Auburn vs. Kent State - 9/14/19 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Kent State at Auburn
Saturday, September 14, 2019 at 6:00 PM (Jordan-Hare Stadium)
Auburn -35 -- O/U: 51.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
The Kent State Golden Flashes and the Auburn Tigers meet in a week 3 college football matchup from Jordan-Hare Stadium on Saturday night.
The Kent State Golden Flashes will look to build on their first win of the season, coming in the form of a 26-23 overtime win over Kennesaw State to even their record at 1-1. Dustin Crum has thrown for 189 yards on 20 of 31 passing, good enough for a 64.5% completion percentage while Jo-El Shaw leads Kent State in rushing with 160 rushing yards this season. Isaiah McKoy leads the Golden Flashes in receiving with team-highs of 9 receptions for 151 yards and a pair of touchdowns. Defensively, Nick Faulkner leads Kent State with 17 tackles while Matt Bahr, Qwuantrezz Knight and Mandela Lawrence-Burke each have 15 tackles and Theo Majette has 14 tackles with 3 sacks. As a team, Kent State is averaging 268.5 yards of total offense and 16.5 points pe game this season.
The Auburn Tigers will look to build on their 2-0 start to the year after a 24-6 win over Tulane in their last outing. Bo Nix has thrown for 384 yards, 3 touchdowns and 2 interceptions on 32 of 68 passing, good for a 47.1% completion percentage. JaTarvious Whitlow leads Auburn in rushing with 208 yards while Will Hastings leads the Tigers with 113 receiving yards and Eli Stove has a team-high 10 receptions this season. Defensively, Jeremiah Dinson leads Auburn with 13 tackles with 2 tackles for loss and a sack. As a team, Auburn is averaging 381 yards of total offense and 25.5 points per game this season.
Kent State is 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games against the SEC and 7-15 ATS in their last 22 games against a team with a winning record while the under is 6-2 in their last 8 non-conference games. Auburn is 5-0 ATS in their last 5 home games and 4-0 ATS in their last 4 non-conference games while the under is 14-5 in their last 19 games overall.
This is a huge line for an Auburn team that hasn’t really blown anyone out of the water in their first two games, and I really expected more from Auburn against Tulane. However, Kent State struggled and almost lost to a Kennesaw State team that they probably should’ve had relative ease beating, and the Golden Flashes haven’t really shown anything offensively to think that they’ll suddenly keep pace with one of the better teams in the SEC. Auburn usually does a good job against the number at home, and I think that this is the game where Auburn breaks out and shows up offensively so I’ll lay the line with Auburn even if it is a lot of points.