Akron Zips vs Western Michigan Broncos Prediction, 11/9/2021 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Akron Zips vs Western Michigan Broncos
Date: Tuesday, November 9, 2021
Location: Waldo Stadium in Kalamazoo, MI
Odds/Point Spread: Broncos (-25)
The Akron Zips (2-7) are hitting the road to Waldo Stadium on Tuesday where they will play the Western Michigan Broncos (5-4). Akron opens as 25-point dogs from oddsmakers. The over/under has been set at 62.
The Akron Zips come into this matchup with a record of 2-7 for this season. The last time they stepped onto the field, the Zips played the Ball State Cardinals and took a loss by a score of 31-25. Jonzell Norrils was the rushing leader for the Zips with 17 totes for 88 yards (5.2 yds per carry). Zach Gibson connected on 24/31 with 331 yards through the air and 2 TDs. He had a quarterback rate of 188.4 and finished the game without throwing an interception. Against the rush, the Zips gave up 240 yds on 42 attempts, which is 5.7 yds per run surrendered. Akron relinquished 18 completions on 31 attempts for a total of 185 yards, and a completion rate of 58.1%. In all, they had 62 plays which gave them 458 yds. The Akron Zips ran the ball 30 different times and accumulated 127 yards, which earned them an average of 4.2 yds per carry.
Regarding scoring points, the Akron Zips have an average of 20.4 points per game. As a unit they're averaging 126.2 yards rushing ranking them 100th in D-1. The Zips have earned 3,147 total yards this year. In terms of scoring, Akron has amassed 17 touchdowns through the air and 7 rushing touchdowns. Akron has recorded 176 1st downs as an offense, and they have committed 50 infractions for 430 yards. They have surrendered the football 14 times.
When it comes to yards via the pass, the Zips have conceded 2,038 yards which has them ranked 76th in D-1. They have allowed 226.4 yards per contest through the air in addition to conceding a completion percentage of 68.9%. During this campaign, they have relinquished 446.4 yards per contest putting them 126th in Division 1. They have surrendered 20 touchdowns by air as well as 22 touchdowns via the ground game. They are allowing an average of 5.8 yards per run and 220.0 yards on the ground per contest on the campaign. For the season, they have given up 1,980 yards via the running game in 9 games. The Zips are sitting in 138th in the country in terms of team defense, allowing 38.0 PPG.
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The Broncos step onto the field holding a record of 5-4 for this season. For their last game, the Broncos went home defeated by a final of 42-30 when they faced the Central Michigan Chippewas. Kaleb Eleby (1 touchdown) walked away from the contest with 276 yards on 22/36 through the air while his quarterback rating was 129.1. He tossed 1 pick and his average yards per attempt was 7.7. Sean Tyler ran the football 15 times for 59 yards, ending the contest with 3.9 yds per attempt for Western Michigan. The Broncos finished with 445 yds while running 80 plays (5.6 yds per play). Western Michigan rushed for 3.8 yards per attempt, finishing the contest with 169 yards on 44 attempts. Western Michigan allowed 33 running attempts for 148 yds (4.5 yds per carry). The Broncos passing defense allowed a completion percentage of 57.9%, relinquishing 241 yds on 11 out of 19 passing.
Regarding their scoring prowess, the Broncos rank 58th in Division 1 averaging 29.1 points per contest. During this campaign so far, the Broncos have thrown for a total of 2,273 yards through the air as well as holding an average of 252.6 throwing yards per game, which ranks 47th in Division 1. The Western Michigan Broncos average 433.9 yards per contest, which ranks them 36th in college football. The Western Michigan offense has 523 penalty yards on 59 infractions, which is good for 51st in the nation in terms of hurting your team.
Western Michigan has allowed the opposition a total of 1,158 yards rushing (128.7 yards per contest) and 11 touchdowns via the rush for the campaign. They have allowed 19 touchdowns from the passing game and 199.7 yards/outing, which puts them in 46th in college football. The Broncos defense has taken the field for 510 plays, which has them ranked 17th in the country. The Broncos are surrendering 28.9 PPG, which has them sitting 98th in the country. Overall, they have conceded 260 pts.
Who will win tonight's Zips/Broncos college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Zips +25
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