Ball State at Akron College Football Picks & Predictions 10/7/2017
Saturday, October 7, 2017
Summa Field at InfoCision Stadium
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The Ball State Cardinals travel to Summa Field at InfoCision Stadium to take on the Akron Zips on Saturday, October 7, 2017. The opening line for this game has Akron as 7.5 point favorites. The over/under has been set at 47.5. The Cardinals have an ATS record of 3-2-0 while their over/under record is 3-2-0. The Zips have an over/under record of 0-5-0 and they are 3-2-0 against the spread.
Valuable Ball State Cardinals Betting Trends
The Ball State Cardinals are 3-2-0 against the over/under
The Ball State Cardinals are 3-2-0 against the spread
Important Akron Zips Betting Trends
The Akron Zips are 0-5-0 against the over/under
The Akron Zips are 3-2-0 against the spread
Key Ball State Cardinals Injuries
10/01/17 RB James Gilbert Hand "?" Saturday vs. Akron
10/01/17 WR Jordan Hogue Back "?" Saturday vs. Akron
10/01/17 CB Marc Walton Groin "?" Saturday vs. Akron
10/01/17 QB Riley Neal Leg out indefinitely
10/01/17 OL Vinnie Palazeti Knee "?" Saturday vs. Akron
09/26/17 WR Corey Lacanaria Collarbone out indefinitely
09/14/17 OL Alex Joss ACL out indefinitely
Key Akron Zips Injuries
10/01/17 S Zach Guiser Concussion "?" Saturday vs. Ball State
09/30/17 RB Warren Ball Ankle out for season
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Ball State Cardinals are 74th in Division 1 in points scored with 124. They have run 365 plays this season for 1,838 yards, which ranks them 57th in the nation in total offense. The Cardinals average 5 yards per play, which is 106th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 100 1st downs this year, placing them 48th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Ball State has run for 737 yards as a team, which ranks 63rd in the country. They've run 186 times, averaging 4 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Cardinals have been penalized on offense 21 times for 211 yards so far this season, which has them 104th in the nation in penalties. Jack Milas has thrown for 267 yards this season. He has completed 18 passes on 37 attempts for a completion percentage of 48.6%. His quarterback rating this year is 98. He averages 7.2 yards per pass attempt and 4.8 adjusted yards per throw.
Ball State is 106th in the nation in points allowed on defense with 156. They have surrendered a total of 1,861 yards on D, which is 82nd in Division 1. The Cardinals are ranked 81st in yards per play allowed with 5.7. Opposing offenses have completed 87 passes on 143 attempts against the Ball State Cardinals defense this season, placing them 70th and 57th in the country. The Ball State pass defense has also given up a total of 1,116 yards through the air, which is 82nd overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has allowed 184 attempts for 745 yards this year, putting them in 79th place in D-1 against the run. The Cardinals have committed 24 penalties for 226 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 54th in the nation.
Special Teams Stats
Ball State is ranked 71st in the nation in punt returns with 6. They've accumulated 87 punt return yards and average 14.5 yards per return, which is 17th in college football. They have returned 16 kicks for 402 yards on special teams, ranking 21st in kick return yardage. The Cardinals average 25 yards per kick return and they are 50th in the country in all-purpose yards with 2,327. The Ball State Cardinals have attempted 6 field goals this season and made 2, which is 110th in D-1. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 33%. Ball State Cardinals kickers have made 94% of their extra points, going 16 for 17 this year. Their punters have totaled 878 yards on 23 punts, averaging 38 yards per punt. That places them 117th in Division 1 in punting average.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Zips have run for 655 yards as a team, which ranks 81st in the nation. They've run 177 times, averaging 3.7 yards per rush as a unit. The Zips have been penalized on offense 40 times for 398 yards so far this year, which has them 10th in the country in penalties. They are 89th in Division 1 in points scored with 117. They have run 341 plays this year for 1,682 yards, which ranks them 70th in the nation in total offense. The Akron Zips average 4.9 yards per play, which is 109th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 100 1st downs this season, ranking them 46th overall as an offensive unit. Thomas Woodson has completed 72 throws while attempting 124 passes for a completion percentage of 58.1%. He has passed for 745 yards this year. He averages 5.2 adjusted yards per throw and 6 yards per pass attempt. His quarterback rating this season is 112.7.
The Akron Zips rush defense has given up 174 attempts for 841 yards this season, putting them in 93rd place in the country against the run. They have had 43 penalties for 423 yards on defense this year. That places them 128th in Division 1. Akron is 92nd in college football in points surrendered on defense with 141. They have given up a total of 2,116 yards on D, which is 103rd in the nation. The Zips are 104th in yards per play allowed with 6.2. Opponent offenses have completed 111 throws on 169 attempts against the Akron defense this season, ranking them 115th and 101st in the country. The Akron Zips pass defense has also surrendered a total of 1,275 yards in the air, which is 108th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Akron Zips have tried 4 field goals this year and made 2, which is 108th in college football. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 50%. Akron kickers have made 94% of their extra points, going 15 for 16 this season. Their punters have accumulated 1,204 yards on 30 punts, averaging 40 yards per punt. That ranks them 93rd in the NCAA in punting average. They have returned 11 kicks for 216 yards on special teams, which puts them 81st in kick return yardage. The Zips average 20 yards per kick return and they are 96th in the nation in all-purpose yards with 1,902.
Who will win tonight's Cardinals/Zips college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Cardinals +7.5
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