Eastern Michigan vs Kent State Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for Week 12 (Kent State Continue Dominant Run at Home)
Eastern Michigan vs Kent State Week 12 Game Info
2022 NCAA College Football Game
Eastern Michigan Eagles (6-4, 3-3 MAC) vs. Kent State Golden Flashes (4-6, 3-3 MAC)
Date: Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2022
Time: 6 p.m. ET
Venue: Dix Stadium — Kent, OH
Week 12 of the 2022 NCAA college football season includes a cross division MAC game between the Eastern Michigan Eagles and Kent State Golden Flashes. Both teams are 3-3 in conference play, and Eastern Michigan is 4-1 away from home this season including last weeks win at Akron, 34-28.
Kent State beat last place Akron three weeks ago 33-27 and was more productive. The Glolden Flashes 40-6 beatdown of Bowling Green last week has impacted the betting line and perception in this game.
Eastern Michigan vs Kent State Odds & Spread
All NCAAF betting lines, odds and prop bets are from FanDuel Sportsbook.
Moneyline: EMU: (+250) | KENT: (-315)
Spread: EMU: +7.5 (-114) | KENT: -7.5 (-106)
Total: 61.5 — Over: (-110) | Under: (-110)
Kent State enters this contest as a solid home favorite on the spread (-7.5) and moneyline (-315). The takeback on a Eastern Michigan win is +250. This 6 p.m. ET clash also features a total of 61.5, which is above average compared to this week's projected totals.
Eastern Michigan vs Kent State Prediction & Pick
There is no dominant or star receiver in the MAC, but Kent's Dante Cephas and EMU's Alex Adams are top-3 in receiving yards per game averaging 82 and 76 YPG respectively. Eagles RB Samson Evans averages 95 rushing yards per game with 11 TD's - second most in the league. But Kent State leads the MAC in rushing averaging 210 YPG led by RB Marquez Cooper at 110 YPG and 9 touchdowns.
Despite just average efficiency numbers from both quarterback's, Kent State's pass defense is very deficient allowing 279 passing yards per game and a league-worst 69% completions.
Eastern Michigan beat Arizona State early season as a huge underdog, but Kent State played three top-caliber Power 5 teams early season in one-sided losses. Still, the total against Georgia and Washington was the same as this total, and their is 70% chance of rain Tuesday night.
Final Score Prediction: Kent State: 28 | Eastern Michigan: 24
Eastern Michigan vs Kent State Betting Trends
- Eastern Michigan is 1-6 straight up (SU) in their last 7 games vs Kent State.
- Eastern Michigan is 4-8 against the spread (ATS) in their last 12 games.
- Kent State is 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games.
- Kent State is 12-1 SU in their last 12 home games.
- The total has hit the Under in 6 of Kent State's last 7 games.
Eastern Michigan vs Kent State Best Bet
All NCAAF betting lines, odds and prop bets are available on FanDuel Sportsbook.
Eastern Michigan's defense is better than Bowling Green's, so Kent should not go off as they did last week with a very balanced 414 yards offense and 40 points. Eastern Michigan's offense has not been productive the past two games and that includes against last place Akron.
Kent State has not been efficient in the red zone. The Golden Flashes have taken a league-high 24 field games, and made a poor 62% of kicks. Eastern Michigan's punter is the best in the MAC while Kent's poor punting averages less than 40 yards per punt and a net of 37 giving EMU the edges overall in special teams.
The spread is a too high IMO and last week's blowout of Bowling Green by Kent has impacted the line, along with the Golden Flashes 12-1 run at home. But the one loss Nov. 1 vs Ball State, 27-20 and Ball State's offense is a bit more productive than EMU's and defense is worse. Eastern Michigan is not playing as well though, and the preferred play is Under the total.
Bet: Under 61.5 (-110)
Game odds refresh periodically and are subject to change.