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Kent State favored by 4.5 against Akron on Saturday

Kent State Golden FlashesAkron Zips
Nov 12, 2:00 PM | Turf of InfoCision Stadium

Kent State Golden Flashes vs Akron Zips Odds

3-6TEAM RECORD1-8

The visiting Golden Flashes hope to send their backers to the pay window on Saturday as they look to cover the spread at InfoCision Stadium against the Zips.

Supporters of the Golden Flashes have seen them go 3-6 and 3-6 ATS so far this season, while the Zips are at 1-8 and 3-5-1 ATS. In totals betting, the Zips are 4-5, while the Golden Flashes are 4-5.

View Kent State vs Akron Odds and Stats.

Betting Line: Bettors looking to back the visiting Golden Flashes in this one found them as 4.5-point favorites on the opening college football point spread. Bookmark the college football odds pages to see where the over under number opens in this game.

Power Rankings / Prediction: The Zips sit at No. 110 in the current NCAAF Power Rankings here at OddsShark, while the Golden Flashes are at No. 81 on that chart. Math models have concluded that the Golden Flashes will win this game 11-3.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Akron's No. 115-ranked offense, averaging 15.3 PPG, against a Golden Flashes defense that ranks No. 57 this week at 25.8 PPG. The Zips aerial game is averaging 176.6 yards per game, less than the Golden Flashes secondary allows through the air, 221.6 YPG per game.

Defensively, the Golden Flashes feature the league's No. 68-rated road run defense, allowing 176.8 yards per game. Akron, meanwhile, ranks No. 91 in rushing offense at home.

Last time out for Kent State, they were a 24-21 winner as they battled Central Michigan at home. Kent State covered in the match as a 2.5-point favorite, while 45 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors.

Akron was a 35-3 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Miami (Ohio). They failed to cover the 14–point spread as underdogs, while the total score (38) made winners of UNDER bettors.

Kent State Golden Flashes Trends:
When playing in November are 3-7
When playing on turf are 4-6
After outgaining opponent are 4-6
When playing within the conference are 5-5

Akron Zips Trends:
When playing in November are 3-7
When playing on turf are 2-8
After being outgained are 1-9
When playing within the conference are 1-9

A few Golden Flashes at Zips trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Kent State's last 6 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Kent State's last 5 games when playing Akron
Kent State is 4-9 ATS in its last 13 games
Kent State is 4-9 SU in its last 13 games
Akron is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games when playing at home against Kent State
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Akron's last 5 games when playing Kent State
Akron is 11-3 SU in its last 14 games when playing Kent State
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Akron's last 7 games at home

Next up:
Kent State home to Eastern Michigan, Saturday, November 19
Akron at Buffalo, Saturday, November 19

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