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Kent State is 11-2 on the season and 10-2-1 against the spread while Arkansas State is 9-3 overall and 8-4 ATS. The Flashes hit the over in 8 of 12 lined games this season while the Wolves hit the over in 6 of 11 lined games. These two teams have no recent meetings.
Trends show that Arkansas State is 5-0 against the spread in its last 5 games after a win and 8-2 ATS in their last 10 games after allowing less than 20 points in their previous game. Kent State is just 5-13 ATS in their last 18 non-conference games and 4-11-1 ATS in their last 16 games following a loss.
According to oddsmakers from Bovada.lv, Arkansas State is the favorite in this game, as the Red Wolves are getting odds of -3 points against Kent State. The over/under total has been set at 63.5 points. (View Matchup) The opening odds for this bowl game had it as even. The spread never went on Kent State’s side, as it climbed to a peak of Arkansas State -5 points before closing at the Red Wolves -3.
Kent State is coming off a 44-37 loss in double overtime in the Mid-American Conference Championship. That loss snapped a 10-game winning streak for Kent State. The Flashes averaged 34.6 points per game on offense this season while the defense allowed only 25.1 points per game. Kent State has been led by an impressive running back tandem of Dri Archer and Trayion Durham, who have combined for 2,600 rushing yards and 29 touchdowns.
Arkansas State won its last seven games of the season to win the Sun Belt Conference title. The Red Wolves ended the season with a 45-0 win over Middle Tennessee. Arkansas State averaged 36.4 points per game on offense while the defense allowed 25.4 points per game. The team has been led by Ryan Aplin, who has thrown for 3,129 yards and 23 touchdowns this season.
In terms of Injuries, Kent State defensive back Darius Polk is questionable with a foot injury while Arkansas State has no injuries to report.
The Public Bets for this bowl game are backing Kent State. The Golden Flashes are getting 55% of the wagers with odds of +3 points against Arkansas State.