Kent State at Akron - 11/20/21 College Football Picks and Prediction

Akron Zips (2-8) vs Kent State Golden Flashes (5-5)

Game Info: Saturday, November 20, 2021 at 12:00 pm (Summa Field at InfoCision Stadium)

Betting Odds: Akron Zips +12.5 -- Over/Under: 74.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Kent State Golden Flashes will visit the Akron Zips on Saturday. The Zips have struggled as they are 2-8 on the year and 1-5 in the MAC conference. 

Akron lost 45-40 on the road to Western Michigan last week. They did cover the spread as they were 26 point underdogs going into the game. 

For the season, the Zips are 66th in the nation in passing offense with 232.4 yards per contest. They are 106th in rushing offense with 119.6 yards per game. Akron is 107th in scoring offense as the Zips are averaging 22.4 points per contes. They are ranked 125th of 130 FBS teams in scoring defense by allowing 38.7 points per game.

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The Zips have had a few guys see a significant amount of snaps under center this year.  DJ Irons is 78 of 120 passing for 892 yards with eight touchdowns to four interceptions. Irons is also second on the team with 296 yards plus two scores on the ground. Zach Gibson is 95 of 136 on passes to total in 1151 yards and 10 touchdowns.

Kent State comes in off a 54-30 road loss to Central Michigan as a 2.5-point underdog last Wednesday.

The Golden Flashes have also seen more than one QB fling the ball down the field this season. Dustin Crum is 185 of 288 passing for 2,414 yards with 13 touchdowns to two interceptions. He also has 446 yards and eight scores on the ground. Collin Schlee is eight of 14 for 73 yards plus 53 rushing yards and two scores.

On the season, the Golden Flashes are 53rd in the nation in passing offense as they are averaging 248.7 yards per game on the season while they stand 12th in rushing offense with 225.5 yards per game on the ground. Kent State averages 31.5 points per game while they are 122nd in scoring defense by allowing 36.8 points per contest.

The Golden Flashes are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 road games vs. a team with a losing home record and Golden Flashes are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games as a favorite.

The Akron Zips are 17-36 ATS in their last 53 home games and more specifically are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 conference games.

I like the Golden Flashes of Kent State to come out here and cover the spread easily as they are the better team in this matchup and can score at a higher clip than Akron. 


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Clayton’s Pick Kent State -12.5

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