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

Ohio vs. Kent State - 10/19/19 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

Kent State Golden Flashes (3-3) at Ohio Bobcats (2-4)

College Football: Saturday, October 19, 2019 at 12:00 pm (Peden Stadium)

The Line: Ohio Bobcats -7.5 -- Over/Under: 58.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Kent State Golden Flashes and Ohio Bobcats meet Saturday in college football action at Peden Stadium.

The Kent State Golden Flashes look for a feel good victory to get a game above a .500 record. The Kent State Golden Flashes have lost three of their last four road games. Dustin Crum is completing 72.2 percent of his passes for 874 yards, six touchdowns and zero interceptions. Crum has six touchdown passes in his last five games. Isaiah McKoy and Kavious Price have combined for 540 receiving yards and six touchdowns while Antwan Dixon has 18 receptions. The Kent State Golden Flashes ground game is averaging 170.8 yards per contest, and Jo-El Shaw leads the way with 298 yards and two touchdowns. Defensively, Kent State is allowing 29.8 points and 450.3 yards per game. Qwuantrezz Knight leads the Kent State Golden Flashes with 40 tackles, Theo Majette has four sacks and Jamal Parker has two interceptions.

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The Ohio Bobcats could use a victory here after losing four of their last five games. The Ohio Bobcats have lost two of their last three home games. Nathan Rourke is completing 58.6 percent of his passes for 1,270 yards, eight touchdowns and four interceptions. Rourke has two or more touchdown passes in three of his last six games. Shane Hooks and Ryan Luehrman have combined for 538 receiving yards and six touchdowns while Isiah Cox has 15 receptions. The Ohio Bobcats ground game is averaging 167.1 yards per contest, and Rourke leads the way with 330 yards and four touchdowns. Defensively, Ohio is allowing 29.5 points and 457.3 yards per game. Javon Hagan leads the Ohio Bobcats with 54 tackles, Cole Baker has 2.5 sacks and Ilyaas Motley has one interception.

The Golden Flashes are 4-0 ATS vs. a team with a losing record, 5-2 ATS in their last 7 conference games and 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games following a ATS win. The Bobcats are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 conference games, 1-4 ATS in their last 5 home games and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Golden Flashes are 7-2 ATS in their last 9 meetings in Ohio and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 meetings. The under is 17-8-3 in Bobcats last 28 conference games. The under is 5-2 in Golden Flashes last 7 games overall.

The Kent State Golden Flashes have failed to cover five of their last six games as a road underdog. The Ohio Bobcats have split their last 10 games ATS as a home favorite. Kent State has had trouble stringing together back-to-back winning performances, but they're also a team that's won all of the games against their level competition and their only losses came against teams they were expected to lose to. Ohio has been rough defensively and just lost to Northern Illinois at home as 4.5-point favorites. I have a hard time laying chalk with teams that have issues winning outright. Give me the points and the Golden Flashes. 

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Randy’s Pick Kent State Golden Flashes +7.5

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