Nittany Lions battle Golden Flashes in Week 4 odds
Kent State Golden Flashes vs Penn State Nittany Lions Odds
Penn State looks to cover the Nittany Lions-Golden Flashes point spread this week and improve its overall 2-1 mark when they host Kent State in Week 4 action.
They will face the 1-2 Golden Flashes, who own a 1-2 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Nittany Lions are 2-1 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Golden Flashes are 2-1 favoring the OVER.
Betting Line: Bettors looking to back the visiting Golden Flashes in this one found them as 14.5-point underdogs 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: It's a betting matchup between the No. 64-rated Nittany Lions and the No. 76-ranked Golden Flashes, according to the NCAAF Power Rankings here at Odds Shark. Predictive-scoring models run on this game indicate a potential 39-11 result in favor of the Nittany Lions.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Penn State's No. 54-ranked offense, averaging 33 PPG, against a Golden Flashes defense that ranks No. 93 this week at 32 PPG. The Nittany Lions aerial game is averaging 293.7 yards per game, more than the Golden Flashes secondary allows through the air, 270 YPG per game.
Defensively, the Golden Flashes feature the league's No. 94-rated road run defense, allowing 307 yards per game. Penn State, meanwhile, ranks No. 48 in rushing offense at home.
Last time out for Kent State, they were a 45-13 loser as they battled LSU on the road. Kent State covered in the match as a 36-point underdog, while 58 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Kent State didn’t make much of a game of it last time out, losing to the Tigers as LSU blasted them 45-13 in Week 3 action.
Penn State lost its last outing, a 34-31 result against Central Florida on September 14. Penn State failed to cover in that game as a 4.5-point favorite, while the 65 combined points took the game OVER the total. In their last game, Penn State got a 128-yard performance from Zach Zwinak, but Central Florida prevailed 34-31.
Kent State Golden Flashes Trends:
When playing in September are 3-7
When playing on grass are 0-10
After being outgained are 7-3
When playing outside the conference are 5-5
Penn State Nittany Lions Trends:
When playing in September are 6-4
When playing on grass are 7-3
After being outgained are 7-3
When playing outside the conference are 6-4
A few Golden Flashes at Nittany Lions trends to consider:
Kent State is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Kent State's last 6 games on the road
Kent State is 11-4 SU in its last 15 games
Kent State is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Penn State's last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Penn State's last 6 games
Penn State is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
Penn State is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games at home
Kent State at Western Michigan, Saturday, September 28
Penn State at Indiana, Saturday, October 5