Eastern Michigan Eagles vs Akron Zips Prediction, 11/8/2022 College Football Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Eastern Michigan Eagles vs Akron Zips
Date: Tuesday, November 8, 2022
Location: InfoCision Stadium in Akron, OH
Odds/Point Spread: Zips (+8)
InfoCision Stadium is where the Akron Zips (1-8) will play the Eastern Michigan Eagles (5-4) on Tuesday. Akron opens as 8-point dogs from oddsmakers. The over/under is set at 55.
The Eastern Michigan Eagles come into this matchup with a record of 5-4 for this season. The last time they stepped onto the field, the Eagles faced the Toledo Rockets and went home with a loss by a final score of 27-24. Samson Evans was the leader on the ground for the Eagles with 24 carries for 88 yards (3.7 yds per carry). Taylor Powell connected on 9/17 with 61 yds through the air. He had a quarterback rating of 71.3 and ended the contest with 1 pick. When it came to stopping the run, the Eagles conceded 133 yds on 34 attempts, which is an average of 3.9 yards per rush surrendered. Eastern Michigan surrendered 15 completions on 27 tries for a total of 238 yds, and a completion rate of 55.6%. When all was said and done, they had 69 plays which gave them a total of 217 yards. The Eastern Michigan Eagles rushed the ball a total of 45 different times and compiled 118 yards, which had them averaging 2.6 yds per attempt.
The Eagles have attained 3,082 total yards this season. When it comes to getting the ball in the endzone, Eastern Michigan has earned 13 passing touchdowns and 17 touchdowns via the ground. They have surrendered the ball 16 different times. Eastern Michigan has tallied 181 1st downs as an offense, and they have committed 72 infractions for 659 yards. Offensively they average 137.8 yards on the ground which has them sitting 81st in college football. Concerning scoring points, the Eastern Michigan Eagles have an average of 27.0 PPG.
The Eagles rank 95th in the country when it comes to team defense, conceding 30.2 PPG. The opposition is running for an average of 4.3 yards per rush and 161.6 rushing yards per game this season. Over the course of this season, they have given up 1,454 running yards through 9 contests. Regarding yards via the pass, the Eagles have allowed 1,974 yards which has them ranked 57th in college football. They have yielded 219.3 yards per contest via the pass in addition to conceding a completion percentage of 59.6%. For the year, they have given up 380.9 yards/outing which puts them 73rd in Division 1. They have surrendered 18 touchdowns via the pass as well as 14 touchdowns running the ball.
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The Zips head into this game 1-8 for this season. When they last stepped on the field, the Zips took a loss by a score of 27-9 when they played the Miami RedHawks. Demarcus Irons Jr. (1 TD) finished the game with 316 yards on 31/49 passing while his QB rating was 120.1. He tossed 1 pick and his Y/A was 6.4. Demarcus Irons Jr. carried the football 14 times for 58 yards, finishing the contest with 4.1 yds per attempt for Akron. Akron ran for 3.2 yards per tote, finishing with 80 yds on 25 attempts. The Zips finished the game with a total of 396 yds and they ran 74 plays (5.4 yds per play). The Zips pass defense allowed a completion rate of 56.5%, relinquishing 184 yds on 13 out of 23 through the air. Akron conceded 37 rush attempts for 84 yds (2.3 yds per rush).
The Akron Zips maintain an average of 363.1 yards/game, which is good for 92nd in the country. The Akron offense has totaled 527 penalty yds on 56 violations, which ranks 70th in Division 1 in terms of helping out the opposition. During this campaign to this point, the Zips have earned 2,608 passing yards as well as holding an average of 289.8 throwing yards per game, giving them a rank of 20th in college football. In relation to how much they score, the Zips are sitting 120th in Division 1 scoring 18.6 PPG.
The Zips are giving up 37.0 points per contest, which puts them 126th in the country. Akron has given up a total of 1,678 rushing yards (186.4 yards per contest) as well as 23 touchdowns by way of the ground game this season. Overall, they have surrendered 333 pts. They have allowed 17 touchdowns through the air and 255.4 yards/game, which has them ranked 99th in Division 1. The Zips defense has taken part in 602 plays, which has them ranked 48th in D-1.
Who will win tonight's Eagles/Zips college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Zips +8
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