Buffalo at Akron College Football Picks & Predictions 10/28/2017
Saturday, October 28, 2017
Summa Field at InfoCision Stadium
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The Buffalo Bulls travel to Summa Field at InfoCision Stadium to take on the Akron Zips on Saturday, October 28, 2017. The opening line for this game has Akron as 3 point favorites. The over/under has been set at 48. The Bulls have an ATS record of 7-1-0 while their over/under record is 3-5-0. The Zips have an over/under record of 1-7-0 and they are 5-3-0 against the spread.
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Valuable Buffalo Bulls Betting Trends
The Buffalo Bulls are 3-5-0 against the over/under
The Buffalo Bulls are 7-1-0 against the spread
Important Akron Zips Betting Trends
The Akron Zips are 1-7-0 against the over/under
The Akron Zips are 5-3-0 against the spread
Key Buffalo Bulls Injuries
10/22/17 QB Drew Anderson Shoulder is "?" Saturday vs. Akron
10/22/17 RB Johnathan Hawkins Undisclosed is "?" Saturday vs. Akron
10/22/17 QB Tyree Jackson Knee is "?" Saturday vs. Akron
Key Akron Zips Injuries
10/05/17 S Zach Guiser Concussion out for season
09/30/17 RB Warren Ball Ankle out for season
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Buffalo Bulls are 56th in Division 1 in points scored with 213. They have run 544 plays this season for 3,232 yards, which ranks them 19th in the nation in total offense. The Bulls average 5.9 yards per play, which is 54th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 155 1st downs this year, placing them 53rd overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Buffalo has run for 1,105 yards as a team, which ranks 75th in the country. They've run 289 times, averaging 3.8 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Bulls have been penalized on offense 48 times for 429 yards so far this season, which has them 49th in the nation in penalties. Kyle Vantrease has thrown for 355 yards this season. He has completed 25 passes on 57 attempts for a completion percentage of 43.9%. His quarterback rating this year is 100.7. He averages 6.2 yards per pass attempt and 5.4 adjusted yards per throw.
Buffalo is 74th in the nation in points allowed on defense with 201. They have surrendered a total of 3,261 yards on D, which is 102nd in Division 1. The Bulls are ranked 48th in yards per play allowed with 5.4. Opposing offenses have completed 120 passes on 205 attempts against the Buffalo Bulls defense this season, placing them 44th and 33rd in the country. The Buffalo pass defense has also given up a total of 1,452 yards through the air, which is 46th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has allowed 399 attempts for 1,809 yards this year, putting them in 123rd place in D-1 against the run. The Bulls have committed 52 penalties for 500 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 109th in the nation.
Special Teams Stats
Buffalo is ranked 42nd in the nation in punt returns with 12. They've accumulated 81 punt return yards and average 6.8 yards per return, which is 69th in college football. They have returned 21 kicks for 349 yards on special teams, ranking 87th in kick return yardage. The Bulls average 17 yards per kick return and they are 49th in the country in all-purpose yards with 3,662. The Buffalo Bulls have attempted 15 field goals this season and made 9, which is 54th in D-1. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 60%. Buffalo Bulls kickers have made 92% of their extra points, going 22 for 24 this year. Their punters have totaled 1,717 yards on 41 punts, averaging 42 yards per punt. That places them 70th in Division 1 in punting average.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Zips have run for 919 yards as a team, which ranks 104th in the nation. They've run 263 times, averaging 3.5 yards per rush as a unit. The Zips have been penalized on offense 51 times for 506 yards so far this year, which has them 33rd in the country in penalties. They are 88th in Division 1 in points scored with 183. They have run 522 plays this year for 2,613 yards, which ranks them 62nd in the nation in total offense. The Akron Zips average 5 yards per play, which is 108th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 156 1st downs this season, ranking them 51st overall as an offensive unit. Thomas Woodson has completed 133 throws while attempting 235 passes for a completion percentage of 56.6%. He has passed for 1,456 yards this year. He averages 5.8 adjusted yards per throw and 6.2 yards per pass attempt. His quarterback rating this season is 118.1.
The Akron Zips rush defense has given up 314 attempts for 1,543 yards this season, putting them in 106th place in the country against the run. They have had 61 penalties for 604 yards on defense this year. That places them 125th in Division 1. Akron is 77th in college football in points surrendered on defense with 205. They have given up a total of 3,544 yards on D, which is 121st in the nation. The Zips are 94th in yards per play allowed with 6. Opponent offenses have completed 170 throws on 272 attempts against the Akron defense this season, ranking them 123rd and 118th in the country. The Akron Zips pass defense has also surrendered a total of 2,001 yards in the air, which is 114th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Akron Zips have tried 6 field goals this year and made 3, which is 121st in college football. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 50%. Akron kickers have made 96% of their extra points, going 24 for 25 this season. Their punters have accumulated 1,900 yards on 47 punts, averaging 40 yards per punt. That ranks them 89th in the NCAA in punting average. Akron is 126th in the country in punt returns with 3. They've totaled 11 punt return yards and average 3.7 yards per return, which is 111th in D-1. They have returned 17 kicks for 333 yards on special teams, which puts them 93rd in kick return yardage. The Zips average 20 yards per kick return and they are 105th in the nation in all-purpose yards with 2,957.
Who will win tonight's Bulls/Zips college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Zips -3
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