Kent State Vs. Akron: College Football Betting Lines, Odds and Trends – November 20, 2021

Written By Staff on November 16, 2021

The Akron Zips (2-8, 1-5 MAC) will try to break a four-game slide when they play the Kent State Golden Flashes (5-5, 4-2 MAC). The Golden Flashes, listed at -14.5 on the spread, hit the road on November 20, 2021 at 12:00 PM ET against the Zips, +410 on the moneyline to win. The contest’s total is currently listed at 72.5.

In this article you’ll see everything you need to know to make a bet on the game, including statistical trends, key metrics and more, as well as up-to-date odds.

The betting trends in the following article are based off odds valid as of November 20, 2021 at 12:02 PM ET. Check out the table below for the most up-to-date lines for this outing and click here to get the best DraftKings Sportsbook deposit bonus!

Kent State Vs. Akron Betting Odds

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Kent State Offense Vs. Akron Defense

Golden Flashes Offense Stats (Rank) Zips Defense
31.5 (48) Points/Gm 38.7 (124)
473.6 (10) Yards/Gm 436.7 (114)
248.2 (50) Pass Yards/Gm 224.5 (60)
225.4 (11) Rush Yards/Gm 212.2 (121)
8.2 (39) Yards/Pass 9.0 (120)
4.9 (33) Yards/Rush 5.8 (123)
41.1% (59) 3rd Down % 52.7% (128)
4 (6) Turnovers 8 (86)
18 (125) Sacks 9 (54)

Akron Offense Vs. Kent State Defense

Akron Offense Stats (Rank) Kent State Defense
22.4 (107) Points/Gm 36.8 (121)
339.3 (105) Yards/Gm 496.7 (129)
222.2 (67) Pass Yards/Gm 298.3 (128)
117.1 (105) Rush Yards/Gm 198.4 (115)
7.6 (64) Yards/Pass 7.7 (90)
3.4 (111) Yards/Rush 4.9 (104)
37.8% (80) 3rd Down % 47.2% (119)
7 (22) Turnovers 13 (15)
22 (129) Sacks 6 (92)

When Kent State Has The Ball

  • The Golden Flashes’ rushing game ranks 11th in the FBS (225.4 yards per game), while the Zips allow 212.2 per game (121st-ranked run defense).
  • Kent State has one of the best offenses in the FBS in yards per game (No. 10 at 473.6 YPG), and will be up against the 114th-ranked Akron defense (436.7 ypg allowed).
  • The Golden Flashes rank 33rd with 4.9 yards per carry, compared to the 5.8 per rush the Zips give up (123rd in the FBS).
  • Kent State averages 8.2 yards per pass attempt (39th in the FBS), and Akron allows 9.0 per pass (120th in college football).

When Akron Has The Ball

  • The 222.2 passing yards per game the Zips average ranks them 67th in the FBS, while the 298.3 the Golden Flashes give up ranks them 128th in college football.
  • Kent State gives up third-down conversions on 47.2% of its opponents’ attempts (119th in the FBS). Akron has a 37.8% third-down conversion rate, which ranks 80th in college football.
  • The Zips have conceded 22 sacks to rank 129th in college football. The Golden Flashes’ defense has totaled six (36th-fewest).
  • Akron averages 7.6 yards per pass attempt (64th in the FBS), and Kent State allows 7.7 per pass (90th in college football).
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Kent State Betting Trends And Insights

  • Kent State has put together a 4-6-0 record against the spread this season.
  • The Golden Flashes have covered the spread once this season (1-1 ATS) when playing as at least 14.5-point favorites.
  • Kent State and its opponents have combined to go over the point total four out of 10 times this season.
  • Kent State’s 10 games this season have gone over this contest’s total of 72.5 points four times.
  • The Golden Flashes have won all five of the games they have been favored on the moneyline this season.

Akron Betting Trends And Insights

  • Akron has put together a 5-5-0 ATS record so far this year.
  • The Zips have been an underdog by 14.5 points or more five times this year, and covered the spread in three of those matchups.
  • Akron’s games have hit the over five out of 10 times this year.
  • Akron and its opponents have scored more than 72.5 combined points just once this season.
  • This season, the Zips have been the underdog seven times and won one of those games.

Kent State Players To Watch

  • This year, Dustin Crum has put up 2,414 passing yards (241.4 yards per game) while going 185-for-288 (64.2% completion percentage) and throwing 13 touchdowns and two interceptions. He has added 446 rushing yards on 112 carries with eight touchdowns, averaging 44.6 yards per game.
  • Marquez Cooper has 162 attempts for a team-high 811 rushing yards (81.1 per game) and nine touchdowns.
  • Xavier Williams has 493 yards on 97 carries (49.3 ypg), with one rushing touchdown.
  • This season Dante Cephas has 60 catches and leads the team with 907 yards (90.7 per game) while scoring seven touchdowns.
  • Nykeim Johnson has hauled in 45 catches for 491 yards (49.1 yards per game) and two touchdowns.
  • Keshunn Abram has totaled 487 yards on 34 receptions with two touchdowns, averaging 48.7 yards per game.

Akron Players To Watch

  • Zach Gibson has passed for 1,101 yards while completing 69.6% of his throws (94-of-135), with nine touchdowns and zero interceptions (183.5 yards per game).
  • Jonzell Norrils has run for a team-leading 426 yards on 88 carries (60.9 yards per game) while scoring three touchdowns.
  • DJ Irons has rushed for 310 yards on 82 carries (38.8 yards per game), with two touchdowns on the ground this year.
  • This season Michael Mathison has 52 catches and leads the team with 649 yards (64.9 per game) while scoring three touchdowns.
  • Konata Mumpfield has also tacked on 53 catches for 615 yards and seven touchdowns this year. He averages 68.3 receiving yards per game.
  • Tristian Brank is averaging 27.6 yards per game, racking up 23 receptions for 248 yards and three touchdowns.

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