Akron at Iowa State College Football Picks and Predictions 9/22/2018
Saturday, September 22, 2018
Jack Trice Stadium
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The Akron Zips head to Jack Trice Stadium to play the Iowa State Cyclones on Saturday, September 22, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Iowa State as 18 point favorites. The Zips are 1-1-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 1-1-0. The Cyclones are 1-1-0 against the spread and their over/under mark is 1-1-0.
Valuable Akron Zips Betting Trends
The Akron Zips are 1-1-0 against the over/under
The Akron Zips are 1-1-0 against the spread
Important Iowa State Cyclones Betting Trends
The Iowa State Cyclones are 1-1-0 against the over/under
The Iowa State Cyclones are 1-1-0 against the spread
Key Akron Zips Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Iowa State Cyclones Injuries
09/16/18 QB Kyle Kempt Knee is questionable Saturday vs Akron
08/24/18 DB Dallas Taylor-Cortez Suspension is out indefinitely
08/24/18 DB Jaeveyon Morton Suspension is out indefinitely
08/24/18 WR Joseph Scates Suspension is out indefinitely
08/24/18 WR Tayvonn Kyle Suspension is out indefinitely
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Akron Zips are 85th in the country in points scored with 80. They have run 134 plays this year for 804 yards, which ranks them 107th in Division 1 in total offense. The Zips average 6 yards per play, which is 59th in the nation. As a team they have accumulated a total of 41 1st downs this season, ranking them 120th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Akron has run for 290 yards as a unit, which ranks 116th in college football. They've run 75 times, averaging 3.9 yards per rush as a unit. The Zips have been penalized on offense 21 times for 213 yards so far this year, which has them 42nd in the country in penalties. Kato Nelson has passed for 509 yards this year. He's completed 33 throws while attempting 54 passes for a completion percentage of 61.1%. His quarterback rating this season is 167.1. He averages 10.4 adjusted yards per throw and 9.4 yards per pass attempt.
Akron is 19th in the country in points surrendered on defense with 41. They have given up a total of 683 yards on D, which is 12th in D-1. The Zips are 13th in yards per play allowed with 4.3. Opponent offenses have completed 45 throws on 80 attempts against the Akron Zips defense this season, ranking them 38th and 36th in the nation. The Akron pass defense has also surrendered a total of 483 yards in the air, which is 31st overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has given up 78 attempts for 200 yards this season, putting them in 7th place in the country against the run. The Zips have had 11 penalties for 125 yards on defense this year. That places them 34th in college football.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Cyclones have run for 106 yards as a team, which ranks 129th in college football. They've run 54 times, averaging 2 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Iowa State Cyclones have been penalized on offense 11 times for 100 yards so far this season, which has them 116th in the country in penalties. They are 129th in the nation in points scored with 30. They have run 121 plays this season for 635 yards, which ranks them 103rd in Division 1 in total offense. Iowa State averages 5.2 yards per play, which is 97th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 29 1st downs this year, placing them 129th overall as an offensive unit. Zeb Noland averages 8.8 yards per pass attempt and 8.7 adjusted yards per throw. He has completed 29 passes on 46 attempts for a completion percentage of 63%. His quarterback rating this year is 146.6. He has thrown for 403 yards this season.
The Iowa State Cyclones rush defense has allowed 75 attempts for 276 yards this year, putting them in 24th place in D-1 against the run. Iowa State has committed 11 penalties for 115 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 28th in college football. They are 36th in the nation in points allowed on defense with 50. They have surrendered a total of 790 yards on D, which is 25th in the country. The Cyclones are ranked 94th in yards per play allowed with 6. Opposing offenses have completed 37 passes on 57 attempts against the Iowa State defense this season, placing them 19th and 5th in Division 1. The Iowa State Cyclones pass defense has also given up a total of 514 yards through the air, which is 39th overall in total pass defense.
Who will win tonight's Zips/Cyclones college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Cyclones -18
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