Kent State Golden Flashes vs Rutgers Scarlet Knights Odds
The Scarlet Knights will try to win and cover the spread at Rutgers Stadium on Saturday when they get a visit from the Golden Flashes in Week 9 action.
Supporters of the Golden Flashes have seen them go 6-1 and 6-1 ATS so far this season, while the Scarlet Knights are at 7-0 and 5-2 ATS. In totals betting, the Scarlet Knights are 2-4, while the Golden Flashes are 4-2.
Betting Line: Sportsbooks such as TopBet had the Scarlet Knights pegged as 11.5-point favorites in this matchup. The total, meanwhile, had yet to be posted as of writing - check the lines shortly.
Power Rankings / Prediction: This game matches up the No. 33 (Scarlet Knights) and the No. 82 (Golden Flashes) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAF Power Rankings at OddsShark. A 39-33 result in favor of the Scarlet Knights is predicted by handicapping models.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Rutgers's No. 73-ranked offense (26.4 PPG) against a Golden Flashes defense that ranks No. 54 at 24.7 PPG. The Scarlet Knights passing attack has averaged 214.7 yards per game, less than the Golden Flashes give up through the air (245.1 YPG on average).
Defensively, the Golden Flashes feature the league's No. 85-rated road run defense, allowing 196.2 yards per game. Rutgers, meanwhile, ranks No. 100 in rushing offense at home.
In their last action, Kent State was a 41-24 winner at home against Western Michigan. They covered the 3.5-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (65) was profitable news for OVER bettors. In their last game, Kent State got a 124-yard performance from Trayion Durham as a key part of its 41-24 win over Western Michigan.
Rutgers won its last outing, a 35-10 result against Temple on October 20. Rutgers covered in that game as a 3-point favorite, while the 45 combined points took the game OVER the total. Temple was unable to contain Jawan Jamison in its last action Saturday and the result was a 35-10 Week 8 loss against the Scarlet Knights.
Kent State Golden Flashes Trends:
When playing in October are 6-4
When playing on turf are 10-0
After being outgained are 5-5
When playing outside the conference are 3-7
Rutgers Scarlet Knights Trends:
When playing in October are 7-3
When playing on turf are 8-2
After outgaining opponent are 8-2
When playing outside the conference are 9-1
A few Golden Flashes at Scarlet Knights trends to consider:
Kent State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Kent State's last 6 games
Kent State is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Kent State's last 9 games on the road
Rutgers is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Rutgers is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Kent State home to Akron, Saturday, November 3
Rutgers home to Army, Saturday, November 10