Fresno State vs. Kent State: College Football Betting Picks, Predictions and Tips – September 23, 2023

Written By PlayPicks Staff on September 17, 2023

The Fresno State Bulldogs (3-0) play the Kent State Golden Flashes (1-2) on Saturday, September 23, 2023 at Bulldog Stadium (CA). The Bulldogs are heavy favorites in this one, with the line sitting at 27.5 points. The over/under is 47.5 in the contest.

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Fresno State vs. Kent State Odds

Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds
Fresno State -27.5 -110 -110 47.5 -110 -110

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Computer Pick

Computer picks for Fresno State vs Kent State
ATS Total Score prediction
Kent State (+27.5) Over (47.5) Fresno State 31 Kent State 19

Predictions are calculated by a data-driven algorithm (raw power score) that ranks head-to-head matchup results within a closed network of games. Prediction confidence is determined by the delta between each team’s raw power score.

Team Stat Comparison

Fresno State Kent State
Off. Points per Game (Rank) 34.0 (55) 16.7 (122)
Def. Points per Game (Rank) 22.0 (60) 31.3 (105)
Turnovers Allowed (Rank) 2 (12) 3 (33)
Turnovers Forced (Rank) 10 (1) 5 (44)

Fresno State vs. Kent State Betting Insights

Fresno State Stats and Trends

  • Fresno State has won two games against the spread this season.
  • The Bulldogs have not covered the spread when favored by 27.5 points or more this season (in one opportunity).
  • So far this season, two Fresno State games have gone over the point total.
  • The Bulldogs and their opponents have scored a combined total of more than 47.5 points two times this season (in three games).
  • The average total in Fresno’s contests this year is 52.7, 5.2 more than this matchup’s over/under.

Kent State Stats and Trends

  • Kent State has a record of 2-1-0 against the spread this season.
  • The Golden Flashes have covered the spread once this year (1-1 ATS) when playing as at least 27.5-point underdogs.
  • So far this year, two Kent State games have gone over the point total.
  • The Golden Flashes have combined with their opponent to score more than 47.5 points just twice this season.
  • Kent State has a 52.3-point average over/under in their matchups this season, 4.8 more points than this game’s point total.

Fresno State Players to Watch

  • Mikey Keene leads the team with 874 passing yards (291.3 yards per game) and has a 64.4% completion percentage this year (85-of-132) while throwing eight touchdowns with two interceptions.
  • Elijah Gilliam has churned out a team-high 230 rushing yards (76.7 yards per game) and scored two touchdowns.
  • Malik Sherrod has 59 yards on 14 carries (29.5 ypg), with one rushing touchdown.
  • Erik Brooks has 27 catches and paces his team with 361 receiving yards (120.3 ypg) while scoring three touchdowns.
  • Jaelen Gill has added 181 yards (on 18 catches) and two touchdowns.
  • Tre Watson has racked up 89 yards on eight receptions, averaging 44.5 yards per game.

Kent State Players to Watch

  • Michael Alaimo leads the team with 491 passing yards (163.7 yards per game) and has a 54.7% completion percentage this year (35-of-64) while throwing one touchdown with three interceptions.
  • Gavin Garcia has run for a team-leading 238 yards on 57 carries (79.3 yards per game) while scoring two touchdowns.
  • So far this year Xavier Williams has run for 71 yards on 22 carries (23.7 ypg).
  • This season Trell Harris has 11 receptions for a team-high 208 receiving yards (69.3 per game) and one touchdown.
  • Chrishon McCray has also chipped in with seven catches for 105 yards this year. He puts up 35.0 receiving yards per game.
  • This season Justin Holmes is averaging 27.7 yards per game, with eight catches for 83 yards.

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