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Week 5 College Football Betting Odds with Pick - Akron Zips vs Kent State Golden Flashes

Dix Stadium features a battle between the host Kent State Golden Flashes and the visiting Akron Zips in college football betting action Saturday.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Betting fans looking to back the visiting Akron Zips in this one found them as -5-point favorites on the opening college football point spread at TopBet. Bookmark the college football odds pages to see where the over under number opens in this game.

Odds Shark prediction models pick the Zips to win this game on Saturday 21-6. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NCAAF matchups here.

Akron Zips vs Kent State Golden Flashes Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Kent State Golden Flashes sit at 1-3 (2-2 ATS) on the season; in comparison, the Akron Zips are currently 2-2 (1-3 ATS). Looking to bet on the totals? Kent State is 2-2 OU, and Akron is 4-0 OU. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Kent State vs Akron injuries news.

The Kent State Golden Flashes sit at No. 120 in the current College Football Power Rankings here at Odds Shark, while the Akron Zips are at No. 73 on that chart.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Kent State's No. 117-ranked offense, averaging 19 PPG, against a Akron defense that ranks No. 117 this week at 40.25 PPG. The Kent State aerial game is averaging 125.75 yards per game, less than the Akron Zips secondary allows through the air, 329.5 YPG per game.

Defensively, the Akron Zips feature the league's No. 74-rated road run defense, allowing 204 yards per game. Kent State, meanwhile, ranks No. 89 in rushing offense at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Tommy Woodson handled the Mountaineers defense in his team's most recent action, throwing for 353 yards, but Akron still lost to Appalachian State 45-38.

Kent State was hammered in its last outing, as Alabama ran up a 48-0 score against them at Bryant-Denny Stadium.

Betting Trends
  • Akron is 6-3 ATS in its last 9 games
  • Akron is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Akron's last 5 games
  • Akron is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
  • Kent State is 2-7 ATS in its last 9 games
  • Kent State is 1-8 SU in its last 9 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Kent State's last 12 games
  • Kent State is 1-6 ATS in its last 7 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Akron home to Miami-OH, Saturday, October 8th
Kent State at Buffalo, Saturday, October 8th