Betting line favors Golden Flashes over Bobcats

Ohio BobcatsKent State Golden Flashes
Nov 23, 11:00 AM | Turf of Dix Stadium

Ohio Bobcats vs Kent State Golden Flashes Odds

8-3TEAM RECORD10-1

Kent State looks to close out an unscathed MAC schedule when it hosts 8-3 Ohio Friday afternoon (11 am ET, ESPNU).

The 10-1 Golden Flashes, who have already clinched the MAC's East Division by going 7-0 in conference play, were early 10-point favorites over the Bobcats, who have lost three of their last four.

View Ohio vs Kent State Odds and Stats.

Betting Line: Oddsmakers at 5Dimes opened the Golden Flashes as 7-point favorites in the matchup, while the betting total was sitting near 60 at BetOnline.

Power Rankings / Prediction: The game pits the Golden Flashes, currently No. 68 in our OddsShark NCAAF Power Rankings, against the Bobcats, who rate No. 56 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and handicapping models run on this game predict a 40-37 victory for the Golden Flashes.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Kent State's No. 32-ranked offense, averaging 35 PPG, against a Bobcats defense that ranks No. 52 this week at 25.5 PPG. The Golden Flashes aerial game is averaging 159.8 yards per game, less than the Bobcats secondary allows through the air, 235.3 YPG per game.

Defensively, the Bobcats feature the league's No. 47-rated road run defense, allowing 151.8 yards per game. Kent State, meanwhile, ranks No. 58 in rushing offense at home.

Ohio lost its last outing, a 52-27 result against Ball State on November 14. Ohio failed to cover in that game as a 5.5-point underdog, while the 79 combined points took the game OVER the total. Beau Blankenship went over the 100-yard mark (161) in his team's latest effort, but Ball State still defeated Ohio by a score of 52-27.

Kent State won its last outing, a 31-24 result against Bowling Green on November 17. Kent State covered in that game as a 3-point underdog, while the 55 combined points took the game OVER the total. Dri Archer ran through the Bowling Green defense for 241 yards in Kent State's last game, handing the Falcons a 31-24 setback on Saturday at Doyt Perry Stadium.

Ohio Bobcats Trends:
When playing in November are 7-3
When playing on turf are 7-3
After being outgained are 5-5
When playing within the conference are 6-4

Kent State Golden Flashes Trends:
When playing in November are 7-3
When playing on turf are 10-0
After being outgained are 7-3
When playing within the conference are 9-1

A few Bobcats at Golden Flashes trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Ohio's last 6 games when playing Kent State
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Ohio's last 5 games when playing on the road against Kent State
Ohio is 14-4 SU in its last 18 games
Ohio is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games when playing on the road against Kent State
Kent State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Kent State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Kent State's last 6 games when playing Ohio
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Kent State's last 5 games

 

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