Free Week 8 Prediction: Zips vs. Golden Flashes Odds
Looking for Akron Zips vs. Kent State Golden Flashes free picks? Week 8 betting sees the Zips taking on the Golden Flashes Saturday October 20th at Dix Stadium, Kent, Ohio. Cappers Picks provides complimentary handicapping picks all NCAA football season long so stay tuned for more FREE college football predictions like this Akron Kent State free pick.
College Football Handicapping: Week 8
(2-3) Akron Zips vs. Kent State Golden Flashes (1-6)
Date: Saturday, October 20th 2018
Time: 3:30 pm EST
Venue: Dix Stadium, Kent, Ohio
NCAA Football Spread: Akron -4
NCAA Betting Total: 54.5
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We have reached week eight of the college football season which means a lot of conference showdowns. In this game it’s a MAC showdown when the Akron Zips make the trip to Dix Stadium to take on the Kent State Golden Flashes.
The Zips have won the last three games played between the two teams.
The Akron Zips have not had a good season and they come into this game really struggling having lost three games in a row.
The Zips have had some struggles on the offensive side of the ball. They have scored 17 points or under in each of the last three games against Buffalo they could only put six points on the board.
The Zips are led at quarterback by Kato Nelson who has thrown for 960 yards, seven touchdowns and six interceptions.
He isn’t making enough big plays for the team, and that has led to the Zips offense not getting off to the start they have hoped for.
They are facing a bad defense in this game so the offense needs to get out to a flying start. If they score under 25 points in this game that would be a huge disappointment.
Kent State Golden Flashes
On the other side of this matchup is the Kent State Golden Flashes who won their first game of the year, but since that point they have lost five straight games.
The defense has really struggled this year. They come into this game giving up 36.6 points and over 500 yards per game.
On the offensive side of the ball the Golden Flashes are led by Woody Barrett at quarterback who has thrown for 1560 yards, seven touchdowns and eight interceptions.
To win this game the defense needs to be strong early on in this game. They can’t let this game get into a shootout, or they will lose and lose by a lot.
NCAA Football Handicapping Trends
- Under is 8-1 in AKR last 9 games as a favorite.
- Under is 17-4 in AKR last 21 games on fieldturf.
- Under is 11-3 in AKR last 14 road games.
- KENT are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 conference games.
- KENT are 2-6 ATS vs. a team with a losing record.
- Under is 11-5 in KENT last 16 games in October.
- Underdog is 9-3 ATS in their last 12 meetings.
- Under is 6-2 in the last 8 meetings.
Free Week 8 NCAA Football Pick
The Zips are the better team and they will take advantage of the Golden Flashes bad defense.
4* Free NCAA Betting Pick: Akron -4
The Zips will have no issue winning this game and covering the spread.
Week 7 Free Score Prediction: Akron 31 – Kent State 20
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