Kent State vs Eastern Michigan NCAA Football Betting Tips 11/29/2019
Game: Kent State Golden Flashes vs Eastern Michigan Eagles
Date: Friday, November 29, 2019
Location: Rynearson Stadium in Ypsilanti, MI
Odds/Point Spread: Eastern Michigan -5.5
Mike Glass III and the Eastern Michigan Eagles play the Kent State Golden Flashes at Rynearson Stadium on Friday, November 29, 2019. Eastern Michigan opens this game as 5.5-point favorites. The Golden Flashes are 7-4-0 ATS and 6-5-0 when betting on the total. The Eagles are 7-2-2 when wagering on the over/under and 5-6-0 against the spread.
The last time they took the field, the Kent State Golden Flashes played the Ball State Cardinals and notched a win by a score of 41-38. Dustin Crum led the team in rushing in the game. His longest run of the day went for 37 yards and he added 1 touchdown in the game. He ran for 101 yards via 15 carries which meant he was running for 6.7 yards per tote. Mike Carrigan led the team in receiving yardage with a total of 178 yards on 8 receptions. He notched an average of 22.3 yards per catch in the game. Leading the way at QB for the Golden Flashes was Dustin Crum who went 18/26 with 369 yards passing and added 3 touchdowns. He finished this contest without throwing a pick. The Golden Flashes ran the ball a total of 48 times and racked up a total of 266 yards which earned them an average of 5.5 yards per run. Overall, the Golden Flashes racked up a total of 29 first downs and they had a total of 7 infractions for 69 yards which tells us their heads weren't always in the game. In the game, they finished with a total of 74 plays for a total of 635 yards. When it comes to their defensive performance, Kent State conceded 16 completions on 24 attempts totaling 208 yards, and a completion percentage of 66.7%. In the running game, the Golden Flashes conceded 330 yards on 59 tries which is an average of 5.6 yards per attempt allowed. For the game, they gave up a total of 538 yards and earned 1 turnover.
The Golden Flashes head into this matchup 5-6 for 2019. For total yards, they rank 7th in the conference and 80th in the country with 4,274 yards. In terms of scoring, they are one of the marginal teams in the country with an average of 26.8 points per contest, putting them 82nd in the country. As a unit, they are averaging 174.7 yards on the ground per contest which is 7th in the Mid-American Conference. The Golden Flashes have one of the most lackluster defenses in D-1, allowing 31.5 points per contest ranking them 9th in the Mid-American Conference. When it comes to passing yards, the Golden Flashes have conceded 2,351 yards. Teams are completing 60.7% of the throws they are attempting against them and averaging 8.4 yards per try. When talking about yards rushing, Kent State is allowing 261.8 yards per contest putting them 12th in the Mid-American Conference and 130th in college football. Opposing teams are running for an average of 5.2 yards per rush putting them 10th in the MAC and 115th in the nation overall. Overall, they have allowed 2,880 yards rushing through 11 games.
The last time they took the field, the Eastern Michigan Eagles played the NIU Huskies and won by a score of 45-17. Shaq Vann paced the team in rushing during the game. His longest run of the day went for 24 yards and he tallied 1 touchdown for the contest. He racked up a total of 101 yards on 14 carries which means he ran for an average of 7.2 yards per tote. Arthur Jackson III was the receiving yardage leader by racking up 78 yards on 5 catches. He notched an average of 15.6 yards per catch during the game. Taking the lead at quarterback for the Eagles was Mike Glass III who went 20/24 with 235 yards through the air and completed 3 TD's. He walked away from this game with no interceptions. The Eagles ran the ball a total of 30 times and earned 193 yards which earned them an average of 6.4 yards per rush. In all, they totaled 54 plays which added up to 428 yards. In the game, the Eagles earned a total of 24 first downs and they had a total of 4 penalties for 45 yards which is telling of how their week of practice went. On the defensive side of the ball, Eastern Michigan allowed 12 catches on 26 throws for a total of 99 yards, and a completion percentage of 46.2%. In the game, they allowed a total of 337 yards and earned 4 takeaways. Against the run, the Eagles allowed 238 yards on 48 runs which gave them an average of 5.0 yards per carry allowed.
The Eagles step onto the field holding a record of 6-5. In discussing the offensive production, the Eagles have one of the average offenses in college football. Eastern Michigan is having a year to forget in the ground game by averaging 123.1 rushing yards per contest, ranking them 120th in the country. As a team, they have compiled a total of 1,354 rushing yards through 11 contests, so they are going to want to make some changes to the ground game if they want to make teams respect them. The Eagles average 393.1 yards per contest overall putting them 74th in college football and 6th in the MAC. The Eagles are allowing 30 points per game ranking them 7th in the Mid-American Conference and 84th in the country. In discussing points allowed, they have allowed 330 points in total. When it comes to rushing yards, they are allowing 197.8 yards per contest which puts them at 108th in Division 1 and 8th in the conference. For this year, they have conceded a total of 2,176 yards rushing and 26.4 rushing touchdowns. Their pass defense is one of the middling groups in Division 1. They are giving up 228.5 passing yards per game. For yards through the air allowed per game, the Eagles sit in 6th in the conference.
Who will win tonight's Golden Flashes/Eagles college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Golden Flashes +5.5
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