Central Michigan vs. Akron Prediction: Picks & Start Time – October 2022

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MAC foes will clash when the Central Michigan Chippewas (1-5) battle the Akron Zips (1-5).

Central Michigan vs. Akron Odds

Point Spread

The spread for this matchup is set at 13 points, with sportsbooks listing Central Michigan as the favorites.


As for the moneyline, Central Michigan has -498 odds to pick up the win, while Akron is listed at +370 to claim victory.


Finally, the total for the game is set at 59 points.


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Game Info

How to Watch Central Michigan vs. Akron Live?

  • Game Day: Saturday, October 15, 2022
  • Game Time: 12:00 PM ET
  • TV Channel: ESPN+
  • Location: Akron, Ohio
  • Stadium: InfoCision Stadium-Summa Field

Betting Preview

Central Michigan

Central Michigan is averaging 400.2 yards per game offensively this season (68th in the FBS), and are surrendering 384.5 yards per game (73rd) on the other side of the ball. Central Michigan ranks 88th in scoring offense (26.0 points per game) and 98th in scoring defense (30.7 points allowed per game) this season. Central Michigan is totaling 276.7 passing yards per game on offense (30th in the FBS), and ranks 87th on the other side of the ball with 243.0 passing yards allowed per game. Offensively, Central Michigan ranks 97th in the FBS with 123.5 rushing yards per game. Meanwhile, the defensive unit ranks 67th in rushing yards allowed per contest (141.5). Central Michigan has the 16th-best third-down defense this season (29.7% third-down conversion rate allowed), but ranks 18th-worst on offense (33.0% third-down conversion rate). With five forced turnovers (114th in the FBS) against 13 turnovers committed (117th in the FBS), Central Michigan (-8) owns the 100th-ranked turnover margin in college football.


Akron ranks 102nd in total yards per game (346.3), but it has been less effective on the defensive side of the ball, ranking fifth-worst in the FBS with 483.3 total yards conceded per contest. This season has been difficult for Akron on both offense and defense, as it is putting up only 18.3 points per contest (13th-worst) and ceding 40.8 points per game (fourth-worst). Akron ranks 35th in passing yards per game (271.3), but it has been less effective on the other side of the ball, ranking 11th-worst in the FBS with 291.2 passing yards allowed per contest. Akron has plenty of room to improve in the running game, as it ranks fourth-worst in rushing yards per game (75.0) and 15th-worst in rushing yards allowed per game (192.2). Akron’s offense has been sputtering on third down, ranking 17th-worst in the FBS with a 32.2% third-down conversion percentage. It has been better defensively, allowing a 43.0% third-down rate (101st-ranked). Akron has a -5 turnover margin this season, which ranks 100th in the FBS.

Central Michigan vs. Akron Betting Analysis

Central Michigan Betting Insights

Central Michigan has covered the spread twice over six games with a set spread. Central Michigan has not covered the spread when they are at least 13-point favorites (0-0-1). Games involving the Central Michigan have hit the over twice this season. The Chippewas have been listed as the moneyline favorite only two other times so far this season, and they lost both of the games. The Chippewas have not yet played as a moneyline favorite of -498 or shorter.

Zips Betting Insights

Akron has registered a win-loss record of 2-4-0 against the spread this year. In games they have played as 13-point underdogs or more, the Zips have an ATS record of 1-2. Akron games have gone over the total three times this year. The Zips have been the underdog in four games this season, and they have failed to win any of those contests. The Zips have not won as an underdog of +370 or more on the moneyline this season in three such games.


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Central Michigan vs. Akron Against The Spread & Betting Records

Central Michigan

Overall Home Away
Point Total AVG 59.3 60.0 58.7
Implied Total AVG 38.8 39.0 38.7
ATS Record 2-3-1 0-2-1 2-1-0
Over/Under Record 2-4-0 1-2-0 1-2-0
Moneyline Favorite Record 0-2 0-2 0-0
Moneyline Underdog Record 0-3 0-0 0-3


Overall Home Away
Point Total AVG 56.7 51.8 59.1
Implied Total AVG 40.8 33.0 44.8
ATS Record 2-4-0 1-1-0 1-3-0
Over/Under Record 3-3-0 1-1-0 2-2-0
Moneyline Favorite Record 1-0 1-0 0-0
Moneyline Underdog Record 0-4 0-1 0-3

Players to Watch

Central Michigan

  • With 5.0 sacks to go with 8.0 TFL and 20 tackles in six games, Thomas Incoom has been a significant piece of the Chippewas’ defensive unit in 2022.
  • With one interception to go with 27 tackles, 2.0 TFL, and one pass defended in six games, Trey Jones has been a key part of the Chippewas’ defensive unit in 2022.
  • As part of the Chippewas’ defense, Kyle Moretti has collected 23 tackles and 1.0 TFL in six games.
  • A significant part of the Chippewas’ defensive unit, Donte Kent has 16 tackles, one sack, and one pass defended in six games.


  • Bubba Arslanian has been providing a big boost on defense, totaling 45 tackles and 2.0 TFL for the Zips.
  • The Zips’ Victor Jones has registered 1.5 sacks to go with 5.0 TFL and 23 tackles in six games.
  • Darrian Lewis has totaled 2.0 TFL, 27 tackles, and one interception in six games for the Zips.
  • Nate Thompson has delivered 32 tackles in six games for the Zips.

Central Michigan vs. Akron Predictions and Pick

Central Michigan vs. Akron betting card

    Pick ATS:

    Zips (+13)

    Pick OU:

    Over (59)


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Our pick to win this matchup is Central Michigan, and we predict that Akron will cover the spread (Central Michigan -13). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going over the posted total of 59 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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