Akron Zips vs Buffalo Bulls Prediction, 12/12/2020 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Akron Zips vs Buffalo Bulls
Date: Saturday, December 12, 2020
Location: UB Stadium
Odds/Point Spread: Akron (+33.5)
Zach Gibson and the Akron Zips (1-4) travel to UB Stadium on Saturday where they'll meet the Buffalo Bulls (4-0). Akron opens this contest as 33.5-point underdogs. The over/under has been set at 61.5.
In their last game, the Akron Zips played the Bowling Green Falcons and took home the victory by a score of 31-3. Zach Gibson went 9/17 with 87 yards via the pass and completed 1 touchdown. He walked away from this game with no interceptions. Teon Dollard led the team on the ground for the game. He had a long run of 50 yards and he notched 2 TD's for this contest. He scurried for 185 yards via 26 carries which means he ran for an average of 7.1 yards per run. Tristian Brank led the team in receiving yardage with a total of 32 yards on 2 catches. He notched an average of 16.0 yards per catch for the game.
In terms of putting points on the board, the Akron Zips have an average of 19.2 PPG. As a team they're averaging 151.6 yards on the ground ranking this team at 78th in college football. The Zips currently have 1,484 yards in total for the year. In terms of getting in the endzone, Akron has earned 4 touchdowns through the air and 6 touchdowns via the ground. The Zips are ranked 132nd in college football when it comes to the opposition scoring, allowing 38.4 PPG. They are allowing an average of 5.6 yards per rushing attempt and 212.2 yards on the ground per contest this season. Overall, they have given up 1,061 yards via the running game in 5 games. Concerning passing yards, the Zips have conceded 1,191 yds which has them sitting in 43rd in the nation. In their 5 games played this year, they have yielded 238.2 yards per outing through the air and allowed a completion percentage of 67.5%. Over the course of this year, they have given up 450.4 yards per outing which ranks them 113th in D-1.
For his career, Gibson has passed for a total of 1,150 yds with 5 touchdowns and 8 interceptions. Since his collegiate career started, he has attempted running the football 58 different times totaling -104 rushing yds. He has a quarterback rating of 104.1 with a touchdown percentage of 2.5% and an interception rate of 4.0%. He is averaging 127.8 yds per game. Zach Gibson has connected on 111 of his attempted career 200 throws for a completion percentage of 55.5%.
In the last game they played, the Buffalo Bulls faced the Kent State Golden Flashes and took home the victory by a score of 70-41. Jaret Patterson paced the team in rushing in this outing. He broke a long run for 62 yards and he added 8 TD's in this contest. He rushed for 409 yards on 36 carries which had him averaging 11.4 yards per tote. Jovany Ruiz was the leader in receiving yardage with a total of 49 yards on 4 receptions. He averaged 12.3 yards per reception in this outing. Kyle Vantrease went 11/21 with 148 yards through the air but wasn't able to get any balls in the endzone via the pass. He ended the game without an interception.
For the season so far, the Bulls have thrown for a total of 753 yards through the air as well as holding an average of 188.3 passing yards per game, which ranks 103rd in D-1. The Buffalo Bulls hold an average of 511.5 yards/game which has them ranked 10th in Division 1. They have an average of 323.3 yards per game on the ground and have toted the ball for 1,293 yards in total. When it comes to this team's ability to score points, the Bulls are sitting 1st in the country by scoring 50.8 points per contest. The Bulls are surrendering 24.5 PPG, ranking them 50th in the country. In total, they have relinquished 98 points. Buffalo has given up a total of 710 yards via the ground game (177.5 yards per game) and 7 touchdowns via the rush this year. They have yielded 5 touchdowns from the passing game and 230.5 yards per contest, which puts them in 74th in the country.
In 22 games in his college career, Kyle Vantrease has been successful on 177 of his 316 attempts for a total of 2,321 yards. He averages 105.5 yds per contest through the air with a 130.2 quarterback rating. Vantrease has thrown 15 touchdowns while giving up 5 picks in his career. He has scampered for 70 yds on 40 attempts. His touchdown rate when attempting a pass is 4.7% and his interception percentage is 1.6%.
Who will win tonight's Zips/Bulls college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Zips +33.5
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