NCAA-F  |  Dec 19, 2017
Akron vs. Florida Atlantic
Florida Atlantic
-22½ -110
  at  GTBETS
in 1d

Florida ATL

Florida Atlantic won't have to travel far for its bowl game; in fact, the team won't have to travel at all. The Owls will be home for their postseason appearance on Dec. 19, when they face Akron in the Boca Raton Bowl.

The Owls played a competitive non-conference schedule and absorbed three losses before going 8-0 in Conference USA action. They defeated North Texas 41-17 on Nov. 30 to win the league title and possess one of the nation's top running backs in league MVP Devin Singletary, not to mention an efficient passing game led by Jason Driskel. Florida Atlantic, which is playing in its first bowl game since 2008, finished 3-9 in each of the previous three seasons before turning things around under Kiffin, the former coach at Tennessee and USC, as well as of the NFL's Oakland Raiders.

Akron fell to Toledo 45-28 in the Mid-American Conference championship game - a contest that wasn't as close as the final score indicated - but still was selected for a bowl game for the second time in three years. The Zips lost to Penn State and Iowa State by a combined 93-14 margin early this season.

The Zips do not have an impressive rushing attack, as they average 3.3 yards per carry and didn't have a single player gain 400 during the season.

Zips are 2-8 ATS in their last 10 games on grass. Owls are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 home games.

NCAA-F  |  Dec 19, 2017
Akron vs. Florida Atlantic
Akron
+23 -115
  at  BOVADA
in 1d

Akron +23

FAU has been great this year under Lance Kiffin. They won just 3 games last year and they get to play their bowl game in the state of Florida and should have plenty of fans in attendance. However, it has been several weeks since they played and Akron should be motivated being the largest of all the underdogs in bowl action. Take the points since you are getting +23.

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NCAA-F  |  Dec 19, 2017
Akron vs. Florida Atlantic
Akron
+23 -115
  at  BOVADA
in 1d

Free Play from Doc’s Sports. #211 Take Akron Zips over Florida Atlantic Owls (Boca Raton Bowl, Tuesday, 12/19 7 pm ESPN) What a season Lane Kiffin had at Florida Atlanta this season. He won 10 games to go along with a Conference USA Championship. But unfortunately Florida Atlantic may be the end of the line for him, as he was not considered for a coaching promotion due to the bridges he has burned in the past. I just do not see them running over an Akron team that is thrilled to be in this bowl game. Toledo is a very similar team to Florida Atlantic and I expect a similar result in this game, a 15-18 point victory for FAU. Akron is 8-2 ATS in their last 10 games. FAU is 2-6 ATS in their last 8 nonconference games. Do not miss out on Doc’s Sports weekend football card featuring bowl and pro games. 11-2 run on NFL Top Plays so sign-up now and let 46 years of handicapping experience work for you.