Akron at Auburn 9/4/21 - NCAA Football Picks & Predictions

Game: Auburn Tigers vs Akron Zips
Date & Time: 9/4/2021, 11:00 PM UTC
Location: Jordan-Hare Stadium
Address: Jordan-Hare Stadium, Auburn, USA
Latest Odds: AUB -37 ; O/U 55.5

Auburn has a few questions about figuring out how to get into the top 25 and maybe compete in the SEC West. Akron comes to Auburn to open the season with questions about the game itself. The Zips are in ESPN's Bottom 10 again after a 1-5 campaign last year. The only bright spot was the win ended a 21-game losing streak.

Auburn's Bo Nix struggled at quarterback last year and he will have some competition for the starting job heading into the season. LSU transfer TJ Finley has the talent to push, or even oust, Nix. Both will likely play in this game, and how they do may determine who ends up with the keys to the offense.

Auburn has a veteran offensive line and quality running backs. The receiving corps has a lot of new faces, but there is talent there to take things to a higher level. The Tigers need to improve defensively, and some newcomers could help out.

Akron struggled last year against MAC opponents to find itself. The Zips managed more than 14 points only twice in six games. Most of the offense is back, and hopefully somewhat stronger. Kato Nelson and Zach Gibson battle for the starting quarterback job, and JUCO transfer DJ Irons figures into the mix. The rushing game should be improved with Teon Dollard returning, and Michigan State transfer Anthony Williams being added to the rotation.

The Zips have a lot of players back, and hopefully that means some improvement. It just may not be enough in time for the Auburn game.

Odds Table

Betting Trends

  • The Zips are 3-15 ATS in their last 18 games.
  • The Zips are 1-19 SU in their last 20 games.
  • The total has went under in 6 out of the last 8 Tigers games.
  • The Tigers are 6-1 in their last 7 home games.
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Free NCAA Football Pick: Akron Zips +37

The Zips are lacking a lot of talent, but are not totally devoid of talent. The Tigers are coming in with a lot of talent, but also some players that could make an impact on the level of play in this game. While the Tigers will win the game based off of their better talent level and group, it will not be a big enough win to cover the spread. Final Score Prediction, Auburn Tigers win, but fail to cover ATS 31-6.


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