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    On Saturday at 2:00 PM ET, the Ohio Bobcats (2-3) will host the Akron Zips (1-4).

    The Bobcats are double-digit favorites (currently -11) in their matchup against the Zips, with the over/under being 60 points. (On the moneyline, the Bobcats are -420 and the Zips are +315.)

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    Game Info and Betting Lines for Ohio vs. Akron

    • Game Day: Saturday, October 8, 2022
    • Game Time: 2:00 PM ET
    • TV Channel: ESPN3
    • Location: Athens, Ohio
    • Stadium: Peden Stadium
    Bobcats vs Zips Betting Information
    Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline
    Bobcats -11 -110 -110 60 -110 -110 -420 +315

    Ohio Betting Insights

    • Akron is 2-3-0 against the spread this season.
    • In games they have played as at least 11-point underdogs this season, the Zips are 1-2 against the spread.
    • Akron hase hit the over in two of five games with a set total (40%).

    Ohio Stats & Insights

    • Ohio sports the 58th-ranked offense this year (422.8 yards per game), and have been less effective on defense, ranking worst with 577.8 yards allowed per game.
    • Despite sporting a bottom-25 scoring defense that ranks fourth-worst in the FBS (42.0 points allowed per game), Ohio has put up better results on the other side of the ball, ranking 78th in the FBS by averaging 28.8 points per game.
    • While Ohio ranks worst in the FBS in passing defense with 380.6 passing yards allowed per game, it’s been a different situation offensively, as the offensive unit ranks 13th-best in the FBS (315.4 passing yards per game).
    • With 107.4 offensive rushing yards per game (19th-worst) and 197.2 rushing yards allowed per game on defense (15th-worst), Ohio has been playing poorly on both sides of the ball this season in the running game.
    • Ohio owns the 93rd-ranked third-down offense this season (35.3% third-down percentage), but has been less effective on the other side of the ball, ranking 20th-worst with a 45.3% third-down conversion rate allowed.
    • With six forced turnovers (82nd in the FBS) against six turnovers committed (46th in the FBS), Ohio (0) owns the 100th-ranked turnover margin in college football.

    Ohio’s Best Players

    • Kurtis Rourke has racked up 1,517 yards (303.4 ypg) on 127-of-186 passing with 11 touchdowns compared to two interceptions this season. In addition, he’s added 69 rushing yards (13.8 ypg) on 39 carries while scoring two touchdowns on the ground.
    • Sieh Bangura has carried the ball 56 times for a team-high 266 yards on the ground and has found the end zone two times as a runner. He’s also tacked on nine catches for 78 yards (15.6 per game).
    • Nolan McCormick has been handed the ball 35 times this year and racked up 150 yards (30.0 per game). He’s also contributed in the pass game with 15 grabs for 120 yards and one touchdown.
    • Sam Wiglusz’s 296 yards as a receiver lead the team. He’s been targeted 35 times and has collected 29 catches and three touchdowns.
    • James Bostic has put together a 282-yard season so far with one touchdown, hauling in 13 passes on 22 targets.
    • Jacoby Jones’ 14 receptions have turned into 219 yards and two touchdowns.
    • Jeremiah Burton has 2.5 sacks to lead the team, and also has 1.0 TFL and four tackles.
    • Tariq Drake is the team’s tackle leader this year. He’s picked up 26 tackles.
    • Rourke leads the team with zero interceptions, while also putting up 26 tackles.

    Akron Betting Insights

    • Akron is 2-3-0 against the spread this year.
    • In games they have played as at least 11-point underdogs this season, the Zips are 1-2 against the spread.
    • Two of Akron’s five games with a set total have hit the over (40%).

    Akron Stats & Insights

    • Akron has been outplayed on both offense and defense this season, ranking 22nd-worst in total offense (320.0 total yards per game) and eighth-worst in total defense (467.8 total yards allowed per game).
    • Akron has plenty of room to get better, as it ranks eighth-worst in points per game (15.2) this season and 10th-worst in points allowed per game (38.0).
    • Akron’s defense has been bottom-25 in pass defense this season, allowing 264.0 passing yards per game, which ranks 25th-worst in the FBS. On offense, it ranks 73rd with 242.0 passing yards per contest.
    • In terms of rushing, this season has been rough for Akron on both sides of the ball, as it is compiling only 78.0 rushing yards per contest (fourth-worst) and allowing 203.8 rushing yards per game (10th-worst).
    • Akron has been unproductive on both offense and defense on third down this season, ranking 20th-worst in third-down conversion percentage (32.5%) and 22nd-worst in third-down percentage allowed (44.4%).
    • Akron owns a -3 turnover margin this season, which ranks 100th in the FBS.

    Akron’s Best Players

    • DJ Iron has been a dual threat for Akron this season. He has 1,130 passing yards (226.0 per game) while completing 63% of his passes. He’s thrown six touchdown passes and two interceptions this season. On the ground, he’s compiled 150 yards (30.0 ypg) on 65 carries.
    • Cam Wiley is his team’s leading rusher with 52 carries for 179 yards, or 35.8 per game. He’s found paydirt two times on the ground, as well.
    • Shocky Jacques-Louis’ 337 receiving yards (67.4 yards per game) are best on his team. He has 26 catches on 37 targets with one touchdown.
    • Daniel George has caught 25 passes and compiled 251 receiving yards (50.2 per game).
    • Alex Adams’ 16 grabs (on 23 targets) have netted him 207 yards (41.4 ypg) and three touchdowns.
    • Zach Morton leads the team with 1.5 sacks, and also has five tackles and one interception.
    • Bubba Arslanian is the team’s leading tackler this year. He’s collected 37 tackles and 2.0 TFL.
    • Tyson Durant has a team-leading one interception to go along with eight tackles and one pass defended.

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