Kent State vs. Miami-OH - 10/14/17 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Miami-OH RedHawks (2-4) at Kent State Golden Flashes (1-5)
College Football: Saturday, October 14, 2017 at 3:30 pm (Dix Stadium)
The Line: Kent State Golden Flashes +9.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
We have some MAC-tion on tap Saturday, as the Miami-Ohio Redhawks face off against the Kent State Golden Flashes in college football action.
The Miami-Ohio Redhawks will look to rebound from back-to-back losses, including a 37-29 loss to Bowling Green in their last outing to send the Redhawks to 2-4 this season, and 1-1 in MAC play. Gus Ragland and Billy Bahl combined to go 24 for 43 for 374 passing yards, 2 touchdowns and an interception. Kenny Young led the team with 113 rushing yards on 19 carries, while Ragland racked up 78 rushing yards and a touchdown. James Gardner and Jared Murphy each notched 5 catches and a touchdown, with Gardner outgaining Murphy 126-89. Defensively, a Doug Costin sack and a Heath Harding sack were the lone highlights as the Redhawks were outscored 13-0 in the 4th, giving up 505 yards of total offense in the loss, despite winning the time of possession battle, holding onto the rock for over 34 minutes.
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The Kent State Golden Flashes will try to snap a 4-game losing streak after falling to 1-5 this season and 0-2 in MAC play following their 24-3 loss to Northern Illinois last time out. Dustin Crum and George Bollas combined for 29 passing yards on 6 of 17 passing and 3 interceptions. Crum also led the team in rushing with 77 rushing yards on 15 carries, while Justin Rankin added 33 yards on 12 carries. Juantez McRae and Trey Harrell tied for the team-high with 2 catches for 10 yards apiece in the loss. Defensively, the Golden Flashes combined for 5 sacks and a pair of interceptions, but ultimately, the offense couldn’t get the job done to keep Kent State in the game, despite holding NIU to just 266 yards of total offense and a 5 for 17 mark on 3rd down.
Miami-Ohio is 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games overall and 6-2 ATS in their last 8 conference games while the under is 13-3 in their last 16 games following a loss. Kent State is 7-18-1 ATS in their last 26 home games and 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games overall while the under is 22-9-1 in their last 32 conference games. Miami-Ohio is 4-0 ATS in the last 4 meetings between these two teams.
The best option here would be to save your money rather than pick this dumpster fire of a matchup. However, if forced to make a pick, the Redhawks have had all of the success over the last few years in this matchup, including doing so in Kent State’s backyard, so if I had to pick, I’d begrudgingly lay the points with Miami-Ohio.