Falcons vs Golden Flashes Game Preview
Bowling Green Falcons vs Kent State Golden Flashes Odds
The visiting Falcons hope to send their backers to the pay window on Saturday as they look to cover the spread at Dix Stadium against the Golden Flashes.
They bring a 1-0 record (0-1 ATS) to the Week 2 battle against the 1-0 Falcons, who are 1-0 ATS against the spread. Over under bettors have seen Kent State go 0-1 so far and the Falcons go 0-1.
Betting Line: Bettors looking to back the visiting Falcons in this one found them as 8-point favorites on the opening college football point spread at TopBet. Bookmark the college football odds pages to see where the over under number opens in this game.
Power Rankings / Prediction: The OddsShark Power Rankings have the Golden Flashes at No. 81 and the Falcons at No. 18 heading into this contest. Handicapping models project a 44-24 result in favor of the Falcons.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Kent State's No. 92-ranked offense, averaging 17 PPG, against a Falcons defense that ranks No. 16 this week at 7 PPG. The Golden Flashes aerial game is averaging 194 yards per game, less than the Falcons secondary allows through the air, 222 YPG per game.
Last time out for Bowling Green, they were a 34-7 winner as they battled Tulsa at home. Bowling Green covered in the match as a 2.5-point favorite, while 41 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Bowling Green cruised to victory in its last outing, as they ran up a 34-7 score against Tulsa at Doyt Perry Stadium.
Last time out for Kent State, they were a 17-10 winner as they battled Liberty at home. Kent State failed to cover in the match as a 20-point favorite, while 27 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. The Golden Flashes grabbed a Week 1 victory over the Flames in their last game, winning 17-10 at Dix Stadium.
Bowling Green Falcons Trends:
When playing in September are 5-5
When playing on turf are 8-2
After outgaining opponent are 6-4
When playing within the conference are 7-3
Kent State Golden Flashes Trends:
When playing in September are 4-6
When playing on turf are 8-2
After outgaining opponent are 7-3
When playing within the conference are 8-2
A few Falcons at Golden Flashes trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Bowling Green's last 7 games on the road
Bowling Green is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Kent State
Bowling Green is 8-2 SU in its last 10 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Bowling Green's last 5 games when playing Kent State
Kent State is 11-2 SU in its last 13 games
Kent State is 9-2 SU in its last 11 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Kent State's last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Kent State's last 5 games when playing Bowling Green
Bowling Green at Indiana, Saturday, September 14
Kent State at LSU, Saturday, September 14