Free Week 8 Prediction: Falcons vs Golden Flashes Odds
Week 8 College football betting sees the Bowling Green Falcons taking on the Kent State Golden Flashes Saturday October 24th at Dix Stadium, Kent, Ohio. Cappers Picks provides complimentary handicapping picks all NCAA football season long so stay tuned for more FREE college football predictions.
Bowling Green Falcons (5-2) vs. Kent State Golden Flashes (3-3)
Venue: Dix Stadium, Kent, Ohio
NCAA Football Spread: Bowling Green -14.5
NCAA Betting Total: 59.0
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The Mid American conference gets set for a Eastern Division clash as the Bowling Green Falcons take on the Kent State Golden Flashes.
Bowling Green put a beatdown on the Akron Zips as their offense was clicking on all cylinders in a 59-10 win.
The Golden Flashes had a much lower scoring affair, but they held on for a 15-10 win over Massachusetts.
The Bowling Green Falcons are one of the most underrated teams in the nation. They have taken out the Big 10’s Maryland and Purdue and continue to put up impressive numbers.
They got a rather easy and stress free win on Saturday as they routed Akron 59-10 on homecoming. With the win, Bowling Green is now 3-0 in the MAC East.
The Falcons offense was in full flight against the Zips. They gained 532 yards of total offense, which is surprising a low number for them. The Falcons rank 4th in total offense with 594.3 yards per game. They are a ridiculous 43.3 points per game.
QB Matt Johnson continues to impress. He finished 25 of 30 against Akron going for 357 yards and 5 touchdowns. Overall, Johnson has thrown for 2891 yards and 24 touchdowns to just 3 interceptions.
The run game is led by the duo of Travis Greene and Fred Coppet. They have rushed for nearly 1000 yards and have scored 6 touchdowns combined.
The Golden Flashes sit at 3-3, but they could consider that a success as they’ve already surpassed their win total from last season.
Kent State also has a sneaky good defense as they’ve allowed only 24.7 points per game. In terms of yards, they’ve allowed only 295 yards which is extremely impressive.
The problem for Kent State has been their offense. They’ve scored just 18.0 points per game and rank 121st on offense.
QB Colin Reardon was replaced for the first time this season by George Bollas. He came in and completed 20 of 25 passes for 135 yards and added both a touchdown and interception to his credit. Bollas also showed off his dual threat ability as he rushed for 79 yards on 15 carries.
RB Trayion Durham rushed for continues to be the most reliable offensive threat for Kent State as he’s rushed for 301 yards and a pair of touchdowns.
NCAA Football Handicapping Trends
- Falcons are 8-2 ATS in their last 10 games after allowing less than 170 yards passing in their previous game.
- Falcons are 3-1-1 ATS in their last 5 games following a S.U. win.
- Falcons are 12-4 ATS vs. a team with a losing record.
- Golden Flashes are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games after allowing less than 275 total yards in their previous game.
- Golden Flashes are 4-10-1 ATS in their last 15 home games.
Free Week 8 NCAA Football Prediction
The Golden Flashes defense will prove to be a tough battle for Bowling Green. However, the Falcons are just too good. Their offense will adjust and should have no problem here with Kent State.
4* Free NCAA Betting Pick: Bowling Green ATS
This has the feel of a similar game to the one they played against Akron. Bowling Green will lead at half time and wear the Golden Flashes down, while pulling away in the 2nd half.
Week 8 Free Score Prediction: Bowling Green 41- Kent State 13
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