Iowa State at Akron College Football Picks & Predictions 9/16/2017
Saturday, September 16, 2017
Summa Field at InfoCision Stadium
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The Iowa State Cyclones travel to Summa Field at InfoCision Stadium to take on the Akron Zips on Saturday, September 16, 2017. The opening line for this game has Iowa State as 9.5 point favorites. The over/under has been set at 61. The Cyclones have an ATS record of 2-0-0 while their over/under record is 2-0-0. The Zips have an over/under record of 0-2-0 and they are 1-1-0 against the spread.
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Valuable Iowa State Cyclones Betting Trends
The Iowa State Cyclones are 2-0-0 against the over/under
The Iowa State Cyclones are 2-0-0 against the spread
Important Akron Zips Betting Trends
The Akron Zips are 0-2-0 against the over/under
The Akron Zips are 1-1-0 against the spread
Key Iowa State Cyclones Injuries
09/10/17 DL Jamahl Johnson Ankle "?" Saturday vs. Akron
09/10/17 OL Oge Udeogu Elbow "?" Saturday vs. Akron
09/04/17 DB Mackenro Alexander Suspension out indefinitely
Key Akron Zips Injuries
No key injuries to report
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Iowa State Cyclones are 29th in Division 1 in points scored with 83. They have run 143 plays this season for 883 yards, which ranks them 22nd in the nation in total offense. The Cyclones average 6.2 yards per play, which is 43rd in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 46 1st downs this year, placing them 39th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Iowa State has run for 265 yards as a team, which ranks 86th in the country. They've run 61 times, averaging 4.3 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Cyclones have been penalized on offense 9 times for 89 yards so far this season, which has them 88th in the nation in penalties. Jacob Park has thrown for 618 yards this season. He has completed 52 passes on 81 attempts for a completion percentage of 64.2%. His quarterback rating this year is 147.8. He averages 7.6 yards per pass attempt and 8 adjusted yards per throw.
Iowa State is 105th in the nation in points allowed on defense with 68. They have surrendered a total of 875 yards on D, which is 94th in Division 1. The Cyclones are ranked 105th in yards per play allowed with 6.2. Opposing offenses have completed 50 passes on 79 attempts against the Iowa State Cyclones defense this season, placing them 110th and 103rd in the country. The Iowa State pass defense has also given up a total of 592 yards through the air, which is 104th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has allowed 63 attempts for 283 yards this year, putting them in 72nd place in D-1 against the run. The Cyclones have committed 18 penalties for 155 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 108th in the nation.
Special Teams Stats
Iowa State is ranked 40th in the nation in punt returns with 4. They've accumulated 11 punt return yards and average 2.8 yards per return, which is 94th in college football. They have returned 7 kicks for 146 yards on special teams, ranking 38th in kick return yardage. The Cyclones average 21 yards per kick return and they are 49th in the country in all-purpose yards with 1,040. The Iowa State Cyclones have attempted 2 field goals this season and made 2, which is 60th in D-1. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 100%. Iowa State Cyclones kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 11 for 11 this year. Their punters have totaled 463 yards on 10 punts, averaging 46 yards per punt. That places them 21st in Division 1 in punting average.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Zips have run for 340 yards as a team, which ranks 59th in the nation. They've run 78 times, averaging 4.4 yards per rush as a unit. The Zips have been penalized on offense 20 times for 214 yards so far this year, which has them 11th in the country in penalties. They are 84th in Division 1 in points scored with 52. They have run 133 plays this year for 623 yards, which ranks them 105th in the nation in total offense. The Akron Zips average 4.7 yards per play, which is 107th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 39 1st downs this season, ranking them 75th overall as an offensive unit. Thomas Woodson has completed 27 throws while attempting 44 passes for a completion percentage of 61.4%. He has passed for 237 yards this year. He averages 4.8 adjusted yards per throw and 5.4 yards per pass attempt. His quarterback rating this season is 109.6.
The Akron Zips rush defense has given up 68 attempts for 288 yards this season, putting them in 76th place in the country against the run. They have had 12 penalties for 115 yards on defense this year. That places them 68th in Division 1. Akron is 84th in college football in points surrendered on defense with 55. They have given up a total of 737 yards on D, which is 74th in the nation. The Zips are 89th in yards per play allowed with 5.9. Opponent offenses have completed 35 throws on 56 attempts against the Akron defense this season, ranking them 59th and 47th in the country. The Akron Zips pass defense has also surrendered a total of 449 yards in the air, which is 75th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
Akron kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 7 for 7 this season. Their punters have accumulated 524 yards on 14 punts, averaging 37 yards per punt. That ranks them 110th in the NCAA in punting average. They have returned 5 kicks for 104 yards on special teams, which puts them 62nd in kick return yardage. The Zips average 21 yards per kick return and they are 103rd in the nation in all-purpose yards with 731.
Who will win tonight's Cyclones/Zips college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Zips +9.5
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