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    InfoCision Stadium-Summa Field is the venue where the Northern Illinois Huskies (1-4) will take on the Akron Zips (1-4) on Saturday, October 7, 2023.

    The Huskies are favored, but by less than a touchdown (-5), against the Zips. The over/under for this matchup is 43 points.

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    Game Info for Northern Illinois vs. Akron

    • Game Day: Saturday, October 7, 2023
    • Game Time: 3:30 PM ET
    • TV Channel: ESPN+
    • Location: Akron, Ohio
    • Stadium: InfoCision Stadium-Summa Field
    Northern Illinois vs Akron Betting Information
    Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline
    Northern Illinois -5 -110 -110 43 -110 -110 -198 +164

    Northern Illinois Pick Insights

    • Northern Illinois is 2-3-0 against the spread this season.
    • Northern Illinois is winless against the spread (0-1) when playing as at least 5-point favorites.
    • Northern Illinois games have gone over the point total on three of five occasions (60%).

    Northern Illinois Stats & Insights

    • While Northern Illinois ranks 52nd in total defense with 347.6 yards allowed per game, the team’s offensive unit has been a little worse, ranking 14th-worst (317.2 yards per game).
    • Northern Illinois ranks 14th-worst in scoring offense (19.2 points per game), but has been a little better on defense, ranking 76th with 26 points allowed per game.
    • Northern Illinois has the 103rd-ranked offense this season in terms of passing yards (195.6 passing yards per game), and has been more effective on defense, ranking 15th-best with just 171.4 passing yards allowed per game.
    • Northern Illinois is compiling 121.6 rushing yards per game on offense, which ranks them 108th in the FBS. The team’s defensive unit ranks 108th, allowing 176.2 rushing yards per game.
    • Northern Illinois is putting up a 39.7% third-down percentage offensively this year (73rd in the FBS), and is surrendering a 33.3% third-down conversion rate (31st) on the other side of the ball.
    • Northern Illinois has the 105th-ranked turnover margin in college football at -3, forcing six turnovers (78th in the FBS) while turning it over nine times (102nd in the FBS).

    Northern Illinois’ Best Players

    • Rocky Lombardi has thrown for 824 yards (164.8 ypg) to lead Northern Illinois, completing 54.5% of his passes and recording three touchdown passes compared to four interceptions this season.
    • Antario Brown has racked up 334 yards on 80 carries while finding the end zone one time as a runner.
    • Gavin Williams has been handed the ball 28 times this year and racked up 105 yards (21 per game).
    • Kacper Rutkiewicz’s leads his squad with 249 yards as a receiver. He’s racked up that yardage on 19 receptions (out of 37 targets) and scored one touchdown.
    • Christian Carter has put together a 130-yard season so far with two touchdowns, hauling in nine passes on 14 targets.
    • Grayson Barnes’ eight receptions are good enough for 111 yards.
    • George Gumbs leads the team with 2.5 sacks, and also has two TFL and 14 tackles.
    • Northern Illinois’ top-tackler, Raishein Thomas, has 21 tackles, one TFL, and 1.5 sacks this year.
    • Muhammad Jammeh leads the team with one interception, while also putting up one pass defended.

    Akron Betting Insights

    • Akron is 2-2-0 against the spread this season.
    • Akron is a 2-1 record against the spread when an underdog by 5 points or more this year.
    • Akron has hit the over in one of four games with a set total (25%).

    Akron Pick Insights

    • Akron’s offense has been a bottom-25 unit in total offense this season, registering 301.4 total yards per game, which ranks ninth-worst in the FBS. On the defensive side of the ball, it ranks 26th with 314 total yards surrendered per contest.
    • Akron ranks seventh-worst in points per game (17), but it has been more effective defensively, ranking 66th in the FBS with 24.4 points ceded per contest.
    • Akron ranks 100th in the FBS with 199.2 passing yards per contest on offense, and it ranks 56th with 218.2 passing yards ceded per contest on defense.
    • Akron ranks 15th-worst in rushing yards per game on offense (102.2), but at least it has been shutting down opposing offenses on the other side of the ball, ranking 20th-best in rushing yards surrendered per contest (95.8).
    • Akron ranks eighth-worst in third-down conversion percentage (30.3%), but it has been more effective on the other side of the ball, ranking 41st in the FBS with a 34.7% third-down rate allowed.
    • After forcing eight turnovers (38th in the FBS) and turning the ball over 11 times (121st in the FBS) this season, Akron owns the 105th-ranked turnover margin of -3.

    Akron’s Best Players

    • DJ Iron has thrown for 718 yards (143.6 ypg) to lead Akron, completing 66.2% of his passes and collecting three touchdown passes and three interceptions this season. He is also a playmaker on the ground, racking up 215 yards (43 ypg) on 61 carries with two touchdowns.
    • The team’s top rusher, Lorenzo Lingard, has carried the ball 44 times for 238 yards (47.6 per game) with one touchdown. He’s also caught 11 passes for 159 yards and one touchdown.
    • Jasaiah Gathings paces his squad with 197 receiving yards on 20 catches.
    • Daniel George has put up a 167-yard season so far. He’s caught 18 passes on 29 targets.
    • Alex Adams has racked up 165 reciving yards (33 ypg) and one touchdown this season.
    • CJ Nunnally has five sacks to pace the team, and also has six TFL and 17 tackles.
    • Bryan McCoy, Akron’s top tackler, has 28 tackles and one TFL this year.
    • Devonte Golden-Nelson has a team-high one interception to go along with three tackles and one pass defended.

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