Week 3 odds - Golden Flashes vs. Tigers
Kent State Golden Flashes vs LSU Tigers Odds
Tiger Stadium features a battle between the host LSU Tigers and the visiting Kent State Golden Flashes in betting action Saturday.
The Golden Flashes will look to vanquish their hosts on Saturday, as they are 0-2 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Tigers are 2-0 ATS. Kent State is 1-1 against the total, while LSU is 2-0 versus the number.
Betting Line: The Tigers were listed as 38-point favorites at sportsbooks such as Bovada on the college football lines.
Power Rankings / Prediction: The OddsShark Power Rankings have the Tigers at No. 54 and the Golden Flashes at No. 51 heading into this contest. Handicapping models project a 53-22 result in favor of the Tigers.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up LSU's No. 16-ranked offense (46.5 PPG) against a Golden Flashes defense that ranks No. 65 at 25.5 PPG. The Tigers passing attack has averaged 272 yards per game, less than the Golden Flashes give up through the air (273 YPG on average).
In their last action, Kent State was a 41-22 loser at home against Bowling Green. They failed to cover the 6.5-point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (63) was profitable news for OVER bettors. The Golden Flashes suffered a Week 2 loss against Bowling Green in their last game, falling 41-22 at Dix Stadium.
Last time out for LSU, they were a 56-17 winner as they battled UAB at home. LSU covered in the match as a 34.5-point favorite, while 73 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Odell Beckham was good for 136 receiving yards in the Tigers's most recent action, helping his team to a 56-17 victory over the Blazers.
Kent State Golden Flashes Trends:
When playing in September are 3-7
When playing on grass are 1-9
After being outgained are 8-2
When playing outside the conference are 5-5
LSU Tigers Trends:
When playing in September are 10-0
When playing on grass are 8-2
After outgaining opponent are 9-1
When playing outside the conference are 9-1
A few Golden Flashes at Tigers trends to consider:
Kent State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Kent State's last 5 games on the road
Kent State is 11-3 SU in its last 14 games
LSU is 22-3 SU in its last 25 games at home
LSU is 21-4 SU in its last 25 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of LSU's last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of LSU's last 6 games at home
Kent State at Penn State, Saturday, September 21
LSU home to Auburn, Saturday, September 21