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Oct 13, 12:00 PM | Turf of Michie Stadium

Kent State Golden Flashes vs Army Black Knights Odds


Bettors will be looking to hit pay dirt on Saturday when the Black Knights host the Golden Flashes at Michie Stadium in Week 7 action.

The Golden Flashes will look to vanquish their hosts on Saturday, as they are 4-1 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Black Knights are 2-3 ATS. Kent State is 3-1 against the total, while Army is 3-1 versus the number.

View Kent State vs Army Odds and Stats.

Betting Line: Sportsbooks such as had set the Black Knights as 4-point favorites on the opening line for this contest.

Power Rankings / Prediction: It's a betting matchup between the No. 98-rated Black Knights and the No. 66-ranked Golden Flashes, according to the NCAAF Power Rankings here at Odds Shark. Predictive-scoring models run on this game indicate a potential 37-17 result in favor of the Golden Flashes.


How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Army's No. 88-ranked offense (24.2 PPG) against a Golden Flashes defense that ranks No. 66 at 26.4 PPG. The Black Knights passing attack has averaged 54.2 yards per game, less than the Golden Flashes give up through the air (250.2 YPG on average).

In comparing defenses, the Golden Flashes own the league's No. 53-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 153.3 yards per game when on the road. Army, on the other hand, rates No. 2 this week in generating rushing yards at home.

Kent State won its last outing, a 41-14 result against Eastern Michigan on October 6. Kent State covered in that game as a 3-point favorite, while the 55 combined points took the game OVER the total. Eastern Michigan was unable to contain Trayion Durham in its last action Saturday and the result was a 41-14 Week 6 loss against the Golden Flashes.

Army won its last outing, a 34-31 result against Boston College on October 6. Army covered in that game as a 7-point underdog, while the 65 combined points took the game OVER the total. Last time we saw the Eagles, they had no answer for Raymond Maples as the Black Knights rolled to a 34-31 victory at Michie Stadium.

Kent State Golden Flashes Trends:
When playing in October are 5-5
When playing on turf are 8-2
After outgaining opponent are 6-4
When playing outside the conference are 3-7

Army Black Knights Trends:
When playing in October are 5-5
When playing on turf are 4-6
After outgaining opponent are 4-6
When playing outside the conference are 2-8

A few Golden Flashes at Black Knights trends to consider:
Kent State is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
Kent State is 4-13 SU in its last 17 games on the road
Army is 1-8 SU in its last 9 games

Next up:
Kent State home to Western Michigan, Saturday, October 20
Army at Eastern Michigan, Saturday, October 20