Tuesday night football has Kent vs. Bowling Green and Ohio vs. Central Michigan in Mid-American Conference clashes. Presented is the official betting preview of the former contest. Kent is a three-point road favorite with a total of 54.5 or 55. The first posted spread was -2.5 and the total at 57, though juiced towards the under at -119. Only a modest majority of 54 percent of bets are on the Golden Flashes, a mild surprise considering the public affection for road chalk. Two-thirds of all totals wagers online and in Las Vegas are on the over. The game is at 7 ET on ESPNU and the ESPN3 app.
Ohio is 7-3 straight up and 6-4 spread wise, going under a stunning 8-of-9. However, Ohio’s games have only gone under by an average of -3.1 points per game, quite the dichotomy from their over-under mark. By comparison, Appalachian State has gone under by an average of -7.2 even though only 6-of-10 games have gone under.
However, they are perfect on the road against the spread at 5-0, winning all but one straight up. Central Michigan is 5-5 straight up and 4-6 to the number, going over 6-4. However, they enter 1-6 their last seven.
Ohio though is below average on offense getting .4 fewer yards per play than their opponents’ defense usually allows and .2 fewer yards per play. However, they hold teams to .2 yards per play below their normal average.
CMU is most affective passing the ball getting 7.9 yards per pass teams normally allowing 7.5 but allow just 6.7 to 7.3.
Spread betting trends (all records are ATS): Ohio 24-8 after allowing more than 280 yards passing previous game but 3-11 off a win of 20 or more. CMU is 8-17after allowing more than 200 yards rushing their last game.
Totals angles: Ohio has gone under 8-0 overall and under 21-7 off win, but CMU has gone over 25-11 after allowing more than 200 yards rushing their last game.
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