Ohio at Kent State College Football Picks and Predictions 10/6/2018
Saturday, October 6, 2018
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The Ohio Bobcats travel to Dix Stadium to take on the Kent State Golden Flashes on Saturday, October 6, 2018. The opening line for this game has Ohio as 13.5 point favorites. The Bobcats have an ATS record of 2-2-0 while their over/under record is 4-0-0. The Golden Flashes have an over/under record of 3-2-0 and they are 3-2-0 against the spread.
Valuable Ohio Bobcats Betting Trends
The Ohio Bobcats are 4-0-0 against the over/under
The Ohio Bobcats are 2-2-0 against the spread
Important Kent State Golden Flashes Betting Trends
The Kent State Golden Flashes are 3-2-0 against the over/under
The Kent State Golden Flashes are 3-2-0 against the spread
Key Ohio Bobcats Injuries
08/28/18 WR Elijah Ball Knee is out for season
Key Kent State Golden Flashes Injuries
08/19/18 OL Adam Gregoire Knee is out for season
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Ohio Bobcats are 52nd in Division 1 in points scored with 157. They have run 281 plays this season for 1,865 yards, which ranks them 89th in the nation in total offense. The Bobcats average 6.6 yards per play, which is 27th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 94 1st downs this year, placing them 81st overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Ohio has run for 894 yards as a team, which ranks 52nd in the country. They've run 158 times, averaging 5.7 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Bobcats have been penalized on offense 22 times for 215 yards so far this season, which has them 105th in the nation in penalties. Nathan Rourke has thrown for 738 yards this season. He has completed 53 passes on 98 attempts for a completion percentage of 54.1%. His quarterback rating this year is 133.5. He averages 7.5 yards per pass attempt and 7.8 adjusted yards per throw.
Ohio is 98th in the nation in points allowed on defense with 153. They have surrendered a total of 2,072 yards on D, which is 106th in Division 1. The Bobcats are ranked 124th in yards per play allowed with 7.3. Opposing offenses have completed 101 passes on 157 attempts against the Ohio Bobcats defense this season, placing them 103rd and 85th in the country. The Ohio pass defense has also given up a total of 1,547 yards through the air, which is 123rd overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has allowed 126 attempts for 525 yards this year, putting them in 28th place in D-1 against the run. The Bobcats have committed 33 penalties for 318 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 100th in the nation.
Special Teams Stats
Ohio is ranked 102nd in the nation in punt returns with 4. They've accumulated 22 punt return yards and average 5.5 yards per return, which is 97th in college football. They have returned 21 kicks for 520 yards on special teams, ranking 5th in kick return yardage. The Bobcats average 25 yards per kick return and they are 47th in the country in all-purpose yards with 2,407. The Ohio Bobcats have attempted 9 field goals this season and made 8, which is 17th in D-1. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 89%. Ohio Bobcats kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 19 for 19 this year. Their punters have totaled 875 yards on 19 punts, averaging 46 yards per punt. That places them 10th in Division 1 in punting average.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Golden Flashes have run for 875 yards as a team, which ranks 57th in the nation. They've run 213 times, averaging 4.1 yards per rush as a unit. The Golden Flashes have been penalized on offense 54 times for 468 yards so far this year, which has them 1st in the country in penalties. They are 79th in Division 1 in points scored with 129. They have run 410 plays this year for 2,037 yards, which ranks them 54th in the nation in total offense. The Kent State Golden Flashes average 5 yards per play, which is 109th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 115 1st downs this season, ranking them 36th overall as an offensive unit. Woody Barrett has completed 115 throws while attempting 192 passes for a completion percentage of 59.9%. He has passed for 1,140 yards this year. He averages 5.3 adjusted yards per throw and 5.9 yards per pass attempt. His quarterback rating this season is 113.2.
The Kent State Golden Flashes rush defense has given up 224 attempts for 1,015 yards this season, putting them in 111th place in the country against the run. They have had 42 penalties for 404 yards on defense this year. That places them 121st in Division 1. Kent State is 121st in college football in points surrendered on defense with 198. They have given up a total of 2,644 yards on D, which is 126th in the nation. The Golden Flashes are 117th in yards per play allowed with 6.7. Opponent offenses have completed 100 throws on 168 attempts against the Kent State defense this season, ranking them 100th and 100th in the country. The Kent State Golden Flashes pass defense has also surrendered a total of 1,629 yards in the air, which is 127th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Kent State Golden Flashes have tried 6 field goals this year and made 5, which is 58th in college football. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 83%. Kent State kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 16 for 16 this season. Their punters have accumulated 1,139 yards on 31 punts, averaging 37 yards per punt. That ranks them 120th in the NCAA in punting average. Kent State is 69th in the country in punt returns with 7. They've totaled 62 punt return yards and average 8.9 yards per return, which is 68th in D-1. They have returned 14 kicks for 288 yards on special teams, which puts them 33rd in kick return yardage. The Golden Flashes average 21 yards per kick return and they are 48th in the nation in all-purpose yards with 2,387.
Who will win tonight's Bobcats/Golden Flashes college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Bobcats -13.5
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