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Broncos battle Golden Flashes in Week 5 odds

Kent State Golden FlashesWestern Michigan Broncos
1-3September 28, 2013, 07:00 | Waldo Stadium0-4

Western Michigan looks to cover the Broncos-Golden Flashes point spread this week and improve its overall 0-4 mark when they host Kent State in Week 5 action.

The Broncos are 0-4 so far on the season, and 2-2 ATS vs. the number. The Golden Flashes, meanwhile, are 1-3 and 1-3 ATS. Over under bettors have seen Western Michigan go 1-3 and the Golden Flashes go 2-2 on the totals.

View Kent State Golden Flashes vs Western Michigan Broncos Odds and Stats.

The Golden Flashes were listed as 2-point Underdog on the opening NCAA football line at 5Dimes and most sportsbooks tracked by OddsShark. No total was available early in the week.

The OddsShark Power Rankings have the Broncos at No. 81 and the Golden Flashes at No. 83 heading into this contest. Handicapping models project a 4-1 result in favor of the Golden Flashes.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Western Michigan's No. 117-ranked offense, averaging 14 PPG, against a Golden Flashes defense that ranks No. 96 this week at 32.5 PPG. The Broncos aerial game is averaging 196 yards per game, less than the Golden Flashes secondary allows through the air, 246.5 YPG per game.

In comparing defenses, the Golden Flashes own the league's No. 94-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 257 yards per game when on the road. Western Michigan, on the other hand, rates No. 42 this week in generating rushing yards at home.

A few Golden Flashes at Broncos trends to consider:
Kent State is 16-7 ATS in its last 23 games
Kent State is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
Kent State is 16-7 SU in its last 23 games
Kent State is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games
Western Michigan is 3-7 ATS in its last 10 games
Western Michigan is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Western Michigan's last 6 games
Western Michigan is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games at home

Next up:
Kent State at Northern Illinois, Saturday, October 5th
Western Michigan at Toledo, Saturday, October 5th