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College Football Handicapping Analysis: Week 14
Kent State Golden Flashes (7-5) vs. NIU Huskies (8-4)
Date: Saturday, December 4th, 2021
Time: 12:00 PM EST
Venue: Ford Field, Detroit, MI
NCAA Football ATS Spread Odds: Kent State -3.5 / NIU +3.5 (Bet Now!)
NCAA Football Moneyline Odds: Kent State -160/ NIU +140
NCAA Betting Total Odds: O/U 74.5
The Kent State Golden Flashes will be taking on the NIU Huskies in the MAC championship game. The kickoff is set for noon ET from Ford Field.
Kent State ended their season with a win and NIU ended theirs with a loss. None of that matters when these two teams meet in the champ. game.
The Golden Flashes started off as a 2 point favorite and that number is now up to 3.5. The total has gone from 72 to 74.5.
Kent State Golden Flashes
It was nothing fancy, but this Kent State team had a solid year in 2021. No matter what happens in this game, they are bowl eligible, which is a good sign for this program.
The Golden Flashes beat the Miami Redhawks on Saturday by a score of 48-47. This was a game that was back-and-forth and it went to overtime. Even though they allowed a lot of points, it was good to see them pull off that win.
Dustin Crum was 24/33 for 325 yards with 2 touchdown passes and 2 picks against the Redhawks. Although he had a good day throwing the football, he will look to cut down on his turnovers in this game with the Huskies.
The running game was very effective in the win last week. Xavier Williams ran the ball 13 times for 168 yards and 2 touchdowns. Also, Marquez Cooper ran the ball 24 times for 126 yards. You would expect them to run it often when they go against this NIU team.
The defense has certainly been an area of concern for this team. On many occasions, they allowed quite a few points to their opponents. Truthfully, I am not all that confident in them slowing down the Huskies.
You may not have heard about them a whole lot, but this NIU team had a good year. I am excited to see them play in the championship game.
The Huskies definitely did not end their season the way they would have liked. The Western Michigan Broncos beat them by a score of 42-21. With that said, I expect them to put forth a stronger effort when they face Kent State.
Ethan Hampton barely threw the ball in the loss last week. He finished the day 4/10 for only 23 yards. Generally speaking, that is not a recipe for winning ball games.
When your quarterback play is lacking, you have got to get some production from your backfield and that was the case against the Broncos. Three guys ran the ball for more than 75 yards. This week, they will look to be more balanced in their offensive attack.
Similar to the Golden Flashes, this defense is not a strength of theirs. I am not all that sure how they are going to slow down a very good offense in Kent State.
NCAA Football Handicapping Trends
- Kent State is 4-1 SU in their last 5 games.
- Kent State is 5-1 SU in their last 6 games on a Saturday.
- The total has gone over in 5 of Kent State’s last 7 games.
- NIU is 6-3 ATS in their last 9 games.
- NIU is 5-10 SU in their last 15 games when playing as the underdog.
- The total has gone over in 5 of NIU’s last 6 games when playing a team in the MAC.
- The total has gone over in 4 of NIU’s last 5 games this season.
Free Week 14 NCAA Football Pick
This game may not be a lot of attention, but you have got to show some love to the MAC, baby! I am looking forward to this re-match game.
I like NIU at +3.5 in this one.
4* Free Week 14 NCAA Betting Pick:
I expect this to be a competitive game on Saturday. I would be surprised if it is blowout by either side.
I look for the Huskies to play much better than they did in their last game of the regular season. I expect them to give the Golden Flashes everything they got. Based on the two defenses, I can see this being a high-scoring affair that comes down to the final moments.
Even though the 3.5 is not a super-high number to lay, I am not totally sold on the Golden Flashes covering it. If you like the Huskies, get the hook while it is here now.
My play is on NIU getting 3.5 in this one.
4* Free Week 14 NCAA Betting Pick: NIU +3.5
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