Check out our free Zips vs Volunteers pick and preview for NCAAF week 3 game in Knoxville. See who we like to win and cover the spread in this week’s NCAAF matchup.
Zips vs Volunteers Pick & Preview- NCAAF Week 3
Kickoff for this matchup between the Akron Zips and Tennessee Volunteers is set for 7:00 PM ET. The game will be played in Knoxville, TN at Neyland Stadium with ESPN+ carrying television coverage. This week 3 non-conference matchup is projected to be a tight game, as the point spread odds are at OFF for both sides. The over-under point total is currently set at OFF.
Zips vs Volunteers Matchup at a Glance
- Sport: NCAAF
- Teams: Akron Zips at Tennessee Volunteers
- Where: Knoxville at Neyland Stadium
- Date: Saturday, September 17th
- Betting Odds: AKRON OFF, AKRON OFF | TENN OFF, O/U OFF
The Akron Zips travel to take on the Tennessee Volunteers in a non-conference matchup with an overall record of 1-1. So far, they have yet to play a game in the Mid-American.
Akron is coming off a 52 loss to Michigan State by a score of 52-0. The Zips entered the game as 34.5 point road underdogs, making this an ATS loss. With their 52 combined points, the two teams remained below the over-under line of 56.5. In the win, the team’s defense gave up a total of 496 yards, with 260 coming on the ground. So far, the team is ranked 171st in rush yards allowed per-game. Currently, Akron is ranked 92nd in passing yards allowed and is coming off a game in which they gave up 236 yards through the air.
Offensively, the Zips are the 144th ranked scoring offense, at 15.0 points per-game. Heading into the game, they have an equal amount of rushing and receiving touchdowns at 2 apiece. When looking at the team’s performance in the run game, they are currently 169th in yards per-game at 60.0. On average, they hand the ball off 30.0 times per contest. Heading into the game, the Zips will be looking to turn things around in the passing game, as their per-game average of 244.5 yards places them 82nd in the NCAA. So far, they are the 51st ranked team in attempts per contest (36.0).
The Tennessee Volunteers travel to take on the Akron Zips in a non-conference matchup with an overall record of 2-0. So far, they have yet to play a game in the SEC.
In their last game, Tennessee defeated Pittsburgh 34-27, despite being the 6.0 point underdogs. With their 61 combined points, the two teams remained below the over-under line of 62.5. In the loss, the team’s defense gave up a total of 415 yards, with 141 coming on the ground. So far, the team is ranked 43rd in rush yards allowed per-game. Currently, Tennessee is ranked 126th in passing yards allowed and is coming off a game in which they gave up 274 yards through the air.
On offense, the Volunteers are averaging 46.5 points per-game, good for 17th in the NCAA. So far, a majority of their touchdowns have come on the ground, as they have rushed for 7, while throwing for 5. When looking at the team’s performance in the run game, they are currently 93rd in yards per-game at 154.5. On average, they hand the ball off 43.0 times per contest. In the passing game, the Volunteers will look to continue their strong play, as they are the 18th ranked team in pass yards per-game at, 338.0. So far, they are 35th in pass attempts, at 38.5 per-game.
Odds & Free Betting Analysis for this NCAFF Game
In terms of betting, the Zips have an ATS record of 0-2-0. Their current over-under record sits at 0-2-0. In their last 5 games away from home, the Zips have a straight up record of 1-4-0 while going 3-2-0 vs the spread. The team averaged 22.0 points per game in this stretch.
In terms of betting, the Volunteers have an ATS record of 1-0-0. Their current over-under record sits at 0-1-0. When looking at their past 5 home matchups, Tennessee has an ATS record of 2-3-0 while averaging 41.4 per game. The team went 3-2-0 overall in these games.
Zips vs Volunteers Pick
Free Spread Prediction: Tennessee Volunteers OFF
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