Kent State at Ball State College Football Picks and Predictions 9/29/2018
Saturday, September 29, 2018
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The Kent State Golden Flashes head to Scheumann Stadium to play the Ball State Cardinals on Saturday, September 29, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Ball State as 8 point favorites. The Golden Flashes are 3-1-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 2-2-0. The Cardinals are 2-2-0 against the spread and their over/under mark is 0-4-0.
Valuable Kent State Golden Flashes Betting Trends
The Kent State Golden Flashes are 2-2-0 against the over/under
The Kent State Golden Flashes are 3-1-0 against the spread
Important Ball State Cardinals Betting Trends
The Ball State Cardinals are 0-4-0 against the over/under
The Ball State Cardinals are 2-2-0 against the spread
Key Kent State Golden Flashes Injuries
09/23/18 P Derek Adams Undisclosed is questionable Saturday vs Ball State
09/23/18 LB Jim Jones Knee is questionable Saturday vs Ball State
08/19/18 OL Adam Gregoire Knee is out for season
Key Ball State Cardinals Injuries
09/23/18 CB Lamar Anderson Shoulder is questionable Saturday vs Kent State
09/23/18 S Mitch Larsen Shoulder is questionable Saturday vs Kent State
09/20/18 DE Sean Hammonds Jr Knee is out indefinitely
09/15/18 OL Alex Joss ACL is out for season
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Kent State Golden Flashes are 79th in the country in points scored with 105. They have run 325 plays this year for 1,576 yards, which ranks them 69th in Division 1 in total offense. The Golden Flashes average 4.8 yards per play, which is 114th in the nation. As a team they have accumulated a total of 91 1st downs this season, ranking them 37th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Kent State has run for 728 yards as a unit, which ranks 59th in college football. They've run 172 times, averaging 4.2 yards per rush as a unit. The Golden Flashes have been penalized on offense 37 times for 326 yards so far this year, which has them 5th in the country in penalties. Woody Barrett has passed for 826 yards this year. He's completed 85 throws while attempting 148 passes for a completion percentage of 57.4%. His quarterback rating this season is 107.8. He averages 4.9 adjusted yards per throw and 5.6 yards per pass attempt.
Kent State is 113th in the country in points surrendered on defense with 146. They have given up a total of 2,038 yards on D, which is 121st in D-1. The Golden Flashes are 117th in yards per play allowed with 6.8. Opponent offenses have completed 68 throws on 116 attempts against the Kent State Golden Flashes defense this season, ranking them 59th and 62nd in the nation. The Kent State pass defense has also surrendered a total of 1,183 yards in the air, which is 119th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has given up 182 attempts for 855 yards this season, putting them in 112th place in the country against the run. The Golden Flashes have had 31 penalties for 313 yards on defense this year. That places them 119th in college football.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Cardinals have run for 828 yards as a team, which ranks 37th in college football. They've run 161 times, averaging 5.1 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Ball State Cardinals have been penalized on offense 27 times for 273 yards so far this season, which has them 44th in the country in penalties. They are 102nd in the nation in points scored with 88. They have run 320 plays this season for 1,772 yards, which ranks them 54th in Division 1 in total offense. Ball State averages 5.5 yards per play, which is 85th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 97 1st downs this year, placing them 21st overall as an offensive unit. Riley Neal averages 5.6 yards per pass attempt and 5.6 adjusted yards per throw. He has completed 85 passes on 149 attempts for a completion percentage of 57%. His quarterback rating this year is 110.5. He has thrown for 839 yards this season.
The Ball State Cardinals rush defense has allowed 161 attempts for 744 yards this year, putting them in 96th place in D-1 against the run. Ball State has committed 27 penalties for 225 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 73rd in college football. They are 68th in the nation in points allowed on defense with 96. They have surrendered a total of 1,612 yards on D, which is 95th in the country. The Cardinals are ranked 76th in yards per play allowed with 5.6. Opposing offenses have completed 80 passes on 126 attempts against the Ball State defense this season, placing them 89th and 75th in Division 1. The Ball State Cardinals pass defense has also given up a total of 868 yards through the air, which is 80th overall in total pass defense.
Who will win tonight's Golden Flashes/Cardinals college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Golden Flashes +8
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