Free Week 8 Prediction: Golden Flashes vs. Bobcats Odds
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College Football Handicapping: Week 8
(3-3) Kent State Golden Flashes vs. Ohio Bobcats (2-4)
Date: Saturday, October 19th 2019
Time: 12:00 pm EST
Venue: Peden Stadium, Athens, Ohio
NCAA Football Spread: Ohio -8
NCAA Betting Total: 61.5
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MAC foes clash on Saturday afternoon as Kent State heads south to take on the Ohio Bobcats.
This is a crucial contest for both teams who are looking to inch closer to that 6 win mark and find themselves with a chance at bowl eligibility.
Kent State Golden Flashes
The one thing you can’t fault Kent State for is their schedule.
This team took on plenty of powerhouses in their non conference slate and it may have even paid off for them to get prepped for conference play.
Kent State grabbed the Wagon Wheel back in their rivalry with Akron as they dominated the Zips from start to finish last Saturday. Kent State isn’t going to light up any box score by any means, but they have done some things right as of late to get themselves into a much more competitive nature.
It starts with their ground attack. Kent State ranks in the middle tier in the nation in terms of the run game, putting up 170.8 yards per game.
They’ll look to utilize that here and set the tone early against the Bobcats who have given up nearly 200 yards per game on the ground.
QB Dustin Crum will is the player to watch here. He’s stepped up for Kent State and his ball security has been tremendous since taking over the starting job.
The Bobcats defense has been the main reason behind their 2-4 start to the season.
Ohio couldn’t slow down NIU last week, allowing 39 points in what was eventually a 3 point loss. The Bobcats rank near the bottom not just in the MAC, but in the entire nation when it comes to total defense. They are giving up 457.3 yards per game overall, which ranks 113th in the country.
Offensively, this team leans on QB Nathan Rourke.
He leads the team in passing and rushing, accumulating 1270 through the air and 330 on the ground. With that, he has accounted for 5 touchdowns here in 2019.
Kent State has struggled with running QBs thus far and this will be a nice matchup for Rourke to utilize both his pass game and running abilities.
The Bobcats are 9-3 ATS in their last 12 games following a straight up loss.
NCAA Football Handicapping Trends
- Golden Flashes are 4-0 ATS vs. a team with a losing record.
- Golden Flashes are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 conference games.
- Golden Flashes are 18-40 ATS in their last 58 games after allowing less than 100 yards rushing in their previous game.
- Golden Flashes are 3-8 ATS in their last 11 games after accumulating less than 170 yards passing in their previous game.
- Bobcats are 35-17 ATS in their last 52 games after allowing more than 280 yards passing in their previous game.
- Bobcats are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 conference games.
Free Week 8 NCAA Football Pick
Kent State is no pushover.
This team has shown they can move the ball and they are very difficult on the defensive side with their various blitz packages.
4* Free NCAA Betting Pick: Kent State +8
Kent State keeps this one close throughout, with a chance to steal it late.
Week 8 Free Score Prediction: Kent State 27- Ohio 24
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