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College Football Betting Preview: Kent State Golden Flashes vs. Arkansas Razorbacks

September 9, 2023

The Kent State Golden Flashes (0-1) will head into Arkansas to face the Arkansas Razorbacks (1-0). The Razorbacks are heavily favored to win, but can they cover at a large margin?

  • Date: September 9, 2023 at 4:00 PM ET

  • Location: Razorback Stadium in Fayetteville, Arkansas

  • Coverage: SECN

Kent State Golden Flashes Betting Preview

The Golden Flashes just had an atrocious performance against the UCF Knights. This was a 56-6 defeat, where the Golden Flashes could only score two field goals and gave up 14 points each quarter.

Within that performance, they put up 239 total yards and 145 of those were from passing. However, they gave up 723 total yards with 384 of that coming from rushing. Indeed, they had issues all night trying to stop both types of offensive attacks.

Last season, they went 5-7 in the MAC East and were the second worst team in their league. They have an opportunity to get ahead, but need quality wins like this game approaching.

They were not a great road team last year, as they went 2-5 when they traveled. They also averaged 28.2 points per game and gave up 29 per contest. This will be a huge opportunity if they can come out with an early lead.

Arkansas Razorbacks Betting Preview

The Razorbacks just defeated the Western Carolina Catamounts 56-13 to open the season. This could have been more, but they slacked off defensively in the second half after being up 35-3 at the half.

They put up 379 total yards and had 274 from passing. They allowed 291 total yards on defense and gave up 227 yards passing. If these numbers hold true again, this will be an excellent performance.

In the SEC West last year, the Razorbacks went 7-6 and were the fifth best team in that section of the SEC. They were almost a toss up at home, going 4-3, so this season definitely needs improvement.

They averaged 32.5 points per game last year and allowed 30.6. This might be a larger difference in non-conference games, so expect the upcoming game to be different.

Game Odds, Series Trends and Free Pick

MyBookie is showing their latest odds favoring the Arkansas Razorbacks to win. According to market analysis, they have an overwhelming 94.7 percent chance to stay unbeaten at home.

  • Kent State Golden Flashes +38 (-110)

  • Arkansas Razorbacks -38 (-110)

The Golden Flashes did not look great on their opening night game and will look to score their first touchdown of the season. The Razorbacks demolished their competition in a similar fashion to the way the Golden Flashes lost. Look for the Razorbacks to come out of the gate strong and have a great offensive performance.

Final Pick: Take the Arkansas Razorbacks -38 (-110)