Eastern Michigan vs. Kent State - 11/29/19 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Kent State Golden Flashes (5-6) at Eastern Michigan Eagles (6-5)
College Football: Friday, November 29, 2019 at 12:00 pm (Rynearson Stadium)
The Line: Eastern Michigan Eagles -5.5 -- Over/Under:
The Kent State Golden Flashes and Eastern Michigan Eagles meet Friday in week 14 college football action at Rynearson Stadium as they close out the CFB regular season.
The Kent State Golden Flashes need a victory here in order to become bowl eligible. The Kent State Golden Flashes have lost five of their last six road games. Dustin Crum is completing 67.7 percent of his passes for 2,136 yards, 18 touchdowns and two interceptions. Crum has 13 touchdown passes in his last six games. Isaiah McKoy and Mike Carrigan have combined for 1,201 receiving yards and 12 touchdowns while Kavious Price has 41 receptions. The Kent State Golden Flashes ground game is averaging 174.7 yards per contest, and Crum leads the way with 509 yards and three touchdowns. Defensively, Kent State is allowing 31.5 points and 467.3 yards per game. Mandela Lawrence-Burke leads the Kent State Golden Flashes with 86 tackles, Theo Majette has five sacks and Jamal Parker has three interceptions.
The Eastern Michigan Eagles look for a win after splitting their last 10 games. The Eastern Michigan Eagles have split their last four home games. Mike Glass III is completing 66.6 percent of his passes for 2,472 yards, 19 touchdowns and eight interceptions. Glass has two or more touchdown passes in six of his last 11 games. Arthur Jackson III and Quian Williams have combined for 1,085 receiving yards and 10 touchdowns while Mathew Sexton has 34 receptions. The Eastern Michigan Eagles ground game is averaging 121.8 yards per contest, and Shaq Vann leads the way with 594 yards and seven touchdowns. Defensively, Eastern Michigan is allowing 30 points and 426.3 yards per game. Kobie Beltram leads the Eastern Michigan Eagles with 104 tackles, Turan Rush has five sacks and Brody Hoying has four interceptions.
The Golden Flashes are 7-1 ATS in their last 8 conference games, 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games in November and 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Eagles are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games following a ATS win, 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games following a straight up win and 6-1 ATS in their last 7 Friday games. The Golden Flashes are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 meetings and the favorite is 6-2 ATS in their last 8 meetings. The over is 4-0-1 in Eagles last 5 games overall. The over is 4-1 in Golden Flashes last 5 games overall.
The Kent State Golden Flashes are 2-5 ATS in their last seven games as a road underdog. The Eastern Michigan Eagles are 2-5 ATS in their last seven games as a home favorite. The Eastern Michigan Eagles are coming off back-to-back blowout road wins and are now playing for 26 seniors on their roster for senior day. On the other side, the Kent State Golden Flashes are coming off their best two weeks of the season and will become bowl eligible with a victory. Kent State has covered five of its last six games and is actually 7-4 ATS on the season, while Eastern Michigan is 5-6 ATS. I'll take a shot with the points and the team that has more to play for.