Ohio Bobcats (8-3) vs. Akron Zips (2-9)
Ohio Bobcats vs. Akron Zips 11/24/23 – As the college football season progresses, the Ohio Bobcats and Akron Zips face off in a pivotal NCAAF Week 13 matchup. Standing at 8-3, the Bobcats are emerging as one of the NCAAF top picks, while the Zips are looking to upset the odds with their 2-9 record. This game, scheduled for Friday, November 24, 2023, at 12:00 PM ET, is set to unfold at Summa Field at InfoCision Stadium, promising a captivating showdown broadcasted on CBSSN.
Ohio Bobcats have proven themselves an elite team this season with an 8-3 record and are an indisputable force on offense. Sieh Bangura and Sam Wiglusz have been crucial components in this success; Bangura as an elite running back has amassed 690 rushing yards and six touchdowns while Wiglusz, with 47 receptions for 570 yards, provides deep field threats that contribute immensely to Ohio Bobcats offensive prowess.
Akron Zips (2-9) have had an inconsistent season but have managed to produce some notable performances this year, particularly from running back Lorenzo Lingard and wide receiver Jasaiah Gathings. Lingard amassed 612 rushing yards with four touchdowns while Gathings, who led all receivers with 532 yards, has added depth to their offensive strategy by making key catches under pressure situations.
Ohio Bobcats vs. Akron Zips Game Info
|Friday, November 24, 2023 at 12:00 PM ET
|Summa Field at InfoCision Stadium
Kurtis Rourke QB vs. Jeff Undercuffler Jr. QB
Kurtis Rourke, quarterback for the Ohio Bobcats, has had an enormously positive effect on their success this season. Amassing 1999 passing yards with an astounding completion rate of 63.55%, Rourke has provided his offense with steady support that has contributed greatly to their success. Rourke has made his mark by his ability to deliver pinpoint throws under pressure. Additionally, his deep passing prowess — evidenced by a 50-yard longest pass completion — adds a dynamic element to the Bobcats’ offense. Rourke has been brought down 11 times this season, resulting in losses of 67 yards overall and at times slowing the offense down. Yet his passer rating of 132.5 shows his efficiency and effectiveness as the leader of their offense.
Jeff Undercuffler Jr. of the Akron Zips has had an up and down season but has shown glimpses of his talent throughout. Completing 61% of passes attempted for 1275 passing yards is indicative of his impact in Akron Zips offensive strategy. Akron has relied on him and his performance, which exhibits both resilience and adaptability, to navigate their challenging season successfully. Undercuffler’s ability to remain focused and make calculated decisions under pressure is admirable, especially considering his 17 sacks that resulted in a loss of 177 yards. His longest pass of the year stretched 46 yards demonstrating impactful plays. Unfortunately, 8 interceptions indicate an area for improvement. With an overall passer rating of 114.9 Undercuffler has room to mature and improve.
NCAAF Odds/Point Spread: Ohio Bobcats -530, Total Odds: 41
The current betting odds favor the Ohio Bobcats significantly, reflecting their strong season performance. The point spread and total odds suggest an expectation of a dominant Ohio victory, though the unpredictability of college football always leaves room for surprises.
Ohio Bobcats Betting Trends
The Bobcats have proven dependable for bettors with their impressive 6-3 ATS record in their last nine games, keeping 11 out of 15 total UNDER bets as evidence of strong defense and 16-4 record since. This remarkable consistency and dominance on the field can only be considered testaments of success when betting over/under bets on them.
Akron Zips Betting Trends
The Akron Zips have experienced difficulty over their last nine games, going 1-8 SU and going OVER four out of six times; an indication of a capable offense which may contribute to higher-scoring games.
Ohio Bobcats vs. Akron Zips 11/24/23 Betting Picks
In conclusion, the Ohio Bobcats are the favorites for a good reason. Their consistent performance, both offensively and defensively, makes them a solid pick for this matchup. For bettors, Ohio covering the spread seems like a reasonable expectation given their track record.
In terms of the handpicked favorites, Ohio’s strong ATS record and Akron’s struggles make Ohio a more reliable choice. The total going UNDER for Ohio in recent games suggests a lower-scoring affair, likely dominated by Ohio’s defense.
Free Pick and Prediction: Ohio Bobcats 28, Akron Zips 10