Kent State vs Ball State Prediction -College Football Picks 11/18/23

Ball State Cardinals (3-7) vs Kent State Golden Flashes (1-9)

Game Info: Saturday, November 18, 2023 at 2:00 pm (Scheumann Stadium)

Betting Odds: Ball State Cardinals -12.5 -- Over/Under: 42 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Kent State Golden Flashes and Ball State Cardinals face off on Saturday in a college football showdown at Scheumann Stadium. 

Ball State Continues to Be Involved in Close Games

Ball State continues to be involved in close games and each of their last five games has been decided by a touchdown or less. In the last game against Northern Illinois, it took 10 points in the 4th quarter to secure the 20-17 victory. Kiael Kelly had a strong game completing 15 of his 25 passes for 115 yards and a touchdown. Although not the most dynamic through the air, he didn’t have any terrible mistakes. Marquez Cooper finished with 25  carries for 93 yards. Ball State on the season is averaging 17 points while the defense is giving up 27.3 points per game. 

Ball State Betting Trends

  • Ball State has lost eight of its last nine matches when playing with a rest advantage.
  • The underdog has covered the spread in each of Ball State's last four games.
  • Eleven of Ball State's last 12 games in November have gone UNDER the total points line.

Kent State Coming off Blowout Loss

Kent State comes into this game with a 1-9 record overall and they were blown out again in the last game. Kent State only managed 19 points while the defense gave up 49 points. Under center for Kent State was Tommy Ulatowski and he completed 23 of his 40 passes for 284 yards, one touchdown, and one interception. Kent State on the season is averaging 14.6 points while their defense is giving up 34.4 points per game. In this game Kent State needs to find a way to get the offense going here. 

Kent State Betting Trends

  • Kent State has lost each of its last seven games.
  • Kent State has failed to cover the spread in each of its last seven games as an underdog against non-AP-ranked teams.
  • Each of Kent State's last six November games as an underdog have gone OVER the total points line.

Shane’s Free Pick

These are both offenses that have had issues scoring this season and it’s going to be no different in this game. Kent State scored 19 points in the last game and they are going to really struggle to get the offense going here. Ball State only scored 20 points in the last game and they are going to score less than that here. Neither team will reach 20 points and the under is going to cash. 

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a PickDawgz site consensus.

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