Kent State vs Akron Line and Predictions ATS
Saturday, October 12, 2019
Kato Nelson and the Akron Zips play the Kent State Golden Flashes at InfoCision Stadium on Saturday, October 12, 2019. Kent State opens this contest as 10-point favorites. The Golden Flashes are 2-3-0 ATS and 2-3-0 when betting on the total. The Zips are 3-2-0 when wagering on the over/under and 0-5-0 against the spread.
Key Kent State Golden Flashes Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Akron Zips Injuries
09/09/19 WR Jonah Morris Knee is out for season
In the last game they played, the Kent State Golden Flashes faced the Wisconsin Badgers and took the defeat by a score of 48-0. Joachim Bangda paced the team on the ground for the game. He broke a long run for 14 yards but wasn't able to convert a rushing touchdown. He rushed for 32 yards on 4 carries which means he ran for an average of 8.0 yards per carry. Raymond James was the receiving yardage leader by racking up 28 yards on 1 reception. He earned an average of 28.0 yards per reception for the game. Running the show from under center for the Golden Flashes was Woody Barrett who went 4/9 with 36 yards passing but wasn't able to get any balls in the endzone via the pass. He finished this contest without throwing a pick. The Golden Flashes ran the football 28 times and earned a total of 60 yards which gave them an average of 2.1 yards per attempt. In the game, they totaled 45 plays for a total of 124 yards. In the game, the Golden Flashes earned 10 first downs and they totaled 3 penalties for 25 yards which means they were extremely disciplined in this game. On the defensive side of the ball, Kent State gave up 17 catches on 20 throws totaling 172 yards, and a completion percentage of 85.0%. For this contest, they conceded 520 yards and earned 1 turnover. On the ground, the Golden Flashes gave up 348 yards on 55 runs which gave the opponent an average of 6.3 yards per attempt allowed.
The Golden Flashes come into this game with a record of 2-3 for 2019. For total yardage, they are currently ranked 9th in the conference and 110th in the nation with 1,732 yards. They are in the middle of the pack in regard to scoring in the nation with an average of 22.2 points per game, ranking them 105th in the nation. As a team, they are averaging 158.4 rushing yards per game which is 5th in the Mid-American Conference. The Golden Flashes have one of the most lackluster defenses in D-1, allowing 35.2 points per game which has them at 9th in the conference. When it comes to passing yards, the Golden Flashes have conceded 940 yards. Teams are completing 66.1% of the throws they are attempting against them and averaging 8.8 yards per attempt. When it comes to yards on the ground, Kent State is allowing 278.8 yards per game which has them at 12th in the conference and 131st in the country. They are allowing teams to run for an average of 5.2 yards per rush ranking them 10th in the conference and 114th in the country overall. In total, they have conceded 1,394 yards rushing through 5 contests.
The last time they played, the Akron Zips played the UMass Minutemen and were defeated 37-29. Michiah Burton led the team in rushing during the game. He had a long run of 10 yards and he tallied 1 TD for the game. He rushed for 25 yards via 8 carries which had him averaging 3.1 yards per tote. Jeremiah Knight was the leader in receiving yardage by racking up 100 yards on 5 receptions. He notched an average of 20.0 yards per catch during the game. Running the show from under center for the Zips was Zach Gibson who went 12/16 with 173 yards through the air and added 1 TD. He walked away from this game with no interceptions. The Zips ended up running the ball 27 times and generated 71 yards which had them averaging 2.6 yards per rushing attempt. For the game, the Zips had a total of 22 first downs and they totaled 5 infractions for 41 yards which is telling of how their week of practice went. Overall, they ran 69 plays for a total of 406 yards. When discussing the defense, Akron gave up 19 catches on 33 throws totaling 213 yards, and a completion percentage of 57.6%. Overall, they conceded 433 yards and earned 1 takeaway. Against the run, the Zips gave up 220 yards on 42 tries giving the other team an average of 5.2 yards per rushing attempt allowed.
The Zips head into this matchup 0-5. In discussing the offensive production, the Zips have one of the worst offenses in college football. Akron hasn't done much to make teams fear their rushing game by averaging 51 rushing yards per game, putting them 131st in Division 1. As a team, they have a total of 255 yards rushing through 5 games, so they'll need to look to improve on these numbers if they want to compete with the better teams in the nation. The Zips average 312.4 yards per contest overall ranking them 121st in Division 1 and 11th in the conference. The Zips are conceding 38 points per game ranking them 11th in the MAC and 120th in the nation. Their pass defense is one of the middle of the road units in the country. They are giving up 257 passing yards per contest. For yards through the air allowed per game, the Zips currently sit at 8th in the Mid-American Conference. In regard to points given up, they have allowed 190 total points. In regard to yards on the ground, they are giving up 193.8 yards per contest which puts them at 105th in the nation and 7th in the Mid-American Conference. This season, they have allowed a total of 969 rushing yards and 9 rushing TDs.
Who will win tonight's Golden Flashes/Zips college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Golden Flashes -10
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