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The battle of Ohio! Akron vs Miami, the race to the bottom!

Miami (OH) at Akron

Miami - 9 / -400 / 50


It will be a cool fall day in Akron with forecasted temperatures ranging from 48 to 61 degrees, but there shouldn’t be any weather conditions affecting the game. As of now it appears that bettors are backing the RedHawks in this matchup, with 50% of the bets and 67% of the money coming in on Miami (OH). Miami (OH) travels to Akron for a MAC East conference game.

Since 2020 (Conf Opp) Score Allow Total W/L

Akron Home 15.3 36.3 51.7 1-10

Miami Road 24.7 25.1 49.9 5-7

*Since 2015 Akron vs Miami (Home & Road) game averages: Akron 18.5 - Miami 28.3 (46.8)

Miami (OH) enters this game with a 3-5 record and is coming off of a home loss to Western Michigan, 16-10. Miami (OH) struggled on the offensive side of the field, as they only recorded 305 total yards. Akron comes into this game with a 1-7 record and is riding a seven-game losing streak since beating St. Francis in its season opener. Kent State beat Akron last week, 33-27. The Zips came up just short, as their defense continued to struggle in that game. They gave up 492 total yards and their offense had two turnovers.

There are 131 teams in FBS

Miami (OH)

Miami (OH) has now lost two straight games, as they fell to Bowling Green and Western Michigan in the last two weeks. On offense, the Redhawks are scoring 18.5 points per game and they are averaging 303.9 total yards. Miami is ranked 119th in points scored per game and 120th in overall yards. They have struggled to move the ball through the air, as they are only throwing for 145 passing yards per game. Miami ranks 123rd as their opponents have been able to load the box and force the Redhawks to beat them through the air. Miami (OH) is running for 158.9 rushing yards per game, which is ranked 63rd most in the country. The RedHawks are averaging 4.9 yards per play. QB Aveon Smith has been an adequate substitution for the injured Brett Gabbert, but his strengths are more as a runner than passer. He is completing 52.5% of his passes for an average of 6.0 yards per attempt. He’s thrown seven touchdowns and four interceptions. Miami (OH) has heavily leaned on its running game with 38 rush attempts per game. RB Keyon Mozee leads the RedHawks in rushing attempts and yards. He has 376 yards, but has only scored one time. Miami (OH) averages 4.2 yards per attempt Miami (OH)’s defense allows an average of 23 points per game and 4.9 yards per play.

FBS & FCS Combined

NCAA Rankings Total Off Pass Run Defense

Miami OH 219th 234th 112th 65th

Akron 165th 37th 250th 230th


Joe Moorhead’s first season as head coach isn’t going as planned. The Zips are averaging 19.8 points per game and 4.9 yards per play. The Zips’ offense has averaged 42.5 pass attempts per game. QB DJ Irons is completing 67.5% of his passes for an average of 7.0 yards per attempt. He’s thrown eight touchdowns and five interceptions. Akron is averaging 31.4 rush attempts per game for an average of 2.3 yards per attempt. Irons leads the team with 110 rush attempts for 224 yards and four touchdowns. RB’s Clyde Price and Cam Wiley each have 60+ rush attempts, but both are averaging under 3.5 yards per attempt. On offense, they are averaging 258.9 total yards per game. They rank 113th in most points scored and the 96th most yards averaged per game. The Zips have shown that they can successfully move the ball through the air, as they are throwing for the 26th most yards per game. They will start DJ Irons at quarterback in this one, as he has thrown for the 12th most yards this season and eight touchdowns.

TAKE: UNDER 50 TAKE Akron (+9 or higher)

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