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Ohio Bobcats vs Kent State Golden Flashes Week 1 Betting Prediction and Odds

Ohio Bobcats


Kent State Golden Flashes
Saturday, August 30, 2014 6:00 PM ET
Dix Stadium

Ohio visits Kent State on Saturday, hoping to send the Golden Flashes to a loss while also covering the spread in college football betting action at Dix Stadium.

Ohio Bobcats vs Kent State Golden Flashes Opening Odds and Betting Line

The Kent State Golden Flashes were listed as -1.5-point favorites at sportsbooks such as Bovada on the college football lines.

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Computer Prediction: Ohio Bobcats vs Kent State Golden Flashes Pick

Handicapping prediction models run by the computers at Odds Shark pick a 24-18 result in favor of the Bobcats. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NCAAF matchups here.

Ohio Bobcats vs Kent State Golden Flashes Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

This season the Kent State Golden Flashes are 4-8 overall and 4-7-1 ATS against the spread, while the Bobcats are 7-6 and 6-7 ATS. As for the totals, Kent State is 5-7 on the OU, and Ohio is 4-9 Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Kent State vs Ohio injuries news.

The game pits the Kent State Golden Flashes, currently No. 82 in our Odds Shark NCAA Football Power Rankings, against the Ohio Bobcats, who rate No. 57 in the latest survey.

How Ohio Bobcats vs Kent State Golden Flashes Stats Matchup

The game also pits Kent State's No. 105-ranked offense, averaging 20.75 PPG, against a Ohio defense that ranks No. 72 this week at 27.46 PPG. The Kent State aerial game is averaging 186.5 yards per game, less than the Ohio Bobcats secondary allows through the air, 217.92 YPG per game.

Defensively, the Ohio Bobcats feature the league's No. 47-rated road run defense, allowing 151.57 yards per game. Kent State, meanwhile, ranks No. 62 in rushing offense at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Ohio lost its last outing, a 37-20 result against East Carolina on December 23. Ohio failed to cover in that game as a 14.5-point underdog, while the 57 combined points took the game UNDER the total. Last time out, Ohio could not slow down $WinningWR, who managed 160 receiving yards in the Pirates 37-20 victory over the Bobcats Monday.

Next Betting Matchups

Ohio at Kentucky, Saturday, September 6th
Kent State home to South Alabama, Saturday, September 6th