Akron at Kent State College Football Picks and Predictions 10/20/2018
Saturday, October 20, 2018
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Dix Stadium is the venue for the game between the Akron Zips and the Kent State Golden Flashes on Saturday, October 20, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Akron as 3 point favorites. The Golden Flashes are 4-3-0 against the spread and their over/under mark is 3-4-0. The Zips are 2-3-0 ATS and their over/under record is 2-3-0.
Valuable Akron Zips Betting Trends
The Akron Zips are 2-3-0 against the over/under
The Akron Zips are 2-3-0 against the spread
Important Kent State Golden Flashes Betting Trends
The Kent State Golden Flashes are 3-4-0 against the over/under
The Kent State Golden Flashes are 4-3-0 against the spread
Key Akron Zips Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Kent State Golden Flashes Injuries
10/02/18 P Derek Adams Hip is out indefinitely
08/19/18 OL Adam Gregoire Knee is out for season
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Akron Zips have run for 557 yards as a unit, which ranks 123rd in the nation. They've run 166 times, averaging 3.4 yards per rush as a unit. The Zips have been penalized on offense 40 times for 390 yards so far this year, which has them 70th in the country in penalties. They are 124th in Division 1 in points scored with 116. They have run 317 plays this year for 1,542 yards, which ranks them 118th in the nation in total offense. The Zips average 4.9 yards per play, which is 116th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 85 1st downs this season, ranking them 129th overall as an offensive unit. Kato Nelson has completed 76 throws while attempting 146 passes for a completion percentage of 52.1%. He has passed for 980 yards this year. He averages 5.8 adjusted yards per throw and 6.7 yards per pass attempt. His quarterback rating this season is 116.
The Zips rush defense has given up 197 attempts for 763 yards this season, putting them in 31st place in the country against the run. They have had 27 penalties for 280 yards on defense this year. That places them 25th in Division 1. Akron is 36th in college football in points surrendered on defense with 132. They have given up a total of 1,905 yards on D, which is 19th in the nation. The Zips are 37th in yards per play allowed with 5.1. Opponent offenses have completed 111 throws on 177 attempts against the Akron Zips defense this season, ranking them 49th and 32nd in the country. The Akron pass defense has also surrendered a total of 1,142 yards in the air, which is 25th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Akron Zips have tried 11 field goals this year and made 9, which is 33rd in college football. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 82%. Akron Zips kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 11 for 11 this season. Their punters have accumulated 1,083 yards on 28 punts, averaging 39 yards per punt. That ranks them 108th in the NCAA in punting average. Akron is 101st in the country in punt returns with 7. They've totaled 12 punt return yards and average 1.7 yards per return, which is 126th in D-1. They have returned 5 kicks for 73 yards on special teams, which puts them 126th in kick return yardage. The Zips average 15 yards per kick return and they are 129th in the nation in all-purpose yards with 1,627.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Golden Flashes are 94th in Division 1 in points scored with 161. They have run 541 plays this season for 2,783 yards, which ranks them 51st in the nation in total offense. The Kent State Golden Flashes average 5.1 yards per play, which is 106th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 154 1st downs this year, placing them 26th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Kent State has run for 1,201 yards as a team, which ranks 52nd in the country. They've run 280 times, averaging 4.3 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Golden Flashes have been penalized on offense 75 times for 638 yards so far this season, which has them 1st in the nation in penalties. Woody Barrett has thrown for 1,560 yards this season. He has completed 157 passes on 256 attempts for a completion percentage of 61.3%. His quarterback rating this year is 115.3. He averages 6.1 yards per pass attempt and 5.2 adjusted yards per throw.
Kent State is 119th in the nation in points allowed on defense with 256. They have surrendered a total of 3,566 yards on D, which is 126th in Division 1. The Golden Flashes are ranked 119th in yards per play allowed with 6.8. Opposing offenses have completed 134 passes on 213 attempts against the Kent State defense this season, placing them 96th and 84th in the country. The Kent State Golden Flashes pass defense has also given up a total of 2,122 yards through the air, which is 127th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has allowed 311 attempts for 1,444 yards this year, putting them in 115th place in D-1 against the run. The Golden Flashes have committed 54 penalties for 505 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 115th in the nation.
Special Teams Stats
Kent State is ranked 91st in the nation in punt returns with 8. They've accumulated 67 punt return yards and average 8.4 yards per return, which is 73rd in college football. They have returned 17 kicks for 343 yards on special teams, ranking 46th in kick return yardage. The Kent State Golden Flashes average 20 yards per kick return and they are 51st in the country in all-purpose yards with 3,193. The Golden Flashes have attempted 11 field goals this season and made 9, which is 27th in D-1. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 82%. Kent State kickers have made 95% of their extra points, going 18 for 19 this year. Their punters have totaled 1,564 yards on 42 punts, averaging 37 yards per punt. That places them 119th in Division 1 in punting average.
Who will win tonight's Zips/Golden Flashes college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Golden Flashes +3
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