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College Football Betting Preview: Akron Zips vs. Kent St Golden Flashes

November 1, 2023


Two MAC East rivals will square off on Wednesday evening in week 10 of the college football season when the Kent State Golden Flashes travel to Akron, Ohio to face the Akron Zips at Summa Field at InfoCision Stadium with the game starting at 7:30 PM ET on ESPNU. 

The Kent State Golden Flashes enter this game with a record of 1-7 and are on a five-game losing streak following a 6-24 loss at home against the Buffalo Bulls while failing to cover the 6.5-point spread as a home underdog in week 8 of the college football season. Kent State scored 6 points while compiling a total of 164 yards offensively which included 78 passing yards and 86 rushing yards while allowing 24 points and 345 total yards defensively which included 195 passing yards and 150 rushing yards. Michael Alaimo led the team in passing, completing 7 of 14 attempts for 51 yards. Jaylen Thomas led the team in rushing with 17 carries for 65 yards while adding a reception for seven yards. Chrishon McCray led the team in receiving, catching five of 12 targets for 52 yards.

Akron enters this game with a record of 1-7 and is on a six-game losing streak following a 14-41 loss on the road against the Bowling Green Falcons while failing to cover the 7-point spread as a road underdog in week 8 of the college football season. The Zips scored 14 points while compiling a total of 279 yards offensively which included 234 passing yards and 45 rushing yards while allowing 41 points and 297 total yards defensively which included 83 passing yards and 214 rushing yards. Jeff Undercuffler Jr. led the team in passing, completing 22 of 39 attempts for 234 yards and two interceptions. Lorenzo Lingard led the team in rushing with 12 carries for 56 yards and a touchdown while adding two receptions for 23 yards. Daniel George led the team in receiving, catching seven of 14 targets for 74 yards.

BookMaker has the Akron Zips listed as 4.5-point favorites at home against the Kent State Golden Flashes on Wednesday evening in week 10 of the college football season. Both teams are 5-5 in the last ten games in the series while Kent State has won the previous four meetings in a row. The Golden Flashes are 7-3 ATS in the last ten and 2-1 ATS in the last three matchups. The Kent State Golden Flashes are 2-6 ATS overall, 1-4 ATS on the road, 1-6 ATS as an underdog, and 0-4 ATS in conference games this season while the Akron Zips are 3-5 ATS overall, 0-3 ATS at home, 0-2 ATS as a favorite, and 1-3 ATS in conference games on the year.

Both teams are two of the worst teams in the MAC this season, however, Kent State has dominated this series lately winning the last four years in a row while also having been the better team at covering the spread going 7-3 ATS overall and 2-1 ATS in the last three meetings which is why I am buying the .5 point and taking the Kent State Golden Flashes with the points on Wednesday evening. 

Spooky Express Pick: Kent State Golden Flashes +5