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Kent State Golden Flashes Hosting the Ohio Bobcats Week 8 Odds and Betting Pick

The visiting Ohio Bobcats hope to send their betting fans to the pay window on Saturday as they look to cover the spread at Dix Stadium against the Golden Flashes.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Sportsbooks such as Bovada had the Kent State Golden Flashes pegged as 4-point underdogs in this matchup. The total, meanwhile, had yet to be posted as of writing - check the lines shortly.

Prediction-scoring formulas run on this game pick a potential 20-10 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 Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Kent State Golden Flashes currently sport a record of 2-5, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 4-3 ATS. The Ohio Bobcats are 4-3 and 3-4 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Kent State Golden Flashes post a 4-3 over under record this season, while the Ohio Bobcats have gone 1-5 against the number. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Kent State vs Ohio injuries news.

The OddsShark Power Rankings have the Kent State Golden Flashes at No. 118 and the Ohio Bobcats at No. 44 heading into this contest.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up the Kent State Golden Flashes No. 105-ranked offense (23 PPG) against a Ohio Bobcats defense that ranks No. 63 at 26.29 PPG. The Kent State Golden Flashes passing attack has averaged 139.43 yards per game, less than the Ohio Bobcats give up through the air (258.57 YPG on average).

Defensively, the Ohio Bobcats feature the league's No. 7-rated road run defense, allowing 86.67 yards per game. Kent State, meanwhile, ranks No. 96 in rushing offense at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Sebastian Smith hauled in 8 passes for 123 yards against the Eastern Michigan defense in the team's last game, but the result was a 27-20 loss against the Eagles on Saturday.

The Golden Flashes suffered a Week 7 loss against Miami-OH in their last game, falling 18-14 at Fred C Yager Stadium.

Betting Trends
  • Ohio is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
  • Ohio is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Ohio's last 5 games on the road
  • Ohio is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games when playing Kent State
  • Kent State is 5-11 ATS in its last 16 games
  • Kent State is 2-10 SU in its last 12 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Kent State's last 15 games
  • Kent State is 2-6 ATS in its last 8 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Ohio at Toledo, Thursday, October 27th
Kent State at Central Michigan, Saturday, October 29th