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Jaguars home to Golden Flashes in NCAAF betting action

Kent State Golden FlashesSouth Alabama Jaguars
2-5October 19, 2013, 03:00 | Ladd Peebles Stadium2-3

Bettors will be looking to hit pay dirt on Saturday when the Jaguars host the Golden Flashes at Ladd Peebles Stadium in Week 8 action.

They battle the Golden Flashes, currently with a 2-5 mark (3-4 ATS). The over under records, important for totals bettors, are 2-2-1 for the Jaguars and 2-5 for the Golden Flashes.

View Kent State Golden Flashes vs South Alabama Jaguars Odds and Stats.

The Jaguars sit at No. 89 in the current NCAAF Power Rankings here at OddsShark, while the Golden Flashes are at No. 84 on that chart. Math models have concluded that the Jaguars will win this game 25-15.

Kent State was a 27-24 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Ball State. They covered the 13.5-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (51) made winners of UNDER bettors. Kent State lost its last outing 27-24 against Ball State on Saturday, getting a 106-yard receiving performance from Chris Humphrey in a losing cause at Scheumann Stadium. South Alabama lost its last outing 34-33 against Troy on Saturday, getting a 106-yard receiving performance from Shavarez Smith in a losing cause at Veterans Memorial Stadium.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up South Alabama's No. 64-ranked offense (30 PPG) against a Golden Flashes defense that ranks No. 89 at 29.86 PPG. The Jaguars passing attack has averaged 288.6 yards per game, more than the Golden Flashes give up through the air (242 YPG on average).

Defensively, the Golden Flashes feature the league's No. 99-rated road run defense, allowing 215.75 yards per game. South Alabama, meanwhile, ranks No. 80 in rushing offense at home.

A few Golden Flashes at Jaguars trends to consider:
Kent State is 3-13 SU in its last 16 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Kent State's last 5 games
Kent State is 9-1 ATS in its last 10 games on the road
Kent State is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games on the road
South Alabama is 6-1 ATS in its last 7 games
South Alabama is 4-16 SU in its last 20 games
South Alabama is 1-7 ATS in its last 8 games at home
South Alabama is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games at home

Next up:
Kent State at Buffalo, Saturday, October 26th
South Alabama at Texas State, Saturday, October 26th