Kent State at Akron College Football Picks & Predictions 11/21/2017
Tuesday, November 21, 2017
Summa Field at InfoCision Stadium
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The Kent State Golden Flashes head to Summa Field at InfoCision Stadium to play the Akron Zips on Tuesday, November 21, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Akron as 15 point favorites. The Golden Flashes are 3-7-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 5-5-0. The Zips are 7-3-0 against the spread and their over/under mark is 1-9-0.
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Valuable Kent State Golden Flashes Betting Trends
The Kent State Golden Flashes are 5-5-0 against the over/under
The Kent State Golden Flashes are 3-7-0 against the spread
Important Akron Zips Betting Trends
The Akron Zips are 1-9-0 against the over/under
The Akron Zips are 7-3-0 against the spread
Key Kent State Golden Flashes Injuries
11/13/17 DE Nick Faulkner Leg is "?" Tuesday vs. Central Michigan
09/20/17 RB Myles Washington ACL out for season
09/18/17 LB Matt Bahr Knee out for season
09/18/17 QB Nick Holley Knee out for season
08/19/17 QB Mylik Mitchell Knee out indefinitely
Key Akron Zips Injuries
11/12/17 RB Deltron Sands Leg left last game, is "?" Tuesday vs. Ohio
11/12/17 QB Thomas Woodson Suspension is "?" Tuesday vs. Ohio
10/05/17 S Zach Guiser Concussion out for season
09/30/17 RB Warren Ball Ankle out for season
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Kent State Golden Flashes are 128th in the country in points scored with 139. They have run 688 plays this year for 3,081 yards, which ranks them 122nd in Division 1 in total offense. The Golden Flashes average 4.5 yards per play, which is 127th in the nation. As a team they have accumulated a total of 156 1st downs this season, ranking them 128th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Kent State has run for 1,694 yards as a unit, which ranks 74th in college football. They've run 472 times, averaging 3.6 yards per rush as a unit. The Golden Flashes have been penalized on offense 85 times for 811 yards so far this year, which has them 10th in the country in penalties. George Bollas has passed for 1,089 yards this year. He's completed 84 throws while attempting 169 passes for a completion percentage of 49.7%. His quarterback rating this season is 99.8. He averages 4.3 adjusted yards per throw and 6.4 yards per pass attempt.
Kent State is 118th in the country in points surrendered on defense with 397. They have given up a total of 4,770 yards on D, which is 100th in D-1. The Golden Flashes are 120th in yards per play allowed with 6.6. Opponent offenses have completed 163 throws on 281 attempts against the Kent State Golden Flashes defense this season, ranking them 16th and 10th in the nation. The Kent State pass defense has also surrendered a total of 2,272 yards in the air, which is 49th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has given up 442 attempts for 2,498 yards this season, putting them in 119th place in the country against the run. The Golden Flashes have had 75 penalties for 641 yards on defense this year. That places them 85th in college football.
Special Teams Stats
Kent State is 32nd in the country in punt returns with 20. They've totaled 121 punt return yards and average 6.1 yards per return, which is 86th in D-1. They have returned 48 kicks for 844 yards on special teams, which puts them 20th in kick return yardage. The Golden Flashes average 18 yards per kick return and they are 123rd in the nation in all-purpose yards with 4,046. The Kent State Golden Flashes have tried 14 field goals this year and made 9, which is 97th in college football. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 64%. Kent State Golden Flashes kickers have made 86% of their extra points, going 12 for 14 this season. Their punters have accumulated 3,208 yards on 74 punts, averaging 43 yards per punt. That ranks them 28th in the NCAA in punting average.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Zips have run for 1,176 yards as a team, which ranks 119th in college football. They've run 350 times, averaging 3.4 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Akron Zips have been penalized on offense 76 times for 779 yards so far this season, which has them 29th in the country in penalties. They are 100th in the nation in points scored with 255. They have run 714 plays this season for 3,696 yards, which ranks them 64th in Division 1 in total offense. Akron averages 5.2 yards per play, which is 102nd in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 211 1st downs this year, placing them 89th overall as an offensive unit. Kato Nelson averages 7.6 yards per pass attempt and 8.3 adjusted yards per throw. He has completed 47 passes on 87 attempts for a completion percentage of 54%. His quarterback rating this year is 134.7. He has thrown for 663 yards this season.
The Akron Zips rush defense has allowed 425 attempts for 2,142 yards this year, putting them in 97th place in D-1 against the run. Akron has committed 72 penalties for 694 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 107th in college football. They are 59th in the nation in points allowed on defense with 283. They have surrendered a total of 4,813 yards on D, which is 104th in the country. The Zips are ranked 90th in yards per play allowed with 6. Opposing offenses have completed 233 passes on 377 attempts against the Akron defense this season, placing them 115th and 106th in Division 1. The Akron Zips pass defense has also given up a total of 2,671 yards through the air, which is 94th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Akron Zips have attempted 9 field goals this season and made 4, which is 123rd in D-1. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 44%. Akron kickers have made 97% of their extra points, going 33 for 34 this year. Their punters have totaled 2,618 yards on 64 punts, averaging 41 yards per punt. That places them 81st in Division 1 in punting average. Akron is ranked 127th in the nation in punt returns with 4. They've accumulated 13 punt return yards and average 3.3 yards per return, which is 123rd in college football. They have returned 31 kicks for 567 yards on special teams, ranking 87th in kick return yardage. The Akron Zips average 18 yards per kick return and they are 117th in the country in all-purpose yards with 4,276.
Who will win tonight's Golden Flashes/Zips college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Zips -15
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