Point spread favors Wildcats in battle with Golden Flashes
Kent State Golden Flashes vs Kansas State Wildcats Odds
A key Week 3 battle has the visiting Golden Flashes travelling to Kansas State on Saturday to face the Wildcats.
This season the Wildcats are 1-0 overall and 0-1 ATS against the number, while the Golden Flashes are 0-2 and 0-2 ATS. As for the totals, Kansas State is 0-1 on the OU, and Kent State is 1-1.
Betting Line: Odds makers opened the Wildcats as 15-point favorites in the game, while the betting total was sitting at 999.
Power Rankings / Prediction: The Wildcats - Golden Flashes odds would favor the Wildcats if the lines were set according to power ranks. Kansas State is rated No. 49 in our latest OddsShark poll, while the Golden Flashes sit at No. 56. Math models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 18--9 win for the Wildcats.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Kansas State's #110-ranked offense (10 PPG) against a Golden Flashes defense that ranks #99 at 34 PPG. The Wildcats passing attack has averaged 128 yards per game, less than the Golden Flashes give up through the air (172.5 YPG on average).
In comparing defenses, the Golden Flashes own the league's #47-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 183 yards per game when on the road. Kansas State, on the other hand, rates #49 this week in generating rushing yards at home.
Kent State was a 20-12 loser in its last match at home against Louisiana-Lafayette. They failed to cover the 8.5–point spread as favorites, while the total score of 32 sent UNDER bettors to the payout window.
Kansas State was a 10-7 winner in their most recent outing at home against Eastern Kentucky. They failed to cover the 26.5–point spread as favorites, while the total score (17) made winners of UNDER bettors.
Kent State Golden Flashes Trends:
When playing in September are 3-7
When playing on turf are 4-6
After outgaining opponent are 4-6
When playing outside the conference are 2-8
Kansas State Wildcats Trends:
When playing in September are 8-2
When playing on turf are 6-4
After outgaining opponent are 5-5
When playing outside the conference are 7-3
A few Golden Flashes at Wildcats trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Kent State's last 6 games
Kent State is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games
Kent State is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games
Kent State is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Kansas State's last 6 games
Kansas State is 12-3 SU in its last 15 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Kansas State's last 6 games at home
Kansas State is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
Kent State home to South Alabama, Saturday, September 24
Kansas State at Miami, Saturday, September 24