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

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The Toledo Rockets (4-2) have a MAC matchup against the Kent State Golden Flashes (2-4).

Toledo vs. Kent State Odds

Point Spread

The spread for this matchup is set at 7.5 points, with oddsmakers listing Toledo as the favorites.


As for the moneyline, Toledo has -289 odds to pick up the win, while Kent State is listed at +230 to claim victory.


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

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Game Info

How to Watch Toledo vs. Kent State Live?

  • Game Day: Saturday, October 15, 2022
  • Game Time: 3:30 PM ET
  • TV Channel: ESPN+
  • Location: Toledo, Ohio
  • Stadium: The Glass Bowl

Betting Preview


Toledo is compiling 388.7 yards per game on offense, which ranks 78th in the FBS. On defense, the Rockets rank 47th, giving up 353.3 yards per contest. Toledo is totaling 36.2 points per game on offense (30th in the FBS), and ranks 64th on the other side of the ball with 25.5 points allowed per game. Toledo has been a bottom-25 pass offense this season, ranking 25th-worst with 201.0 passing yards per game. The Ddfensive unit is ranked 37th in the FBS (199.8 passing yards allowed per game). From an offensive standpoint, Toledo ranks 38th in the FBS with 187.7 rushing yards per game. Meanwhile, the defensive unit ranks 84th in rushing yards allowed per contest (153.5). On offense, Toledo ranks 67th in the FBS with a 39.5% third-down percentage. Meanwhile, the team’s defense ranks 64th in third-down conversion rate allowed (153.5). With 10 forced turnovers (36th in the FBS) against eight turnovers committed (54th in the FBS), Toledo (+2) has the 46th-ranked turnover margin in college football.

Kent State

Kent State has sputtering defensively, ranking 20th-worst with 442.7 total yards given up per game. It has been more productive on the other side of the ball, regstering 437.2 total yards per contest (44th-ranked). From an offensive angle, Kent State is posting 27.2 points per contest (80th-ranked). It ranks 92nd in the FBS defensively (29.7 points given up per game). Kent State ranks 74th in passing yards per game (236.5), but it has been less effective defensively, ranking 16th-worst in the FBS with 276.2 passing yards allowed per contest. In terms of rushing, Kent State ranks 28th in the FBS on offense (200.7 rushing yards per game) and 93rd on defense (166.5 rushing yards allowed per game). Kent State’s third-down offense has been leading the way for the team, as it ranks 12th-best in the FBS with a 50.6% third-down conversion rate. In terms of defense, it is allowing a 38.1% third-down rate, which ranks 66th. Kent State has registered four forced turnovers (120th in the FBS) and committed nine turnovers (76th in the FBS) this season for a -5 turnover margin that ranks 100th in the FBS.

Toledo vs. Kent State Betting Analysis

Toledo Betting Insights

Toledo is 3-2-0 against the spread this season. Toledo is a perfect 1-0 ATS when playing as at least 7.5-point favorites. Toledo games have gone over the total three times this season. The Rockets are 3-1 in games they were favored on the moneyline (winning 75% of those games). The Rockets have played as a moneyline favorite of -289 or shorter in just one game this season, which they won.

Golden Flashes Betting Insights

Kent State has gone 2-3-0 against the spread this season. Kent State has a record of 2-1 ATS when playing as at least 7.5-point underdogs. Kent State games have gone over the total once this year. The Golden Flashes have lost both games they’ve played as underdogs this season. This season, the Golden Flashes have been at least a +230 underdog on the moneyline three times, losing each of those contests.

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Toledo vs. Kent State Against The Spread & Betting Records


Overall Home Away
Point Total AVG 54.2 52.5 55.3
Implied Total AVG 34.8 35.0 34.7
ATS Record 3-2-0 2-0-0 1-2-0
Over/Under Record 3-2-0 1-1-0 2-1-0
Moneyline Favorite Record 3-1 2-0 1-1
Moneyline Underdog Record 0-1 0-0 0-1

Golden Flashes

Overall Home Away
Point Total AVG 63.5 65.5 63.0
Implied Total AVG 43.8 39.0 45.0
ATS Record 2-3-0 0-1-0 2-2-0
Over/Under Record 1-4-0 0-1-0 1-3-0
Moneyline Favorite Record 1-1 1-0 0-1
Moneyline Underdog Record 0-2 0-0 0-2

Players to Watch


  • Dallas Gant has played six games, totaling 3.0 TFL and 42 tackles for the Rockets.
  • Dyontae Johnson has helped spur the Rockets’ defense with 2.0 TFL and 34 tackles in six games.
  • Chris McDonald has helped lead the Rockets’ defense with one interception to go along with 23 tackles, 1.0 TFL, and one pass defended in six games.
  • The Rockets’ defense has been helped by the contributions of Quinyon Mitchell, who has suited up for six games, totaling 1.0 TFL, nine tackles, and four interceptions.

Golden Flashes

  • In six games for the Golden Flashes, Khalib Johns has amassed 4.0 sacks to go with 5.0 TFL and 12 tackles.
  • In six games for the Golden Flashes, Marvin Pierre has amassed 19 tackles and one pass defended.
  • In six games for the Golden Flashes, Nico Bolden has recorded 22 tackles and 1.0 TFL.
  • With 16 tackles and one pass defended in six games, JoJo Evans has been doing his part on defense for the Golden Flashes.

Toledo vs. Kent State Predictions and Pick

Toledo vs. Kent State betting card

    Pick ATS:

    Rockets (-7.5)

    Pick OU:

    Under (62)

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Our prediction to win this matchup is Toledo, and we expect that Toledo will cover the spread (Toledo -7.5). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going under the posted total of 62 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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