Akron at Western Michigan College Football Picks & Predictions 10/14/2017
Saturday, October 14, 2017
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The Akron Zips head to Waldo Stadium to play the Western Michigan Broncos on Saturday, October 14, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Western Michigan as 13 point favorites. The total has been set at 58.5. The Zips are 4-2-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 0-6-0. The Broncos are 2-4-0 against the spread and their over/under mark is 5-1-0.
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Valuable Akron Zips Betting Trends
The Akron Zips are 0-6-0 against the over/under
The Akron Zips are 4-2-0 against the spread
Important Western Michigan Broncos Betting Trends
The Western Michigan Broncos are 5-1-0 against the over/under
The Western Michigan Broncos are 2-4-0 against the spread
Key Akron Zips Injuries
10/05/17 S Zach Guiser Concussion out for season
09/30/17 RB Warren Ball Ankle out for season
Key Western Michigan Broncos Injuries
10/08/17 CB Darius Phillips Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. Akron
10/08/17 RB Davon Tucker Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. Akron
10/08/17 RB Jamauri Bogan Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. Akron
10/08/17 RB LeVante Bellamy Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. Akron
10/08/17 RB Matt Falcon Knee "?" Saturday vs. Akron
10/08/17 DB Sam Beal Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. Akron
09/30/17 OL Curtis Doyle Undisclosed out indefinitely
09/13/17 DB Justin Tranquill ACL out for season
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Akron Zips are 74th in the country in points scored with 148. They have run 403 plays this year for 2,065 yards, which ranks them 65th in Division 1 in total offense. The Zips average 5.1 yards per play, which is 100th in the nation. As a team they have accumulated a total of 119 1st downs this season, ranking them 51st overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Akron has run for 789 yards as a unit, which ranks 86th in college football. They've run 208 times, averaging 3.8 yards per rush as a unit. The Zips have been penalized on offense 42 times for 413 yards so far this year, which has them 28th in the country in penalties. Thomas Woodson has passed for 1,124 yards this year. He's completed 102 throws while attempting 178 passes for a completion percentage of 57.3%. His quarterback rating this season is 119.6. He averages 5.9 adjusted yards per throw and 6.3 yards per pass attempt.
Akron is 68th in the country in points surrendered on defense with 144. They have given up a total of 2,492 yards on D, which is 103rd in D-1. The Zips are 83rd in yards per play allowed with 5.8. Opponent offenses have completed 135 throws on 215 attempts against the Akron Zips defense this season, ranking them 119th and 118th in the nation. The Akron pass defense has also surrendered a total of 1,496 yards in the air, which is 108th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has given up 218 attempts for 996 yards this season, putting them in 89th place in the country against the run. The Zips have had 44 penalties for 438 yards on defense this year. That places them 123rd in college football.
Special Teams Stats
Akron is 121st in the country in punt returns with 3. They've totaled 11 punt return yards and average 3.7 yards per return, which is 105th in D-1. They have returned 11 kicks for 216 yards on special teams, which puts them 99th in kick return yardage. The Zips average 20 yards per kick return and they are 94th in the nation in all-purpose yards with 2,292. The Akron Zips have tried 5 field goals this year and made 3, which is 102nd in college football. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 60%. Akron Zips kickers have made 95% of their extra points, going 19 for 20 this season. Their punters have accumulated 1,474 yards on 36 punts, averaging 41 yards per punt. That ranks them 78th in the NCAA in punting average.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Broncos have run for 1,421 yards as a team, which ranks 17th in college football. They've run 288 times, averaging 4.9 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Western Michigan Broncos have been penalized on offense 40 times for 361 yards so far this season, which has them 35th in the country in penalties. They are 6th in the nation in points scored with 257. They have run 433 plays this season for 2,485 yards, which ranks them 90th in Division 1 in total offense. Western Michigan averages 5.7 yards per play, which is 71st in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 132 1st downs this year, placing them 29th overall as an offensive unit. Jon Wassink averages 7.3 yards per pass attempt and 8 adjusted yards per throw. He has completed 91 passes on 140 attempts for a completion percentage of 65%. His quarterback rating this year is 150.1. He has thrown for 1,019 yards this season.
The Western Michigan Broncos rush defense has allowed 215 attempts for 903 yards this year, putting them in 77th place in D-1 against the run. Western Michigan has committed 39 penalties for 355 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 89th in college football. They are 109th in the nation in points allowed on defense with 190. They have surrendered a total of 2,411 yards on D, which is 95th in the country. The Broncos are ranked 88th in yards per play allowed with 5.8. Opposing offenses have completed 118 passes on 200 attempts against the Western Michigan defense this season, placing them 98th and 104th in Division 1. The Western Michigan Broncos pass defense has also given up a total of 1,508 yards through the air, which is 109th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Western Michigan Broncos have attempted 10 field goals this season and made 7, which is 47th in D-1. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 70%. Western Michigan kickers have made 97% of their extra points, going 28 for 29 this year. Their punters have totaled 1,207 yards on 27 punts, averaging 45 yards per punt. That places them 20th in Division 1 in punting average. Western Michigan is ranked 75th in the nation in punt returns with 8. They've accumulated 93 punt return yards and average 11.6 yards per return, which is 27th in college football. They have returned 19 kicks for 503 yards on special teams, ranking 11th in kick return yardage. The Western Michigan Broncos average 27 yards per kick return and they are 24th in the country in all-purpose yards with 3,081.
Who will win tonight's Zips/Broncos college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Broncos -13
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