Kent State vs Penn State NCAA Football Week 3 Spread & Pick

Kent State vs Penn State NCAA Football Week 3 Spread & Pick

Written by on September 14, 2018

After blowing their week 2 opponent completely out of the water and getting set to face a clearly inferior Kent State program, the big question concerning No. 11 Penn State’s Week 3 matchup against Kent State is whether or not the Nittany Lions will cover the NCAAF Spread as insane five-touchdown home favorites. If you’re looking for some college football betting value with Week 3 on tap, then let’s get to my expert pick on this matchup right now.

Kent State vs Penn State NCAA Football Week 3 Spread & Pick

  • When: Saturday, September 15, 2018, 12:00 PM ET
  • Where: Beaver Stadium, University Park, Pennsylvania
  • TV: ESPN
  • Radio: TuneIn
  • Live Stream: WatchESPN
  • NCAA Football Week 3 spread: Penn State -35 (Total 63.5)

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Weather Forecast

  • Chance of Rain: 22°C/72°F
  • Humidity: 83%
  • Precipitation: 30%
  • Cloud Cover: 93%
  • Wind: 3 mph ESE
  • Stadium Type: Open

Why Bet On Kent State?

Why should you bet on Kent State as a whopping five-touchdown underdog in Week 3? Because the Golden Flashes are getting five touchdowns, that’s why! After losing to Illinois 31-24 in their opener two weeks ago, the Golden Flashes rebounded nicely to spank Howard 54-14 this past weekend as quarterback Nick Holley passed for two touchdowns and ran for another and Keasean Gamble ran for two more scores. Holley rushed for 119 yards on 21 carries while throwing TD passes to Justin Rankin and Raekwon James.

Team Stats

Offense
  • Average Score For: 39.00
  • Total Yards: 482.00
  • Rush Yards: 269.00
  • Passing Yards: 213.00
Defense
  • Average Score Against: 22.50
  • Total Yards: 369.50
  • Rush Yards: 172.00
  • Passing Yards: 197.50

Why Bet On Penn State?

Why should you bet on Penn State as a huge home favorite in Week 3? Because the Nittany Lions looked absolutely phenomenal in their 51-6 Week 2 obliteration of Pittsburgh that’s why! Quarterback Trace McSorley passed for 145 yards and two touchdowns while rushing for 36 yards and an additional score. Miles Sanders rushed for a team-high 118 yards on 16 carries and Penn State rushed for 179 total yards and three touchdowns in the win while shutting the Panthers out for the game’s final three quarters. “We played really a clutch defense,” Nittany Lions coach James Franklin said. “So I think we made some really good strides.”

Team Stats

Offense
  • Average Score For: 48.00
  • Total Yards: 412.00
  • Rush Yards: 207.50
  • Passing Yards: 204.50
Defense
  • Average Score Against: 22.00
  • Total Yards: 375.50
  • Rush Yards: 202.00
  • Passing Yards: 173.50

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Kent State vs Penn State NCAA Football Week 3 Betting Trends

  • Kent State is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
  • Kent State is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Kent State’s last 7 games on the road
  • Penn State is 18-5-1 ATS in its last 24 games
  • Penn State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Penn State’s last 5 games

Expert Prediction & Score Prediction for Kent State vs Penn State

While I generally don’t like the favorite when it comes to insanely high point spreads, I’m going to advise you to back the Penn State Nittany Lions to cover the chalk in this matchup. The Golden Flashes have lost eight of their last 10 games and they’re just 5-12 ATS in their last 17 games against a team with a winning record and 3-8 ATS in their last 11 games against teams from the Big Ten. Penn State has gone 10-1-1 ATS in their last 12 games after scoring 40 points or more in their previous game, 5-1-1 ATS in their last 7 non-conference games, 20-5-1 ATS in their last 26 games following a straight up win and10-3-2 ATS in their last 15 home games. I think Penn State’s close call in their 45-38 Week 1 overtime win against Appalachian State has given the Nittany Lions the focus they need moving forward – and that could be a bad thing for all of their remaining opponents. Penn State wins and cover the huge spread. Score: Kent State 10 – Penn State 49
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