Kent State vs. Akron - 10/20/18 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Kent State vs. Akron - 10/20/18 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by Matt Bush-USA TODAY Sports

Akron Zips (2-3) at Kent State Golden Flashes (1-6)

College Football: Saturday, October 20, 2018 at 3:30 pm (Dix Stadium)

The Line: Kent State Golden Flashes +4 -- Over/Under: Click to Get Latest Betting Odds

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MAC college football heats up when the Akron Zips collide with the Kent State Golden Flashes.

The Akron Zips have not been able to score the football in suffering three straight defeats following a 24-6 loss at Buffalo as a 12 point road dog. Akron managed 235 yards of offense which made the Bulls 435 yards an easy winner.

The Zips struggled to get their passing game going with quarterback Kato Nelson completing 12-29 for 115 yards and an interception while running for 37 yards on 14 carries.

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Van Edwards Jr. produced the only significant yardage on the ground with 55 yards on seven carries Andre Williams catching three balls for 47 yards

The Kent State Golden Flashes have seen their season get out of hand with five consecutive defeats following a 31-6 loss at Miami (OH) as an eleven point underdog. Kent State was outgained 504-274 with a turnover and ten penalties while holding the ball for 21 minutes.

Golden Flashes quarterback Woody Barrett connected on 15-29 for 149 yards and an interception while rushing 16 times for 75 yards and a touchdown with 36 seconds remaining.

Justin Rankin gave Kent State 50 yards on 14 touches while Mike Carrigan paced the Golden Flashes receiving corps with 51 yards on four receptions.

Akron Zips are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games following a straight up loss and Akron Zips are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games after allowing more than 200 yards rushing in their previous game and under is 10-1 in Akron Zips last 11 vs. a team with a losing record. Under is 5-1 in Kent State Golden Flashes last 6 games after accumulating less than 275 total yards in their previous game and Kent State Golden Flashes are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games after allowing more than 450 total yards in their previous game and over is 5-1 in Kent State Golden Flashes last 6 games after accumulating less than 170 yards passing in their previous game. Home team is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 meetings and under is 6-2 in the last 8 meetings and underdog is 9-3 ATS in their last 12 meetings. 

This game features teams that have struggled with Akron needing to win to keep their Bowl hopes alive. While waiting for the total I’ll grab the points… 

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Mark’s Pick Kent State +4

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a Sports Chat Place site consensus.

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