Kent State vs. Miami (OH) Prediction: Picks & Start Time – October 2022

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MAC rivals will do battle when the Kent State Golden Flashes (2-3) meet the Miami (OH) RedHawks (2-3) at Fred C. Yager Stadium in Oxford, Ohio.

Kent State vs. Miami (OH) Odds

Point Spread

The spread for this matchup is set at 5.5 points, with sportsbooks listing Kent State as the favorites.


As for the moneyline, Kent State has -209 odds to pick up the win, while Miami (OH) is listed at +166 to claim victory.


Finally, the total for the game is set at 56.5 points.

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Game Info

How to Watch Kent State vs. Miami (OH) Live?

  • Game Day: Saturday, October 8, 2022
  • Game Time: 3:30 PM ET
  • TV Channel: ESPN+
  • Location: Oxford, Ohio
  • Stadium: Fred C. Yager Stadium

Betting Preview

Kent State

Kent State has the 43rd-ranked offense this year (441.6 yards per game), and have been less effective on defense, ranking 14th-worst with 448.2 yards allowed per game. Kent State ranks 83rd in scoring offense (27.8 points per game) and 97th in scoring defense (30.2 points allowed per game) this year. Despite sporting a bottom-25 pass defense that ranks seventh-worst in the FBS (295.6 passing yards allowed per game), Kent State has had more success on the other side of the ball, ranking 86th in the FBS by putting up 222.6 passing yards per game. On offense, Kent State has been a top-25 unit in terms of rushing yards, ranking 16th-best in the FBS by totaling 219.0 per game. The Golden Flashes rank 81st on defense (152.6 rushing yards allowed per game). Kent State ranks 82nd in third-down defense this year (40.0% third-down percentage allowed), but has been playing really well on offense, ranking 11th-best in the FBS with a 51.5% third-down percentage. With three forced turnovers (119th in the FBS) against eight turnovers committed (77th in the FBS), Kent State (-5) owns the 100th-ranked turnover margin in college football.

Miami (OH)

Miami (OH) ranks 14th-worst in total yards per game (303.6), but it has been more effective defensively, ranking 37th in the FBS with 334.6 total yards surrendered per contest. Miami (OH)’s offense has been bottom-25 this season, posting 19.6 points per game, which ranks 17th-worst in the FBS. Defensively, it ranks 68th with 25.4 points ceded per contest. Miami (OH) ranks ninth-worst in passing yards per game (133.6), but it has been better defensively, ranking 99th in the FBS with 252.8 passing yards ceded per contest. Miami (OH)’s run defense has been leading the charge for the team, as it ranks eighth-best in the FBS with 81.8 rushing yards allowed per game. In terms of offense, it is putting up 170.0 rushing yards per game, which ranks 56th. Miami (OH) ranks 14th-worst in third-down conversion rate (31.4%), but it has been better on the defensive side of the ball, ranking 51st in the FBS with a 34.8% third-down rate allowed. With 10 forced turnovers (20th in the FBS) and six turnovers committed (46th in the FBS) this season, Miami (OH) ranks 26th in the FBS with a turnover margin of +4.

Kent State vs. Miami (OH) Betting Analysis

Kent State Betting Insights

Kent State has gone 2-2-0 against the spread this season. Kent State has yet to cover the spread (0-1) when playing as at least 5.5-point favorites. Kent State games have gone over the total once this season. The Golden Flashes have been listed as the moneyline favorite only one other time so far this season, a game they won. The Golden Flashes have played as a moneyline favorite of -209 or shorter in only one game this season, which they won.

RedHawks Betting Insights

Miami (OH) has covered the spread in a matchup two times this season (2-3-0). Miami (OH) has an ATS record of 2-1 when playing as at least 5.5-point underdogs. Miami (OH) games have gone over the total once this season. This season, the RedHawks have been the underdog four times and won one of those games. The RedHawks have entered four games this season as the underdog by +166 or more and are 0-0 in those contests.

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Kent State vs. Miami (OH) Against The Spread & Betting Records

Kent State

Overall Home Away
Point Total AVG 65.3 65.5 65.2
Implied Total AVG 47.0 39.0 49.7
ATS Record 2-2-0 0-1-0 2-1-0
Over/Under Record 1-3-0 0-1-0 1-2-0
Moneyline Favorite Record 1-0 1-0 0-0
Moneyline Underdog Record 0-2 0-0 0-2


Overall Home Away
Point Total AVG 51.9 52.0 51.8
Implied Total AVG 34.2 40.0 30.3
ATS Record 2-3-0 1-1-0 1-2-0
Over/Under Record 1-4-0 1-1-0 0-3-0
Moneyline Favorite Record 0-0 0-0 0-0
Moneyline Underdog Record 1-3 0-1 1-2

Players to Watch

Kent State

  • Khalib Johns has played five games, recording 4.0 sacks to go with 5.0 TFL and 12 tackles for the Golden Flashes.
  • As part of the Golden Flashes’ defensive unit, Marvin Pierre has amassed 19 tackles in five games.
  • As part of the Golden Flashes’ defense, Nico Bolden has collected 22 tackles and 1.0 TFL in five games.
  • The Golden Flashes’ defense has been helped by the play of JoJo Evans, who has played five games, posting 16 tackles.


  • Matthew Salopek has collected 28 tackles, 3.0 TFL, and one sack in five games for the RedHawks.
  • Ryan McWood has posted 21 tackles, 0.5 sacks, and one interception in five games for the RedHawks.
  • In five games for the RedHawks, Caiden Woullard has totaled seven tackles, 3.0 TFL, and three sacks.
  • On defense, John Saunders Jr. has contributed 16 tackles and one interception in five games.

Kent State vs. Miami (OH) Predictions and Pick

Kent State vs. Miami (OH) betting card

    Pick ATS:

    RedHawks (+5.5)

    Pick OU:

    Under (56.5)

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How to Bet on Kent State vs. Miami (OH)

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Our pick to win this contest is Miami (OH), and we predict that Miami (OH) will cover the spread (Kent State -5.5). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going under the posted total of 56.5 points.


Dan Weiner

Hailing from Atlanta and attending college at the University of Texas, Dan is passionate about sports, particularly college football and soccer. He's a diehard Atlanta pro sports and Texas Longhorns fan. He likes every sport and will watch anything and everything the weirder the better. He joined Betsperts after an 11 year career in television production at ESPN.

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