Kent State at Bowling Green - 11/12/14 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Kent State Golden Flashes (1-8) at Bowling Green Falcons (6-3)
College Football: Wednesday, November 12, 2014 at 8:00 pm (Doyt Perry Stadium)
The Line: Bowling Green Falcons -13.5 -- Over/Under: 52.5 See the Latest Odds
The Kent State Golden Flashes and Bowling Green Falcons play Wednesday night at Doyt Perry Stadium.
The Kent State Golden Flashes are still looking for their first road win of the season and just second win overall. Colin Reardon is completing 55.3 percent of his passes for nine touchdowns and 11 interceptions. Reardon has thrown a pick in four straight games and Kent State has 14 passing plays of 25 or more yards. Casey Pierce and Chris Humphrey have combined for more than 800 receiving yards and six touchdowns, while Ernest Calhoun has 76 receiving yards and a touchdown in his last two games. Kent State’s ground game is averaging 3.2 yards per carry, and Nick Holley leads the way with 400 yards and a score. Overall, however, Kent State is a struggling offensive team that’s scored 14 or less points in six of its nine games this season. Defensively, the Kent State Golden Flashes are allowing 29.4 points, 425.8 yards, and they’ve forced 13 turnovers and four sacks. Nate Holley leads Kent State with 110 tackles and Elcee Refuge has four tackles for loss.
USA TODAY Sports
The Bowling Green Falcons have won four of their last five games and control their destiny in the MAC East. James Knapke is completing 58.3 percent of his passes for 11 touchdowns and nine interceptions. Knapke has one touchdown and one pick in his last two games, and Bowling Green has 20 passing plays of 25 or more yards. Roger Lewis and Ronnie Moore have combined for more than 1,200 receiving yards and eight touchdowns, while Ryan Burbrink has 94 receiving yards in his last two games. Bowling Green has won five straight games when throwing for 200-plus yards. Bowling Green’s ground game is averaging 4.6 yards per carry, as Travis Greene leads the way with 644 yards and eight touchdowns. Greene is questionable for this game with an ankle injury. Defensively, the Bowling Green Falcons are allowing 33.6 points, 526.9 yards, and they’ve forced 19 turnovers and 16 sacks. Gabe Martin leads Bowling Green with 77 tackles and Bryan Thomas has 9.5 tackles for loss.
The Golden Flashes are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 road games and 4-10 ATS in their last 14 games overall. The Falcons are 15-6 ATS in their last 21 conference games and 20-6 ATS in their last 26 games in November. The Golden Flashes are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 meetings in Bowling Green and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 meetings overall.
This isn't exactly the type of game you'd like to bet on, as both teams have major flaws. However, Bowling Green is the better of the two teams, has been a covering machine and has the home field advantage. Getting the Falcons just under two touchdowns seems to be the play if you must play this game on a loney Wednesday night.