Kent State at Auburn NCAA Football Betting Tips 9/14/2019
Saturday, September 14, 2019
Jordan-Hare Stadium is the venue where Bo Nix and the Auburn Tigers will take on the Kent State Golden Flashes on Saturday. Kent State opens this matchup as 34-point underdogs. The over/under has been set at 53. The Golden Flashes are 1-1-0 ATS and 0-2-0 when betting on the total. The Tigers are 0-2-0 when wagering on the over/under and 2-0-0 against the spread.
Key Kent State Golden Flashes Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Auburn Tigers Injuries
09/08/19 WR Seth Williams Undisclosed is questionable Saturday vs Kent State
09/08/19 WR Shedrick Jackson Undisclosed is questionable Saturday vs Kent State
09/08/19 WR Ja'Varrius Johnson Undisclosed is questionable Saturday vs Kent State
In their last game, the Kent State Golden Flashes played the Kennesaw State Owls and took home the victory by a score of 26-23. Taking the lead at quarterback for the Golden Flashes was Dustin Crum who went 17/23 with 192 yards passing and tossed 1 TD. He finished this contest without throwing a pick. Jo-El Shaw led the team on the ground for that game. He broke a long run for 54 yards but he wasn't able to rush for a TD on the day. He rushed for a total of 93 yards by way of 17 carries which means he ran for an average of 5.5 yards per run. Isaiah McKoy was the leader in receiving yardage with a tally of 125 yards on 7 catches. He had an average of 17.9 yards per catch for that game. The Kent State Golden Flashes ran the ball a total of 36 times and racked up a total of 145 yards which gave them an average of 4.0 yards per rush. Overall, the Golden Flashes totaled 16 first downs and they totaled 7 penalties for 70 yards which tells us that they had an average outing in terms of discipline. Overall, they ran 59 plays which gave them a total of 337 yards. When discussing the defense, Kent State allowed 8 completions on 21 tries for a total of 185 yards, and a completion percentage of 38.1%. Against the run, the Golden Flashes allowed 252 yards on 66 attempts giving the other team an average of 3.8 yards per run allowed. In the game, they conceded a total of 437 yards and earned 2 turnovers.
The Golden Flashes come into this matchup with a record of 1-1 this season. They are one of lowest scoring teams in the nation averaging 16.5 points per game, putting them 114th in the country. As a team, they are averaging 132.5 yards on the ground per contest which is 6th in the conference. For total yardage, they sit in 11th in the Mid-American Conference and 117th in the country with 537 yards. The Golden Flashes have one of the average defenses in the nation, allowing 26.5 points per contest which has them at 3rd in the conference. In regard to rushing yards, Kent State is allowing 211.5 yards per contest putting them 12th in the Mid-American Conference and 115th in college football. They are allowing teams to run for an average of 3.8 yards per carry ranking them 5th in the MAC and 65th in D-1 overall. In total, they have conceded 423 yards rushing through 2 contests. When it comes to passing yards, the Golden Flashes have conceded 272 yards. Teams are completing 51.1% of the throws they are attempting against them and averaging 10.4 yards per attempt.
In their last game, the Auburn Tigers took on the Tulane Green Wave and ended up getting the win by a score of 24-6. Running the show from under center for the Tigers was Bo Nix who went 19/37 with 207 yards passing and threw 1 touchdown. He finished this contest without throwing a pick. JaTarvious Whitlow led the team on the ground for the game. He broke a long run for 24 yards and he added 1 TD for the contest. He ran for 96 yards on 23 carries which had him averaging 4.2 yards per run. Will Hastings led the team in receiving yardage by earning 75 yards on 5 catches. He notched an average of 15.0 yards per reception for the game. The Auburn Tigers ran the ball 45 times and added 172 yards which earned them an average of 3.8 yards per attempt. For the game, they ran 82 plays which gave them a total of 379 yards. On the day, the Tigers earned 20 first downs and they had a total of 5 penalties for 51 yards which is telling of how their week of practice went. On the defensive side of the ball, Auburn allowed 10 completions on 34 throws for a total of 103 yards, and a completion percentage of 29.4%. For this contest, they allowed a total of 223 yards and earned 1 turnover. In the running game, the Tigers allowed 120 yards on 30 carries which gave them an average of 4.0 yards per rushing attempt allowed.
The Tigers head into this matchup 2-0. Auburn is making teams consider moving more up into the box by averaging 189 rushing yards per contest, ranking them 51st in the country. As a team, they have compiled a total of 378 rushing yards through 2 games, so they'll look to the run game to try to keep the opponents off balance so they'll have open receivers. The Tigers average 381 yards per game overall ranking them 84th in Division 1 and 11th in the Southeastern Conference. The Tigers are conceding 13.5 points per contest ranking them 4th in the Southeastern Conference and 24th in D-1. Their pass defense is one of the best groups in the nation. They are conceding 172.5 passing yards per contest. For passing yards allowed per game, the Tigers are ranked 3rd in the conference. When it comes to points allowed, they have allowed 27 points in total. When talking about rushing yards, they are giving up 105 yards per game which puts them at 39th in the country and 6th in the Southeastern Conference. In 2019, they have conceded a total of 210 rushing yards and 2 rushing touchdowns.
Who will win tonight's Golden Flashes/Tigers college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Golden Flashes +34
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