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College Football Handicapping: Week 8
(2-5) Kent State Golden Flashes vs. Ohio Bobcats (5-2)
Date: Saturday, October 21st
Time: 2:00 pm EST
Venue: Peden Stadium, Athens, Ohio
NCAA Football Spread: Ohio Bobcats -19.5
NCAA Betting Total: 45.5
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We have reached week eight of the college football season, and most teams are now playing the conference portion of their schedule.
In this one it’s a MAC showdown at Peden Stadium.
The Struggling Kent State Golden Flashes make the trip to Athens Ohio to take on the Ohio Bobcats. The Bobcats have won the last three games played between the two teams.
Kent State Golden Flashes
The Kent State Golden Flashes have had a pretty terrible season so far this year, but they do come into this game off a win and that has to give them at least a little confidence.
In their last game the they took on the Miami of Ohio Redhawks and they came in as 8.5 underdogs. They played good defense all afternoon though and the offense did just enough and that led to a 17-14 victory.
For the Golden Flashes the biggest problem all year has been scoring points. Coming into this game they are only averaging 11 points and 261 yards per game.
They run the triple option offense, but as of late they have done a little better passing the ball, which has opened up the offense a little more.
To win this game the Golden Flashes are going to need the defense to step up. If this game becomes a shootout they have zero chance.
But if they can keep it low scoring the offense might be able to make a few plays to pull the upset. If they get down early though it’s going to be a long night for the Golden Flashes.
On the other side of this match up is the Ohio Bobcats who have had a nice season, but are probably still kicking themselves over their loss two weeks ago against Central Michigan.
They can still win the MAC with that loss, but they don’t have any wiggle room and probably need to win out to get into the title game.
They did rebound in a big way last week against Bowling Green. They struggled early on but they pulled away late on the way to a 48-30 victory.
For the Bobcats it’s all about the offense. They come into this game averaging 39.7 points and over 419 yards per game.
To win this game it’s going to be a pretty simple concept for the Ohio Bobcats. They need to get out to a fast start, and try to make this game a shootout.
The Golden Flashes have no chance at keeping up if the Bobcats run up the score early.
NCAA Football Handicapping Trends
- Under is 18-7-1 in KENT last 26 conference games.
- KENT are 4-9 ATS vs. a team with a winning record.
- Under is 21-6-1 in OHIO last 28 conference games.
- Under is 7-2 in OHIO last 9 home games.
- Over is 6-2 in OHIO last 8 games overall.
- Under is 8-1 in the last 9 meetings.
- KENT are 7-1 ATS in their last 8 meetings in Ohio.
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I think the Bobcats are the better team and it will show in this game.
4* Free NCAA Betting Pick: Kent State +19.5
As good as the Bobcats are though, I am not so sure they are -19.5 points better. I think the Golden Flashes defense will step up and that will lead to a cover of the spread.
Week 8 Free Score Prediction: Ohio 35 – Kent State 19
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