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Point spread favors Bobcats in battle with Golden Flashes

Kent State Golden FlashesOhio Bobcats
Oct 1, 2:00 PM | Turf of Peden Stadium

Kent State Golden Flashes vs Ohio Bobcats Odds

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Kent State travels to Ohio on Saturday, hoping to boost its 1-3 mark in Week 5 action with a victory over the Bobcats.

The Golden Flashes will try to spoil to the party on Saturday; they are 0-4 ATS against the number this season, while the Bobcats are 2-2 ATS. Kent State is 2-2 on the totals; Ohio is 3-1.

View Kent State vs Ohio Odds and Stats.

Betting Line: The visitors opened as 13.5-point underdogs in this one at most sportsbooks tracked here at OddsShark. No total had been posted as yet, check the live lines pages in the coming days to see where the number opened.

Power Rankings / Prediction: This game matches up the No. 78 (Bobcats) and the No. 43 (Golden Flashes) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAF Power Rankings at OddsShark. A 43-5 result in favor of the Bobcats is predicted by handicapping models.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Ohio's No. 33-ranked offense (36 PPG) against a Golden Flashes defense that ranks No. 100 at 32.5 PPG. The Bobcats passing attack has averaged 252.5 yards per game, more than the Golden Flashes give up through the air (185.5 YPG on average).

Defensively, the Golden Flashes feature the league's No. 85-rated road run defense, allowing 201 yards per game. Ohio, meanwhile, ranks No. 35 in rushing offense at home.

Kent State was a 33-25 winner in their most recent outing at home against South Alabama. They failed to cover the 9–point spread as favorites, while the total score (58) made winners of OVER bettors.

Ohio lost its last outing, a 38-26 result against Rutgers on September 24. Ohio failed to cover in that game as a 4-point underdog, while the 64 combined points took the game OVER the total.

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

Ohio Bobcats Trends:
When playing in October are 9-1
When playing on turf are 7-3
After being outgained are 5-5
When playing within the conference are 7-3

A few Golden Flashes at Bobcats trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Kent State's last 5 games when playing Ohio
Kent State is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Ohio
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Kent State's last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Kent State's last 15 games on the road
Ohio is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Ohio's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Ohio's last 5 games when playing Kent State
Ohio is 10-3 SU in its last 13 games

Next up:
Kent State at Northern Illinois, Saturday, October 8
Ohio at Buffalo, Saturday, October 8

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