Bowling Green at Kent State NCAA Football Betting Tips 9/21/2019
Saturday, September 21, 2019
Darius Wade and the Bowling Green Falcons go to Dix Stadium on Saturday where they'll take on the Kent State Golden Flashes. The spread on this game has Kent State as 10-point favorites. The over/under has been set at 62. The Falcons are 1-2-0 ATS and 0-3-0 when betting on the total. The Golden Flashes are 1-2-0 when wagering on the over/under and 1-2-0 against the spread.
Key Bowling Green Falcons Injuries
09/07/19 QB Matt McDonald Eligibility is out for season
Key Kent State Golden Flashes Injuries
No key injuries to report
In their last outing, the Bowling Green Falcons played the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs and were defeated 35-7. Leading the way at QB for the Falcons was Darius Wade who went 18/38 with 171 yards through the air but wasn't able to throw a ball for a TD. He gave away 1 pick during the game. Davon Jones led the team on the ground in the game. He had a long run of 15 yards but he wasn't able to rush for a TD on the day. He rushed for 48 yards by way of 13 carries which meant he was running for 3.7 yards per carry. Quintin Morris was the leader in receiving yardage by racking up 90 yards on 6 catches. He averaged 15.0 yards per catch in the game. The Bowling Green Falcons ended up rushing 47 times and racked up 119 yards which had them averaging 2.5 yards per attempt. In all, they finished with a total of 85 plays which gave them a total of 290 yards. For the game, the Falcons racked up 15 first downs and they totaled 6 penalties for 60 yards which tells us their heads weren't always in the game. When discussing the defense, Bowling Green gave up 24 catches on 32 attempts for a total of 324 yards, and a completion percentage of 75.0%. For the game, they allowed a total of 453 yards and earned 2 turnovers. In the running game, the Falcons gave up 129 yards on 36 tries allowing their opponent an average of 3.6 yards per carry allowed.
The Falcons head into this game 1-2 for 2019. They are one of lowest scoring teams in the nation with an average of 17.7 points per contest, which has them at 118th in college football. As a unit, they are averaging 171 rushing yards per game which is 5th in the MAC. For total yardage, they rank 7th in the Mid-American Conference and 83rd in college football with 1,057 yards. The Falcons have one of the middle tier defenses in Division 1, allowing 30 points per contest which has them at 5th in the conference. When it comes to yards through the air, the Falcons have allowed 544 yards. Teams are completing 68.3% of the throws they are attempting against them and averaging 8.9 yards per try. In terms of yards rushing, Bowling Green is giving up 169.3 yards per contest which has them at 8th in the conference and 86th in D-1. Opposing teams are running for an average of 4.1 yards per rush which has them at 5th in the MAC and 77th in Division 1 overall. In total, they have conceded 508 yards rushing through 3 contests.
In their last game, the Kent State Golden Flashes played the Auburn Tigers and were beaten 55-16. Dustin Crum paced the team in rushing for the game. He had a long run of 16 yards but he never crossed the endzone by way of the rush. He ran for 30 yards via 11 carries which gave him an average of 2.7 yards per tote. Isaiah McKoy was the receiving yardage leader by racking up 85 yards on 4 receptions. He notched an average of 21.3 yards per catch for the game. Leading the way at QB for the Golden Flashes was Dustin Crum who went 15/24 with 198 yards passing and tossed 1 touchdown. He finished the game without throwing an interception. The Kent State Golden Flashes ended up running the ball 32 times and racked up a total of 92 yards which earned them an average of 2.9 yards per carry. Overall, they totaled 68 plays which added up to 321 yards. On the day, the Golden Flashes got 19 first downs and they had a total of 5 infractions for 53 yards which is telling of how their week of practice went. When it comes to their defensive performance, Kent State gave up 13 catches on 17 tries totaling 166 yards to the Tigers, and a completion percentage of 76.5%. On the day, they gave up a total of 633 yards and forced 0 turnovers. On the ground, the Golden Flashes gave up 467 yards on 62 runs which means they allowed 7.5 yards per attempt allowed.
The Golden Flashes come into this game with a record of 1-2. Kent State hasn't done much to make teams fear their rushing game by averaging 119 yards on the ground per contest, which has them at 101st in the nation. As a unit, they have a total of 357 yards rushing through 3 contests, so they'll need to look to improve on these numbers if they want to compete with the better teams in the nation. The Golden Flashes average 286 yards per contest overall which has them at 123rd in the country and 11th in the conference. The Golden Flashes are allowing 36 points per game which puts them at 11th in the Mid-American Conference and 116th in the nation. When it comes to points allowed, they have given up 108 points in total. When talking about yards rushing, they are allowing 296.7 yards per contest which puts them at 131st in Division 1 and 12th in the MAC. For this season, they have allowed a total of 890 yards rushing and 9 rushing TDs. Their passing defense is one of the middling units in the nation. They are giving up 211.7 passing yards per contest. For yards through the air allowed per game, the Golden Flashes are ranked 2nd in the MAC.
Who will win tonight's Falcons/Golden Flashes college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Falcons +10
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