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    The Buffalo Bulls (0-4) will visit the Akron Zips (1-3) on Saturday at 12:00 PM ET.

    The Bulls are underdogs, but by less than a field goal (+2.5), versus the Zips (with an over/under of 55 points).

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    Game Info for Akron vs. Buffalo

    • Game Day: Saturday, September 30, 2023
    • Game Time: 12:00 PM ET
    • TV Channel: ESPN+
    • Location: Akron, Ohio
    • Stadium: InfoCision Stadium-Summa Field
    Akron vs Buffalo Betting Information
    Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline
    Akron -2.5 -110 -110 55 -111 -109 -134 +112

    Akron Pick Insights

    • Akron is 2-1-0 against the spread this season.
    • Out of Akron’s three games with a set total, one has hit the over (33.3%).

    Akron Stats & Insights

    • Akron ranks 17th-worst in total offense (313.5 yards per game), but has been a little better on defense, ranking 46th with 329 yards allowed per game.
    • While Akron’s defense ranks 87th with 27.3 points allowed per game, the Zips have been slightly less successful on offense, ranking 14th-worst (18.8 points per game).
    • Akron is putting up 215 passing yards per game offensively this season (94th in the FBS), and is surrendering 237.3 passing yards per game (84th) on the other side of the ball.
    • Akron has the 25th-best run defense this season (91.8 rushing yards allowed per game), but ranks 14th-worst offensively (98.5 rushing yards per game).
    • While Akron’s third-down defense ranks 28th with a 32.1% third-down percentage allowed per game, the offense has been worse, ranking 17th-worst with a 32.7% third-down percentage.
    • With eight forced turnovers (18th in the FBS) against 10 turnovers committed (121st in the FBS), Akron (-2) has the 96th-ranked turnover margin in college football.

    Akron’s Best Players

    • DJ Iron has been a dual threat for Akron so far this season. He has 582 passing yards, completing 64.5% of his passes and recording two touchdown passes and three interceptions this season. He’s rushed for 138 yards (34.5 ypg) on 45 carries with two rushing touchdowns.
    • Lorenzo Lingard has carried the ball 35 times for a team-high 191 yards (47.8 per game) with one score. He has also caught nine passes for 147 yards and one receiving touchdown.
    • Jasaiah Gathings’ leads his squad with 173 yards as a receiver. He’s racked up that yardage on 16 receptions (out of 29 targets).
    • Alex Adams has caught 19 passes for 165 yards (41.3 yards per game) and one touchdown this year.
    • CJ Nunnally has three sacks to pace the team, and also has three TFL and 13 tackles.
    • Bryan McCoy is the team’s leading tackler this year. He’s amassed 15 tackles and one TFL.
    • Kerry Martin Jr. has picked off a team-high one pass. He also has five tackles and one pass defended to his name.

    Buffalo Betting Insights

    • Buffalo is 2-2-0 against the spread this year.
    • In games it has played as at least 2.5-point underdogs this season, Buffalo is 2-1 against the spread.
    • All of Buffalo’s four game with a set total have hit the over.

    Buffalo Pick Insights

    • Buffalo’s defense has been a bottom-25 unit in total defense this season, allowing 512.3 total yards per game, which ranks fifth-worst. On the offensive side of the ball, it ranks 93rd with 353.5 total yards per contest.
    • Buffalo’s defense has been bottom-25 in scoring defense this season, surrendering 44.5 points per game, which ranks fourth-worst in the FBS. On offense, it ranks 64th with 29.8 points per contest.
    • Buffalo’s defense has been bottom-25 in pass defense this season, surrendering 272.8 passing yards per game, which ranks 20th-worst in the FBS. On offense, it ranks 75th with 232.5 passing yards per contest.
    • Buffalo’s defense has been a bottom-25 unit in run defense this season, allowing 239.5 rushing yards per game, which ranks fourth-worst in the FBS. On the offensive side of the ball, it ranks 103rd with 121 rushing yards per contest.
    • Buffalo’s third-down offense has been bottom-25 this season, generating a 29.5% third-down percentage, which ranks eighth-worst in the FBS. Defensively, it ranks 93rd with a 42.6% third-down rate surrendered.
    • Buffalo has a -1 turnover margin this season, which ranks 82nd in the FBS.

    Buffalo’s Best Players

    • Cole Snyder has recored 933 passing yards, or 233.3 per game, so far this season. He has completed 61.5% of his passes and has tossed 10 touchdowns with four interceptions.
    • Mike Washington has run for 234 yards on 49 carries so far this year while scoring two times on the ground.
    • Ron Cook Jr. has taken 41 carries and totaled 168 yards with two touchdowns while also gaining 102 yards through the air with one touchdown.
    • Marlyn Johnson leads his squad with 175 receiving yards on 15 catches with four touchdowns.
    • Nik McMillan has caught 10 passes and compiled 153 receiving yards (38.3 per game) with one touchdown.
    • Darrell Harding Jr.’s 13 targets have resulted in eight catches for 143 yards and two touchdowns.
    • Max Michel has 1.5 sacks to lead the team, and also has one TFL and six tackles.
    • Shaun Dolac is the team’s top-tackler this year. He’s racked up seven tackles, one TFL, and one interception.
    • Charles McCartherens has a team-leading two interceptions to go along with two passes defended.

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