Mid-American Conference rivals kick off their coronavirus-shortened regular season when the Western Michigan Broncos take on the Akron Zips in a MACtion showdown on Wednesday. This will be the first meeting between the schools since 2017, when Akron posted a 14-13 win at Kalamazoo, Mich. Western Michigan leads the all-time series 14-5, including a 6-2 edge in games played at Akron. The teams last met in Akron on Oct. 15, 2016.
Kickoff from InfoCision Stadium-Summa Field in Akron, Ohio, is set for 6 p.m. ET. Western Michigan has won three of the last five meetings with Akron, outscoring the Zips 216-82 during that stretch. The Broncos are 18-point favorites in the latest Western Michigan vs. Akron odds from William Hill, while the over-under for total points scored is set at 54. Before making any Akron vs. Western Michigan picks, check out the MACtion college football predictions from the SportsLine Projection Model.
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Now, the model has set its sights on Western Michigan vs. Akron. You can visit SportsLine now to see the picks. Here are the college football odds from William Hill and trends for Akron vs. Western Michigan:
- Western Michigan vs. Akron spread: Western Michigan -18
- Western Michigan vs. Akron over-under: 54 points
- Western Michigan vs. Akron money line: Western Michigan -900, Akron +600
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