Georgia vs. Kent State Prediction: Picks & Start Time – September 2022

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The No. 1 Georgia Bulldogs (3-0) take the field against the Kent State Golden Flashes (1-2) in college football action at Sanford Stadium in Athens, Georgia.

Georgia vs. Kent State Odds

Point Spread

The spread for this matchup is set at 44.5 points, with bookmakers listing Georgia as the favorites.


Finally, the over/under for the game is set at 62 points.

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Game Info

How to Watch Georgia vs. Kent State Live?

  • Game Day: Saturday, September 24, 2022
  • Game Time: 12:00 PM ET
  • TV Channel: ESPN+
  • Location: Athens, Georgia
  • Stadium: Sanford Stadium

Betting Preview


Georgia has been a difficult matchup for opposing teams, ranking top-25 in both total offense (sixth-best with 532.3 yards per game) and total defense (14th-best with 249.0 yards allowed per game) this year. Georgia has been surging on both sides of the ball, ranking 16th-best in scoring offense (43.3 points per game) and best in scoring defense (3.3 points allowed per game). Georgia has been firing on all cylinders in the passing game this season, ranking third-best in passing (376.7 passing yards per game) and 17th-best in passing defense (165.3 passing yards allowed per game). Defensively, Georgia has been a top-25 unit in terms of rushing yards, ranking 20th-best by surrendering only 83.7 per game. The Bulldogs rank 79th on offense (155.7 rushing yards per game). On the offensive side of the ball, Georgia has been a top-25 unit in terms of third-down efficiency, ranking fifth-best in the FBS by averaging a 59.4% third-down percentage. The defense ranks 29th on defense (29.3% third-down conversion rate allowed). Georgia has the fifth-best turnover margin in college football at +6, forcing six turnovers (25th in the FBS) while turning it over zero times (100th in the FBS).

Kent State

Kent State ranks 81st with 397.0 total yards per game on offense, and it ranks 105th with 420.7 total yards surrendered per contest on defense. Kent State ranks 82nd in the FBS with 28.7 points per game on offense, and it ranks 93rd with 29.3 points allowed per game on the defensive side of the ball. Kent State has lots of room to improve in the passing game, as it ranks 22nd-worst in passing yards per game (175.7) this season and ninth-worst in passing yards surrendered per game (294.7). Kent State’s run offense has been paving the way for the team, as it ranks 21st-best in the FBS with 221.3 rushing yards per game. In terms of defense, it is surrendering 126.0 rushing yards per game, which ranks 56th. Kent State’s third-down offense has been excelling, posting a 55.0% third-down conversion rate (13th-best) this season. On defense, it ranks 84th by allowing a 39.5% third-down rate. Kent State has registered one forced turnover (123rd in the FBS) and committed five turnovers (72nd in the FBS) this season for a -4 turnover margin that ranks 100th in the FBS.

Georgia vs. Kent State Betting Analysis

Georgia Betting Insights

Georgia has covered the spread one time this season (1-1-0). Georgia is winless against the spread when it has played as 44.5-point or greater favorites (0-1). The Bulldogs have been the moneyline favorite just one other time so far this season, a game they won. The Bulldogs have yet to play a game with moneyline odds of or shorter.

Golden Flashes Betting Insights

Kent State has covered the spread one time in two games with a set spread. This season, Kent State games have hit the over just once. The Golden Flashes have lost both games they’ve played as underdogs this season. The Golden Flashes have not won as an underdog of or more on the moneyline this season in two such games.

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Georgia vs. Kent State Against The Spread & Betting Records


Overall Home Away
Point Total AVG 59.0 62.5 55.5
Implied Total AVG 49.5 58.0 41.0
ATS Record 1-1-0 0-1-0 1-0-0
Over/Under Record 0-2-0 0-1-0 0-1-0
Moneyline Favorite Record 1-0 0-0 1-0
Moneyline Underdog Record 0-0 0-0 0-0

Golden Flashes

Overall Home Away
Point Total AVG 67.0 67.0
Implied Total AVG 48.0 48.0
ATS Record 1-1-0 0-0-0 1-1-0
Over/Under Record 1-1-0 0-0-0 1-1-0
Moneyline Favorite Record 0-0 0-0 0-0
Moneyline Underdog Record 0-2 0-0 0-2

Players to Watch


  • Malaki Starks has played three games, recording seven tackles and two interceptions for the Bulldogs.
  • As part of the Bulldogs’ defense, Dan Jackson has recorded 1.0 TFL, five tackles, and one interception in three games.
  • Christopher Smith has suited up for three games, totaling five tackles, 1.0 TFL, and one interception for the Bulldogs.
  • With 1.0 sack to go along with 1.0 TFL, Mykel Williams has helped spur the Bulldogs’ defense over three games.

Golden Flashes

  • As a tone-setter on defense, the Golden Flashes’ Khalib Johns has amassed seven tackles, 5.0 TFL, and four sacks in three games.
  • In three games for the Golden Flashes, JoJo Evans has totaled six tackles and one pass defended.
  • In three games for the Golden Flashes, Shane Slattery has posted 1.0 TFL and one sack.
  • Zayin West has compiled three tackles, 1.0 TFL, and one sack In three games for the Golden Flashes.

Georgia vs. Kent State Predictions and Pick

Georgia vs. Kent State betting card

    Pick ATS:

    Bulldogs (-44.5)

    Pick OU:

    Under (62)

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How to Bet on Georgia vs. Kent State

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Our prediction to win this game is Georgia, and we predict that Georgia will cover the spread (Georgia -44.5). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going under the posted total of 62 points.


Matt Rooney

Matt comes from Chicago and has lived in the area his whole life. Graduated from and played football at Illinois Wesleyan University in Bloomington, IL while also serving as the director of student sports broadcasting. He writes for Betsperts as well as appears on several shows across the network.

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