Free Week 8 Prediction: Bobcats vs Golden Flashes Odds
Looking for Ohio Bobcats vs. Kent State Golden Flashes free picks? Week 8 College football betting sees the Bobcats taking on the Golden Flashes Saturday October 22nd 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.
(4-3) Ohio Bobcats vs. Kent State Golden Flashes (2-5)
Date: Saturday, October 22nd
Time: 1:00 pm EST
Venue: Dix Stadium, Kent, Ohio
NCAA Football Spread: Ohio -3.5
NCAA Betting Total: 45.5
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MAC East rivals meet as the Ohio Bobcats invade Kent to take on the Golden Flashes.
Ohio currently sits tied atop the East at 2-1, with Kent right on their heels at 2-1.
The Bobcats saw their 3 game winning streak come to a tough end, as the Eastern Michigan Eagles upset Ohio 27-20.
Ohio has been a solid road team this year, going 2-1 and 3-0 ATS. Defense has been the biggest key for this Bobcats team. On the road this year, they’re conceding just 18 points against.
This is a solid matchup for them as Kent State is a run dominant team, which plays right into the Bobcats plan. Ohio allows just 108.3 yards per game on the ground, which ranks 14th in the nation.
Greg Windham will be the player to watch here against Kent. Windham leads the team in passing with 1269 yards and in rushing with 350.
The Bobcats are a team that will work the clock as they don’t take many chances deep down field. With that in mind, the Under has hit in 6 straight games for them. Bettors of the Over should be cautious of this trend.
Kent State Golden Flashes
Kent State had their chance to sit in a 3 way tie for the MAC East, but a stunning loss to Miami OH late costed them a chance.
Miami drove down the field and put in the game winning touchdown with under 2 minutes to go, as Kent fell to just 2-5 and 1-2 in conference play.
The key for Kent State will come even before the game starts on whether or not QB Nick Holley will get the start. Holley is listed as questionable with a head injury and his status still hasn’t been released.
Holley leads the team in pass yards with 465 and in rush yards with 472.
Regardless if Holley plays or not, the golden Flashes will have to open up some sort of passing game. With how good Ohio’s rush defense has been, this is going to be a spot where they’ll stack the box and force the Golden Flashes into throwing.
NCAA Football Handicapping Trends
- Bobcats are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games after allowing less than 100 yards rushing in their previous game.
- Bobcats are 1-3-1 ATS in their last 5 road games vs. a team with a losing home record.
- Bobcats are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games in October.
- Golden Flashes are 18-37 ATS in their last 55 games after allowing less than 100 yards rushing in their previous game.
- Golden Flashes are 5-11 ATS in their last 16 games overall.
- Golden Flashes are 4-10 ATS in their last 14 games on fieldturf.
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The Golden Flashes need Nick Holley to play here.
Their offense hasn’t gone anywhere without him. Should he play, the Kent will have to take some chances here through the air.
4* Free NCAA Betting Pick: Ohio -3.5
The pass game just isn’t the strong suit of the Golden Flashes, which gives Ohio the giant edge here.
Week 8 Free Score Prediction: Ohio 31 – Kent State 13
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