Week 11 College Football Predictions - Western Michigan Broncos vs Kent State Golden Flashes

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Ross Benjamin

Monday, November 7, 2016 8:08 PM GMT

Renowned sports handicapper Ross Benjamin has gone an excellent 33-17 ATS (66%) over the past 6 weeks with his college football picks. Be sure to join us in reading his betting preview on Tuesday’s nationally televised game between Western Michigan and Kent State. 

 

Western Michigan Broncos vs Kent State Golden Flashes 

Kent State will host #14 Western Michigan on Tuesday night. The opening kickoff from Dix Stadium is slated for 7:30 PM ET, and this contest will be telecast by ESPN2. This will be the first meeting between these Mid-America Conference teams since 2013.

At the time of this writing (11/7), college football betting odds at Bookmaker shows Western Michigan as a sizable 20.5-point road favorite. It’s worth noting, Bookmaker is presently offering new customers 50% cash bonus on all initial deposits of up to $300.

 

Offenses on Opposite Sides of the Spectrum

Kent State has been far from an offensive dynamo over the past 2 seasons. As a matter of fact, this season they’re averaging a paltry 308.0 yards and 15.1 first downs per game.

Undefeated and 14th ranked Western Michigan has encountered no such troubles moving the ball or scoring points this season. The Broncos have scored 41 points or more in 6 consecutive games, and amassed 553 yards or more of total offense during each of its previous 4 contests.

 

Road Warriors and Home Lambs

Western Michigan is a perfect 5-0 SU&ATS in away games this season. Two of those road victories came against Big 10 opponents Northwestern and Illinois. Since 2014, the Broncos are 10-1 SU&ATS in conference away games, including 5-0 ATS as a favorite, and won those 5 outings buy a substantial average of 34.6 points per contest.

Kent State is just 1-3 at home in 2016, and includes a 39-36 loss to North Carolina A&T as a massive 38.5-point favorite. Dating back to last season, Kent State has lost 6 of its last 7 home games, and their only win in that sequence came against Monmouth who plays at the FCS level.

 

College Football ATS History Unfavorable for Kent State

Kent State is coming off a 27-24 upset win at Central Michigan in their previous game, and did so as a 12.0-point underdog. The win improved their record to 3-6 (.333). Western Michigan has a perfect 9-0 record this season. This statistical data sets up an extremely profitable betting angle, and it will play an integral part in making one of my week 11 college football picks.

Any away favorite of 15.0 or more (Western Michigan) with a win percentage of .666 or better, versus an opponent coming off an away underdog of 12.0 or more straight up win by 8 points or less, and they possess a win percentage of .666 or less, resulted in those away favorites going an exceptional 23-1 ATS (95.8%) since 1985.

 Free NCAAF Pick: Western Michigan -20.5Best line Offered: at Bookmaker

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