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Kent State Golden Flashes vs Penn State Nittany Lions Week 1 Betting Preview, Odds and Pick

Week 1 action on Saturday will see the Penn State Nittany Lions looking to boost their win total and cover the spread when the Kent State Golden Flashes visit Beaver Stadium.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Penn State Nittany Lions were listed as -19-point favorites at sportsbooks such as Bovada on the college football lines menu.

Odds Shark prediction models pick the Nittany Lions to win this game on Saturday 31-10. 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 Penn State Nittany Lions Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Penn State battles the Kent State Golden Flashes, currently with a 0-0 mark (0-0 ATS). The over under records, important for totals betting, are 0-0 for the Nittany Lions and 0-0 for the Kent State Golden Flashes. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Penn State vs Kent State injuries news.

This game matches up the No. 72 (Penn State Nittany Lions) and the No. 110 (Kent State Golden Flashes) teams in the league, according to our current NCAA football Power Rankings at Odds Shark.

Statistical Matchup

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

In comparing defenses, the Kent State Golden Flashes own the league's No. 85-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 195.67 yards per game when on the road. Penn State, on the other hand, rates No. 100 this week in generating rushing yards at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Kent State didn't make much of a game of it last time out, losing to the Zips as Akron blasted them 20-0 in Week 13 action.

In their last gridiron battle, Chris Godwin did much of the damage, producing 133 receiving yards but Penn State managed to defeat the Nittany Lions 24-17 at EverBank Field.

Betting Trends
  • Kent State is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Kent State is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Kent State's last 8 games
  • Kent State is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
  • Penn State is 1-6 ATS in its last 7 games
  • Penn State is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Penn State's last 6 games
  • Penn State is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Kent State home to North Carolina A&T, Saturday, September 10th
Penn State at Pittsburgh, Saturday, September 10th