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Kent State Golden Flashes Visit the Ohio Bobcats in Week 8 College Football – Betting Odds and Pick

A key Week 8 battle has the visiting Kent State Golden Flashes travelling to Ohio on Saturday to face the Bobcats.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Ohio Bobcats were sitting as -21-point favorites earlier in the week at Bovada. The total was to be set a bit later in the week for over under betting purposes.

Odds Shark prediction models picked the Bobcats to win this game on Saturday 38-11. Check the picks page or matchup report during the week as factors may cause that prediction to be re-run. 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 Ohio Bobcats Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Kent State Golden Flashes will look to cover ATS vs their hosts on Saturday, as they are 3-4 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Ohio Bobcats are 5-2 ATS. Kent State is 2-5 against the over under total, while Ohio is 5-2 versus the number. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Ohio vs Kent State injuries news.

The game pits the Ohio Bobcats, currently No. 66 in our Odds Shark NCAA Football Power Rankings, against the Kent State Golden Flashes, who rate No. 138 in the latest survey.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up the Ohio Bobcats No. 15-ranked offense (39.71 PPG) against a Kent State Golden Flashes defense that ranks No. 92 at 30.71 PPG. The Ohio Bobcats passing attack has averaged 186.43 yards per game, less than the Kent State Golden Flashes give up through the air (223.57 YPG on average).

Defensively, the Kent State Golden Flashes feature the league's No. 93-rated road run defense, allowing 207 yards per game. Ohio, meanwhile, ranks No. 36 in rushing offense at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Last time out for the the RedHawks, they were scorched by Mike Carrigan for 101 receiving yards against the Golden Flashes in a 17-14 loss at Dix Stadium.

Bowling Green was unable to contain Nathan Rourke in its last action Saturday and the result was a 48-30 Week 7 loss against the Bobcats.

Betting Trends
  • Kent State is 3-6 ATS in its last 9 games
  • Kent State is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Kent State's last 5 games
  • Kent State is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
  • Ohio is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Ohio is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 6 of Ohio's last 8 games
  • Ohio is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Kent State home to Bowling Green, Tuesday, October 31st
Ohio home to Miami-OH, Tuesday, October 31st