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MAC: Kent State vs Akron 10/22/22 College Football Picks, Predictions, Odds

Akron Zips (1-6) vs. Kent State Golden Flashes (2-5)
October 22, 2022 12:00 pm EDT
The Line: Kent State Golden Flashes -18.5 / Akron Zips +18.5; Over/Under: 66.5
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The Kent State Golden Flashes and Akron Zips clash Saturday in week 8 MAC college football action at Dix Stadium. The Akron Zips look to snap a 6-game losing streak. The Kent State Golden Flashes need a win to rebound from a 2-5 record.

The Akron Zips have lost their last 7 road games. DJ Irons is completing 66.7 percent of his passes for 1,803 yards, 7 touchdowns and 3 interceptions. Daniel George and Shocky Jacques-Louis have combined for 868 receiving yards and 2 touchdowns, while Alex Adams has 24 receptions. The Akron Zips ground game is averaging 67.3 yards per contest, and Irons leads the way with 185 yards and 2 touchdowns. Defensively, Akron is allowing 39 points and 465.1 yards per game. Bubba Arslanian leads the Akron Zips with 77 tackles, Zach Morton has 2.5 sacks and Darrian Lewis has 1 interception.

The Kent State Golden Flashes haven’t lost a home game since October 2019. Collin Schlee is completing 59.8 percent of his passes for 1,548 yards, 8 touchdowns and 4 interceptions. Dante Cephas and Devontez Walker have combined for 1,231 receiving yards and 8 touchdowns, while Kris Leach has 7 receptions. The Kent State Golden Flashes ground game is averaging 205 yards per contest, and Marquez Cooper leads the way with 708 yards and 8 touchdowns. Defensively, Kent State is allowing 32.9 points and 449.4 yards per game. Nico Bolden leads the Kent State Golden Flashes with 63 tackles, Khalib Johns has 4 sacks and Montre Miller has 1 interception.

The Zips are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 road games and 17-35 ATS in their last 52 games overall. The Golden Flashes are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 home games and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 conference games. The over is 9-3 in Zips last 12 road games. The over is 4-1 in Golden Flashes last 5 home games. The Zips are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 meetings in Kent State and 0-6 ATS in their last 6 meetings.

The Kent State Golden Flashes aren’t a good football team and aren’t a team you should be thrilled about laying big chalk with. However, you can argue the Akron Zips are the worst team in college football as they’re 106th in total offense, 118th in scoring offense, 121st in total defense and 129th in scoring defense. Akron does nothing right on either side of the ball, and it’s a team that doesn’t cover numbers. It’s Kent State and the chalk or pass for me.

Randy Chambers's Free Pick: Kent State Golden Flashes -18.5

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