Akron at Northwestern College Football Picks and Predictions 9/15/2018
Saturday, September 15, 2018
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Ryan Field is the venue for the game between the Akron Zips and the Northwestern Wildcats on Saturday, September 15, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Northwestern as 21.5 point favorites. The Wildcats are 1-1-0 against the spread and their over/under mark is 1-1-0. The Zips are 0-1-0 ATS and their over/under record is 0-1-0.
Valuable Akron Zips Betting Trends
The Akron Zips are 0-1-0 against the over/under
The Akron Zips are 0-1-0 against the spread
Important Northwestern Wildcats Betting Trends
The Northwestern Wildcats are 1-1-0 against the over/under
The Northwestern Wildcats are 1-1-0 against the spread
Key Akron Zips Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Northwestern Wildcats Injuries
09/09/18 OL Rashawn Slater Lower Body is questionable Saturday vs Akron
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Akron Zips have run for 200 yards as a unit, which ranks 116th in the nation. They've run 39 times, averaging 5.1 yards per rush as a unit. The Zips have been penalized on offense 5 times for 45 yards so far this year, which has them 123rd in the country in penalties. They are 103rd in Division 1 in points scored with 41. They have run 70 plays this year for 437 yards, which ranks them 119th in the nation in total offense. The Zips average 6.2 yards per play, which is 51st in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 25 1st downs this season, ranking them 122nd overall as an offensive unit. Kato Nelson has completed 16 throws while attempting 26 passes for a completion percentage of 61.5%. He has passed for 232 yards this year. He averages 9.5 adjusted yards per throw and 8.9 yards per pass attempt. His quarterback rating this season is 166.9.
The Zips rush defense has given up 41 attempts for 115 yards this season, putting them in 8th place in the country against the run. They have had 8 penalties for 90 yards on defense this year. That places them 44th in Division 1. Akron is 2nd in college football in points surrendered on defense with 7. They have given up a total of 193 yards on D, which is 2nd in the nation. The Zips are 5th in yards per play allowed with 3.1. Opponent offenses have completed 8 throws on 22 attempts against the Akron Zips defense this season, ranking them 2nd and 2nd in the country. The Akron pass defense has also surrendered a total of 78 yards in the air, which is 2nd overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Akron Zips have tried 3 field goals this year and made 2, which is 49th in college football. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 67%. Akron Zips kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 5 for 5 this season. Their punters have accumulated 90 yards on 2 punts, averaging 45 yards per punt. That ranks them 22nd in the NCAA in punting average. Akron is 66th in the country in punt returns with 3. The Zips are 128th in the nation in all-purpose yards with 440.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Wildcats are 109th in Division 1 in points scored with 38. They have run 167 plays this season for 782 yards, which ranks them 49th in the nation in total offense. The Northwestern Wildcats average 4.7 yards per play, which is 113th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 46 1st downs this year, placing them 58th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Northwestern has run for 265 yards as a team, which ranks 98th in the country. They've run 74 times, averaging 3.6 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Wildcats have been penalized on offense 8 times for 76 yards so far this season, which has them 108th in the nation in penalties. Clayton Thorson has thrown for 370 yards this season. He has completed 38 passes on 64 attempts for a completion percentage of 59.4%. His quarterback rating this year is 104.8. He averages 5.8 yards per pass attempt and 5.1 adjusted yards per throw.
Northwestern is 75th in the nation in points allowed on defense with 48. They have surrendered a total of 773 yards on D, which is 80th in Division 1. The Wildcats are ranked 87th in yards per play allowed with 5.8. Opposing offenses have completed 48 passes on 70 attempts against the Northwestern defense this season, placing them 110th and 95th in the country. The Northwestern Wildcats pass defense has also given up a total of 474 yards through the air, which is 86th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has allowed 64 attempts for 299 yards this year, putting them in 74th place in D-1 against the run. The Wildcats have committed 13 penalties for 137 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 95th in the nation.
Special Teams Stats
Northwestern is ranked 39th in the nation in punt returns with 5. They've accumulated 11 punt return yards and average 2.2 yards per return, which is 98th in college football. They have returned 4 kicks for 69 yards on special teams, ranking 81st in kick return yardage. The Northwestern Wildcats average 17 yards per kick return and they are 86th in the country in all-purpose yards with 862. Northwestern kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 5 for 5 this year. Their punters have totaled 446 yards on 12 punts, averaging 37 yards per punt. That places them 109th in Division 1 in punting average.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take the Wildcats -21.5 and over 62 total points
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