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Kent State Golden FlashesNorthern Illinois Huskies
Oct 8, 3:30 PM | Turf of Huskie Stadium

Kent State Golden Flashes vs Northern Illinois Huskies Odds


Huskie Stadium will feature Huskies vs. Golden Flashes on Saturday as both teams try to pay off for bettors in Week 6 action.

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

View Kent State vs Northern Illinois Odds and Stats.

Betting Line: The home team opened as 17-point favorites in this NCAA football battle. No over under line was available early in the week, but was set to posted shortly.

Power Rankings / Prediction: The OddsShark Power Rankings have the Huskies at No. 102 and the Golden Flashes at No. 23 heading into this contest. Handicapping models project a 27-13 result in favor of the Huskies.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Northern Illinois's No. 25-ranked offense, averaging 37.2 PPG, against a Golden Flashes defense that ranks No. 86 this week at 29.4 PPG. The Huskies aerial game is averaging 253 yards per game, more than the Golden Flashes secondary allows through the air, 203.6 YPG per game.

Defensively, the Golden Flashes feature the league's No. 68-rated road run defense, allowing 172.3 yards per game. Northern Illinois, meanwhile, ranks No. 23 in rushing offense at home.

Last time out for Kent State, they were a 17-10 loser as they battled Ohio on the road. Kent State covered in the match as a 16-point underdog, while 27 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.

Last time out for Northern Illinois, they were a 48-41 loser as they battled Central Michigan on the road. Northern Illinois failed to cover in the match as a 8-point favorite, while 89 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors.

Kent State Golden Flashes Trends:
When playing in October are 6-4
When playing on turf are 4-6
After being outgained are 3-7
When playing within the conference are 4-6

Northern Illinois Huskies Trends:
When playing in October are 8-2
When playing on turf are 7-3
After outgaining opponent are 7-3
When playing within the conference are 8-2

A few Golden Flashes at Huskies trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Kent State's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Kent State's last 7 games
Kent State is 2-6 ATS in its last 8 games on the road
Kent State is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
Northern Illinois is 11-2 SU in its last 13 games at home
Northern Illinois is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing Kent State
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Northern Illinois's last 5 games
Northern Illinois is 12-4 SU in its last 16 games

Next up:
Kent State home to Miami (Ohio), Saturday, October 15
Northern Illinois home to Western Michigan, Saturday, October 15