Akron at Toledo MAC Championship Picks & Predictions 12/2/2017
Saturday, December 2, 2017
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The Akron Zips head to Ford Field to play the Toledo Rockets on Saturday, December 2, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Toledo as 18 point favorites. The Zips are 8-4-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 2-10-0. The Rockets are 7-5-0 against the spread and their over/under mark is 6-6-0.
Valuable Akron Zips Betting Trends
The Akron Zips are 2-10-0 against the over/under
The Akron Zips are 8-4-0 against the spread
Important Toledo Rockets Betting Trends
The Toledo Rockets are 6-6-0 against the over/under
The Toledo Rockets are 7-5-0 against the spread
Key Akron Zips Injuries
11/26/17 RB Deltron Sands Leg is "?" Saturday vs. Toledo
11/26/17 QB Thomas Woodson Suspension is doubtful Saturday vs. Toledo
10/05/17 S Zach Guiser Concussion out for season
09/30/17 RB Warren Ball Ankle out for season
Key Toledo Rockets Injuries
10/09/17 WR Cody Thompson Leg out for season
10/03/17 DL Tuzar Skipper Undisclosed out for season
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Akron Zips are 101st in the country in points scored with 280. They have run 773 plays this year for 3,887 yards, which ranks them 72nd in Division 1 in total offense. The Zips average 5 yards per play, which is 111th in the nation. As a team they have accumulated a total of 226 1st downs this season, ranking them 94th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Akron has run for 1,298 yards as a unit, which ranks 116th in college football. They've run 389 times, averaging 3.3 yards per rush as a unit. The Zips have been penalized on offense 82 times for 799 yards so far this year, which has them 30th in the country in penalties. Kato Nelson has passed for 732 yards this year. He's completed 53 throws while attempting 107 passes for a completion percentage of 49.5%. His quarterback rating this season is 121.8. He averages 7.1 adjusted yards per throw and 6.8 yards per pass attempt.
Akron is 53rd in the country in points surrendered on defense with 298. They have given up a total of 5,059 yards on D, which is 90th in D-1. The Zips are 79th in yards per play allowed with 5.8. Opponent offenses have completed 242 throws on 396 attempts against the Akron Zips defense this season, ranking them 108th and 101st in the nation. The Akron pass defense has also surrendered a total of 2,756 yards in the air, which is 81st overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has given up 470 attempts for 2,303 yards this season, putting them in 95th place in the country against the run. The Zips have had 80 penalties for 778 yards on defense this year. That places them 111th in college football.
Special Teams Stats
Akron is 127th in the country in punt returns with 5. They've totaled 13 punt return yards and average 2.6 yards per return, which is 126th in D-1. They have returned 34 kicks for 602 yards on special teams, which puts them 91st in kick return yardage. The Zips average 18 yards per kick return and they are 117th in the nation in all-purpose yards with 4,502. The Akron Zips have tried 10 field goals this year and made 5, which is 123rd in college football. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 50%. Akron Zips kickers have made 97% of their extra points, going 36 for 37 this season. Their punters have accumulated 2,986 yards on 72 punts, averaging 42 yards per punt. That ranks them 72nd in the NCAA in punting average.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Rockets have run for 2,597 yards as a team, which ranks 25th in college football. They've run 496 times, averaging 5.2 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Toledo Rockets have been penalized on offense 97 times for 874 yards so far this season, which has them 4th in the country in penalties. They are 14th in the nation in points scored with 464. They have run 853 plays this season for 6,085 yards, which ranks them 19th in Division 1 in total offense. Toledo averages 7.1 yards per play, which is 9th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 288 1st downs this year, placing them 16th overall as an offensive unit. Logan Woodside averages 10 yards per pass attempt and 11 adjusted yards per throw. He has completed 225 passes on 345 attempts for a completion percentage of 65.2%. His quarterback rating this year is 170.5. He has thrown for 3,451 yards this season.
The Toledo Rockets rush defense has allowed 432 attempts for 2,050 yards this year, putting them in 74th place in D-1 against the run. Toledo has committed 68 penalties for 661 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 80th in college football. They are 60th in the nation in points allowed on defense with 305. They have surrendered a total of 4,536 yards on D, which is 61st in the country. The Rockets are ranked 68th in yards per play allowed with 5.6. Opposing offenses have completed 205 passes on 382 attempts against the Toledo defense this season, placing them 54th and 87th in Division 1. The Toledo Rockets pass defense has also given up a total of 2,486 yards through the air, which is 50th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Toledo Rockets have attempted 29 field goals this season and made 24, which is 2nd in D-1. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 83%. Toledo kickers have made 94% of their extra points, going 50 for 53 this year. Their punters have totaled 1,564 yards on 42 punts, averaging 37 yards per punt. That places them 127th in Division 1 in punting average. Toledo is ranked 28th in the nation in punt returns with 23. They've accumulated 234 punt return yards and average 10.2 yards per return, which is 33rd in college football. They have returned 37 kicks for 803 yards on special teams, ranking 42nd in kick return yardage. The Toledo Rockets average 22 yards per kick return and they are 6th in the country in all-purpose yards with 7,122.
Who will win tonight's Zips/Rockets college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Rockets -18
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