Wisconsin vs. Kent State - 10/5/19 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Wisconsin vs. Kent State - 10/5/19 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

Kent State Golden Flashes (2-2) at Wisconsin Badgers (3-0)

College Football: Saturday, October 5, 2019 at 12:00 pm (Camp Randall Stadium)

The Line: Wisconsin Badgers -36.5 -- Over/Under: 57.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Kent State Golden Flashes and Wisconsin Badgers meet Saturday in college football action at Camp Randall Stadium.

The Kent State Golden Flashes look for a road victory here to get a game above a .500 record. The Kent State Golden Flashes have lost eight of their last nine road games. Dustin Crum is completing 70.9 percent of his passes for 697 yards, five touchdowns and zero interceptions. Crum has five touchdown passes in his last three games. Isaiah McKoy and Kavious Price have combined for 424 receiving yards and five touchdowns while Antwan Dixon has 11 receptions. The Kent State Golden Flashes ground game is averaging 183 yards per contest, and Jo-El Shaw leads the way with 278 yards and two touchdowns. Defensively, Kent State is allowing 32 points and 471.3 yards per game. Mandela Lawrence-Burke leads the Kent State Golden Flashes with 31 tackles, Theo Majette has four sacks and Jamal Parker has two interceptions.

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The Wisconsin Badgers look for another win to start 5-0 for the second time in the last three years. The Wisconsin Badgers have won six of their last seven home games. Jack Coan is completing 73.7 percent of his passes for 805 yards, five touchdowns and one interception. Coan has eight touchdown passes in his last six games. Quintez Cephus and A.J. Taylor have combined for 346 receiving yards and two touchdowns while Jake Ferguson has 10 receptions. The Wisconsin Badgers ground game is averaging 230.5 yards per contest, and Jonathan Taylor leads the way with 559 yards and eight touchdowns. Defensively, Wisconsin is allowing 7.3 points and 192.3 yards per game. Jack Sanborn leads the Wisconsin Badgers with 26 tackles, Zack Baun has three sacks and Eric Burrell has two interceptions.

The Golden Flashes are 3-7 ATS vs. a team with a winning record, 3-9 ATS in their last 12 vs. Big Ten and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games following a ATS win. The Badgers are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games in October, 4-9 ATS in their last 13 games on fieldturf and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The under is 7-3 in Badgers last 10 games overall. The under is 4-0 in Golden Flashes last 4 games in October.

The Kent State Golden Flashes have split their last 10 games ATS as a double-digit underdog. The Wisconsin Badgers have failed to cover seven of their last 10 games as a double-digit favorite. Kent State obviously doesn't have the depth or the overall talent to make a game of this, but the Golden Flashes do have the experience of playing road games against Auburn and Arizona State, so this team won't be intimidated of the big moment. The Wisconsin Badgers were sluggish last week against Northwestern and this has somewhat of a lookahead spot with Michigan State on deck. Overall, this is a lot of points to turndown in a game Wisconsin probably isn't super motivated. Much better options on Saturday's card, but I'll take the points anyway. 

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Randy’s Pick Kent State Golden Flashes +36.5

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