Central Michigan at Akron College Football Picks and Predictions 10/27/2018
Saturday, October 27, 2018
Summa Field at InfoCision Stadium
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Summa Field at InfoCision Stadium is the venue for the game between the Central Michigan Chippewas and the Akron Zips on Saturday, October 27, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Akron as 6.5 point favorites. The Zips are 2-4-0 against the spread and their over/under mark is 2-4-0. The Chippewas are 3-4-0 ATS and their over/under record is 3-4-0.
Valuable Central Michigan Chippewas Betting Trends
The Central Michigan Chippewas are 3-4-0 against the over/under
The Central Michigan Chippewas are 3-4-0 against the spread
Important Akron Zips Betting Trends
The Akron Zips are 2-4-0 against the over/under
The Akron Zips are 2-4-0 against the spread
Key Central Michigan Chippewas Injuries
10/21/18 RB Jerrod Davis Undisclosed is questionable Saturday vs Akron
Key Akron Zips Injuries
No key injuries to report
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Central Michigan Chippewas have run for 1,119 yards as a unit, which ranks 87th in the nation. They've run 305 times, averaging 3.7 yards per rush as a unit. The Chippewas have been penalized on offense 66 times for 570 yards so far this year, which has them 5th in the country in penalties. They are 125th in Division 1 in points scored with 137. They have run 532 plays this year for 2,276 yards, which ranks them 114th in the nation in total offense. The Chippewas average 4.3 yards per play, which is 126th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 126 1st downs this season, ranking them 113th overall as an offensive unit. Tommy Lazzaro has completed 68 throws while attempting 141 passes for a completion percentage of 48.2%. He has passed for 711 yards this year. He averages 2.6 adjusted yards per throw and 5 yards per pass attempt. His quarterback rating this season is 88.1.
The Chippewas rush defense has given up 374 attempts for 1,694 yards this season, putting them in 119th place in the country against the run. They have had 47 penalties for 480 yards on defense this year. That places them 101st in Division 1. Central Michigan is 92nd in college football in points surrendered on defense with 219. They have given up a total of 2,819 yards on D, which is 73rd in the nation. The Chippewas are 34th in yards per play allowed with 5. Opponent offenses have completed 115 throws on 191 attempts against the Central Michigan Chippewas defense this season, ranking them 30th and 16th in the country. The Central Michigan pass defense has also surrendered a total of 1,125 yards in the air, which is 7th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Central Michigan Chippewas have tried 13 field goals this year and made 11, which is 21st in college football. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 85%. Central Michigan Chippewas kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 14 for 14 this season. Their punters have accumulated 2,018 yards on 51 punts, averaging 40 yards per punt. That ranks them 96th in the NCAA in punting average. Central Michigan is 73rd in the country in punt returns with 10. They've totaled 34 punt return yards and average 3.4 yards per return, which is 120th in D-1. They have returned 28 kicks for 505 yards on special teams, which puts them 20th in kick return yardage. The Chippewas average 18 yards per kick return and they are 114th in the nation in all-purpose yards with 2,815.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Zips are 122nd in Division 1 in points scored with 140. They have run 391 plays this season for 1,904 yards, which ranks them 111th in the nation in total offense. The Akron Zips average 4.9 yards per play, which is 115th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 104 1st downs this year, placing them 129th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Akron has run for 700 yards as a team, which ranks 124th in the country. They've run 205 times, averaging 3.4 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Zips have been penalized on offense 47 times for 455 yards so far this season, which has them 58th in the nation in penalties. Kato Nelson has thrown for 1,199 yards this season. He has completed 95 passes on 181 attempts for a completion percentage of 52.5%. His quarterback rating this year is 115. He averages 6.6 yards per pass attempt and 5.8 adjusted yards per throw.
Akron is 38th in the nation in points allowed on defense with 155. They have surrendered a total of 2,276 yards on D, which is 24th in Division 1. The Zips are ranked 38th in yards per play allowed with 5.1. Opposing offenses have completed 128 passes on 208 attempts against the Akron defense this season, placing them 49th and 40th in the country. The Akron Zips pass defense has also given up a total of 1,340 yards through the air, which is 31st overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has allowed 240 attempts for 936 yards this year, putting them in 34th place in D-1 against the run. The Zips have committed 33 penalties for 326 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 31st in the nation.
Special Teams Stats
Akron is ranked 103rd in the nation in punt returns with 7. They've accumulated 12 punt return yards and average 1.7 yards per return, which is 126th in college football. They have returned 6 kicks for 86 yards on special teams, ranking 124th in kick return yardage. The Akron Zips average 14 yards per kick return and they are 129th in the country in all-purpose yards with 2,002. The Zips have attempted 12 field goals this season and made 10, which is 26th in D-1. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 83%. Akron kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 14 for 14 this year. Their punters have totaled 1,389 yards on 36 punts, averaging 39 yards per punt. That places them 109th in Division 1 in punting average.
Who will win tonight's Chippewas/Zips college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Chippewas +6.5
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