Eastern Michigan vs. Kent State Prediction
The MAC kicks off its abbreviated 2020 season on Wednesday night with a total of six matchups, including 6:00 p.m. ET’s game between Eastern Michigan and Kent State. With the Golden Flashes laying six points as home chalk and the total sitting at 62 points, what’s the best play for bettors in this matchup?
287 Eastern Michigan Eagles (+6) at 288 Kent State Golden Flashes (-6); o/u 62
Dix Stadium, Kent, OH
6:00 p.m. ET, Wednesday, November 4, 2020
Eastern Michigan Eagles Game Notes
Eastern Michigan redshirt junior QB Preston Hutchinson has been named starter on the team's latest depth chart. Hutchinson (6'2/207) held off redshirt freshman Christopher Kaminski to succeed former starting QB Mike Glass as the Eagles' new signal caller. He started one game in Glass' absence last season, throwing for 357 yards and three touchdowns in a 34-27 victory over Western Michigan, so there's reason to believe we could see a smooth transition at the position. With talented wide receivers like Quian Williams and Dylan Drummond, Hutchinson will have plenty of talent around him when he leads the EMU offense against Kent State Wednesday night.
Kent State Golden Flashes Game Notes
Kent State freshman RB Marquez Cooper was listed atop the team's latest depth chart. Cooper (5'6/185) was listed first alongside fellow co-starter, and last year's starting running back, Xavier Williams. The three-star freshman mighty-mouse was rated as the 169th best running back from the 2020 class and has been a solid commit for the Flashes since back in early 2019. Kent State is poised to score a lot of points behind star quarterback Dustin Crum and top wideout Isaiah McKoy, so Cooper could be in line for a big season if he can stick in the starting mix. KSU faces Eastern Michigan on the huge Wednesday MAC six-game opening night showcase.
Eastern Michigan vs. Kent State Betting Prediction
Dating back to last season, the over is 6-0-1 in the Eagles’ last seven games as an underdog, is 4-0 in their last four games as a road pup and has cashed in six straight EMU road games. The over is also 5-1-1 in the Eagles’ last seven games overall and is 4-1-1 in their last six conference matchups. On the other side, the over is 4-1 in the Golden Flashes’ last five games overall, is 4-1 in their last five home games and has cashed in eight of their last 11 games played in the month of November.
COLLEGE FOOTBALL WEEK 10 BETTING PREDICTION: EASTERN MICHIGAN/KENT STATE OVER 62