Kent State Golden Flashes vs Akron Zips 11/1/2023 – Midweek MACtion features an exciting matchup between Kent State Golden Flashes and Akron Zips – two teams looking for their first win despite struggling records and eager to prove themselves on the field.
Kent State’s season has not been stellar, currently standing at 1-7 overall and 0-4 in Mid-American Conference play. Their recent loss against Buffalo with a scoreline of 24-6 displayed their struggles as their offense failed to produce anything substantial – only producing 164 total yards while Buffalo amassed 331!
Quarterback Michael Alaimo leads Kent State with 932 passing yards, two touchdowns, and four interceptions. Leading rusher Gavin Garcia boasts 374 rushing yards and two touchdowns; Chrishon McCray leads in receiving with 449 receiving yards and two touchdown receptions; linebacker Devin Nicholson anchors their defensive efforts with 53 tackles while Kent State boasts seven quarterback sacks and five interceptions as a unit. The NCAA betting picks are updated below as these teams clash in an important college football battle on a reliable football betting website.
Kent State Golden Flashes vs Akron Zips 11/1/2023 Game Info
|When:||Wednesday, November 1, 2023|
|Time:||7:30 PM ET|
Kenni Burns vs Joe Moorhead
Kent State’s season has been fraught with difficulty on both sides of the ball. Offensively, they average just 12.5 points per game while their passing game accounts for just 142.5 yards per game; on the ground however they average 117.3 yards rushing per game while third down conversion rates average only 28.8% success rates. Finally their defense hasn’t fared much better either; giving up an average of 33 points per game against them.
Akron Zips Are Searching For Redemption
Like their counterparts in Bowling Green, Akron’s Zips find themselves struggling despite having posted 1-7 overall and an unbeaten 0-4 Mid-American Conference record. In their recent contest against Bowling Green they suffered an overwhelming 41-14 defeat, failing to muster more than 279 yards offensively while four turnovers only compounded their issues further.
Akron quarterback Jeff Undercuffler Jr. has amassed 598 yards this season with two touchdowns and six interceptions through 598 passes, three touchdown passes and 12 interceptions. Lorenzo Lingard leads Akron’s rushing attack with 388 yards and two scores while leading receiver Daniel George brings in 298. Defensively, linebacker Bryan McCoy leads with 72 tackles for Akron while their defense has produced 15 quarterback sacks and six interceptions as well.
NCAAF Latest Odds: AKR -4 ; O/U 39.5
Akron has averaged 15.4 points per game this season, which represents a marginal improvement over Kent State. Through airborne passing yards of 180.9 per game and 91.1 rushing yards per game on the ground game alone. Their third down conversion rate stands at 30.6% while Akron’s defense has allowed an average of 29.4 points per game this season.
Both teams have endured difficult seasons so far and this matchup provides both teams a golden opportunity for redemption.
Kent State Golden Flashes
Kent State are 0-5 ATS in their last 5 games.
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Kent State’s last 9 games.
Kent State are 0-5 SU in their last 5 games.
Golden Flashes are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games against Akron.
Kent State are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games against Akron.
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Kent State’s last 6 games on the road.
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Kent State’s last 6 games when playing on the road against Akron.
Kent State are 2-11 ATS in their last 13 games against an opponent in the Mid-American conference.
Kent State are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games against an opponent in the East Division
Golden Flashes are 11-4 SU in their last 15 games played in November.
Akron Zips Betting Trends
Akron are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Akron’s last 9 games.
Akron are 0-6 SU in their last 6 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Akron’s last 6 games against Kent State.
Akron are 1-6 SU in their last 7 games at home.
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Akron’s last 6 games when playing at home against Kent State.
Akron are 0-5 SU in their last 5 games against an opponent in the Mid-American conference.
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Akron’s last 5 games against an opponent in the East Division.
Akron are 4-2 ATS in their last 6 games played in November.
Akron are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games played in week 10.
Kent State Golden Flashes vs Akron Zips Betting Pick
Although Kent State and Akron both boast identical records, this game presents both teams with an opportunity to demonstrate their determination and resilience in pursuit of victory in the Mid-American Conference. Both squads will give everything they have to secure an important win on Saturday afternoon.
Though odds may not favor them, home teams often enjoy an edge, giving Akron an extra incentive when competing on its home soil. The contest promises to be hard-fought as both teams aim to alter their season narrative in Akron. Take the Zips to win this game as per the best online sportsbook betting odds.