Akron at Kent State - 10/22/22 College Football Picks and Prediction

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The Akron Zips will play the Kent State Golden Flashes in a MAC Game on Saturday afternoon at Dix Stadium in Kent, Ohio.

The Akron Zips are 1-6 (0-3) this season after they lost to Central Michigan by a score of 28-21 in their last game. Akron erased a 14-point deficit, but lost on a fumble returned for a touchdown by CMU. The Akron offense is averaging 18.7 points per game with 272.6 passing yards per game and 67.3 rushing yards per game. DJ Irons has thrown for 1,816 yards, seven touchdowns, and three interceptions, while also rushing for 187 yards and two touchdowns for the Zips this season. Cam Wiley has rushed for 178 yards and two touchdowns, while Shocky Jacques-Louis has caught 42 passes for 579 yards and two scores for Akron. The Akron defense is giving up 39 points per game and 464.9 yards per game.

The Kent State Golden Flashes are 2-5 (1-2) this season after they lost to Toledo by a score of 52-31 in their last game. Kent State had a 21-0 lead in the first quarter and a three-point lead at halftime, but allowed Toledo to score 24 unanswered points in the second half for the loss. The Kent State offense is averaging 27.7 points per game with 225.9 passing yards per game and 205 rushing yards per game. Collin Schlee has thrown for 1,548 yards, eight touchdowns, and four interceptions, while also rushing for 339 yards and three touchdowns for the Golden Flashes this season. Marquez Cooper has rushed for 708 yards and eight scores, while Dante Cephas has caught 44 passes for 687 yards and three touchdowns for Kent State. The Kent State defense is allowing 32.9 points per game and 449.4 yards per game.

Akron is 17-35 ATS in their last 52 games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 road games. The over is 9-3 in Akron’s last 12 road games. Kent State is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 home games and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 conference games. The over is 4-1 in Kent State’s last 5 home games. Akron is 0-6 ATS in these two teams last 6 head to head meetings.

Akron has not played well this season, but they were almost able to beat CMU in their last game. Kent State got off to a good start against Toledo, but their defense let them down in the final three quarters. Akron has actually played all right in two of their last three games and I am going to take them with the points here.

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a PickDawgz site consensus.

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