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    On Saturday at 2:00 PM ET, the Akron Zips (1-6) will visit the Bowling Green Falcons (3-4).

    The Falcons are expected to win by at least a touchdown (currently -7.5) against the Zips. The over/under for this matchup is 39.5 points.

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    Game Info for Bowling Green vs. Akron

    • Game Day: Saturday, October 21, 2023
    • Game Time: 2:00 PM ET
    • TV Channel: ESPN+
    • Location: Bowling Green, Ohio
    • Stadium: Doyt L. Perry Stadium
    Bowling Green vs Akron Betting Information
    Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline
    Bowling Green -7.5 -108 -112 39.5 -110 -110 -311 +246

    Bowling Green Pick Insights

    • Bowling Green’s ATS record is 3-3-0 this season.
    • Bowling Green has hit the over in two of six games with a set total (33.3%).

    Bowling Green Stats & Insights

    • Bowling Green ranks eighth-worst in total offense (302.3 yards per game), but has played slightly better on defense, ranking 40th with 337.9 yards allowed per game.
    • Bowling Green has been a bottom-25 scoring offense this season, ranking 14th-worst with 19.6 points per game. The defense ranks 76th in the FBS (26.6 points allowed per game).
    • Bowling Green has struggled in the passing game, ranking 14th-worst in the FBS (163.6 passing yards per game) this season. However, the defense ranks 25th-best on defense, giving up just 189.4 passing yards per game.
    • Bowling Green is compiling 138.7 rushing yards per game on offense, which ranks them 91st in the FBS. The team’s defensive unit ranks 79th, giving up 148.4 rushing yards per contest.
    • While Bowling Green’s third-down defense ranks 60th with a 37.5% third-down conversion rate allowed per game, the offense has been worse, ranking 18th-worst with a 32.1% third-down percentage.
    • Bowling Green owns the 63rd-ranked turnover margin in college football at even, forcing 16 turnovers (first in the FBS) while turning it over 16 times (132nd in the FBS).

    Bowling Green’s Best Players

    • Connor Bazelak has 821 pass yards for Bowling Green, completing 57.7% of his passes and collecting four touchdowns and six interceptions this season.
    • Terion Stewart has 539 rushing yards on 91 carries with four touchdowns.
    • Taron Keith has 196 yards as a receiver (28 per game) on 21 catches with one touchdown, while also collecting 16.9 rush yards per game and one touchdown on the ground.
    • Odieu Hiliare’s 226 yards as a receiver pace the team. He’s been targeted 37 times and has registered 21 receptions and two touchdowns.
    • Austin Osborne has been the target of 26 passes and hauled in 16 catches for 194 yards, an average of 27.7 yards per contest.
    • Cashius Howell paces the team with 2.5 sacks, and also has one TFL and 12 tackles.
    • Bowling Green’s tackle leader, Joseph Sipp Jr., has 50 tackles and one TFL this year.
    • Jalen Huskey has a team-high three interceptions to go along with 30 tackles and three passes defended.

    Akron Betting Insights

    • Akron’s ATS record is 3-3-0 this year.
    • Akron is 3-1 against the spread when an underdog by 7.5 points or more this year.
    • In Akron’s six games with a set total, two have hit the over (33.3%).

    Akron Pick Insights

    • Akron ranks fifth-worst in total yards per game (279), but it has been better on the other side of the ball, ranking 48th in the FBS with 348.4 total yards allowed per contest.
    • Akron has been struggling on offense, ranking fifth-worst in the FBS with 15.6 points per game. It has been better defensively, giving up 27.7 points per contest (83rd-ranked).
    • Akron’s passing game has been sputtering, ranking 19th-worst in the FBS with 180.7 passing yards per game. It has been more productive on defense, surrendering 209 passing yards per contest (41st-ranked).
    • Akron’s running game has been sputtering, ranking 11th-worst in the FBS with 98.3 rushing yards per game. It has been more productive defensively, giving up 139.4 rushing yards per contest (71st-ranked).
    • Akron’s offense has been sputtering on third down, ranking fifth-worst in the FBS with a 28.1% third-down conversion rate. It has been more productive on the defensive side of the ball, surrendering a 35.9% third-down rate (49th-ranked).
    • Akron has fared poorly in terms of turnovers, as the team’s turnover margin of -4 is 22nd-worst in the FBS.

    Akron’s Best Players

    • DJ Iron has been a dual threat for Akron this season. He has 718 passing yards (102.6 per game) while completing 66.2% of his passes. He’s tossed three touchdown passes and three interceptions this season. On the ground, he’s compiled 215 yards (30.7 ypg) on 61 carries with two rushing touchdowns.
    • Lorenzo Lingard has rushed 66 times for a team-high 332 yards (47.4 per game) with one touchdown. He also leads the team through the air, as his 19 receptions this season are good for 195 yards, and he’s scored one touchdown in the passing game.
    • Jasaiah Gathings has racked up 226 receiving yards on 24 receptions to pace his squad so far this season.
    • Daniel George has 24 receptions (on 43 targets) for a total of 224 yards (32 yards per game) this year.
    • CJ Nunnally leads the team with five sacks, and also has seven TFL and 23 tackles.
    • Akron’s leading tackler, Bryan McCoy, has 33 tackles, two TFL, and one sack this year.
    • Kerry Martin Jr. has a team-high two interceptions to go along with 17 tackles, one TFL, one sack, and two passes defended.
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