Kent State Golden Flashes vs Akron Zips Predictions and Picks

This is the favorite time of year for football fans. Its Thanksgiving weekend and that means wall-to-wall football! Family, days off of work and enough college football and NFL for everyone! It all gets started with the game featuring the Kent State Golden Flashes vs Akron Zips.  O far this year we have been doing well with predictions and picks for our MAC games to include last week when we made a pick on the Akron game. While they may not be the premiere teams in the country MAC football always provides some early week football excitement.

Kent State Golden Flashes vs Akron Zips Odds

Before you watch any football game you have to look at the college football betting odds to see if you want to bet on the game. The betting odds for Kent State Golden Flashes vs Akron Zips show some serious value on this game. Although this line may stun you when you first look at it, there is a big reason why it is at this incredibly weird number.

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Records Misleading

The Zips are 6-5 straight up on the season which is much better than the 2-9 straight up record that the Golden Flashes have. It gets even worse when you look at the record against the spread (ATS) for both of these teams. The Flashes are 3-8 ATS this season, while Akron is 8-3 ATS this season which means up to this point Akron has been the money maker.

Kent State Golden Flashes vs Akron Zips Predictions and Picks

Kent State Golden Flashes vs Akron Zips Predictions and Picks

Kent State Golden Flashes vs Akron Zips Trends

With the recent records it would seem like Akron will easily win and cover, but the college football betting trends are interesting. The underdog is 8-3 ATS in their last 11 meetings and the Zips have some interesting trends opposing them this week. The Zips are 4-9 ATS in their last 13 games after accumulating more than 280 yards passing in their previous game and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games after allowing less than 170 yards passing in their previous game. Meanwhile the Golden Flashes are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games after accumulating more than 280 yards passing in their previous game.

Wagon Wheel on The Line

The Flashes have a reason to play. This is the last game of the season and they are not going to a bowl game and they are not going to a bowl game. They are also playing with the Wagon Wheel. That is the trophy awarded to the winner of this game.

Kent State Golden Flashes vs Akron Zips Predictions and Picks

This series has been closer than many would think as the Golden Flashes lead the series 23-22-1 since 1946. They are playing decent defense of late as well.  In its last road game, Kent State’s defense forced six 3-and-outs at Western Michigan and they had seven against Northern Illinois. This game will be closer than most people think and the Flashes are the play.

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