The Akron Zips (2-9) will try to build off their first conference win of the season when they face the Buffalo Bulls (5-6) on Friday afternoon in the regular season finale for both sides. Akron snapped its nine-game losing streak with a 44-12 win at Northern Illinois last week. Buffalo is riding a three-game losing skid following an overtime loss to Kent State, but it still has a chance to earn its bowl eligibility. This game was originally supposed to be played two weeks ago before having to get rescheduled due to a snowstorm.
Kickoff is set for 1 p.m. ET. The Bulls are currently listed as 10.5-point favorites in the latest Buffalo vs. Akron odds at Caesars Sportsbook, while the over/under for total points scored is 55.5. Before entering any Akron vs. Buffalo picks, you'll want to see the college football predictions from the model at SportsLine.
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- Buffalo vs. Akron spread: Buffalo -10.5
- Buffalo vs. Akron over/under: 55.5 points
- Buffalo vs. Akron money line: Buffalo -455, Akron +345
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Why Buffalo can cover
Buffalo should be the more motivated team on Friday afternoon, as it still has a chance to play in a bowl game later in the month. Akron has only picked up two wins all season, so it has been eliminated from bowl eligibility for several weeks. Buffalo has covered the spread in five straight home games against Akron along with winning and covering in seven of the last 10 meetings overall.
Bulls quarterback Cole Snyder has thrown for 2,501 yards and 14 touchdowns while also rushing for four more scores. Running backs Ron Cook Jr. and Mike Washington have combined for more than 1,100 rushing yards and 11 touchdowns, so Buffalo has a balanced attack. Akron is in a letdown spot on Friday afternoon after snapping its nine-game losing streak last week.
Why Akron can cover
Akron might have gone on a nine-game losing streak earlier this season, but it has still covered the spread in five of its last seven games. The Zips were able to snap that losing skid with a 44-12 win at Northern Illinois last week, despite entering that game as 9.5-point underdogs. Junior quarterback Jeff Undercuffler Jr. threw three touchdown passes and racked up 312 yards in the win.
Buffalo has been struggling to meet expectations at the end of the season, failing to cover the spread in five straight games in the month of November. The Bulls have cooled off on offense, as they have not cracked the 30-point mark during their three-game losing skid. They have had three chances to earn their bowl eligibility, which puts a lot of pressure on them in this matchup.
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