Point Spread: 27.00 | -109.00 Akron (Away)
This is too many points for a rivalry game. Not only have these teams split the last ten meetings, Akron had won 4 straight games in this series prior to last season's loss in this match-up. While this is a tough match-up for the Zips in what is appearing to be a rough season for them, there is no doubt they are going to bring a strong effort against their biggest rival. Last week, Akron did look much better than they did in their first game as the Zips were a 27 point dog and yet didn't even give up 27 points in the game! This week they are again in that line range as the markets continue to over-adjust to some early blowouts in MAC action. Kent State is off a massive win last week but their first win this season came by just 4 points. Also, early this season the Zips have played the tougher schedule in comparison with the Golden Flashes. That is helping to lead to huge line value here in a rivalry game. The Zips defense has been respectable with allowing only 396.5 yards per game so far this season and will keep them in this game as well. Grab the big points with Akron in what is forecast to be a much closer game than expected for this big road dog in evening action Tuesday.