Kent State Golden Flashes vs Eastern Michigan Eagles Odds
A key Week 6 battle has the visiting Golden Flashes travelling to Eastern Michigan on Saturday to face the Eagles.
The Golden Flashes will look to vanquish their hosts on Saturday, as they are 3-1 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Eagles are 1-3 ATS. Kent State is 2-1 against the total, while Eastern Michigan is 2-1 versus the number.
Betting Line: On the opening line for this matchup, the Eagles sat as 1-point underdogs, according to 5Dimes. The total, meanwhile, had not been posted early in the week, so check the lines pages for the latest.
Power Rankings / Prediction: It's a betting matchup between the No. 104-rated Eagles and the No. 98-ranked Golden Flashes, according to the NCAAF Power Rankings here at Odds Shark. Predictive-scoring models run on this game indicate a potential 29-8 result in favor of the Golden Flashes.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Eastern Michigan's No. 118-ranked offense (15.8 PPG) against a Golden Flashes defense that ranks No. 81 at 29.5 PPG. The Eagles passing attack has averaged 154.2 yards per game, less than the Golden Flashes give up through the air (289.5 YPG on average).
Defensively, the Golden Flashes feature the league's No. 69-rated road run defense, allowing 176.5 yards per game. Eastern Michigan, meanwhile, ranks No. 113 in rushing offense at home.
Kent State was a 45-43 winner in their most recent outing at home against Ball State. They covered the 2.5-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (88) made winners of OVER bettors. Kent State won its last game, 45-43 over Ball State on Saturday, behind a 104-yard receiving performance from Dri Archer at Dix Stadium.
In their last action, Eastern Michigan was a 23-7 loser on the road against Michigan State. They covered the 31.5-point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (30) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. Garrett Hoskins was good for 102 receiving yards in the Eagles's most recent action, but while it helped his stats, it didn’t help his team to victory and they fell 23-7 to the Eagles.
Kent State Golden Flashes Trends:
When playing in October are 5-5
When playing on turf are 7-3
After being outgained are 4-6
When playing within the conference are 6-4
Eastern Michigan Eagles Trends:
When playing in October are 4-6
When playing on turf are 4-6
After being outgained are 4-6
When playing within the conference are 4-6
A few Golden Flashes at Eagles trends to consider:
Kent State is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Eastern Michigan
Kent State is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Kent State's last 7 games on the road
Kent State is 4-9 ATS in its last 13 games on the road
Eastern Michigan is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games at home
Eastern Michigan is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
Eastern Michigan is 6-15 SU in its last 21 games at home
Eastern Michigan is 3-7-1 ATS in its last 11 games at home
Kent State at Army, Saturday, October 13
Eastern Michigan home to Toledo, Saturday, October 13