Akron at Florida Atlantic Boca Raton Bowl Picks and Predictions 12/19/2017
Tuesday, December 19, 2017
FAU Football Stadium
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The Florida Atlantic Owls host the Akron Zips at FAU Football Stadium on Tuesday, December 19, 2017. The opening line for this game has Florida Atlantic as 17 point favorites. The Owls have an over/under record of 6-7-0 and they are 9-4-0 against the spread. The Zips have an ATS record of 9-4-0 while their over/under record is 3-10-0.
Valuable Akron Zips Betting Trends
The Akron Zips are 3-10-0 against the over/under
The Akron Zips are 9-4-0 against the spread
Important Florida Atlantic Owls Betting Trends
The Florida Atlantic Owls are 6-7-0 against the over/under
The Florida Atlantic Owls are 9-4-0 against the spread
Key Akron Zips Injuries
12/03/17 RB Deltron Sands Leg is "?" Tuesday vs Florida Atlantic
10/05/17 S Zach Guiser Concussion out for season
09/30/17 RB Warren Ball Ankle out for season
Key Florida Atlantic Owls Injuries
12/03/17 TE Harrison Bryant Left Team is "?" Tuesday vs Akron
09/06/17 DT Ray Ellis Knee out for season
08/31/17 QB Chris Robison Eligibility out for season
08/23/17 OL Matthew Weiner Knee out for season
08/20/17 WR Jovon Durante Eligibility out for season
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Akron Zips have run for 1,411 yards as a team, which ranks 115th in college football. They've run 423 times, averaging 3.3 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Zips have been penalized on offense 85 times for 824 yards so far this season, which has them 27th in the country in penalties. They are 90th in the nation in points scored with 307. They have run 848 plays this season for 4,284 yards, which ranks them 57th in Division 1 in total offense. The Zips average 5.1 yards per play, which is 105th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 246 1st downs this year, placing them 71st overall as an offensive unit. Kato Nelson averages 6.8 yards per pass attempt and 7.1 adjusted yards per throw. He has completed 53 passes on 107 attempts for a completion percentage of 49.5%. His quarterback rating this year is 121.8. He has thrown for 732 yards this season.
The Zips rush defense has allowed 510 attempts for 2,557 yards this year, putting them in 110th place in D-1 against the run. Akron has committed 85 penalties for 822 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 118th in college football. They are 78th in the nation in points allowed on defense with 342. They have surrendered a total of 5,620 yards on D, which is 116th in the country. The Zips are ranked 90th in yards per play allowed with 6. Opposing offenses have completed 265 passes on 433 attempts against the Akron Zips defense this season, placing them 121st and 118th in Division 1. The Akron pass defense has also given up a total of 3,063 yards through the air, which is 103rd overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Akron Zips have attempted 10 field goals this season and made 5, which is 123rd in D-1. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 46%. Akron Zips kickers have made 98% of their extra points, going 40 for 42 this year. Their punters have totaled 3,284 yards on 79 punts, averaging 42 yards per punt. That places them 68th in Division 1 in punting average. Akron is ranked 127th in the nation in punt returns with 5. They've accumulated 13 punt return yards and average 2.6 yards per return, which is 126th in college football. They have returned 33 kicks for 602 yards on special teams, ranking 96th in kick return yardage. The Zips average 18 yards per kick return and they are 114th in the country in all-purpose yards with 4,898.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Owls are 6th in the country in points scored with 517. They have run 940 plays this year for 6,393 yards, which ranks them 69th in Division 1 in total offense. The Florida Atlantic Owls average 6.8 yards per play, which is 12th in the nation. As a team they have accumulated a total of 311 1st downs this season, ranking them 8th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Florida Atlantic has run for 3,680 yards as a unit, which ranks 4th in college football. They've run 605 times, averaging 6.1 yards per rush as a unit. Florida Atlantic has been penalized on offense 75 times for 681 yards so far this year, which has them 57th in the country in penalties. Daniel Parr has passed for 588 yards this year. He's completed 43 throws while attempting 75 passes for a completion percentage of 57.3%. His quarterback rating this season is 135.5. He averages 7.7 adjusted yards per throw and 7.8 yards per pass attempt.
Florida Atlantic is 58th in the country in points surrendered on defense with 315. They have given up a total of 5,308 yards on D, which is 102nd in D-1. The Owls are 43rd in yards per play allowed with 5.3. Opponent offenses have completed 267 throws on 473 attempts against the Florida Atlantic defense this season, ranking them 124th and 127th in the nation. The Florida Atlantic Owls pass defense has also surrendered a total of 3,153 yards in the air, which is 109th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has given up 520 attempts for 2,155 yards this season, putting them in 79th place in the country against the run. The Owls have had 66 penalties for 556 yards on defense this year. That places them 37th in college football.
Special Teams Stats
Florida Atlantic is 95th in the country in punt returns with 14. They've totaled 105 punt return yards and average 7.5 yards per return, which is 61st in D-1. They have returned 34 kicks for 709 yards on special teams, which puts them 60th in kick return yardage. The Florida Atlantic Owls average 21 yards per kick return and they are 9th in the nation in all-purpose yards with 7,207. The Owls have tried 20 field goals this year and made 16, which is 61st in college football. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 79%. Florida Atlantic kickers have made 94% of their extra points, going 59 for 62 this season. Their punters have accumulated 1,959 yards on 46 punts, averaging 43 yards per punt. That ranks them 41st in the NCAA in punting average.
Who will win tonight's Zips/Owls college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Zips +17
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