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Kent State Golden Flashes Visit Minnesota Golden Gophers in Week 3 Clash – Betting Lines and Pick

TCF Bank Stadium will feature the Kent State Golden Flashes vs Minnesota Golden Gophers on Saturday as both teams try to pay off for betting fans in Week 3 action.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Several shops tracked by Odds Shark (including Bovada) set the point spread at -23 for the Minnesota Golden Gophers . NCAA football bettors had to wait for the opening over under value, which was not available at press time (check the live lines pages here for the latest totals updates).

Odds Shark computer prediction formulas pick a 27-19 win for the Golden Gophers on Saturday. 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 Minnesota Golden Gophers Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Supporters of the Kent State Golden Flashes have seen them go 1-1 and 1-1 ATS so far this season, while the Minnesota Golden Gophers are at 1-1 and 1-1 ATS. In totals betting, the Golden Gophers are 0-2, while the Golden Flashes are 2-0. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Minnesota vs Kent State injuries news.

The Minnesota Golden Gophers sit at No. 65 in the current College Football Power Rankings here at Odds Shark, while the Kent State Golden Flashes are at No. 118 on that chart.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Minnesota's No. 108-ranked offense, averaging 20 PPG, against a Kent State defense that ranks No. 103 this week at 32.5 PPG. The Minnesota aerial game is averaging 215 yards per game, more than the Kent State Golden Flashes secondary allows through the air, 106.5 YPG per game.

Defensively, the Kent State Golden Flashes feature the league's No. 27-rated road run defense, allowing 134 yards per game. Minnesota, meanwhile, ranks No. 95 in rushing offense at home.

Rodney Smith went over the 100-yard mark (108) in his team's latest effort as Minnesota defeated Colorado State by a score of 23-20 on Saturday.

Betting Trends
  • Kent State is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Kent State is 3-10 SU in its last 13 games
  • Kent State is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
  • Kent State is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
  • Minnesota is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games
  • Minnesota is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
  • Minnesota is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games at home
  • Minnesota is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Kent State home to Marshall, Saturday, September 26th
Minnesota home to Ohio, Saturday, September 26th

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