Ohio vs. Kent State Odds

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KENT, OH (The Spread) – No. 23 Kent State looks to close out MAC play unbeaten on Friday when it hosts Ohio at 11AM ET on ESPNU.

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Kent State is 10-1 on the season, 7-0 in the MAC and 4-0 at home. Ohio is 8-3 overall, 4-3 in MAC play and 3-2 on the road. The Golden Flashes are 9-2 against the spread this season while the Bobcats are 4-7 ATS. Kent State has covered the spread in the last three games against Ohio.

Trends show that the road team has covered the spread in 6 of the last 7 of this series and the underdog has covered in 8 of the last 11 meetings between these two. These two teams have hit the under in their last four meetings.

According to oddsmakers from Bovada.lv, Kent State is the favorite at home, as the Golden Flashes have odds of -10.5 points against Ohio on Friday. The over/under total has been set at 60 points (View Matchup). The opening odds for this game had Kent State favored by just 7 points. That was the lowest the spread was all week and it is now at its peak with Kent State favored by 10.5.

Kent State is coming off a 31-24 win at Bowling Green last week. The Flashes have now won nine straight since losing to Kentucky early in the season. The Golden Flashes are averaging 35 points per game on offense while the defense is allowing 25.1 points per contest. Kent State is led by an amazing running back tandem of Dri Archer and Trayion Durham, who have combined for 2,363 yards and 27 touchdowns on the ground.

Ohio is coming off a 52-27 loss at Ball State last week. The Bobcats have now lost three of their last four games after a 7-0 start. Ohio is scoring 32.8 points per game on offense while the defense is allowing 25.5 points per game. Ohio is being led by running back Beau Blankenship, who has rushed for 1,355 yards and 11 touchdowns on the year.

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In terms of Injuries, Kent State defensive back Calvin Tuggle is out with a knee injury. Ohio currently has 17 listed on its injury report. Defensive lineman Carl Jones is questionable with an ankle injury while tight end Derek Roback is questionable with an undisclosed injury.

The Public Bets for this game are backing Kent State. The Golden Flashes are getting 78% of the wagers with odds of -10.5 points against Ohio on Friday.

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