Bowling Green at Akron College Football Picks and Predictions 11/17/2018
Saturday, November 17, 2018
Summa Field at InfoCision Stadium
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The Bowling Green Falcons head to Summa Field at InfoCision Stadium to play the Akron Zips on Saturday, November 17, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Akron as 5 point favorites. The Falcons are 4-6-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 6-4-0. The Zips are 3-6-0 against the spread and their over/under mark is 3-6-0.
Valuable Bowling Green Falcons Betting Trends
The Bowling Green Falcons are 6-4-0 against the over/under
The Bowling Green Falcons are 4-6-0 against the spread
Important Akron Zips Betting Trends
The Akron Zips are 3-6-0 against the over/under
The Akron Zips are 3-6-0 against the spread
Key Bowling Green Falcons Injuries
11/08/18 LB Roland Walder Ankle is out for season
10/09/18 WR Deric Phouthavong Undisclosed is out for season
09/13/18 LB Dorian Hendrix Shoulder is out indefinitely
09/13/18 LB Hassan Belton Knee is out for season
09/13/18 WR Julian Ortega-Jones ACL is out for season
09/04/18 TE Presley Motes Leg is out indefinitely
08/21/18 DB Jamari Bozeman Hip is out indefinitely
08/15/18 DL David Konowalski Achilles is out for season
Key Akron Zips Injuries
No key injuries to report
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Bowling Green Falcons are 90th in the country in points scored with 257. They have run 714 plays this year for 3,675 yards, which ranks them 42nd in Division 1 in total offense. The Falcons average 5.1 yards per play, which is 109th in the nation. As a team they have accumulated a total of 202 1st downs this season, ranking them 73rd overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Bowling Green has run for 1,136 yards as a unit, which ranks 117th in college football. They've run 355 times, averaging 3.2 yards per rush as a unit. The Falcons have been penalized on offense 81 times for 676 yards so far this year, which has them 12th in the country in penalties. Jarret Doege has passed for 2,398 yards this year. He's completed 215 throws while attempting 345 passes for a completion percentage of 62.3%. His quarterback rating this season is 136.9. He averages 7 adjusted yards per throw and 7 yards per pass attempt.
Bowling Green is 126th in the country in points surrendered on defense with 430. They have given up a total of 4,692 yards on D, which is 114th in D-1. The Falcons are 119th in yards per play allowed with 6.8. Opponent offenses have completed 113 throws on 211 attempts against the Bowling Green Falcons defense this season, ranking them 1st and 1st in the nation. The Bowling Green pass defense has also surrendered a total of 1,727 yards in the air, which is 12th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has given up 483 attempts for 2,965 yards this season, putting them in 128th place in the country against the run. The Falcons have had 67 penalties for 675 yards on defense this year. That places them 113th in college football.
Special Teams Stats
Bowling Green is 60th in the country in punt returns with 15. They've totaled 91 punt return yards and average 6.1 yards per return, which is 102nd in D-1. They have returned 34 kicks for 576 yards on special teams, which puts them 37th in kick return yardage. The Falcons average 17 yards per kick return and they are 87th in the nation in all-purpose yards with 4,342. The Bowling Green Falcons have tried 10 field goals this year and made 6, which is 115th in college football. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 60%. Bowling Green Falcons kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 29 for 29 this season. Their punters have accumulated 2,224 yards on 59 punts, averaging 38 yards per punt. That ranks them 119th in the NCAA in punting average.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Zips have run for 961 yards as a team, which ranks 122nd in college football. They've run 300 times, averaging 3.2 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Akron Zips have been penalized on offense 60 times for 567 yards so far this season, which has them 64th in the country in penalties. They are 123rd in the nation in points scored with 190. They have run 566 plays this season for 2,669 yards, which ranks them 110th in Division 1 in total offense. Akron averages 4.7 yards per play, which is 123rd in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 145 1st downs this year, placing them 129th overall as an offensive unit. Alex Ramart averages 1.9 yards per pass attempt and -5.9 adjusted yards per throw. He has completed 9 passes on 32 attempts for a completion percentage of 28.1%. His quarterback rating this year is 17. He has thrown for 61 yards this season.
The Akron Zips rush defense has allowed 400 attempts for 1,624 yards this year, putting them in 69th place in D-1 against the run. Akron has committed 54 penalties for 551 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 67th in college football. They are 39th in the nation in points allowed on defense with 228. They have surrendered a total of 3,453 yards on D, which is 35th in the country. The Zips are ranked 24th in yards per play allowed with 4.9. Opposing offenses have completed 184 passes on 299 attempts against the Akron defense this season, placing them 69th and 56th in Division 1. The Akron Zips pass defense has also given up a total of 1,829 yards through the air, which is 21st overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Akron Zips have attempted 17 field goals this season and made 13, which is 37th in D-1. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 77%. Akron kickers have made 95% of their extra points, going 19 for 20 this year. Their punters have totaled 2,252 yards on 57 punts, averaging 40 yards per punt. That places them 96th in Division 1 in punting average. Akron is ranked 67th in the nation in punt returns with 14. They've accumulated 123 punt return yards and average 8.8 yards per return, which is 68th in college football. They have returned 13 kicks for 216 yards on special teams, ranking 119th in kick return yardage. The Akron Zips average 17 yards per kick return and they are 128th in the country in all-purpose yards with 3,009.
Who will win tonight's Falcons/Zips college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Falcons +5
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