Kent State vs. Wisconsin Prediction
Is No. 8 Wisconsin being asked to cover too great a spread at home today when the Badgers host Kent State at Noon ET?
Game Snapshot & Odds
333 Kent State vs. 334 Wisconsin
Saturday, October 5, 2019
Noon ET – Camp Randall Stadium
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Public Betting Trends
According to the latest oddsmakers, Wisconsin is the clear favorite, as the Badgers are getting odds of -35 points against Kent State. The over/under total for the contest is listed at 59 points. The public betting currently has 64 percent going on Wisconsin as the home favorite. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our NCAAF Public Betting Page for updated figures on the game.
Wisconsin struggles in win
Wisconsin is coming off a narrow 24-15 win at home over Northwestern to stay unbeaten on the season. The Badgers are 4-0 on the season, 3-1 against the spread and 2-2 with the over/under total.
The Badgers are pretty dominant on both sides of the ball. Wisconsin is allowing just 7.3 points and 192.3 yards per contest defensively. The offense is putting up 42.3 points and 441 yards per game this year. Jonathan Taylor has rushed for 559 yards and eight touchdowns this season to lead the Wisconsin offense. Jack Coan has added 805 passing yards and five touchdowns. Quintez Cephus is his leading receiver with 14 catches for 235 yards. The defense is being led by Zack Baun, who has 20 tackles and three sacks.
Kent State picks up lopsided win
Kent State is coming off a 62-20 win over Bowling Green at home, but the Flashes have lopsided road losses to Arizona State and Auburn this year. Overall, Kent State is 2-2 on the year, 2-2 against the spread and 2-2 with the over/under total.
The Golden Flashes are giving up 32 points and 471.3 yards per game on defense this year while putting up 27.8 points and 402 yards per game. Dustin Crum has thrown for 697 yards and five touchdowns to lead the offense while also rushing for 140 yards. Jo-El Shaw is the leading rusher on the team with 278 yards and two touchdowns. Isaiah McKoy is the leading receiver with 18 catches for 288 yards and three touchdowns.
College Football Betting Trends
The Badgers are 6-1 against the spread in their last seven against MAC opponents, but just 2-9 ATS in their last 11 games following a win.
The Golden Flashes are just 3-9 against the spread in their last 12 against Big Ten opponents and 1-6 ATS in their last seven road games against a team with a winning home record.
The Badgers looked shaky last week, but that was against a physical Northwestern team. Kent State is not a physical defensive team. The Golden Flashes have struggle don the road, scoring just 23 points in two games. I would expect Wisconsin to possibly contend for a shutout in this game, which leaves the offense to just need to put together five touchdowns against a bad defense. That certainly seems doable. While Wisconsin could be looking past Kent State, the Badgers aren’t going to play poorly enough to make this game interesting.
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