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    At 12:00 PM ET on Saturday, the Akron Zips (1-3) are at home against the Buffalo Bulls (0-4).

    The Zips are favored, but by less than a touchdown (-3), against the Bulls. The over/under for this game is 53.5 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 -3 -107 -113 53.5 -110 -110 -146 +123

    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

    • Akron has been a bottom-25 offense this year, ranking 18th-worst with 313.5 yards per contest. The defense is ranked 47th in the FBS (329 yards allowed per game).
    • While Akron’s defense ranks 87th with 27.3 points allowed per game, the Zips have been slightly worse on offense, ranking 15th-worst (18.8 points per game).
    • Akron is putting up 215 passing yards per game on offense, which ranks them 94th in the FBS. The defense ranks 86th, giving up 237.3 passing yards per game.
    • While Akron ranks 15th-worst in the FBS in rushing offense with 98.5 rushing yards per game, it’s been a different story on the other side of the ball, ranking 25th-best (91.8 rushing yards per game allowed).
    • While Akron’s third-down defense ranks 28th with a 32.1% third-down percentage allowed per game, the offense has been less successful, ranking 17th-worst with a 32.7% third-down percentage.
    • Akron has forced eight total turnovers (21st in the FBS) this season and have turned it over 10 times (121st in the FBS) for -2a turnover margin of -2, 96th-ranked in college football.

    Akron’s Best Players

    • DJ Iron has thrown for 582 yards, completing 64.5% of his passes and recording 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 racked up 191 rushing yards on 35 carries, scoring one touchdown. He’s also added 147 yards (36.8 per game) on nine catches with one 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 hauled in 19 receptions totaling 165 yards, finding the end zone one time as a receiver so far this campaign.
    • CJ Nunnally has three sacks to lead the team, and also has three TFL and 13 tackles.
    • Akron’s leading tackler, Bryan McCoy, has 15 tackles and one TFL this year.
    • Tyson Durant leads the team with one interception, while also recording three tackles and one pass defended.

    Buffalo Betting Insights

    • Buffalo is 2-2-0 against the spread this season.
    • When it has played as at least 3-point underdogs this season, Buffalo is 2-1 against the spread.
    • Buffalo has gone over in all of its four games with a set total.

    Buffalo Pick Insights

    • Buffalo’s defense has been bottom-25 in total defense this season, ceding 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, allowing 44.5 points per game, which ranks fourth-worst in the FBS. On offense, it ranks 64th with 29.8 points per contest.
    • Buffalo has been struggling to stop the pass, ranking 20th-worst with 272.8 passing yards surrendered per game. It has been more effective offensively, posting 232.5 passing yards per contest (75th-ranked).
    • Buffalo ranks 103rd in rushing yards per game (121), but it has been worse defensively, ranking fourth-worst in the FBS with 239.5 rushing yards allowed per contest.
    • Buffalo’s offense has not been getting things done on third down, ranking eighth-worst in the FBS with a 29.5% third-down conversion percentage. It has been more effective on the defensive side of the ball, allowing a 42.6% third-down rate (92nd-ranked).
    • At -1, Buffalo has the 81st-ranked turnover margin in the FBS, with four forced turnovers (98th in the FBS) and five turnovers committed (48th in the FBS).

    Buffalo’s Best Players

    • Cole Snyder has racked up 933 yards on 61.5% passing while tossing 10 touchdown passes with four interceptions this season.
    • Mike Washington has run the ball 49 times for 234 yards, with two touchdowns.
    • Ron Cook Jr. has piled up 41 carries and totaled 168 yards with two touchdowns while also gaining 102 yards through the air with one touchdown.
    • Marlyn Johnson has collected 15 receptions 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 racked up 153 receiving yards (38.3 yards per game) and one touchdown on 10 receptions.
    • Darrell Harding Jr. has racked up 143 reciving yards (35.8 ypg) and two touchdowns this season.
    • Max Michel has 1.5 sacks to lead the team, and also has one TFL and six tackles.
    • Buffalo’s tackle leader, Shaun Dolac, has seven tackles, one TFL, and one interception this year.
    • Charles McCartherens leads the team with two interceptions, while also putting up two passes defended.
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