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

    The Zips are small favorites (-2.5) in their matchup against the Bulls, with the over/under at 55 points. (On the moneyline, the Zips are -143 and the Bulls are +119.)

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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 -113 -107 55 -111 -109 -143 +119

    Akron Pick Insights

    • Akron is 2-1-0 against the spread this season.
    • Akron has combined with its opponent to go over in one of three games with a set total (33.3%).

    Akron Stats & Insights

    • While Akron ranks 46th in total defense with 329 yards allowed per game, the team’s offensive unit has been a little worse, ranking 17th-worst (313.5 yards per game).
    • Akron has been a bottom-25 scoring offense this year, ranking 14th-worst with 18.8 points per contest. The defense ranks 87th in the FBS (27.3 points allowed per game).
    • On offense, Akron ranks 94th in the FBS with 215 passing yards per game. Meanwhile, the defense ranks 84th in passing yards allowed per contest (237.3).
    • Akron has struggled in the running game, ranking 14th-worst in the FBS (98.5 rushing yards per game) this season. However, the defense ranks 25th-best, surrendering only 91.8 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 conversion rate.
    • Akron has the 96th-ranked turnover margin in college football at -2, forcing eight turnovers (18th in the FBS) while turning it over 10 times (121st in the FBS).

    Akron’s Best Players

    • DJ Iron has thrown for 582 yards, completing 64.5% of his passes and collecting two touchdowns and three interceptions this season. He’s also run 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 has hauled in 16 receptions for 173 yards (43.3 yards per game) to lead the team so far this season. .
    • Alex Adams has caught 19 passes for 165 yards (41.3 yards per game) and one touchdown this year.
    • CJ Nunnally has collected three sacks to pace the team, while also recording three TFL and 13 tackles.
    • Bryan McCoy is the team’s top-tackler this year. He’s collected 15 tackles and one TFL.
    • Kerry Martin Jr. leads the team with one interception, while also collecting five tackles and one pass defended.

    Buffalo Betting Insights

    • Buffalo has covered the spread twice in four opportunities this season.
    • Buffalo is a 2-1 record against the spread in games it was an underdog by 2.5 points or more this year.
    • 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, ceding 512.3 total yards per game, which ranks fifth-worst. Offensively, it ranks 93rd with 353.5 total yards per contest.
    • Buffalo ranks 64th in points per game (29.8), but it has been less effective on the other side of the ball, ranking fourth-worst in the FBS with 44.5 points allowed per contest.
    • Buffalo’s defense has been a bottom-25 unit in pass defense this season, ceding 272.8 passing yards per game, which ranks 20th-worst in the FBS. On the offensive side of the ball, it ranks 75th with 232.5 passing yards per contest.
    • Buffalo’s defense has been bottom-25 in run defense this season, allowing 239.5 rushing yards per game, which ranks fourth-worst in the FBS. On offense, it ranks 103rd with 121 rushing yards per contest.
    • Buffalo ranks eighth-worst in third-down conversion percentage (29.5%), but it has been more effective on the other side of the ball, ranking 93rd in the FBS with a 42.6% third-down rate allowed.
    • Buffalo has recorded four forced turnovers (97th in the FBS) and committed five turnovers (50th in the FBS) this season for a -1 turnover margin that ranks 82nd in the FBS.

    Buffalo’s Best Players

    • Cole Snyder leads Buffalo with 933 yards on 96-of-156 passing with 10 touchdowns compared to four interceptions this season.
    • 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 run for 168 yards across 41 carries, scoring two touchdowns. He’s chipped in with 10 catches for 102 yards and one touchdown.
    • Marlyn Johnson has registered 15 catches this season and his team-high yardage total sits at 175 (43.8 yards per game). He’s been targeted 24 times and has four touchdowns.
    • Nik McMillan has totaled 153 receiving yards (38.3 yards per game) and one touchdown on 10 receptions.
    • Darrell Harding Jr.’s eight catches (on 13 targets) have netted him 143 yards (35.8 ypg) and two touchdowns.
    • Max Michel has collected 1.5 sacks to lead the team, while also recording one TFL and six tackles.
    • Buffalo’s top-tackler, Shaun Dolac, has seven tackles, one TFL, and one interception this year.
    • Charles McCartherens has a team-high two interceptions to go along with two passes defended.
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