Akron vs Illinois College Football Parlay 8/31/2019
Saturday, August 31, 2019
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The Illinois Fighting Illini host the Akron Zips at Memorial Stadium on Saturday, August 31, 2019. The opening line for this game has Illinois as 15.5 point favorites. The Fighting Illini had an over/under record of 7-5-0 and they were 5-7-0 against the spread last year. The Zips had an ATS record of 5-7-0 while their over/under record was 4-8-0.
Valuable Akron Zips Betting Trends
The Akron Zips were 4-8-0 against the over/under last season
The Akron Zips were 5-7-0 against the spread last year
Important Illinois Fighting Illini Betting Trends
The Illinois Fighting Illini were 7-5-0 against the over/under last season
The Illinois Fighting Illini were 5-7-0 against the spread last year
Key Akron Zips Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Illinois Fighting Illini Injuries
08/22/19 CB Marquez Beason Knee is out for season
07/08/19 DL Bobby Roundtree Back is out for season
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Akron Zips ran for 1,178 yards as a team last year, which ranked 126th in college football. They ran 388 times, averaging 3 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Zips were penalized on offense 80 times for 733 yards last season, which had them 55th in the country in penalties. They were 126th in the nation in points scored with 227. They ran 762 plays last season for 3,568 yards, which ranked them 99th in Division 1 in total offense. The Zips averaged 4.7 yards per play, which was 124th in college football. As a team they accumulated a total of 202 1st downs last year, placing them 124th overall as an offensive unit.
The Zips rush defense allowed 530 attempts for 2,411 yards last year, putting them in 93rd place in D-1 against the run. Akron committed 76 penalties for 760 yards on the defensive side of the ball last season. That ranked them 96th in college football. They were 52nd in the nation in points allowed on defense with 326. They surrendered a total of 4,704 yards on D, which was 48th in the country. The Zips were ranked 34th in yards per play allowed with 5.2. Opposing offenses completed 222 passes on 367 attempts against the Akron Zips defense last season, placing them 42nd and 39th in Division 1. The Akron pass defense also gave up a total of 2,293 yards through the air, which was 12th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Akron Zips attempted 22 field goals last season and made 16, which was 35th in D-1. Their kickers had a field goal percentage of 73%. Akron Zips kickers made 96% of their extra points, going 23 for 24 last year. Their punters totaled 2,995 yards on 76 punts, averaging 39 yards per punt. That placed them 102nd in Division 1 in punting average. Akron was ranked 73rd in the nation in punt returns with 17 last year. They accumulated 150 punt return yards and averaged 8.8 yards per return, which was 65th in college football. They returned 23 kicks for 330 yards on special teams, ranking 117th in kick return yardage. The Zips averaged 14 yards per kick return and they were 127th in the country in all-purpose yards with 4,048.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Fighting Illini were 95th in the country in points scored with 312 last season. They ran 818 plays last year for 4,925 yards, which ranked them 118th in Division 1 in total offense. The Illinois Fighting Illini averaged 6 yards per play, which was 47th in the nation. As a team they accumulated a total of 233 1st downs last season, ranking them 104th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Illinois ran for 2,938 yards, which ranked 17th in college football. They ran 490 times, averaging 6 yards per rush as a unit. The Fighting Illini were penalized on offense 76 times for 773 yards last year, which had them 68th in the country in penalties.
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Illinois was 121st in the country in points surrendered on defense with 473 last year. They gave up a total of 6,101 yards on D, which was 124th in D-1. The Fighting Illini were 126th in yards per play allowed with 7.1. Opponent offenses completed 236 throws on 372 attempts against the Illinois defense last season, ranking them 71st and 44th in the nation. The Illinois Fighting Illini pass defense also surrendered a total of 3,157 yards in the air, which was 99th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense gave up 493 attempts for 2,944 yards last season, putting them in 120th place in the country against the run. The Fighting Illini had 72 penalties for 706 yards on defense last year. That placed them 70th in college football.
Special Teams Stats
Illinois was 64th in the country in punt returns with 19 last season. They totaled 91 punt return yards and averaged 4.8 yards per return, which was 114th in D-1. They returned 41 kicks for 666 yards on special teams, which put them 53rd in kick return yardage. The Illinois Fighting Illini averaged 16 yards per kick return and they were 81st in the nation in all-purpose yards with 5,682. The Fighting Illini tried 25 field goals last year and made 20, which was 10th in college football. Their kickers had a field goal percentage of 80%. Illinois kickers made 100% of their extra points, going 36 for 36 last season. Their punters accumulated 2,734 yards on 65 punts, averaging 42 yards per punt. That ranked them 53rd in the NCAA in punting average.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take the Fighting Illini -15.5 and over 56.5 total points
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