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College Football Betting Line Favors the Akron Zips over the Kent State Golden Flashes

The Akron Zips will try to pay off for their supporters on Friday when they play host to the Kent State Golden Flashes at InfoCision Stadium in Week 13 college football betting action.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Sportsbooks such as BetOnline had set the Akron Zips as -9-point favorites on the opening betting line for this contest. Watch for over-under updates and superior underdogs lines at Bovada.

Handicapping models based on recent betting stats and prediction formulas pick a 29-18 win for the Zips. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NCAAF matchups here.

Kent State Golden Flashes vs Akron Zips Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Supporters of the Kent State Golden Flashes have seen them go 3-8 and 3-8 ATS so far this season, while the Akron Zips are at 6-5 and 5-5-1 ATS. In totals betting, the Zips are 5-6, while the Golden Flashes are 4-7. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Akron vs Kent State injuries news.

According to the Power Rankings here at Odds Shark it's the No. 86-rated Akron Zips and the No. 115-rated Kent State Golden Flashes in this matchup.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Akron's No. 97-ranked offense, averaging 24.36 PPG, against a Kent State defense that ranks No. 63 this week at 26.64 PPG. The Akron aerial game is averaging 198.73 yards per game, less than the Kent State Golden Flashes secondary allows through the air, 214.91 YPG per game.

In comparing defenses, the Kent State Golden Flashes own the league's No. 0-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 189 yards per game when on the road. Akron, on the other hand, rates No. 0 this week in generating rushing yards at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Golden Flashes suffered a Week 12 loss against Central Michigan in their last game, falling 27-14 at Dix Stadium.

Donnell Alexander ran through the Buffalo defense for 143 yards in Akron's last game, handing the Bulls a 42-21 setback on Saturday at InfoCision Stadium.

Betting Trends
  • Kent State is 1-7 ATS in its last 8 games
  • Kent State is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Kent State's last 7 games
  • Kent State is 1-9 SU in its last 10 games on the road
  • Akron is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Akron is 6-12-1 ATS in its last 19 games
  • Akron is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Akron's last 6 games