Akron vs Kent State Odds: College Football Week 12


Akron vs Kent State Odds – College Football Week 12: Kent State hosts Akron on Tuesday night on their home turf, riding a 6-1 ATS streak on their last 7 games overall. Meanwhile, the Akron Zips come to down on a 2-5 ATS skid in their last 7 road games and are 7-20 ATS overall, a streak going back to 2018.

Kent State
+24 (-110)
-24 (-110)
Over 59 (-110)
Under 59 (-110)
Dix Stadium
Tue. Nov 17th, 8:00 PM ET
Kent State has covered 5 of the last 7 meetings between these two teams at home, and are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 overall against the Zips. However, there is some hope for the Zips coming out of the historical trends, as the Underdog has covered 10 of the last 14 between these two teams. As for the total, the Under has hit in 8 of the last 10 meetings between Kent State and Akron.

Match-Up and Trends

Team Record
Moneyline profit
Kent State

Kent State has gone 2-0 as a favorite so far this season, beating Bowling Green last week handily as a -1250 moneyline favorite, and picking up the 27-23 win over Eastern Michigan as the -210 chalk in their opening game of the season, a game in which they failed to cover the spread, as they sit 1-1 ATS coming into their game against the Zips.

As for Akron, they are 0-2 this season as an underdog, but 1-1 ATS, after covering the +27.5 against Ohio last week in a 24-10 defeat.

Measure of Expectation

Avg. Margin
Avg. ATS Margin
Moneyline fade
Kent State

Similar to the Buffalo/Bowling Green game, the line seems to be shaded a little bit further towards the favorite than it should be, and unlike the Buffalo game, money has come in on the favorite, moving Kent State from -24 to -25.

Based on the expectations, this is a very hard game to pick. The market may be biased towards Akron because of their performance against Ohio, covering the spread by 13.5 points in a game they were +27.5 point dogs. Nonetheless, this is an Akron team that has failed to cover in 8 of their last 10 games overall going back to last season. The truth of the matter is that they just simply aren’t that good, and Kent State should be able to roll through them rather easily.

If you’re backing Kent State, you should jump on them right away to take advantage of that potential recency bias attached to the Zips, who are coming off of a rare ATS cover. With just two games worth of data, it’s hard to pinpoint exactly where these teams stand as far as power-ratings go, so it’s more or less a stay away.


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