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Golden Flashes battle Broncos in Week 8 odds

Western Michigan BroncosKent State Golden Flashes
Oct 20, 3:30 PM | Turf of Dix Stadium

Western Michigan Broncos vs Kent State Golden Flashes Odds

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Kent State will look to improve on its 5-1 record this week when they host Western Michigan in Week 8 action at Dix Stadium on Saturday.

Backers of the Golden Flashes have seen them go 5-1 and 5-1 ATS so far this season, while the Broncos are at 3-4 and 3-4 ATS. In totals betting, the Broncos are 2-4, while the Golden Flashes are 3-2.

View Western Michigan vs Kent State Odds and Stats.

Betting Line: The Golden Flashes were listed as 3.5-point favorites at sportsbooks such as Bovada on the college football lines.

Power Rankings / Prediction: It's a betting matchup between the No. 90-rated Golden Flashes and the No. 88-ranked Broncos, according to the NCAAF Power Rankings here at Odds Shark. Predictive-scoring models run on this game indicate a potential 36-32 result in favor of the Golden Flashes.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Kent State's No. 48-ranked offense, averaging 32.5 PPG, against a Broncos defense that ranks No. 58 this week at 25.4 PPG. The Golden Flashes aerial game is averaging 180.5 yards per game, less than the Broncos secondary allows through the air, 224.3 YPG per game.

Defensively, the Broncos feature the league's No. 55-rated road run defense, allowing 154.3 yards per game. Kent State, meanwhile, ranks No. 100 in rushing offense at home.

Last time out for Western Michigan, they were a 30-24 loser as they battled Ball State on the road. Western Michigan failed to cover in the match as a 2.5-point underdog, while 54 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Dareyon Chance went over the 100-yard mark (116) in his team's latest effort, but Ball State still defeated Western Michigan by a score of 30-24.

Kent State was a 31-17 winner in their most recent outing on the road against Army. They covered the 1-point spread as favorites, while the total score (48) made winners of UNDER bettors. Dri Archer went over the 100-yard mark (222) in his team's latest effort as Kent State defeated Army by a score of 31-17 on Saturday.

Western Michigan Broncos Trends:
When playing in October are 5-5
When playing on turf are 5-5
After being outgained are 7-3
When playing within the conference are 5-5

Kent State Golden Flashes Trends:
When playing in October are 6-4
When playing on turf are 9-1
After being outgained are 4-6
When playing within the conference are 7-3

A few Broncos at Golden Flashes trends to consider:
Western Michigan is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games when playing Kent State
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Western Michigan's last 5 games on the road
Western Michigan is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
Western Michigan is 1-7 SU in its last 8 games on the road
Kent State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Kent State is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
Kent State is 1-7 ATS in its last 8 games when playing Western Michigan
Kent State is 1-7 SU in its last 8 games when playing Western Michigan

Next up:
Western Michigan home to Northern Illinois, Saturday, October 27
Kent State at Rutgers, Saturday, October 27