Kent State vs. Utah State 2019 Frisco Bowl Betting Odds & Picks
Online sportsbooks favor the Utah State Aggies over the Kent State Golden Flashes seven points, as the spread goes for the 2019 Frisco Bowl on December 20 at 7:30 p.m. EST at Toyota Stadium in Frisco, Texas.
Kent State vs. Utah State 2019 Frisco Bowl Odds by GTBets
|Kent State||+5 (-110)||65 (-110)||+175|
|Utah State||-5 (-110)||65 (-110)||-210|
Betting Kent State Golden Flashes
The Golden Flashes finished the regular season with a 6-6 record (5-3 in MAC play). Additionally, KSU went 8-4 ATS, according to the best online sportsbooks. Starting QB Dustin Crum is 195 of 286 (68.2%) for 2,333 yards with 18 TDs, two picks, and 36 sacks. Crum also has 560 rushing yards and five TDs on 145 carries. The Flashes rank 44th in rushing offense, with 181.3 yards on the ground per game.
However, they pass for just 212.3 yards per game (84th) Kent State’s 27.4 ppg-scoring offense (tied for 76th) has scored 30 or more in the last three games.
Defensive lineman Theo Majette has five sacks, linebacker Mandela Lawrence-Burke has 94 tackles, and cornerback Jamal Parker has three interceptions. KSU ranks 120th in the country in total defense. The Flashes allow 31.1 points and 221.4 passing yards per game. Moreover, they have the fourth-worst run defense (249.3 rushing yards allowed per game).
Per online sportsbooks trends, Kent State is 4-0 ATS in their last four games overall. 5-0 ATS in their last five games as an underdog. And 4-1 ATS in their last five games after an ATS win.
“The Flashes earned just the fourth bowl bid in program history and first since the 2012 season by winning their last three games of the 2019 regular season.
They officially received their bid to the Frisco Bowl last Sunday. “It’s one of those deals where we knew it had the ability to be a sprint. Since we found out on Sunday, we’ve been sprinting,” head coach Sean Lewis said. “The staff and kids have done a tremendous job handling and juggling everything that we’ve got going on. We got back out on the field (Friday morning).
Guys’ legs were fresh, their bodies were healthy. Now it’s just a matter of juggling everything we’ve got going on as we prepare throughout the course of the weekend. “We’ll finish up finals (Friday), then really dive deep into the plan and the prep over the weekend before we travel out on Monday.”
Betting Utah State Aggies
The Aggies went 7-5 (6-2 in MW play) in the regular season. Furthermore, they had a 7-5 ATS record, according to online sportsbooks. Starting QB Jordan Love is 263 of 434 (60.6%) for 3,085 with 17 TDs, 16 picks, and 16 sacks. Wide receiver Siaosi Mariner has 874 yards and eight TDs on 56 receptions. Utah State’s 32nd-ranking passing offense averages 275.9 yards per game.
Running back Gerold Bright has rushed for 827 yards and eight TDs on 161 carries. All told, the Aggies gain 425.1 total yards per game (51st). However, they score just 0.9 more points per game than the Golden Flashes.
Defensive end Tipa Galeai has five sacks, linebacker David Woodward has 93 tackles, and safety Shaq Bond has three interceptions. Utah State’s defense is slightly better than Kent State’s, which is really not saying much.
The Aggies are 7-2 ATS in their last nine non-conference games. 16-5 ATS in their last 21 games as a favorite. And 19-6-1 ATS in their last 26 Friday games.
Both Love and Woodward have declared for the NFL draft. So perhaps they might want to go ahead and skip the Frisco Bowl?
Kent State vs. Utah State 2019 Frisco Bowl Pick
I’m going to give Kent State the benefit of the doubt and fade Utah State.