September 12, 2015
Summa Field at InfoCision Stadium
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The Pittsburgh Panthers take on the Akron Zips on Saturday at Summa Field at InfoCision Stadium. The opening line for this game has Pittsburgh as 13.5 point favorites and the over/under was set at 50.5.
The Panthers are 5-2-1 against the spread in their last 8 road games and 3-8-1 ATS in their last 12 games overall. They are 2-7-1 ATS in their last 10 games after accumulating more than 450 total yards in their previous game and 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games after accumulating more than 200 yards rushing in their previous game. The under is 9-3-1 in the Panthers last 13 games on field turf and 6-2 in their last 8 vs. the MAC. The under is also 9-3 in their last 12 games following an ATS loss and 9-4-1 in their last 14 games after scoring more than 40 points in their previous game.
The Zips are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games after allowing more than 40 points in their previous game and 3-9 ATS in their last 12 games after accumulating less than 275 total yards in their previous game. They are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 home games and 2-7 ATS in their last 9 games after accumulating less than 170 yards passing in their previous game. The under is 5-0 in the Zips last 5 games after allowing more than 40 points in their previous game and 4-0 in their last 4 home games. The under is also 4-0 in their last 4 games after accumulating less than 170 yards passing in their previous game and 4-1 in their last 5 non-conference games.
Pittsburgh totaled 45 points last game on the offensive side of the ball. In the air, they attempted 18 passes in the game and completed 11 of them for a 61.1 percent completion percentage. They ended the game with 133 yards through the air as well. The Panthers finished the game with 325 rushing yards for the night on 43 attempts for an average of 7.6 yards per carry. They also ran 61 plays during their last game and averaged 7.5 yards per play for a total of 458 yards for the game. The Panthers ended up with 16 first downs in the game and they accumulated 23 penalty yards for the game via 4 penalties.
Pittsburgh allowed 278 passing yards last game and 37 points in the contest on defense. They gave up 20 completions on 40 attempts for a completion percentage of 50. The Panthers gave up 129 rushing yards on 30 carries for a 4.3 average. Pittsburgh gave up 407 total yards last game including 5.8 per play. They forced no turnovers and were flagged for 4 penalties that totaled 34 yards as a unit.
Akron totaled 3 points last game on offense which turned out to be a rough night for the Zips. In the air, they attempted 26 passes last game and completed 6 of them for a 23.1 percent completion percentage. They threw for 88 yards through the air as well. The Zips rushed for a total of 138 yards in their last game on 44 attempts for an average of 3.1 yards per carry. They also ran 70 plays last game and had 3.2 yards per play for a total of 226 yards in that game. The Zips totaled 10 first downs and they had 62 penalty yards in the game via 9 penalties.
Akron allowed 439 passing yards last game and 41 points in their last matchup. They gave up 28 completions on 42 attempts for a completion percentage of 66.7. The Zips gave up 100 rushing yards on 33 carries for a total of 3 yards per carry. Akron gave up 539 total yards last game including an average of 7.2 per play. They forced 2 turnovers and 9 penalties for 90 yards as a unit.
Pittsburgh Betting Trends
Pittsburgh is 1-0-0 against the over/under so far this season
Pittsburgh has an ATS record of 0-1-0 this season
Akron Betting Trends
Akron is 0-1-0 against the over/under so far this season
Akron has an ATS record of 0-1-0 this season
Injuries to Watch
09/07/15 RB Chris James Undisclosed injured last game, probable Saturday vs. Akron
09/07/15 RB James Conner Knee out for season
09/07/15 S Reggie Mitchell Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. Akron
09/06/15 DL Rori Blair Suspension "?" Saturday vs. Akron
09/06/15 WR Tyler Boyd Suspension Served missed last game, probable Saturday vs. Akron
08/26/15 RB Rachid Ibrahim Achilles out for season
08/21/15 DL Hez Trahan Personal has left team
08/13/15 OL Jaryd Jones-Smith Knee out for season
No injuries to report at this time
Tony's Pick: Take Akron
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