Kent State at Western Michigan: 10/16/21 College Football Picks and Predictions
Western Michigan Broncos (4-2) vs Kent State Golden Flashes (3-3)
Game Info: Saturday, October 16, 2021 at 3:30 pm (Waldo Stadium)
Betting Odds: Western Michigan Broncos -7 -- Over/Under: 66.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
Where to Watch: ESPNU Stream live sports and exclusive originals on ESPN+. Sign up now!
The Kent State Golden Flashes and Western Michigan Broncos face off on Saturday in a MAC college football showdown at Waldo Stadium. When these two teams faced off in November of 2017, Western Michigan won 48-20.
Kent State comes into this game with a 3-3 record but they are coming off their biggest win of the season. The Golden Flashes put up 48 points against Buffalo and that was enough to win by ten points. Kent State’s three losses have come against Maryland, Iowa, and Texas A&M so there are still dreams of a MAC title. Kent State on the season is averaging 28 points while the defense is giving up 29.33 points per game. The Golden Flashes are led by Dusin Crum who has thrown for 1,303 yards, six touchdowns, and two interceptions. Marquez Cooper has also rushed for 479 yards and four touchdowns.
On the other side of this matchup is the Western Michigan Broncos who sit with a 4-2 record. The Broncos have looked good for the most part this season, but they are coming off a shocking 45-20 defeat against Ball State. Western Michigan actually got out to a fast start to the game, but they crashed late, including giving up 21 points in the 4th quarter. Under center for Western Michigan is Kaleb Eleby and he has thrown for 1,438 yards, nine touchdowns, and two interceptions. The turnovers were an issue for Eleby in the last game, and he needs to take better care of the ball.
Kent State is 11-4 against the spread in their last 15 MAC games. Western Michigan is 3-1-1 against the spread in the last five games overall. The under is 5-1 in Kent State’s last six games overall. The under is 5-2 in Western Michigan's last seven games overall.
Western Michigan looked terrible in the last game and the defense is going to be an issue again in this game. Look for Kent State to run up the score again in this game, and they will keep this game close. I think Western Michigan will win the game still, but only by a field goal, and Kent State will cover the spread.