Injured Bobcats Makes Kent State +7 the College Football Pick

Ross Benjamin

Tuesday, November 10, 2015 12:22 PM GMT

Our college football professional capper provides us with a betting preview on Tuesday’s game between Kent State and Ohio. Join us in reviewing the college football odds and choose a side for tonight.

A Battle of Ohio in the MAC on Tuesday
The Ohio Bobcats entertain the Kent State Golden Flashes in a MAC battle on Tuesday. The opening kickoff at Peden Stadium in Athens, Ohio is slated for 8:00 PM ET. The gamed will be aired by ESPNU. Current (11/9) college football odds have Ohio as a 7.0 point favorite at Heritage, and the total is 45.0. Ohio won last season’s meeting as a 3.0 point underdog at Kent State by a score of 17-14.

 

Anemic Offense
Kent State enters this contest with a disappointing 3-6 record thus far. It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to pinpoint their main issue. The Golden Flashes offense has been anemic, and even that may be a kind description. They’re averaging a mere 15.9 points and 297.3 total yards per game offensively. In four road games in 2015, that average drops to 8.0 points and 242.7 yards per game. Kent State has seen each of their previous five games go under the total. They’re coming off a 18-17 home loss to Buffalo last week, and blew a 17-6 fourth quarter lead in that contest. Buffalo scored the go ahead touchdown with less than a minute to play. One of the Golden Flashes two touchdowns in that loss came on a 69 yard interception return.

 

Decimated by Injuries
Ohio began the season in impressive fashion by winning five of their first six games. Their only loss in that sequence came in a narrow 27-24 defeat at Minnesota. Since that time, the proverbial roof has caved in on the Bobcats. They’re 0-3 SU & ATS in their previous three games, and were outscored in those contests by a combined 152-55. In the Bobcats defense, they’ve been decimated by injuries during this futile three game stretch. I’ve taken the time to display their injury list below.

 

[OT] -Joe Lowery "?" Tuesday vs. Kent State ( Groin )

[DE] -Trent Smart "?" Tuesday vs. Kent State ( Foot )

[OL] -Joe Anderson "?" Tuesday vs. Kent State ( Groin )

[TE] - Connor Brown "?" Tuesday vs. Kent State ( Illness )

[FS] -Kylan Nelson "?" Tuesday vs. Kent State ( Groin )

[RB]-Papi White "?" Tuesday vs. Kent State ( Knee )

[DL]- Brandon Purdum "?" Tuesday vs. Kent State ( Undisclosed )

[CB]- Curtis Brunson "?" Tuesday vs. Kent State ( Undisclosed )

[DL]- Casey Sayles "?" Tuesday vs. Kent State ( Knee )

[DL]- Watson Tautuiaki "?" Tuesday vs. Kent State ( Knee )

[LB]- Jovon Johnson "?" Tuesday vs. Kent State ( Ankle )

[-DB]- Devin Bass "?" Tuesday vs. Kent State ( Thumb )

[-DB]- Grant Cunningham "?" Tuesday vs. Kent State ( Foot )

[-WR]- Jarid Brown "?" Tuesday vs. Kent State ( Head )

[QB]- Derrius Vick injured last game, "?" Tuesday vs. Kent State ( Undisclosed )

[LB] - Quentin Poling expected to miss 2 weeks ( Knee )

[TE]- Troy Mangen out for season ( Knee )

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Final Thoughts & Pick
If this game were played a month ago, and had this exact point spread, I would be backing Ohio. However, when assessing the current status of both teams in this contest, I’m going to have a small lean on the road underdog for one of my college football picks.

Free College Football Pick: Kent State +7 (-105) at Heritage

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