Kent State vs. Akron Betting Picks, Prediction & Game Preview

Kent State vs. Akron Betting Picks, Prediction & Game Preview

Nick Pedone
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Kent State vs. Akron Betting Picks, Prediction & Game Preview

From InfoCision Stadium in Akron, the Golden Flashes will battle the Zips for the Wagon Wheel on ESPN+.

Kent State (-13) is the heavy favorite over Akron.

Kent State Golden Flashes

Coming in with a 5-5 record, this showdown with Akron matters for Kent's bowl eligibility.

Head coach Sean Lewis has made his mark with the FlashFAST style of offense. The Flashes lead the Mid-American Conference in total offense, passing, and rushing.

This no-huddle, quick-hitting style of play has caught the Zips on their heels in previous years and almost always leads to high-scoring affairs. Akron's defense is awful.

University of Akron Zips

The good news for the Zips is that Kent's defense has been almost just as bad. They are giving up almost 500 yards per game.

Akron has struggled as a whole, parting ways with head coach Tom Arth in the middle of the season. However, Akron's passing attack has looked more in sync recently, with over 300 yards in the last two games.

Kent State vs. Akron Betting Pick

Akron is in the midst of a program overhaul and Kent is in the midst of a push to make another bowl game appearance.

Zips interim head coach Oscar Rodriguez Jr. still does not have a win, and his first one probably won't come here, even though his offense will look better against a suspect Kent defense.

Kent State should win and cover the spread somewhat easily. Might be a good idea to eye up that combined over/under at 74, also.

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