. The turnover department upper hand belongs to Akron by .8.
Who to bet on: A handicapper who played football for a MAC school now lives on the west coast. He is indisputably one of the two best experts for non-power five conference in football or mid-majors in basketball. Bowl Total of the Year on Akron vs. Utah State at 3:30 ET. It’s the best bet in the industry says MasterLockline on football betting website.
Yards per point is determined by dividing total yards by number of points. Offensively a lower number is considered more efficient. On defense, a higher number is better.
Spread trends (all records against the spread): Akron 5-0 after allowing less than 100 yards rushing in their previous game but 7-20 after accumulating less than 170 yards passing in their previous game. Utah State 16-5 games after allowing more than 40 points in their previous game, 3-7 non-conference games.
Over/under angles: Akron under 30-13 overall. Utah State over 7-0 fieldturf.