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    The Akron Zips (1-0) are in action on Saturday at 4:00 PM ET at Spartan Stadium versus the Michigan State Spartans (1-0).

    The Zips are expected to lose by at least two TDs (currently +34.5) against the Spartans (with an over/under of 56 points).

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    Game Info and Betting Lines for Michigan State vs. Akron

    • Game Day: Saturday, September 10, 2022
    • Game Time: 4:00 PM ET
    • TV Channel: BTN
    • Location: East Lansing, Michigan
    • Stadium: Spartan Stadium
    Spartans vs Zips Betting Information
    Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline
    Spartans -34.5 -110 -110 56 -113 -109 -10000 +2500

    Michigan State Betting Insights

    • Michigan State won nine games against the spread last season, failing to cover or pushing four times.
    • Last season, six Michigan State games went over the point total.

    Michigan State Stats & Insights

    • Michigan State racked up 7.7 fewer points per game (31.8) than Akron gave up (39.5) last season.
    • Michigan State was 2-0 against the spread and 3-0 overall last season when the team notched more than 39.5 points.
    • Last season Akron had a 3-0 record against the spread and a 2-1 record overall in games when it held opponents to less than 31.8 points.
    • Michigan State averaged 37.1 fewer yards per game (429.5) than Akron allowed per contest (466.6) last year.
    • Michigan State was 4-0 against the spread and 5-0 overall when the team piled up more than 466.6 yards last season.
    • When Akron kept its opponents to fewer than 429.5 yards last season, it had a 3-1 record ATS and a 2-2 record overall.
    • Michigan State rushed for 175.8 yards per game last year, 73.1 fewer than the 248.9 Akron allowed per outing.
    • When Michigan State ran for over 248.9 yards last season, it had a 2-0 ATS record and a 3-0 overall record.
    • Last year, Akron was 2-0 against the spread and 2-0 overall when holding opponents to less than 175.8 rushing yards.
    • Michigan State turned the ball over 17 times last year, six more turnovers than Akron forced (11).

    Michigan State’s Best Players

    • Last year Payton Thorne produced 3,241 passing yards (249.3 per game), a 60.3% completion percentage, 27 touchdowns, and 10 interceptions. He also added 164 rushing yards on 82 carries with four rushing TDs (averaging 12.6 rushing yards per game).
    • Last year Kenneth Walker III took 263 rushing attempts for 1,636 yards (125.8 per game) and scored 18 touchdowns.
    • Jordon Simmons ran for 278 yards on 70 carries (21.4 yards per game) last year.
    • In the previous season, Jayden Reed grabbed 59 passes (on 103 targets) for 1,026 yards (78.9 per game). He also found the end zone 10 times.
    • Jalen Nailor produced last season, catching 37 passes for 695 yards and six touchdowns. He averaged 53.5 receiving yards per game.
    • Tre Mosley hauled in 35 passes for 531 yards and three touchdowns, putting up 40.8 yards per game last year.
    • Last season Jacub Panasiuk stacked up 7.0 sacks, 6.0 TFL and 38 tackles.
    • Xavier Henderson went to work last year, collecting 90 tackles, 6.0 TFL, three sacks, and one interception.
    • Cal Haladay intercepted two passes last year while also totaling 85 tackles, 2.0 TFL, 0.5 sacks, and three passes defended.

    Akron Betting Insights

    • Akron went 5-7-0 ATS last season.
    • Akron did not cover the spread when an underdog by 34.5 points or more last season (in two opportunities).
    • In Akron games last season, combined scoring went over the point total six times.

    Akron Stats & Insights

    • Last year Akron scored 5.5 fewer points per game (19.8) than Michigan State surrendered (25.3).
    • Akron was 3-0 against the spread and 2-1 overall in games when it recorded more than 25.3 points last season.
    • Michigan State had a 3-0 record against the spread and a 4-0 record overall in games when it allowed opponents to score fewer than 19.8 points last year.
    • Akron averaged 97.5 fewer yards per game (344.3) than Michigan State gave up per contest (441.8) last year.
    • Akron was 2-0 against the spread and 1-1 overall when the team amassed over 441.8 yards last year.
    • In games Michigan State held its opponents to less than 344.3 yards last season, it had a 2-0-1 record ATS and a 3-0 record overall.
    • Last year Akron racked up 127.3 rushing yards per game, 10.7 more than Michigan State allowed per contest (116.6).
    • When Akron rushed for more than 116.6 yards last season it compiled a 3-3 ATS record and a 2-4 overall record.
    • Michigan State was 7-1 against the spread and 7-1 overall when holding opponents to less than 127.3 rushing yards last year.
    • Akron turned the ball over 16 times last season, four fewer times than Michigan State forced turnovers (20).

    Akron’s Best Players

    • Zach Gibson completed 69.4% of his passes to throw for 1,262 yards and 10 touchdowns last season.
    • Jonzell Norrils averaged 47.8 rushing yards per game and accumulated three rushing touchdowns.
    • Last season DJ Iron rushed for 289 yards. He also scored two total touchdowns.
    • Konata Mumpfield was targeted 8.2 times per game and collected 751 receiving yards and eight touchdowns over the course of 2021.
    • Michael Mathison averaged 57.2 receiving yards on 6.7 targets per game in 2021, scoring three touchdowns.
    • Tristian Brank played his way to three receiving touchdowns and 269 receiving yards (22.4 ypg) last season.
    • Last year Jeslord Boateng collected 1.5 sacks, 5.0 TFL and 69 tackles.
    • A year ago Charles Amankwaa recorded 38 tackles, 2.0 TFL, one sack, and three passes defended as well as three interceptions.
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