Toledo at Kent State - 11/4/14 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Toledo Rockets (5-3) at Kent State Golden Flashes (1-7)
College Football: Tuesday, November 4, 2014 at 8:00 pm (Dix Stadium)
The Line: Kent State Golden Flashes +14 -- Over/Under: 55 See the Latest Odds
The Toledo Rockets and Kent State Golden Flashes square off Tuesday night at Dix Stadium.
The Toledo Rockets have won four of their last five games and still control their destiny in the MAC West. Toledo is an offensive minded team led by Logan Woodside, who is completing 61.3 percent of his passes for 11 touchdowns and five interceptions. Woodside has thrown for four touchdowns and two picks in his last two games, and Toledo has 21 passing plays of 25 or more yards. Corey Jones and Alonzo Russell have combined for more than 1,100 receiving yards and nine touchdowns, while Dwight Macon has caught six of his 13 passes in his last two games. Toledo's ground game is averaging 6.1 yards per carry and a bulk of that production has come from Kareem Hunt. Hunt has topped 100 rushing yards in every game he’s played this season and Terry Swanson has scored four touchdowns in his last two games. Defensively, the Toledo Rockets are allowing 33.6 points, 449.9 yards, and they’ve forced seven turnovers and 18 sacks. Junior Sylvestre leads Toledo with 69 tackles and Trent Voss has nine tackles for loss.
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The Kent State Golden Flashes are looking for just their second win of the season tonight. In order for that to happen, Kent State will have to bring some sort of offense to the table. Colin Reardon is completing 56.3 percent of his passes for nine touchdowns and 10 interceptions. In his last three games, Reardon has five total touchdowns and three picks. Kent State has 13 passing plays of 25 or more yards and is averaging 10.6 yards per catch. Casey Pierce and Chris Humphrey have combined for more than 700 receiving yards and five touchdowns, while Josh Boyle is the other Kent State player with more than one touchdown receptions. Kent State’s ground game is averaging 2.7 yards per carry and leading rusher Nick Holley is being involved a lot more in the passing game lately. Defensively, the Kent State Golden Flashes are allowing 29.4 points, 426.3 yards, and they’ve forced 12 turnovers and four sacks. Nate Holley leads Kent State with 101 tackles and Malcolm Pannell has two interceptions.
The Rockets are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 road games and 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Golden Flashes are 1-8-1 ATS in their last 10 home games and 3-10 ATS in their last 13 games overall.
The one common theme between these teams is that neither plays defense. Points should come easy to both offenses and this should sail over the projected total. The over is 7-2 in the Rockets last nine games and 6-2 in Golden Flashes last 8 games following a bye week. Take the over if you feel the need to bet this game.