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College Football Betting Preview and Pick - Kent State Golden Flashes Underdogs vs Thundering Herd at Kent State

Dix Stadium features a battle between the host Kent State Golden Flashes and the visiting Marshall Thundering Herd in college football betting action Saturday.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Betting fans going with the Kent State Golden Flashes in this game found them listed as 11-point underdogs on the betting odds menu at 5Dimes earlier in the week.

Odds Shark computer prediction formulas pick a 27-20 win for the Thundering Herd on Saturday. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NCAAF matchups here.

Marshall Thundering Herd vs Kent State Golden Flashes Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Kent State bring a 1-2 record (2-1 ATS) to the Week 4 betting matchup against the 2-1 Marshall Thundering Herd, who are 1-2 ATS against the spread. Over under betting has seen Kent State go 2-1 so far and the Thundering Herd go 1-2. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Kent State vs Marshall injuries news.

It's a betting matchup between the No. 101-rated Kent State Golden Flashes and the No. 6-ranked Marshall Thundering Herd, according to the NCAA College Football Power Rankings here at Odds Shark.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up the Kent State Golden Flashes No. 121-ranked offense (18.33 PPG) against a Marshall Thundering Herd defense that ranks No. 41 at 19.67 PPG. The Kent State Golden Flashes passing attack has averaged 154.33 yards per game, less than the Marshall Thundering Herd give up through the air (166.33 YPG on average).

Defensively, the Marshall Thundering Herd feature the league's No. 90-rated road run defense, allowing 229 yards per game. Kent State, meanwhile, ranks No. 21 in rushing offense at home.

The Golden Flashes suffered a Week 3 loss against Minnesota in their last game, falling 10-7 at TCF Bank Stadium.

Betting Trends
  • Marshall is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games
  • Marshall is 16-2 SU in its last 18 games
  • Marshall is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
  • Marshall is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games on the road
  • Kent State is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Kent State is 3-11 SU in its last 14 games
  • Kent State is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games at home
  • Kent State is 4-8-1 ATS in its last 13 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Marshall home to Old Dominion, Saturday, October 3rd
Kent State home to Miami (Ohio), Saturday, October 3rd