2012 College Football Week 9 Odds & Spread: Kent State vs. Rutgers Print
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Wednesday, 24 October 2012 08:30
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Kent State vs. Rutgers Odds

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ (The Spread) – No. 18 Rutgers looks to keep its unbeaten season alive on Saturday when the Scarlet Knights host Kent State at 3:30PM ET on ESPN3.

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Rutgers is 7-0 on the season and 3-0 at home while Kent State is 6-1 overall and 3-1 on the road. The Golden Flashes are 6-1 against the spread this year while the Knights are 5-2 ATS. Rutgers has won the last two meetings with Kent State, but the Golden Flashes covered in both meetings.

Trends show that Kent State is 10-1 against the spread in its last 11 games on fieldturf and 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games against Big East opponents. Rutgers is 4-1 against the spread in its last 5 home games and 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games after a win.

According to oddsmakers from Bovada.lv Rutgers is the favorite at home in this game, as the Knights have odds of -13.5 points against Kent State. The over/under total has been set at 44.5 points. (View Matchup) The opening odds for this game had Kent State favored by 13 points. The spread has just added the hook and maintained since.

Rutgers is coming off a 35-10 win at Temple last week. The Scarlet Knights are currently third in the nation in defensive scoring, allowing just 11.3 points per game on the season. Offensively, Rutgers is scoring 26.4 points per game. Running back Jawan Jamison has been leading Rutgers this year, as he has rushed for 779 yards and three touchdowns.

Kent State is coming off a 41-24 win over Western Michigan last week. The Flashes have won five straight entering this game. Kent State is scoring 33.7 points per game this year while allowing 24.7 points per game on defense. The Flashes have a great rushing attack with the combo of Dri Archer and Trayion Durham having rushed for 1,336 yards and 15 touchdowns this season to lead the team.

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In terms of Injuries, Kent State defensive back Calvin Tiggle is out with a knee injury while receiver Tyshon Goode is out with a hamstring injury. Rutgers kicker Kyle Federico is doubtful with a hip injury while defensive tackle Al Page is out with a leg injury.

The Public Bets for this game are backing Rutgers. The Scarlet Knights are getting 68% of the wagers with odds of -13.5 points at home against Kent State on Saturday.

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