Miami RedHawks vs Kent State Golden Flashes Prediction, 9/30/2023 College Football Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Miami RedHawks vs Kent State Golden Flashes
Date: Saturday, September 30, 2023
Location: Dix Stadium in Kent, OH
Odds/Point Spread: Golden Flashes (+15)
The Miami RedHawks (3-1) are headed to Dix Stadium on Saturday, September 30, 2023 where they will try to beat the Kent State Golden Flashes (1-3). Miami opens as 15-point favorites from Vegas oddsmakers. The betting total is set at 50.5.
The Miami RedHawks come into this matchup with a record of 3-1 for this season. In their last matchup, the RedHawks faced off with the Delaware State Hornets and notched a win by a score of 62-20. Jordan Brunson was the leader on the ground for the RedHawks with 9 totes for 109 yds (12.1 yds per carry). Brett Gabbert finished 15/20 with 180 yds passing and 2 touchdowns. He had a QB rate of 183.6 and ended the game with no interceptions. Against the rush, the RedHawks conceded 77 yards on 28 tries, which is an average of 2.8 yds per run allowed. Miami gave up 21 pass completions on 34 tries for 274 yards, and a completion rate of 61.8%. Overall, they had 65 plays for 646 yds. The Miami Redhawks ran the football 43 different times and tallied 466 yards, which is an average of 10.8 yards per carry.
The RedHawks have earned 1,665 total yards this season. In terms of distribution of touchdowns, Miami has compiled 9 touchdowns through the air and 7 touchdowns via the ground. They have turned the ball over 5 times. Miami has compiled 70 first downs as a unit, and they have been called for 24 penalties for 206 yds. As a team they're maintaining an average of 195.5 yards via the ground game which is 34th in D-1. Regarding getting in the endzone, the Miami RedHawks hold an average of 34.3 points per outing.
When it comes to yards through the air, the RedHawks are giving up 1,026 yds which ranks them 102nd in the nation. They have relinquished 256.5 yards per outing via the pass and conceding a completion percentage of 63.4%. During the season, they are surrendering 422.0 yards/contest ranking them 115th in the country. They have given up 6 touchdowns by air in addition to 5 touchdowns on the ground. The opposition is running for 4.4 yards per rush and 165.5 yards on the ground per contest for the campaign. Over the course of this season, they have allowed 662 rushing yards through 4 contests. The RedHawks rank 94th in Division 1 regarding team defense, giving up 27.5 PPG.
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The Golden Flashes come into this game with a record of 1-3 this year. For their last game, the Golden Flashes took a loss by a score of 53-10 when they faced the Fresno State Bulldogs. Michael Alaimo finished the contest with 102 yards on 8/15 passing while his quarterback rate was 110.5. He kept the ball away from the defense with no interceptions and his average yards per attempt was 6.8. Xavier Williams ran the football 15 times for 55 yards, finishing the contest with 3.7 yds per carry for Kent State. Kent State rushed the football for 3.5 yards per carry, totaling 129 yds on 37 attempts. The Golden Flashes finished the game with a total of 231 yds and they ran 52 plays (4.4 yards per play). The Golden Flashes secondary gave up a completion percentage of 76.5%, relinquishing 370 yds on 26 for 34 through the air. Kent State allowed 33 running attempts for 143 yds (4.3 yards per carry).
The Kent State Golden Flashes are averaging 284.3 yards/outing, which has them sitting 129th in Division 1. The Kent State offense has compiled 205 yds of penalties on 27 violations, which is 44th in Division 1 in terms of making mistakes. They maintain an average of 136.0 rushing yards per game and have toted the ball for 544 yards for this season. They have given away 3 interceptions while losing 0 fumbles and they have been able to tally 60 first downs. When looking at putting points on the board, the Golden Flashes are sitting 129th in college football averaging 15.0 points per game. During this campaign to this point, the Golden Flashes have a total of 593 passing yards as well as an average of 148.3 passing yards per outing, which ranks 123rd in Division 1.
The Golden Flashes are conceding 36.8 points per contest, which has them sitting 126th in the nation. Kent State has surrendered a total of 807 yards via the ground game (201.8 yards per outing) in addition to 9 touchdowns via the rush so far this season. In total, they have allowed 147 pts. They have given up 10 touchdowns through the air in addition to 222.5 yards/game, which has them in 67th in Division 1. The Golden Flashes defense has been on the field for 265 plays, which is 74th in Division 1. Their defense has tallied 1 fumble recovered and 4 picks on the campaign.
Who will win tonight's RedHawks/Golden Flashes college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the RedHawks -15
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