The Akron Zips will try to snap a seven-game losing streak when they face the Miami (OH) Redhawks on Saturday afternoon. Akron picked up a win over St. Francis-Pa. in its opener, but it has lost all seven of its games since then. Miami is on a two-game losing skid, including a 16-10 setback against Western Michigan last week. 

Kickoff is set for noon ET. The Redhawks are 8-point favorites in the latest Akron vs. Miami odds from Caesars Sportsbook, while the over/under is set at 50. Before entering any Miami vs. Akron picks, you'll want to see the college football predictions from the model at SportsLine.

The SportsLine Projection Model simulates every FBS college football game 10,000 times. Over the past six-plus years, the proprietary computer model has generated a stunning profit of almost $3,000 for $100 players on its top-rated college football picks against the spread. Anyone who has followed it has seen huge returns.

Now, the model has set its sights on Akron vs. Miami (OH). You can head to SportsLine to see its picks. Here are several college football odds for Miami vs. Akrons:

  • Akron vs. Miami spread: Miami -8
  • Akron vs. Miami over/under: 50 points
  • Akron vs. Miami money line: Miami -320, Akron +250
  • Akron vs. Miami picks: See picks here
Featured Game | Akron Zips vs. Miami (OH) RedHawks

Why Akron can cover

Akron might be on a seven-game losing streak, but it has been competitive in many of those losses. The Zips stayed within one possession in losses to Bowling Green, Central Michigan and Kent State, which is all they need to do to cover the spread on Saturday. Their offense has been better than it has been in recent years, scoring at least 21 points in four consecutive games. 

Junior quarterback DJ Irons has thrown for 2,199 yards and eight touchdowns, while also leading the team in rushing with 224 yards and four touchdowns. Miami has lost three of its last four games and has only picked up one road win this season, making the Redhawks a team to avoid on Saturday. They have only covered the spread once in their last six games, while Akron has covered in four of its last five games. 

Why Miami (OH) can cover

Miami will be motivated to bounce back from a pair of one-possession losses to Bowling Green and Western Michigan. The Redhawks have been much better than Akron this season, picking up wins over Robert Morris, Northwestern and Kent State. They were without star quarterback Brett Gabbert for six consecutive games, but he returned against Western Michigan last week. 

Gabbert threw for 2,648 yards and 26 touchdowns last season, making him one of the top quarterbacks in the conference. The betting market is going to have trouble accounting for his return, which has created value on Miami against one of the worst teams in the FBS. Akron is winless in 10 consecutive MAC games, and Miami has won five straight games between these teams. 

How to make Akron vs. Miami (OH) picks

The model has simulated Miami vs. Akron 10,000 times and the results are in. The model is leaning Under, and it's also generated a point-spread pick that is hitting in almost 70% of simulations. You can only see the pick at SportsLine.

So who wins Akron vs. Miami (OH)? And which side of the spread hits in almost 70% of simulations? Visit SportsLine now to see which side of the Miami (OH) vs. Akron spread you need to jump on Saturday, all from the model that has crushed its college football picks, and find out.