2012 MAC College Football Week 12 Odds: Kent State vs. Bowling Green Print
Written by Drew Sharper   
Wednesday, 14 November 2012 07:30
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Kent State vs Bowling Green Odds

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BOWLING GREEN, OH (The Spread) – No. 25 Kent State looks to pick up its first win as a ranked team on Saturday when the Flashes hit the road to face Bowling Green at Noon ET on ESPN3.

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Kent State is 9-1 on the year, 6-0 in the Mid-American Conference and 5-1 on the road. Bowling Green is 7-3 overall, 5-1 in the MAC and 4-0 at home. The Flashes are 8-2 against the spread this year while the Falcons are 7-3 ATS. Kent State has won two straight over Bowling Green.

Trends show that the underdog has covered the spread in 12 of the last 16 games in this series. Kent State is 6-2 ATS in its last 8 against Bowling Green and the Flashes are 4-1 ATS in their last five trips to Bowling Green.

According to oddsmakers from Bovada.lv, Bowling Green is favored in this game, as the Falcons have been given odds of -2.5 points against Kent State. The over/under total for the game has been set at 47 points. (View Matchup) The opening odds for this game had Bowling Green as a 2-point favorite. The spread climbed to a peak of 3 points during the week before moving back to Bowling Green -2.5.

Kent State is coming off a 48-32 win at Miami (Ohio) last week. The Flashes have won eight straight coming into this contest and their last six wins have been by 11 points or more. The Flashes are averaging 35.4 points per game on offense this season while the defense is allowing 25.2 points per game. Kent State has one of the best rushing attacks in the country as Trayion Durham and Dri Archer have each rushed for over 1,000 yards this season and have a combined 25 rushing touchdowns.

Bowling Green is coming off a big 26-14 win at Ohio last week. The Falcons have now won six straight coming into this contest. The strength of this team has been the defense, which ranks ninth in the nation in scoring, allowing only 15.1 points per game. The offense is averaging only 23.3 points per contest. The team is being led this season by quarterback Matt Schilz, who has thrown fro 1,843 yards and 10 touchdowns on the season.

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In terms of Injuries, Bowling Green running back Andre Givens is questionable for this game due to a head injury while receiver Bart Tanski is questionable with a shoulder injury. Kent State safety Calvin Tiggle is out with a knee injury.

The Public Bets for this game are backing Kent State. The Golden Flashes are getting 70% of the wagers with odds of +2.5 points at Bowling Green on Saturday.

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