Akron Zips vs Miami RedHawks Prediction, 10/16/2021 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Akron Zips vs Miami RedHawks
Date: Saturday, October 16, 2021
Location: Yager Stadium in Oxford, OH
Odds/Point Spread: RedHawks (-19.5)
The Miami RedHawks (2-4) will try to beat the Akron Zips (2-4) at Yager Stadium on Saturday. Miami is 19.5-point favorites from oddsmakers. The betting total comes in at 53.5.
The Akron Zips come into this game with a record of 2-4 for this year. In their last matchup, the Zips faced off with the Bowling Green Falcons and went home with a win by a final score of 35-20. Blake Hester led the offense in rushing for the Zips with 20 carries for 120 yards (6.0 yds per attempt). Zach Gibson went 14/15 with 177 yards passing and 3 TDs. He had a QB rating of 258.5 and ended the contest without throwing a pick. In the running game, the Zips conceded 107 yards on 34 attempts, which averages out to 3.1 yards per rush surrendered. Akron allowed 21 pass completions on 35 attempts for 257 yards, and a completion rate of 60.0%. For the game, they tallied 64 plays which gave them a total of 385 yards. The Akron Zips ended up rushing 39 times and accumulated 117 yards, which earned them an average of 3.0 yds per attempt.
When talking about putting points on the board, the Akron Zips are averaging 21.3 PPG. As a unit they hold an average of 119.2 yards on the ground which has them sitting 102nd in the nation. The Zips have earned 2,029 total yards over the course of this season. When it comes to scoring, Akron has compiled 12 touchdowns via the pass and 5 rushing touchdowns. Akron has accounted for 116 first downs as a team, and they have been hurt by 27 infractions for 235 yards. They have given the ball to the opposition 8 times.
The Zips rank 138th in the nation when it comes to team defense, allowing 38.7 PPG. They are allowing 5.9 yards per rush and 210.7 rushing yards per contest for the year. In total, they have given up 1,264 running yards through 6 contests. Concerning yards through the air, the Zips have conceded 1,371 yards which has them ranked 94th in college football. They are giving up 228.5 yards per contest through the air as well as conceding a completion percentage of 69.4%. For the season, they have surrendered 439.2 yards/outing ranking them 118th in the country. They have given up 11 touchdowns via the pass in addition to 16 touchdowns on the ground.
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The RedHawks come into this matchup with a record of 2-4 for this season. When they last stepped on the gridiron, the RedHawks went home defeated by a final of 13-12 when they faced the Eastern Michigan Eagles. Tyre Shelton ran the football 9 times for 41 yds, finishing the game with 4.6 yds per carry for Miami. AJ Mayer ended the contest with 259 yds on 16/39 passing while his QB rating was 96.8. He didn't toss any picks and his average yards per pass attempt was 6.6. Miami conceded 33 rush attempts for 51 yards (1.5 yards per rush). The RedHawks pass defense conceded a completion rate of 67.7%, relinquishing 206 yards on 21 for 31 through the air. The RedHawks finished the game with a total of 385 yards while running 68 plays (5.7 yards per play). Miami rushed the ball for 4.3 yards per attempt, totaling 126 yds on 29 attempts.
In relation to their scoring prowess, the RedHawks currently rank 108th in college football by scoring 22.0 points per outing. During the season thus far, the RedHawks have compiled 1,453 passing yards in addition to an average of 242.2 passing yards per outing, ranking them 59th in the nation. The Miami RedHawks hold an average of 378.8 yards/outing, which ranks them 81st in D-1. The Miami offense has 328 yds of penalties on 39 violations, which ranks 47th in Division 1 in terms of making mistakes.
Miami has allowed a total of 947 yards rushing (157.8 yards per game) and 8 touchdowns rushing for the season. They have yielded 6 touchdowns through the air and 194.8 yards per game, which has them ranked 46th in college football. The RedHawks defense has taken the field for 387 plays, which has them sitting 74th in the country. The RedHawks are relinquishing 23.3 PPG, which has them 70th in college football. Over the course of the season, they have allowed 140 points in total.
Who will win tonight's Zips/RedHawks college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the RedHawks -19.5
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