Bowling Green at Kent State - 10/2/21 College Football Picks and Prediction

Bowling Green at Kent State - 10/2/21 College Football Picks and Prediction Photo by Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports

Kent State Golden Flashes (1-3) vs Bowling Green Falcons (2-2)

Game Info: Saturday, October 2, 2021 at 3:30 pm (Dix Stadium)

Betting Odds: Kent State Golden Flashes -16.5 -- Over/Under: 55.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Bowling Green Falcons and Kent State Golden Flashes meet Saturday in week 5 MAC college football action at Dix Stadium. The Bowling Green Falcons look for a third straight win to get a game above a .500 record. The Kent State Golden Flashes need a win here to rebound from a 1-3 start to the season.

The Bowling Green Falcons have lost four of their last five road games. Matt McDonald is completing 66.9 percent of his passes for 886 yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions. Austin Osborne and Christian Sims have combined for 358 receiving yards on 43 catches while Tyrone Broden has 13 receptions. The Bowling Green Falcons ground game is averaging 48.8 yards per contest, and Nick Mosley leads the way with 74 yards on 17 carries. Defensively, Bowling Green is allowing 20 points and 321 yards per game. Darren Anders leads the Bowling Green Falcons with 36 tackles, Walter Haire has two sacks and Sy Dabney has one interception.

The Kent State Golden Flashes have won five straight home games. Dustin Crum is completing 59.6 percent of his passes for 762 yards, three touchdowns and two interceptions. Dante Cephas and Keshunn Abram have combined for 453 receiving yards and two touchdowns while Nykeim Johnson has 17 receptions. The Kent State Golden Flashes ground game is averaging 237.3 yards per contest, and Marquez Cooper leads the way with 247 yards and one touchdown. Defensively, Kent State is allowing 29.5 points and 457.3 yards per game. Dean Clark leads the Kent State Golden Flashes with 28 tackles, CJ West has one sack and Elvis Hines has three interceptions.

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The Falcons are 2-9 ATS in their last 11 road games and 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The Golden Flashes are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 home games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The under is 4-1 in Falcons last 5 road games. The under is 4-0 in Golden Flashes last 4 games overall. The road team is 7-2 ATS in their last 9 meetings.

The Bowling Green Falcons were absolutely horrible on the road the last three or four seasons, but we can't ignore a win last week on the road against Minnesota. Yes, that creates a letdown spot for the Falcons, but it's easily the best performance for either of these teams. The Kent State Golden Flashes are good at home and are the better team here overall, but they also don't play a lick of defense, ranked 117th in total defense and 96th in scoring defense. This is a lot of points. Give me Bowling Green.

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Randy’s Pick Bowling Green Falcons +16.5

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