Bowling Green vs. Akron Prediction: Picks & Start Time – October 2022

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The Bowling Green Falcons (1-3) have a MAC matchup against the Akron Zips (1-3).

Bowling Green vs. Akron Odds

Point Spread

The spread for this matchup is set at 9.5 points, with oddsmakers listing Bowling Green as the favorites.


As for the moneyline, Bowling Green has -346 odds to pick up the win, while Akron is listed at +270 to claim victory.


Finally, the over/under for the game is set at 50 points.

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Game Info

How to Watch Bowling Green vs. Akron Live?

  • Game Day: Saturday, October 1, 2022
  • Game Time: 3:30 PM ET
  • TV Channel: ESPN+
  • Location: Akron, Ohio
  • Stadium: InfoCision Stadium-Summa Field

Betting Preview

Bowling Green

With 305.0 yards of total offense per game (19th-worst) and 520.0 yards allowed per game on defense (fourth-worst), Bowling Green has been struggling on both sides of the ball this season. With 45.0 points allowed per game on defense, which ranks fourth-worst in the FBS, Bowling Green has been forced to rely on their 71st-ranked offense (30.5 points per contest) to keep them competitive. With 364.3 passing yards allowed per game on defense, which ranks second-worst in the FBS, Bowling Green has been forced to lean on their 88th-ranked passing offense (220.0 passing yards per contest) to keep them in games. Bowling Green ranks 10th-worst in rushing offense (85.0 rushing yards per game), but has played better on defense, ranking 83rd with 155.8 rushing yards allowed per contest. Despite sporting a bottom-25 defense on third down that ranks 10th-worst in the FBS (50.8% third-down conversion rate), Bowling Green has put up better results on offense, ranking 105th in the FBS by posting a 33.3% third-down conversion rate. With seven forced turnovers (32nd in the FBS) against three turnovers committed (19th in the FBS), Bowling Green’s +4 turnover margin is the 19th-best in college football.


Akron has struggled on both sides of the ball this season, ranking 17th-worst in total offense (298.0 total yards per game) and eighth-worst in total defense (479.3 total yards allowed per game). Akron has struggled on both offense and defense this season, ranking fourth-worst in points (12.0 per game) and eighth-worst in points surrendered (39.8 per game). With 246.5 passing yards per game on offense, Akron ranks 70th in the FBS. On defense, it ranks 105th, giving up 268.3 passing yards per game. Akron has plenty of room to get better in the running game, as it ranks second-worst in rushing yards per game (51.5) and 12th-worst in rushing yards allowed per game (211.0). Akron’s third-down offense has been a bottom-25 unit this season, putting up a 23.3% third-down percentage, which ranks fifth-worst in the FBS. On defense, it ranks 102nd with a 42.4% third-down rate allowed. With five forced turnovers (81st in the FBS) and six turnovers committed (68th in the FBS) this season, Akron ranks 100th in the FBS with a turnover margin of -1.

Bowling Green vs. Akron Betting Analysis

Bowling Green Betting Insights

Bowling Green has covered the spread once over four games with a set spread. All Bowling Green games have gone over the total this season. The Falcons have been listed as the moneyline favorite just one other time so far this season, a game they lost. The Falcons have not yet played a game with moneyline odds of -346 or shorter.

Zips Betting Insights

Akron has put together a record of 1-3-0 against the spread this season. Akron has an ATS record of 1-2 when playing as at least 9.5-point underdogs. This year, Akron games have hit the over just once. The Zips have lost both games they’ve played as underdogs this season. The Zips have been at least a +270 moneyline underdog three times this season, but lost all of those games.

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Bowling Green vs. Akron Against The Spread & Betting Records

Bowling Green

Overall Home Away
Point Total AVG 53.5 52.5 54.5
Implied Total AVG 36.8 32.5 41.0
ATS Record 1-2-1 1-1-0 0-1-1
Over/Under Record 4-0-0 2-0-0 2-0-0
Moneyline Favorite Record 0-1 0-1 0-0
Moneyline Underdog Record 1-2 1-0 0-2


Overall Home Away
Point Total AVG 57.8 53.5 59.2
Implied Total AVG 45.0 36.0 48.0
ATS Record 1-3-0 0-1-0 1-2-0
Over/Under Record 1-3-0 0-1-0 1-2-0
Moneyline Favorite Record 1-0 1-0 0-0
Moneyline Underdog Record 0-2 0-0 0-2

Players to Watch

Bowling Green

  • With 1.5 sacks to go with 1.0 TFL and 12 tackles in four games, JB Brown has been a significant part of the Falcons’ defensive unit in 2022.
  • The Falcons’ defensive unit has been aided by Karl Brooks, who has played four games and amassed 2.0 sacks to go with 3.0 TFL and five tackles.
  • Demetrius Hardamon has suited up for four games, recording five tackles, 3.0 TFL, and 2.5 sacks for the Falcons.
  • Chris Bacon has been an important contributor to the Falcons’ defense in 2022, with 16 tackles in four games.


  • In four games for the Zips, Bubba Arslanian has posted 2.0 TFL and 37 tackles.
  • In four games for the Zips, Darrian Lewis has delivered one interception to go with 23 tackles, 2.0 TFL, and one pass defended.
  • In four games for the Zips, Victor Jones has amassed 18 tackles, 4.0 TFL, and one sack.
  • On defense, Nate Thompson has compiled 25 tackles in four games.

Bowling Green vs. Akron Predictions and Pick

Bowling Green vs. Akron betting card

    Pick ATS:

    Falcons (-9.5)

    Pick OU:

    Over (50)

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Our pick to win this matchup is Bowling Green, and we predict that Bowling Green will cover the spread (Bowling Green -9.5). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going over the posted total of 50 points.


Dan Weiner

Hailing from Atlanta and attending college at the University of Texas, Dan is passionate about sports, particularly college football and soccer. He's a diehard Atlanta pro sports and Texas Longhorns fan. He likes every sport and will watch anything and everything the weirder the better. He joined Betsperts after an 11 year career in television production at ESPN.

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