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

    The Falcons are significant favorites (-7.5) in their matchup against the Zips, with the over/under being 37 points. (In terms of the moneyline, the Falcons are -304 and the Zips are +243.)

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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 -110 -110 37 -108 -112 -304 +243

    Bowling Green Pick Insights

    • Bowling Green has posted a 3-3-0 record against the spread this season.
    • Two of Bowling Green’s six games with a set total have hit the over (33.3%).

    Bowling Green Stats & Insights

    • While Bowling Green ranks 42nd in total defense with 337.9 yards allowed per game, the team’s offensive unit has been slightly worse, ranking eighth-worst (302.3 yards per game).
    • While Bowling Green’s defense ranks 76th with 26.6 points allowed per game, the Falcons have been a little less successful on offense, ranking 15th-worst (19.6 points per game).
    • While Bowling Green ranks 13th-worst in the FBS in passing offense with 163.6 passing yards per game, it’s been a different situation with the defense, which ranks 24th-best (189.4 passing yards per game allowed).
    • Bowling Green is putting up 138.7 rushing yards per game on offense, which ranks them 89th in the FBS. The team’s defensive unit ranks 78th, surrendering 148.4 rushing yards per game.
    • Bowling Green has been a bottom-25 offense on third down this year, ranking 18th-worst with a 32.1% third-down conversion rate. On defense, the Falcons rank 61st in the FBS (37.5% third-down percentage allowed).
    • With 16 forced turnovers (fourth in the FBS) against 16 turnovers committed (131st in the FBS), Bowling Green (0) owns the 63rd-ranked turnover margin in college football.

    Bowling Green’s Best Players

    • Connor Bazelak has thrown for 821 yards (117.3 ypg) to lead Bowling Green, completing 57.7% of his passes and collecting four touchdown passes compared to six interceptions this season.
    • Terion Stewart has carried the ball 91 times for a team-high 539 yards on the ground and has found the end zone four times.
    • Taron Keith has 196 yards as a receiver (28 per game) on 21 catches with one touchdown, while also piling up 16.9 rush yards per game and one touchdown on the ground.
    • Odieu Hiliare has hauled in 21 receptions for 226 yards (32.3 yards per game) to lead the team so far this season. He’s found the end zone two times as a receiver.
    • Austin Osborne has a total of 194 receiving yards so far this year, grabbing 16 passes.
    • Cashius Howell has racked up 2.5 sacks to pace the team, while also picking up one TFL and 12 tackles.
    • Bowling Green’s top-tackler, Joseph Sipp Jr., has 50 tackles and one TFL this year.
    • Jalen Huskey has picked off a team-leading three passes. He also has 30 tackles and three passes defended to his name.

    Akron Betting Insights

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

    Akron Pick Insights

    • Akron has been sputtering on offense, ranking fourth-worst with 279 total yards per game. It has been more productive defensively, giving up 348.4 total yards per contest (49th-ranked).
    • Akron has been sputtering offensively, ranking fifth-worst in the FBS with 15.6 points per game. It has been more productive on defense, allowing 27.7 points per contest (85th-ranked).
    • Akron ranks 19th-worst in passing yards per game (180.7), but it has been better on the other side of the ball, ranking 40th in the FBS with 209 passing yards allowed per contest.
    • Akron ranks 11th-worst in rushing yards per game (98.3), but it has been more effective defensively, ranking 69th in the FBS with 139.4 rushing yards conceded per contest.
    • Akron ranks fifth-worst in third-down conversion percentage (28.1%), but it has been more productive defensively, ranking 50th in the FBS with a 35.9% third-down rate allowed.
    • Akron has forced 10 turnovers this season and have turned the ball over 14 times, resulting in a -4 turnover margin that is 22nd-worst in the FBS.

    Akron’s Best Players

    • DJ Iron has thrown for 718 yards (102.6 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 (30.7 ypg) on 61 carries with two touchdowns.
    • Lorenzo Lingard’s team-high 332 rushing yards have come on 66 carries, with one touchdown. He also leads the team with 195 receiving yards (27.9 per game) on 19 catches with one touchdown.
    • Jasaiah Gathings has racked up 226 receiving yards on 24 receptions to pace his team so far this season.
    • Daniel George has put up a 224-yard season so far. He’s caught 24 passes on 43 targets.
    • CJ Nunnally has racked up five sacks to pace the team, while also recording seven TFL and 23 tackles.
    • Bryan McCoy is the team’s top-tackler this year. He’s collected 33 tackles, two TFL, and one sack.
    • Devonte Golden-Nelson leads the team with two interceptions, while also recording seven tackles and two passes defended.
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