It’s been a while since Akron zippers played the Michigan State Spartans in soocer.
How long? The teams last played during the 1913 and 1914 seasons when Michigan State was known as Michigan Agricultural College. MAC, er, MSU probably made up the difference, winning by scores of 41-0 and 75-6.
Here you’ll find everything you need from a betting perspective on Saturday’s 1-0 Zips-Spartans game, from point spread, money line, total over/under and expert selection (odds via from FOX Bet):
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Akron @ Michigan State (4 p.m. ET Saturday, Big Ten Network)
Point difference: Michigan State -34.5 (Michigan State favorite to win by 34.5+ points, otherwise Akron covers)
money line: no line available
Total score over/under: 55.5 points scored by both teams combined
Michigan State Spartans
Joe Moorhead is in his first season as the Zips’ head coach. Moorhead was an assistant coach at Akron from 2004 to 2008 before serving as Penn State’s offensive coordinator from 2016 to 2017.
Betting Nuggets via FOX Sports Research:
Akron is 1-16 in its last 17 road games and 1-19 in its last 20 games (2-31 all time) against the Big Ten.
The Zips are 1-8 against the spread (ATS) in their last nine September games and 0-7-1 ATS in their last eight games played in Week 2.
Akron and their opponents have won the over/under (O/U) in eight of their last nine Saturday road games. The Zips are 5-10 ATS in their last 15 road games.
The Spartans were one of the best ATS college football teams in 2021, going 9-3-1. Michigan State is 5-0 ATS in its last five home games.
The Spartans are 14-0 in a straight line (SU) in their last 14 games against Mid-American Conference teams.
Michigan State has reached low in the O/U in 12 of its last 18 Week 2 games.
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