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Betting line favors Golden Flashes over Zips

Kent State Golden FlashesAkron Zips
2-7November 02, 2013, 03:30 | InfoCision Stadium2-7

The Zips will try to win and cover the spread at InfoCision Stadium on Saturday when they get a visit from the Golden Flashes in Week 10 action.

The Golden Flashes will try to spoil to the party on Saturday; they are 3-6 ATS against the number this season, while the Zips are 4-5 ATS. Kent State is 4-5 on the totals; Akron is 3-6.

View Kent State Golden Flashes vs Akron Zips Odds and Stats.

Sportsbooks such as Sportsbook.ag had set the Zips as 2.5-point underdogs on the opening line for this contest.

The Zips sit at No. 103 in the current NCAAF Power Rankings here at OddsShark, while the Golden Flashes are at No. 105 on that chart. Math models have concluded that the Zips will win this game 14-12.

Kent State lost its last outing, a 41-21 result against Buffalo on October 26. Kent State failed to cover in that game as a 2.5-point underdog, while the 62 combined points took the game OVER the total. Jawon Chisholm ran through the Ball State defense for 166 yards in Akron's last game, but the Zips still lost a 42-24 decision at InfoCision Stadium.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Akron's No. 108-ranked offense (20.11 PPG) against a Golden Flashes defense that ranks No. 94 at 32 PPG. The Zips passing attack has averaged 226.11 yards per game, less than the Golden Flashes give up through the air (244.78 YPG on average).

Defensively, the Golden Flashes feature the league's No. 105-rated road run defense, allowing 224 yards per game. Akron, meanwhile, ranks No. 107 in rushing offense at home.

A few Golden Flashes at Zips trends to consider:
Kent State is 3-7 ATS in its last 10 games
Kent State is 1-7 SU in its last 8 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Kent State's last 6 games
Kent State is 9-2 ATS in its last 11 games on the road
Akron is 2-16 SU in its last 18 games
The total has gone UNDER in 13 of Akron's last 16 games
Akron is 1-7 ATS in its last 8 games at home
Akron is 1-7 SU in its last 8 games at home

Next up:
Kent State at Miami (Ohio), Wednesday, November 13th
Akron at Massachusetts, Saturday, November 16th