Troy at Akron NCAA Football Pick and Parlay 9/21/2019
Saturday, September 21, 2019
InfoCision Stadium is the venue where Kato Nelson and the Akron Zips will play the Troy Trojans on Saturday. The spread on this game has Troy as 17.5-point favorites. The over/under has been set at 53.5. The Trojans are 0-2-0 ATS and 2-0-0 when betting on the total. The Zips are 2-1-0 when wagering on the over/under and 0-3-0 against the spread.
Key Troy Trojans Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Akron Zips Injuries
09/09/19 WR Jonah Morris Knee is out for season
In their last contest, the Troy Trojans played the Southern Miss Golden Eagles and were defeated 47-42. DK Billingsley led the team on the ground for that game. He broke a long run for 9 yards and he ran for 1 TD for the contest. He scurried for 41 yards via 9 carries which gave him an average of 4.6 yards per run. Kaylon Geiger led the team in receiving yardage with a total of 118 yards on 6 catches. He averaged 19.7 yards per catch for that game. Taking the lead at quarterback for the Trojans was Kaleb Barker who went 29/43 with 504 yards passing and tossed 4 TD's. He finished this contest without throwing a pick. The Troy Trojans ran the ball 16 times and racked up a total of 24 yards which earned them an average of 1.5 yards per rush. On the day, they ran 59 plays for 528 yards. For the game, the Trojans got 22 first downs and they had a total of 4 infractions for 47 yards which is telling of how their week of practice went. When it comes to their defensive performance, Troy gave up 29 catches on 37 tries for a total of 514 yards, and a completion percentage of 78.4%. On the ground, the Trojans gave up 112 yards on 40 attempts which gave the opponent an average of 2.8 yards per carry allowed. For this contest, they gave up 626 yards and forced 0 turnovers.
The Trojans step onto the field holding a record of 1-1 this year. For total yardage, they are currently ranked 6th in the Sun Belt and 84th in Division 1 with 1,055 yards. They are one of the most potent offenses in the country with an average of 42.5 points per contest, which has them at 24th in Division 1. As a team, they are averaging 134.5 yards on the ground per game which is 8th in the Sun Belt. The Trojans have one of the most lackluster defenses in the country, giving up 30.5 points per game putting them 6th in the conference. In terms of rushing yards, Troy is giving up 81 yards per contest ranking them 1st in the conference and 22nd in the nation. Opposing teams are running for an average of 2.1 yards per rush ranking them 1st in the Sun Belt and 11th in the nation overall. In total, they have allowed 162 rushing yards through 2 games. When it comes to yards through the air, the Trojans have allowed 786 yards. Opponents are completing 67.9% of the passes they throw against them and averaging 10.8 yards per try.
In their last contest, the Akron Zips took on the Central Michigan Chippewas and took the defeat by a score of 45-24. Taking the lead at quarterback for the Zips was Kato Nelson who went 25/41 with 243 yards passing and completed 3 touchdowns. He gave away 1 interception during the game. Kato Nelson paced the team in rushing for the game. He had a long run of 14 yards but he wasn't able to run one in for a touchdown. He ran for a total of 26 yards via 16 carries which meant he averaged 1.6 yards per tote. Nate Stewart was the leader in receiving yardage with a total of 78 yards on 5 catches. He averaged 15.6 yards per reception for the game. The Akron Zips ran the ball 29 times and racked up 47 yards giving them an average of 1.6 yards per attempt. For the contest, the Zips racked up 16 first downs and they totaled 8 penalties for 50 yards which shows us that this team didn't have their heads in this game. For the game, they ran 76 plays which added up to 329 yards. On the defensive side of the ball, Akron gave up 21 catches on 32 tries totaling 344 yards, and a completion percentage of 65.6%. For the game, they allowed 533 yards and earned 1 turnover. In the running game, the Zips gave up 189 yards on 34 carries which gave the opponent an average of 5.6 yards per run allowed.
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The Zips head into this matchup 0-3. Akron needs to do more to make teams respect their running game by averaging 48.3 rushing yards per contest, which has them at 130th in the country. As a team, they have a total of 145 yards rushing through 3 contests, so they are going to want to make some changes to the ground game if they want to make teams respect them. The Zips average 304.7 yards per contest overall which has them at 117th in college football and 10th in the conference. The Zips are allowing 39.3 points per game ranking them 12th in the conference and 122nd in the nation. Their passing defense is one of the middle of the road groups in Division 1. They are conceding 285.7 passing yards per contest. For yards through the air allowed per game, the Zips currently sit at 10th in the MAC. In terms of points given up, they have allowed 118 points in total. When talking about yards rushing, they are giving up 159.7 yards per contest ranking them 80th in the country and 5th in the MAC. For the 2019 season, they have allowed a total of 479 yards rushing and 6 rushing TDs.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take the Trojans -17.5 and under 53.5 total points
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