Kent State at Penn State College Football Picks and Predictions 9/15/2018
Saturday, September 15, 2018
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Beaver Stadium is the venue for the game between the Kent State Golden Flashes and the Penn State Nittany Lions on Saturday, September 15, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Penn State as 35 point favorites. The Nittany Lions are 1-1-0 against the spread and their over/under mark is 2-0-0. The Golden Flashes are 2-0-0 ATS and their over/under record is 1-1-0.
Valuable Kent State Golden Flashes Betting Trends
The Kent State Golden Flashes are 1-1-0 against the over/under
The Kent State Golden Flashes are 2-0-0 against the spread
Important Penn State Nittany Lions Betting Trends
The Penn State Nittany Lions are 2-0-0 against the over/under
The Penn State Nittany Lions are 1-1-0 against the spread
Key Kent State Golden Flashes Injuries
09/09/18 WR Antwan Dixon Hip is questionable Saturday vs Penn State
09/09/18 P Derek Adams Undisclosed is questionable Saturday vs Penn State
08/19/18 OL Adam Gregoire Knee is out for season
Key Penn State Nittany Lions Injuries
08/28/18 LB Manny Bowen Left Team is out for season
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Kent State Golden Flashes have run for 541 yards as a unit, which ranks 24th in the nation. They've run 93 times, averaging 5.8 yards per rush as a unit. The Golden Flashes have been penalized on offense 20 times for 188 yards so far this year, which has them 7th in the country in penalties. They are 44th in Division 1 in points scored with 78. They have run 163 plays this year for 967 yards, which ranks them 76th in the nation in total offense. The Golden Flashes average 5.9 yards per play, which is 68th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 54 1st downs this season, ranking them 21st overall as an offensive unit. Woody Barrett has completed 41 throws while attempting 68 passes for a completion percentage of 60.3%. He has passed for 426 yards this year. He averages 5.2 adjusted yards per throw and 6.3 yards per pass attempt. His quarterback rating this season is 118.7.
The Golden Flashes rush defense has given up 100 attempts for 349 yards this season, putting them in 92nd place in the country against the run. They have had 14 penalties for 138 yards on defense this year. That places them 96th in Division 1. Kent State is 67th in college football in points surrendered on defense with 45. They have given up a total of 744 yards on D, which is 72nd in the nation. The Golden Flashes are 51st in yards per play allowed with 4.9. Opponent offenses have completed 26 throws on 53 attempts against the Kent State Golden Flashes defense this season, ranking them 20th and 29th in the country. The Kent State pass defense has also surrendered a total of 395 yards in the air, which is 51st overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
Kent State Golden Flashes kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 10 for 10 this season. Their punters have accumulated 341 yards on 10 punts, averaging 34 yards per punt. That ranks them 121st in the NCAA in punting average. Kent State is 8th in the country in punt returns with 7. They've totaled 62 punt return yards and average 8.9 yards per return, which is 60th in D-1. They have returned 2 kicks for 31 yards on special teams, which puts them 112th in kick return yardage. The Golden Flashes average 16 yards per kick return and they are 47th in the nation in all-purpose yards with 1,060.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Nittany Lions are 15th in Division 1 in points scored with 96. They have run 143 plays this season for 824 yards, which ranks them 82nd in the nation in total offense. The Penn State Nittany Lions average 5.8 yards per play, which is 75th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 47 1st downs this year, placing them 49th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Penn State has run for 415 yards as a team, which ranks 46th in the country. They've run 76 times, averaging 5.5 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Nittany Lions have been penalized on offense 6 times for 55 yards so far this season, which has them 119th in the nation in penalties. Trace McSorley has thrown for 375 yards this season. He has completed 35 passes on 66 attempts for a completion percentage of 53%. His quarterback rating this year is 115.8. He averages 5.7 yards per pass attempt and 6.6 adjusted yards per throw.
Penn State is 64th in the nation in points allowed on defense with 44. They have surrendered a total of 751 yards on D, which is 77th in Division 1. The Nittany Lions are ranked 58th in yards per play allowed with 5.1. Opposing offenses have completed 35 passes on 57 attempts against the Penn State defense this season, placing them 66th and 49th in the country. The Penn State Nittany Lions pass defense has also given up a total of 347 yards through the air, which is 44th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has allowed 89 attempts for 404 yards this year, putting them in 106th place in D-1 against the run. The Nittany Lions have committed 23 penalties for 216 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 126th in the nation.
Special Teams Stats
Penn State is ranked 74th in the nation in punt returns with 3. They've accumulated 67 punt return yards and average 22.3 yards per return, which is 15th in college football. They have returned 4 kicks for 125 yards on special teams, ranking 40th in kick return yardage. The Penn State Nittany Lions average 31 yards per kick return and they are 60th in the country in all-purpose yards with 1,016. Penn State kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 13 for 13 this year. Their punters have totaled 428 yards on 10 punts, averaging 43 yards per punt. That places them 46th in Division 1 in punting average.
Who will win tonight's Golden Flashes/Nittany Lions college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Golden Flashes +35
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