Akron at South Carolina College Football Picks and Predictions 12/1/2018
Saturday, December 1, 2018
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The Akron Zips head to Williams-Brice Stadium to play the South Carolina Gamecocks on Saturday, December 1, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has South Carolina as 28.5 point favorites. The Zips are 4-7-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 4-7-0. The Gamecocks are 7-4-0 against the spread and their over/under mark is 7-4-0.
Valuable Akron Zips Betting Trends
The Akron Zips are 4-7-0 against the over/under
The Akron Zips are 4-7-0 against the spread
Important South Carolina Gamecocks Betting Trends
The South Carolina Gamecocks are 7-4-0 against the over/under
The South Carolina Gamecocks are 7-4-0 against the spread
Key Akron Zips Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key South Carolina Gamecocks Injuries
11/25/18 DL D.J. Wonnum Ankle is questionable Saturday vs Akron
11/25/18 DB Jaycee Horn Ankle is questionable Saturday vs Akron
11/25/18 DB Steven Montac Undisclosed is questionable Saturday vs Akron
11/05/18 DB Jamyest Williams Shoulder is out for season
11/05/18 DB Javon Charleston Foot is out for season
09/26/18 WR OrTre Smith Knee is out for season
09/10/18 OL Jovaughn Gwyn Foot is out for season
08/31/18 DL Jesus Gibbs Knee is out indefinitely
08/31/18 OL Wyatt Campbell Knee is out indefinitely
08/20/18 DB Tavyn Jackson Medical is out indefinitely
08/11/18 RB Caleb Kinlaw Knee is out for season
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Akron Zips are 125th in the country in points scored with 224. They have run 684 plays this year for 3,284 yards, which ranks them 99th in Division 1 in total offense. The Zips average 4.8 yards per play, which is 121st in the nation. As a team they have accumulated a total of 183 1st downs this season, ranking them 127th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Akron has run for 1,073 yards as a unit, which ranks 126th in college football. They've run 349 times, averaging 3.1 yards per rush as a unit. The Zips have been penalized on offense 77 times for 710 yards so far this year, which has them 48th in the country in penalties. Kato Nelson has passed for 2,151 yards this year. He's completed 159 throws while attempting 303 passes for a completion percentage of 52.5%. His quarterback rating this season is 123.2. He averages 6.9 adjusted yards per throw and 7.1 yards per pass attempt.
Akron is 50th in the country in points surrendered on defense with 298. They have given up a total of 4,320 yards on D, which is 45th in D-1. The Zips are 34th in yards per play allowed with 5.2. Opponent offenses have completed 208 throws on 340 attempts against the Akron Zips defense this season, ranking them 49th and 37th in the nation. The Akron pass defense has also surrendered a total of 2,094 yards in the air, which is 15th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has given up 492 attempts for 2,226 yards this season, putting them in 89th place in the country against the run. The Zips have had 70 penalties for 718 yards on defense this year. That places them 92nd in college football.
Special Teams Stats
Akron is 91st in the country in punt returns with 15. They've totaled 125 punt return yards and average 8.3 yards per return, which is 70th in D-1. They have returned 22 kicks for 317 yards on special teams, which puts them 114th in kick return yardage. The Zips average 14 yards per kick return and they are 128th in the nation in all-purpose yards with 3,726. The Akron Zips have tried 20 field goals this year and made 15, which is 41st in college football. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 75%. Akron Zips kickers have made 96% of their extra points, going 23 for 24 this season. Their punters have accumulated 2,719 yards on 69 punts, averaging 39 yards per punt. That ranks them 102nd in the NCAA in punting average.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Gamecocks have run for 1,775 yards as a team, which ranks 90th in college football. They've run 384 times, averaging 4.6 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The South Carolina Gamecocks have been penalized on offense 72 times for 606 yards so far this season, which has them 66th in the country in penalties. They are 56th in the nation in points scored with 363. They have run 761 plays this season for 4,905 yards, which ranks them 31st in Division 1 in total offense. South Carolina averages 6.4 yards per play, which is 19th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 253 1st downs this year, placing them 58th overall as an offensive unit. Jake Bentley averages 8.6 yards per pass attempt and 8.6 adjusted yards per throw. He has completed 209 passes on 322 attempts for a completion percentage of 64.9%. His quarterback rating this year is 155.1. He has thrown for 2,754 yards this season.
The South Carolina Gamecocks rush defense has allowed 479 attempts for 2,283 yards this year, putting them in 93rd place in D-1 against the run. South Carolina has committed 79 penalties for 712 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 90th in college football. They are 64th in the nation in points allowed on defense with 323. They have surrendered a total of 4,874 yards on D, which is 80th in the country. The Gamecocks are ranked 85th in yards per play allowed with 5.9. Opposing offenses have completed 221 passes on 352 attempts against the South Carolina defense this season, placing them 71st and 51st in Division 1. The South Carolina Gamecocks pass defense has also given up a total of 2,591 yards through the air, which is 60th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The South Carolina Gamecocks have attempted 15 field goals this season and made 13, which is 62nd in D-1. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 87%. South Carolina kickers have made 98% of their extra points, going 42 for 43 this year. Their punters have totaled 1,535 yards on 33 punts, averaging 47 yards per punt. That places them 7th in Division 1 in punting average. South Carolina is ranked 114th in the nation in punt returns with 10. They've accumulated 74 punt return yards and average 7.4 yards per return, which is 82nd in college football. They have returned 36 kicks for 724 yards on special teams, ranking 29th in kick return yardage. The South Carolina Gamecocks average 20 yards per kick return and they are 51st in the country in all-purpose yards with 5,702.
Who will win tonight's Zips/Gamecocks college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Gamecocks -28.5
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