Kent State Golden Flashes vs Akron Zips 11/1/2023 – Kent State Golden Flashes and Akron Zips will collide this weekend as two Mid-American Conference (MAC) rivals set out for battle in Ohio. Both squads boast identical records and will look for victory to end a difficult campaign on their home field. Both squads hope that their dominance on the gridiron can finally be demonstrated against each other. The college football betting picks are up and running with all the details on this exciting game.
Kent State Golden Flashes vs Akron Zips 11/1/2023
|When:||Wednesday, November 1, 2023 7:30 PM ET|
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Kent State Golden Flashes have had an uphill struggle this season, with just 1-7 overall record and an indefensible 0-4 performance in the Mid-American Conference (MAC). Their most recent match against Buffalo resulted in a 24-6 defeat; on offense only managing to gain 164 yards while giving up 331 total.
Kent State quarterback Michael Alaimo has had to navigate an uphill climb this season, tossing for 932 yards with two touchdowns and four interceptions thrown his way. Gavin Garcia led Kent State rushing with 374 yards and two touchdowns, while Chrishon McCray has stood out with 449 receiving yards and two touchdowns to her name on the receiving end. Chrishon McCray led Kent State defensively by leading all team players with 53 tackles while Devin Nicholson led their defense with seven quarterback sacks as well as five interceptions!
Kent State’s offense has struggled throughout the season, scoring only an average of 12.5 points per game on offense. Their passing game has produced 142.5 yards on average while ground play has contributed 117.3 rushing yards per match; their third down conversion rate of 28.8% indicates potential improvement on their part. Meanwhile, Kent State’s defense has allowed an average of 33 points per game this season.
Akron Zips in Search of Redemption
Akron Zips have endured an equally challenging season, matching Kent State’s 1-7 overall mark and winless mark in MAC at 0-4. Their recent encounter against Bowling Green Falcons ended in a 41-14 defeat for Akron; its offensive efforts produced only 279 total yards while turnovers further undermined their performance.
Jeff Undercuffler Jr. of Akron has amassed 598 yards while only scoring two touchdowns and six interceptions this season. Lorenzo Lingard has led Akron in rushing, amassing 388 yards while scoring two touchdowns; Daniel George has made significant contributions with 298 receiving yards; linebacker Bryan McCoy leads Akron’s defense with 72 tackles while this unit has also achieved 15 quarterback sacks and six interceptions.
Akron’s offense has managed to average 15.4 points per game this season despite their challenges, with 188.1 passing yards per game and 91.1 rushing yards. Their third-down conversion rate currently sits at 30.6%; suggesting room for improvement. On defense, Akron is allowing an average of 29.4 points per game.
NCAAF Latest Odds: AKR -4 ; O/U 39.5
Kent State’s average scoring output has averaged just 12.5 points per game this season, leaving them struggling to find their rhythm throughout. Led by Michael Alaimo on offense and Gavin Garcia (their leading rusher) providing much-needed ground support, Chrishon McCray will serve as an integral target in their passing game – all. At the same time, Devin Nicholson’s defense must play its part by making stops to stay competitive and win this matchup.
Akron Zips have fared marginally better offensively, scoring 15.4 points per game on average. Jeff Undercuffler Jr. will need to improve his efficiency and reduce interceptions to lead Akron to victory, with Lorenzo Lingard leading their run game and Daniel George looking for ways to contribute as a receiver. Defensively, Akron relies heavily on Bryan McCoy to maintain a strong presence.
Kent State Golden Flashes
Kent State are 0-5 ATS in their last 5 games.
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Kent State’s last 9 games.
Kent State are 0-5 SU in their last 5 games.
Golden Flashes are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games against Akron.
Kent State are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games against Akron.
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Kent State’s last 6 games on the road.
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Kent State’s last 6 games when playing on the road against Akron.
Kent State are 2-11 ATS in their last 13 games against an opponent in the Mid-American conference.
Kent State are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games against an opponent in the East Division
Golden Flashes are 11-4 SU in their last 15 games played in November.
Akron Zips Betting Trends
Akron are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Akron’s last 9 games.
Akron are 0-6 SU in their last 6 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Akron’s last 6 games against Kent State.
Akron are 1-6 SU in their last 7 games at home.
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Akron’s last 6 games when playing at home against Kent State.
Akron are 0-5 SU in their last 5 games against an opponent in the Mid-American conference.
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Akron’s last 5 games against an opponent in the East Division.
Akron are 4-2 ATS in their last 6 games played in November.
Akron are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games played in week 10.
Kent State Golden Flashes vs Akron Zips Betting Pick
Kent State and Akron will battle hard for redemption this Saturday when they clash on the gridiron, both teams hoping to end a difficult season on a positive note. With identical records, everything is up for grabs – each side looking to fix offensive woes while discovering success strategies – making the outcome of this contest unpredictable and offering up crucial victories in MAC action.
Stay tuned and catch the live action as Kent State Golden Flashes and Akron Zips square off in this high-stakes Mid-American Conference (MAC) showdown. Football enthusiasts eagerly anticipate which side can rise up and secure a victory amid a season filled with setbacks. As per the best online betting odds, the Zips are predicted to win this game and cover the spread.
Score Prediction: Zips 20, Flashes 10.