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    The Kentucky Wildcats (2-0) will host the Akron Zips (1-1) on Saturday at 7:30 PM ET.

    The Wildcats are expected to come out on top by at least two touchdowns (currently -25) against the Zips. The over/under for this game is 51 points.

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    Game Info for Kentucky vs. Akron

    • Game Day: Saturday, September 16, 2023
    • Game Time: 7:30 PM ET
    • TV Channel: ESPNU
    • Location: Lexington, Kentucky
    • Stadium: Kroger Field
    Kentucky vs Akron Betting Information
    Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline
    Kentucky -25 -110 -110 51 -109 -111 -4549 +1488

    Kentucky Pick Insights

    • Kentucky has covered the spread once in two games this season.
    • In games it has played as at least 25-point favorites this season, Kentucky is 1-1 against the spread.
    • One of Kentucky’s two games with a set total has hit the over (50%).

    Kentucky Stats & Insights

    • Last year, Kentucky put up 13.1 fewer points per game (20.4) than Akron gave up (33.5).
    • Kentucky collected 80.1 fewer yards per game (324.7) than Akron allowed per contest (404.8) last season.
    • Kentucky was 2-1 against the spread and 3-0 overall when the team churned out more than 404.8 yards last year.
    • Last season Kentucky ran for 46.2 fewer yards per game (116.2) than Akron allowed per outing (162.4).
    • Last year Kentucky had a 1-1 ATS record and a 1-1 overall record in games the team rushed for over 162.4 yards.
    • Kentucky turned the ball over 19 times last year, seven more turnovers than Akron forced (12).

    Kentucky’s Best Players

    • Will Levis’ previous season stat line: 2,406 passing yards (185.1 per game), 185-for-283 (65.4%), 19 touchdowns and 10 picks.
    • Christopher Rodriguez Jr. picked up 904 rushing yards (69.5 per game) and six touchdowns last season.
    • Jutahn McClain collected 278 rushing yards on 59 carries last season.
    • In the previous year, Barion Brown grabbed 50 passes (on 81 targets) for 628 yards (48.3 per game). He also found the end zone four times.
    • Dane Key produced last year, catching 37 passes for 519 yards and six touchdowns. He averaged 39.9 receiving yards per game.
    • Tayvion Robinson reeled in 40 passes for 497 yards and three touchdowns, putting up 38.2 yards per game last season.
    • J.J. Weaver did his thing last season with a huge stat line of three sacks, three TFL and 44 tackles.
    • D’Eryk Jackson went to work last year, collecting 57 tackles and three TFL.
    • Jordan Lovett collected two interceptions while adding 46 tackles, one TFL, and two passes defended last year.

    Akron Betting Insights

    • Akron has covered the spread once in one game this season.
    • None of Akron’s one games with a set total this year have hit the over.

    Akron Pick Insights

    • Akron averaged 21.8 points per game last season, comparable to the 19.2 Kentucky gave up.
    • When Akron scored over 19.2 points last season, it was 6-2 against the spread and 2-6 overall.
    • Akron averaged 371.4 yards per game last year, 60 more yards than the 311.4 Kentucky gave up per matchup.
    • Akron was 5-3 against the spread and 2-6 overall when the team amassed over 311.4 yards last season.
    • Last year Akron rushed for 51.1 fewer yards per game (89.5) than Kentucky allowed per contest (140.6).
    • When Akron ran for more than 140.6 yards last year it compiled a 3-0 ATS record and a 1-2 overall record.
    • Akron turned the ball over nine more times (25 total) than Kentucky forced turnovers (16) last season.

    Akron’s Best Players

    • DJ Iron tossed 10 touchdowns and seven interceptions while throwing for 2,592 yards by the end of last campaign (216 ypg). He also scored four touchdowns on 26 rushing yards per game.
    • Cam Wiley averaged 40.6 rushing yards and tallied five rushing touchdowns.
    • Shocky Jacques-Louis was targeted 9.2 times per game and racked up 911 receiving yards and two touchdowns over the course of 2022.
    • Alex Adams caught 63 passes last season on his way to 855 yards and nine receiving touchdowns.
    • Daniel George averaged 65.7 receiving yards per game on 9.1 targets per game a season ago.
    • Victor Jones proved to be a menacing defender last year, recording 5.5 sacks, 10 TFL and 45 tackles.
    • Bubba Arslanian put together a great stat line last year, accruing 94 tackles, seven TFL, one sack, and one interception.
    • Tyson Durant racked up three interceptions in addition to 30 tackles and three passes defended a year ago.
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