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    InfoCision Stadium-Summa Field is the venue where the Akron Zips (1-7) will take on the Kent State Golden Flashes (1-7) on Wednesday, November 1, 2023.

    The Zips are the favorites (-4) in their game against the Golden Flashes. (In terms of the moneyline, the Zips are and the Golden Flashes are .)

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    Game Info for Akron vs. Kent State

    • Game Day: Wednesday, November 1, 2023
    • Game Time: 7:30 PM ET
    • TV Channel: ESPNU
    • Location: Akron, Ohio
    • Stadium: InfoCision Stadium-Summa Field
    Akron vs Kent State Betting Information
    Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline
    Akron -4 -110 -110 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

    Akron Pick Insights

    • Akron has a 3-4-0 record against the spread this season.
    • Akron has hit the over in three of its seven games with a set total (42.9%).

    Akron Stats & Insights

    • While Akron ranks 45th in total defense with 342 yards allowed per game, the team’s offensive unit has been a little worse, ranking fifth-worst (279 yards per game).
    • Akron has been a bottom-25 scoring offense this season, ranking third-worst with 15.4 points per contest. The defense ranks 97th in the FBS (29.4 points allowed per game).
    • While Akron ranks 22nd-worst in the FBS in passing offense with 187.4 passing yards per game, it’s been a different story with the defense, which ranks 25th-best (193.3 passing yards per game allowed).
    • Akron has been a bottom-25 run offense this season, ranking eighth-worst with 91.6 rushing yards per game. On the defensive side of the ball, the Zips are ranked 74th in the FBS (148.8 rushing yards allowed per game).
    • Akron has been a bottom-25 offense on third down this season, ranking 12th-worst with a 30.9% third-down percentage. On the defensive side of the ball, the Zips rank 52nd in the FBS (36.3% third-down conversion rate allowed).
    • Akron has the seventh-worst turnover margin in college football at -8, forcing 10 turnovers (62nd in the FBS) while turning it over 18 times (132nd in the FBS).

    Akron’s Best Players

    • DJ Iron leads Akron with 718 yards (89.8 ypg) on 88-of-133 passing with three touchdowns and three interceptions this season. He also has 215 rushing yards on 61 carries while scoring two touchdowns on the ground.
    • Lorenzo Lingard has carried the ball 78 times for a team-high 388 yards (48.5 per game) with two scores. He has also caught 21 passes for 218 yards and one receiving touchdown.
    • Daniel George’s 298 yards as a receiver pace the team. He’s been targeted 57 times and has registered 31 catches.
    • Jasaiah Gathings has put up a 272-yard season so far, reeling in 26 passes on 44 targets.
    • CJ Nunnally has five sacks to lead the team, and also has nine TFL and 28 tackles.
    • Akron’s tackle leader, Bryan McCoy, has 42 tackles, two TFL, and one sack this year.
    • Kerry Martin Jr. leads the team with two interceptions, while also collecting 20 tackles, one TFL, one sack, and two passes defended.

    Kent State Betting Insights

    • Kent State has covered the spread once in seven games this season.
    • Kent State is 1-6 against the spread when an underdog by 4 points or more this season.
    • Kent State games have gone over the point total in four out of seven opportunities (57.1%).

    Kent State Pick Insights

    • Kent State ranks third-worst in total yards per game (259.9), but it has been more effective on the other side of the ball, ranking 74th in the FBS with 375.5 total yards surrendered per contest.
    • Kent State has plenty of room to improve, as it ranks worst in points per game (12.5) this season and 17th-worst in points allowed per game (33).
    • Kent State’s passing offense has been a bottom-25 unit this season, posting 142.5 passing yards per game, which ranks seventh-worst in the FBS. Defensively, it ranks 52nd with 214.9 passing yards allowed per contest.
    • With 117.4 rushing yards per game on offense, Kent State ranks 106th in the FBS. Defensively it ranks 94th, allowing 160.6 rushing yards per contest.
    • Kent State has struggled on both sides of the ball on third down this season, ranking seventh-worst in third-down conversion rate (29.7%) and sixth-worst in third-down rate allowed (49.1%).
    • At -1, Kent State has the 74th-ranked turnover margin in the FBS, with seven forced turnovers (106th in the FBS) and eight turnovers committed (37th in the FBS).

    Kent State’s Best Players

    • Michael Alaimo leads Kent State with 932 yards on 79-of-144 passing with two touchdowns compared to four interceptions this season.
    • The team’s top rusher, Gavin Garcia, has carried the ball 96 times for 374 yards (46.8 per game) with two touchdowns.
    • Jaylen Thomas has racked up 305 yards on 80 carries with one touchdown.
    • Chrishon McCray’s 449 receiving yards (56.1 yards per game) are best on his team. He has 35 catches on 66 targets with two touchdowns.
    • Trell Harris has caught 15 passes and compiled 257 receiving yards (32.1 per game) with one touchdown.
    • Luke Floriea’s 30 targets have resulted in 14 catches for 152 yards and two touchdowns.
    • CJ West has racked up two sacks to pace the team, while also picking up four TFL and 22 tackles.
    • Devin Nicholson is the team’s tackle leader this year. He’s picked up 53 tackles and four TFL.
    • Nick Giacolone has a team-leading one interception to go along with 29 tackles, four TFL, and one pass defended.
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