Akron at Ohio College Football Picks & Predictions 11/23/2018
Friday, November 23, 2018
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The Akron Zips travel to Peden Stadium to take on the Ohio Bobcats on Friday, November 23, 2018. The opening line for this game has Ohio as 17.5 point favorites. The Zips have an ATS record of 3-7-0 while their over/under record is 3-7-0. The Bobcats have an over/under record of 6-4-1 and they are 7-4-0 against the spread.
Valuable Akron Zips Betting Trends
The Akron Zips are 3-7-0 against the over/under
The Akron Zips are 3-7-0 against the spread
Important Ohio Bobcats Betting Trends
The Ohio Bobcats are 6-4-1 against the over/under
The Ohio Bobcats are 7-4-0 against the spread
Key Akron Zips Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Ohio Bobcats Injuries
11/11/18 OL Brett Kittrell Leg is questionable Wednesday vs Buffalo U
11/11/18 TE Ryan Luehrman Undisclosed is questionable Wednesday vs Buffalo U
11/07/18 DL Chukwudi Chukwu Undisclosed is out indefinitely
10/24/18 RB Julian Ross Undisclosed is out for season
10/13/18 DL Amir Miller Knee is out for season
10/13/18 OL Cole Irland Foot is out for season
10/13/18 WR Tyler Tupa Knee is out for season
08/28/18 WR Elijah Ball Knee is out for season
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Akron Zips are 126th in Division 1 in points scored with 196. They have run 622 plays this season for 2,896 yards, which ranks them 111th in the nation in total offense. The Zips average 4.7 yards per play, which is 122nd in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 160 1st downs this year, placing them 129th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Akron has run for 1,040 yards as a team, which ranks 124th in the country. They've run 328 times, averaging 3.2 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Zips have been penalized on offense 68 times for 628 yards so far this season, which has them 60th in the nation in penalties. Kato Nelson has thrown for 1,795 yards this season. He has completed 135 passes on 262 attempts for a completion percentage of 51.5%. His quarterback rating this year is 117.6. He averages 6.9 yards per pass attempt and 6.5 adjusted yards per throw.
Akron is 43rd in the nation in points allowed on defense with 249. They have surrendered a total of 3,852 yards on D, which is 35th in Division 1. The Zips are ranked 25th in yards per play allowed with 5. Opposing offenses have completed 203 passes on 326 attempts against the Akron Zips defense this season, placing them 68th and 55th in the country. The Akron pass defense has also given up a total of 2,007 yards through the air, which is 23rd overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has allowed 441 attempts for 1,845 yards this year, putting them in 69th place in D-1 against the run. The Zips have committed 62 penalties for 623 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 76th in the nation.
Special Teams Stats
Akron is ranked 77th in the nation in punt returns with 15. They've accumulated 125 punt return yards and average 8.3 yards per return, which is 73rd in college football. They have returned 16 kicks for 249 yards on special teams, ranking 118th in kick return yardage. The Zips average 16 yards per kick return and they are 128th in the country in all-purpose yards with 3,270. The Akron Zips have attempted 19 field goals this season and made 15, which is 31st in D-1. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 79%. Akron Zips kickers have made 95% of their extra points, going 19 for 20 this year. Their punters have totaled 2,534 yards on 64 punts, averaging 40 yards per punt. That places them 98th in Division 1 in punting average.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Bobcats have run for 2,767 yards as a team, which ranks 11th in the nation. They've run 464 times, averaging 6 yards per rush as a unit. The Bobcats have been penalized on offense 56 times for 557 yards so far this year, which has them 96th in the country in penalties. They are 9th in Division 1 in points scored with 446. They have run 739 plays this year for 5,181 yards, which ranks them 74th in the nation in total offense. The Ohio Bobcats average 7 yards per play, which is 10th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 272 1st downs this season, ranking them 13th overall as an offensive unit. Nathan Rourke has completed 150 throws while attempting 239 passes for a completion percentage of 62.8%. He has passed for 2,138 yards this year. He averages 9.7 adjusted yards per throw and 8.9 yards per pass attempt. His quarterback rating this season is 163.3.
The Ohio Bobcats rush defense has given up 353 attempts for 1,596 yards this season, putting them in 48th place in the country against the run. They have had 84 penalties for 776 yards on defense this year. That places them 122nd in Division 1. Ohio is 62nd in college football in points surrendered on defense with 292. They have given up a total of 4,406 yards on D, which is 78th in the nation. The Bobcats are 105th in yards per play allowed with 6.2. Opponent offenses have completed 220 throws on 355 attempts against the Ohio defense this season, ranking them 99th and 88th in the country. The Ohio Bobcats pass defense has also surrendered a total of 2,811 yards in the air, which is 105th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Ohio Bobcats have tried 15 field goals this year and made 11, which is 73rd in college football. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 73%. Ohio kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 58 for 58 this season. Their punters have accumulated 1,663 yards on 39 punts, averaging 44 yards per punt. That ranks them 22nd in the NCAA in punting average. Ohio is 50th in the country in punt returns with 18. They've totaled 123 punt return yards and average 6.8 yards per return, which is 90th in D-1. They have returned 39 kicks for 927 yards on special teams, which puts them 6th in kick return yardage. The Bobcats average 24 yards per kick return and they are 12th in the nation in all-purpose yards with 6,232.
Who will win tonight's Zips/Bobcats college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Zips +17.5
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