At InfoCision Stadium-Summa Field on Saturday, the Bowling Green Falcons (1-3) play the Akron Zips (1-2).

The Falcons are expected to win by at least a touchdown (currently -8.5) against the Zips. The over/under for this matchup is 51.5 points.

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Game Info and Betting Lines for Bowling Green vs. Akron

  • Game Day: Saturday, October 1, 2022
  • Game Time: 3:30 PM ET
  • TV Channel: ESPN+
  • Location: Akron, Ohio
  • Stadium: InfoCision Stadium-Summa Field
Falcons vs Zips Betting Information
Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline
Falcons -8.5 -110 -110 51.5 -112 -109 -333 +257

Bowling Green Betting Insights

  • Akron has covered the spread once in four games this season.
  • Akron has a 1-2 record against the spread in games it was an underdog by 8.5 points or more this year.
  • In Akron’s four games with a set total, one has hit the over (25%).

Bowling Green Stats & Insights

  • It’s been a difficult stretch for Bowling Green, which ranks 19th-worst in total offense (305.0 yards per game) and fifth-worst in total defense (520.0 yards per game allowed) in 2022.
  • With 45.0 points allowed per game on defense, which ranks fifth-worst in the FBS, Bowling Green has been forced to lean on their 75th-ranked offense (30.5 points per contest) to keep them competitive.
  • With 364.3 passing yards allowed per game on defense, which ranks second-worst in the FBS, Bowling Green has had to lean on their 91st-ranked passing offense (220.0 passing yards per contest) to keep them competitive.
  • While Bowling Green’s run defense ranks 82nd with 155.8 rushing yards allowed per game, the offense has been less successful, ranking 11th-worst (85.0 rushing yards per game).
  • Bowling Green has the 102nd-ranked third-down offense this year (33.3% third-down percentage), but has been worse on defense, ranking ninth-worst with a 50.8% third-down conversion rate allowed.
  • Bowling Green has forced seven total turnovers (27th in the FBS) this season and have turned it over three times (25th in the FBS) for a turnover margin of +4, the 16th-best in college football.

Bowling Green’s Best Players

  • Matt McDonald has recorded 690 yards (172.5 ypg) on 67-of-119 passing with 10 touchdowns compared to zero interceptions this season. In addition, he’s added 77 rushing yards (19.3 ypg) on 15 carries while scoring one touchdown on the ground.
  • Jaison Patterson has racked up 83 yards on 31 carries while finding paydirt one time as a runner.
  • Taron Keith has 81 yards (20.3 per game) on 20 carries, while also hauling in 125 yards in the passing game (on 16 catches), finding the end zone two times through the air.
  • Odieu Hiliare has hauled in 14 catches for 164 yards (41.0 yards per game) to lead the team so far this season. He’s found the end zone three times as a receiver.
  • CJ Lewis has caught 12 passes while averaging 37.3 yards per game and scoring two touchdowns.
  • Demetrius Hardamon leads the team with 2.5 sacks, and also has 3.0 TFL and five tackles.
  • Chris Bacon, Bowling Green’s leading tackler, has 16 tackles this year.
  • Jordan Anderson has a team-high one interception to go along with 11 tackles and one pass defended.

Akron Betting Insights

  • Akron is 1-3-0 against the spread this season.
  • When they have played as at least 8.5-point underdogs this season, the Zips are 1-2 against the spread.
  • One of Akron’s four games with a set total has hit the over (25%).

Akron Stats & Insights

  • Akron has lots of room to improve, as it ranks 15th-worst in total yards per game (290.3) and fourth-worst in total yards allowed per game (536.0).
  • This season has been rough for Akron on both offense and defense, as it is putting up only 12.0 points per game (sixth-worst) and ceding 46.0 points per game (second-worst).
  • Akron’s defense has been a bottom-25 unit in pass defense this season, allowing 307.0 passing yards per game, which ranks seventh-worst in the FBS. On the offensive side of the ball, it ranks 77th with 239.0 passing yards per contest.
  • In terms of rushing, this season has been ugly for Akron on both offense and defense, as it is posting only 51.3 rushing yards per game (third-worst) and allowing 229.0 rushing yards per game (10th-worst).
  • Akron ranks worst in third-down conversion percentage (19.0%), but it has been better on the other side of the ball, ranking 97th in the FBS with a 41.9% third-down rate allowed.
  • Akron has accumulated three forced turnovers (108th in the FBS) and committed five turnovers (61st in the FBS) this season for a -2 turnover margin that ranks 100th in the FBS.

Akron’s Best Players

  • DJ Iron has thrown for 906 yards (226.5 ypg) to lead Akron, completing 63.5% of his passes and tossing three touchdown passes and one interception this season. He is also a playmaker on the ground, racking up 45 yards (11.3 ypg) on 42 carries.
  • Cam Wiley has run for 171 yards on 50 carries so far this year while scoring two times on the ground. He’s also tacked on 15 catches, totaling 67 yards.
  • Shocky Jacques-Louis paces his team with 277 receiving yards on 21 receptions with one touchdown.
  • Daniel George has collected 226 receiving yards (56.5 yards per game) on 21 receptions.
  • Alex Adams’ 16 targets have resulted in 12 receptions for 111 yards and one touchdown.
  • Zach Morton has 1.5 sacks to lead the team, and also has five tackles and one interception.
  • Akron’s tackle leader, Bubba Arslanian, has 37 tackles and 2.0 TFL this year.
  • Tyson Durant leads the team with one interception, while also collecting eight tackles and one pass defended.
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