Kent State vs. Alabama Pick
Will Kent State and Alabama combine for enough points to push the score over the total when the two teams meet at 12:00PM ET on Saturday?
According to oddsmakers from online sports book BetDSI, the Crimson Tide is a 43.5-point home favorite versus the Golden Flashes while the over/under currently sits at 50.5 points. Both the side and the total have moved off the original numbers set by oddsmakers, with 'Bama going from -43 up to -43.5 and the total dropping from 52 down to 50.5.
KENT STATE: The Golden Flashes enter this game with a 1-2 record straight up and a 2-1 record against the spread. In their lone game versus a FBS program, they lost 33-13 as a 24-point road underdog at Penn State in college football's opening weekend. Tight end Brice Fackler is the team's leading scorer thus far with just two touchdowns, while Mylik Mitchell has thrown for 353 yards passing and Justin Rankin has 178 yards rushing on the year.
ALABAMA: The Crimson Tide are a perfect 3-0 to start the season but the team failed to cover in its 48-43 victory as a 10-point road favorite at Ole Miss last Saturday. Jalen Hurts finished with just 158 yards passing on 19-of-31 attempts but led the way on the ground, rushing 18 times for 146 yards in the victory. Running back Damien Harris also finished with 144 yards and one touchdown on 16 totes.
OUR PICK: The under is 5-1 in the Golden Flashes' last six road games and 8-3 in their last 11 games overall. The under is also 26-12 in the Crimson Tide's last 38 games versus an opponent with a losing record and 4-1 in their last five games coming off a failed cover. Kent State will struggle to score throughout this one and as soon as 'Bama has a sizable lead I'm sure Nick Saban will take out his starters. Even with the potential of the Crimson Tide scoring 40 points in this game, it'll be difficult for the score to sail over.
COLLEGE FOOTBALL WEEK 4: KENT STATE/ALABAMA UNDER 50.5