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College Football Betting Line Favors the Massachusetts Minutemen over the Kent State Golden Flashes

Getting a win and covering the posted spread will be the goals for the Kent State Golden Flashes on Saturday when they take on the Massachusetts Minutemen at Warren McGuirk Alumni Stadium in Week 7 action.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Kent State Golden Flashes were listed as 5-point underdogs on the opening NCAA football line at BetOnline and most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark. No total was available early in the week, check out the odds pages here or Bovada for updates.

A 22-21 result in favor of the Minutemen is the prediction by the Odds Shark handicapping pick engine. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NCAAF matchups here.

Kent State Golden Flashes vs Massachusetts Minutemen Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Kent State Golden Flashes will try to spoil to the party on Saturday; they are 2-4 ATS against the spread this season, while the Massachusetts Minutemen are 2-3 ATS. Kent State is 3-3 on the over under betting totals; Massachusetts is 3-2. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Massachusetts vs Kent State injuries news.

It's a betting matchup between the No. 100-rated Massachusetts Minutemen and the No. 90-ranked Kent State Golden Flashes, according to the NCAA College Football Power Rankings here at Odds Shark.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Massachusetts's No. 91-ranked offense, averaging 25.2 PPG, against a Kent State defense that ranks No. 76 this week at 27.17 PPG. The Massachusetts aerial game is averaging 358.8 yards per game, more than the Kent State Golden Flashes secondary allows through the air, 183.83 YPG per game.

Defensively, the Kent State Golden Flashes feature the league's No. 63-rated road run defense, allowing 175.33 yards per game. Massachusetts, meanwhile, ranks No. 125 in rushing offense at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

In their last game, Kent State got a 161-yard performance from Terry Swanson, but Toledo prevailed 38-7.

Matt Johnson led the way last time out for the Minutemen, connecting for 450 passing yards, but failing to earn the victory in a 62-38 loss to the Minutemen at Doyt Perry Stadium.

Betting Trends
  • Kent State is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Kent State is 4-13 SU in its last 17 games
  • Kent State is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Kent State's last 6 games on the road
  • Massachusetts is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games
  • Massachusetts is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 11 of Massachusetts's last 16 games
  • Massachusetts is 6-1 ATS in its last 7 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Kent State home to Bowling Green, Saturday, October 24th
Massachusetts home to Toledo, Saturday, October 24th