Kent State vs. Ohio Prediction: Picks & Start Time – October 2022

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MAC foes will meet when the Kent State Golden Flashes (1-3) meet the Ohio Bobcats (2-2).

Kent State vs. Ohio Odds

Point Spread

The spread for this matchup is set at 11.5 points, with oddsmakers listing Kent State as the favorites.

Moneyline

As for the moneyline, Kent State has -428 odds to pick up the win, while Ohio is listed at +322 to claim victory.

Over/Under

Finally, the total for the game is set at 65.5 points.

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Game Info

How to Watch Kent State vs. Ohio Live?

  • Game Day: Saturday, October 1, 2022
  • Game Time: 3:30 PM ET
  • TV Channel: ESPN+
  • Location: Kent, Ohio
  • Stadium: Dix Stadium

Betting Preview

Kent State

Kent State has the 95th-ranked offense this season (368.0 yards per game), and have been less effective on the other side of the ball, ranking 15th-worst with 447.8 yards allowed per game. Kent State is averaging 27.0 points per game on offense this season (91st in the FBS), and is allowing 31.8 points per game (97th) on the other side of the ball. It’s been a difficult stretch for Kent State in terms of throwing the football and defending the pass, ranking 20th-worst in passing offense (178.8 passing yards per game) and 14th-worst in passing defense (289.0 passing yards per game allowed) in 2022. Kent State is totaling 189.3 rushing yards per game on offense (39th in the FBS), and ranks 88th defensively with 158.8 rushing yards allowed per game. Kent State owns the 23rd-best offense this season in terms of third-down efficiency (49.0% third-down percentage), but ranks 20th-worst on the defensive side of the ball (43.6% third-down percentage). Kent State ranks 100th in college football with a -3 turnover margin after forcing 3 turnovers (114th in the FBS) and committing six (68th in the FBS).

Ohio

Ohio ranks 66th in total yards per game (416.0), but it has been worse defensively, ranking second-worst in the FBS with 538.3 total yards allowed per contest. Ohio has been struggling defensively, ranking fifth-worst with 44.8 points allowed per game. It has been more productive on offense, compiling 30.0 points per contest (75th-ranked). While Ohio’s pass defense has been stuck in neutral, ranking worst by surrendering 376.3 passing yards per game, its offense ranks 17th-best with 313.8 passing yards per contest. Ohio’s rushing offense has been bottom-25 this season, posting 102.3 rushing yards per game, which ranks 17th-worst in the FBS. Defensively, it ranks 91st with 162.0 rushing yards surrendered per contest. Ohio ranks 78th in the FBS with a 37.7% third-down conversion percentage on offense, and 90th with a 40.8% third-down percentage allowed on defense. Ohio sports a -2 turnover margin this season, which ranks 100th in the FBS.

Kent State vs. Ohio Betting Analysis

Kent State Betting Insights

Kent State has put together a record of 2-1-0 against the spread this season. Games involving Kent State have hit the over once this season. The Golden Flashes are playing as the moneyline favorite in their first game this season. The Golden Flashes have not yet played a game with moneyline odds of -428 or shorter.

Bobcats Betting Insights

Ohio has covered the spread once in four games with a set spread. Ohio is winless against the spread when it’s 11.5-point underdogs or more (0-2). Every game involving Ohio has hit the over so far this season. This season, the Bobcats have been the underdog three times and won one of those games. The Bobcats have not won as an underdog of +322 or more on the moneyline this season in two such games.

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Kent State vs. Ohio Against The Spread & Betting Records

Kent State

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

Bobcats

Overall Home Away
Point Total AVG 56.6 62.0 51.3
Implied Total AVG 37.0 36.5 37.5
ATS Record 1-3-0 1-1-0 0-2-0
Over/Under Record 4-0-0 2-0-0 2-0-0
Moneyline Favorite Record 1-0 1-0 0-0
Moneyline Underdog Record 1-2 1-0 0-2

Players to Watch

Kent State

  • Khalib Johns has helped lead the Golden Flashes’ defense with 12 tackles, 5.0 TFL, and four sacks in four games.
  • With 16 tackles and one pass defended in four games, JoJo Evans has been a key contributor to the Golden Flashes’ defensive unit in 2022.
  • With 10 tackles in four games, Marvin Pierre has been a significant contributor to the Golden Flashes’ defense in 2022.
  • The Golden Flashes’ defensive unit has been helped by the play of Nico Bolden, who has suited up for four games, totaling 15 tackles.

Bobcats

  • On defense, Bryce Houston has helped lead the way with nine tackles, 1.0 TFL, and 1.5 sacks in four games.
  • Tariq Drake has posted 18 tackles in four games for the Bobcats.
  • Keye Thompson has registered 1.0 TFL and 19 tackles in four games for the Bobcats.
  • With six tackles, 2.0 TFL, and two sacks in four games, Rayyan Buell has been providing a big boost on defense for the Bobcats.

Kent State vs. Ohio Predictions and Pick

Kent State vs. Ohio betting card

    Pick ATS:

    Bobcats (+11.5)

    Pick OU:

    Under (65.5)

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How to Bet on Kent State vs. Ohio

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Our pick to win this matchup is Kent State, and we predict that Ohio will cover the spread (Kent State -11.5). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going under the posted total of 65.5 points.

WRITTEN BY

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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