Falcons home to Golden Flashes in NCAAF betting action

Kent State Golden FlashesBowling Green Falcons
Nov 17, 12:00 PM | Turf of Doyt Perry Stadium

Kent State Golden Flashes vs Bowling Green Falcons Odds

9-1TEAM RECORD7-3

In a match-up between the top two teams in the MAC's East Division 9-1 Kent State visits 7-3 Bowling Green Saturday afternoon (noon ET, ESPN3).

In the early betting the Golden Flashes, who lead the West at 6-0, were favored by three points over the Falcons, who are in second place at 5-1.

View Kent State vs Bowling Green Odds and Stats.

Betting Line: Bettors going with the Falcons in this game found them listed as 2-point favorites on the betting line at Sportsbook.ag earlier in the week.

Power Rankings / Prediction: According to the Power Rankings here at OddsShark it's the No. 16-rated Falcons and the No. 77-rated Golden Flashes in this matchup. Predictive formulas point to a 35-33 win for the Golden Flashes on Saturday.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Bowling Green's No. 93-ranked offense, averaging 23.3 PPG, against a Golden Flashes defense that ranks No. 53 this week at 25.2 PPG. The Falcons aerial game is averaging 201.5 yards per game, less than the Golden Flashes secondary allows through the air, 279.6 YPG per game.

Defensively, the Golden Flashes feature the league's No. 47-rated road run defense, allowing 151.2 yards per game. Bowling Green, meanwhile, ranks No. 43 in rushing offense at home.

Kent State was a 48-32 winner in their most recent outing on the road against Miami (Ohio). They covered the 6.5-point spread as favorites, while the total score (80) made winners of OVER bettors. Trayion Durham ran through the Miami (Ohio) defense for 172 yards in Kent State's last game, handing the RedHawks a 48-32 setback on Saturday at Fred C Yager Stadium.

Last time out for Bowling Green, they were a 26-14 winner as they battled Ohio on the road. Bowling Green covered in the match as a 2.5-point underdog, while 40 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Last time we saw the Bobcats, they had no answer for Anthon Samuel as the Falcons rolled to a 26-14 victory at Peden Stadium.

Kent State Golden Flashes Trends:
When playing in November are 6-4
When playing on turf are 10-0
After outgaining opponent are 6-4
When playing within the conference are 9-1

Bowling Green Falcons Trends:
When playing in November are 5-5
When playing on turf are 8-2
After outgaining opponent are 6-4
When playing within the conference are 6-4

A few Golden Flashes at Falcons trends to consider:
Kent State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Kent State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Kent State's last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Kent State's last 7 games on the road
Bowling Green is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Bowling Green's last 5 games
Bowling Green is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
Bowling Green is 8-3 SU in its last 11 games when playing Kent State

Next up:
Kent State home to Ohio, Friday, November 23
Bowling Green home to Buffalo, Friday, November 23