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College Football Handicapping Analysis: Week 1
Kent State Golden Flashes vs. Texas A&M Aggies
Date: Saturday, August 28th, 2021
Time: 8:00 pm EST
Venue: Kyle Field, College Station, TX
NCAA Football ATS Spread Odds: Golden Flashes +28.5, Aggies -28.5
NCAA Football Moneyline Odds: Kent State +2700 | Texas A&M -6500
NCAA Betting Total Odds: O/U 67
This has the chance to be a sneaky good matchup in Week 1.
The #6 team in the nation out of Texas A&M will open their season under the lights as they welcome in the Kent State Golden Flashes out of the MAC.
Kent State has been picked by many to win the MAC this season as they return a lot of the pieces that have led them to two of their best seasons of the last couple of years.
Meanwhile, A&M believes this is their year to crash the BCS Playoff and finally dethrone Alabama in the SEC.
Kent State Golden Flashes
Kent State’s program has completely shifted under 4th year head coach Sean Lewis.
Lewis took the reigns and led Kent State to their first bowl win every over Utah State 2 years ago and took them to a 1 loss season last year. They return 18 starters for a full 2021 slate and they are going to give a lot of teams issues.
When Sean Lewis took control, his motto was to run as many plays as they possibly can in a single game. Kent State averaged 606.5 yards per game scoring nearly 50 points per contest last year. They led the FBS in many offensive categories thanks to QB Dustin Crum.
Crum is a dual threat who has opened up the playbook for this Golden Flashes offense. He will be the key here as they aren’t shy about letting him sling it all over the field or pull it down to take off running.
Kent State comes into Saturday 2-5 ATS in their last 7 against the SEC.
Texas A&M Aggies
Anyone around College Station knows this may very well be one of the most talented Aggies’ rosters in quite some time.
Texas A&M comes in with 9 preseason All-SEC players as they have a lot of weapons on this team. Three of those are first teamers, including running back Isaiah Spiller. Spiller should have a ton of success here on Saturday. The Golen Flashes defense was one of the worst in the nation as they struggled to slow everyone down. They were ran all over by Buffalo and Akron last year and Spiller is far and above those run games.
Spiller will be asked to carry the load early as the Aggies will look to settle in redshirt freshman Haynes King at QB. He beat out sophomore Zach Calzada this spring.
Texas A&M has had a lot of success in non conference games. Over their last 16 non conference affairs, they have covered 13 of those.
While Kent State is not a team you should look over, they have all the components to wear them down. Expect Spiller to be the difference maker here in this one for A&M.
NCAA Football Handicapping Trends
- Aggies are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games as a favorite.
- Aggies are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games on grass.
- Aggies are 23-9-1 ATS in their last 33 games in September.
- Golden Flashes are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games as an underdog.
- Golden Flashes are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 road games.
- Golden Flashes are 7-2 ATS in their last 9 games overall.
Free Week 1 NCAA Football Pick
If Kent State can avoid an early punch, they have the ability to keep this game close. However, the defense is what is worrisome about Kent State. A&M should find a lot of gaps with their run game and really have Kent State reeling in this one.
4* Free Week 1 NCAA Betting Pick: Texas A&M -28.5
Texas A&M will pull away in this one. They are just far too talented and have too much strength up front for Kent State.
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