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Clemson Tigers Hosting the Kent State Golden Flashes Week 1 Odds and Betting Pick

Week 1 action on Saturday will see the Clemson Tigers looking to boost their win total and cover the spread when the Kent State Golden Flashes visit Memorial Stadium-Clemson.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

On the betting opening line for this matchup, the Clemson Tigers sat as -40-point favorite, according to 5Dimes. The total had not been posted early in the week, so check the lines pages for the latest.

Prediction-scoring formulas run on this game pointed to a potential 48-13 result in favor of the Tigers early in the week. That outcome may change during the week, if injuries alter the models, so check the college football picks page before game time. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NCAAF matchups here.

Kent State Golden Flashes vs Clemson Tigers Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Clemson Tigers are 0-0 so far on the season, and 0-0 ATS vs the point spread. The Kent State Golden Flashes, meanwhile, are 0-0 and 0-0 ATS. Those over under betting have seen Clemson go 0-0 and the Kent State Golden Flashes go 0-0 on the totals. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Clemson vs Kent State injuries news.

The game pits the Clemson Tigers, currently No. 4 in our Odds Shark NCAA Football Power Rankings, against the Kent State Golden Flashes, who rate No. 98 in the latest survey.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up the Clemson Tigers No. -ranked offense ( PPG) against a Kent State Golden Flashes defense that ranks No. at PPG. The Clemson Tigers passing attack has averaged yards per game, more than the Kent State Golden Flashes give up through the air ( YPG on average).

In comparing defenses, the Kent State Golden Flashes own the league's No. 64-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 191.67 yards per game when on the road. Clemson, on the other hand, rates No. 82 this week in generating rushing yards at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

In their last game, the Golden Flashes were Week 13 losers coming out on the wrong end of 31-21 score against NIU.

In their last game, Clemson's aerial attack generated 420 yards and the Tigers came away with a 35-31 victory over Alabama at Raymond James Stadium.

Betting Trends
  • Kent State is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Kent State is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games
  • Kent State is 3-14 SU in its last 17 games on the road
  • The total has gone UNDER in 11 of Kent State's last 15 games on the road
  • Clemson is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Clemson's last 6 games
  • Clemson is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games at home
  • Clemson is 23-2 SU in its last 25 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Kent State home to Howard, Saturday, September 9th
Clemson home to Auburn, Saturday, September 9th

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