UCF Knights vs. Kent State Golden Flashes Betting Lines & Preview | NCAAFB Week 1

On Thursday at 7:00 PM ET, the Kent State Golden Flashes will visit the UCF Knights.

The Golden Flashes are expected to lose by at least two touchdowns (currently +34.5) against the Knights (with an over/under of 58.5 points).

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Game Info and Betting Lines for UCF vs. Kent State

  • Game Day: Thursday, August 31, 2023
  • Game Time: 7:00 PM ET
  • TV Channel: Fox Sports 1
  • Location: Orlando, Florida
  • Stadium: FBC Mortgage Stadium
UCF vs Kent State Betting Information
Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline
UCF -34.5 -110 -110 58.5 -110 -110 N/A N/A

UCF Betting Insights

  • UCF won seven games against the spread last season, failing to cover seven times.
  • UCF won its only game last season when playing as at least 34.5-point favorites.
  • Last season, the combined scoring went over the point total six times in UCF games.

UCF Stats & Insights

  • Last year, UCF scored 3.9 more points per game (32.9) than Kent State allowed (29.0).
  • UCF was 6-1 against the spread and 7-0 overall in games when it scored over 29.0 points last year.
  • UCF racked up 36.5 more yards per game (469.2) than Kent State allowed per outing (432.7) last year.
  • UCF was 6-1 against the spread and 7-0 overall when the team amassed more than 432.7 yards last year.
  • Last year UCF rushed for 67.9 more yards per game (228.0) than Kent State allowed per outing (160.1).
  • Last year UCF had a 6-3 ATS record and an 8-1 overall record in games the team ran for over 160.1 yards.
  • UCF turned the ball over nine more times (20 total) than Kent State forced a turnover (11) last year.

UCF’s Best Players

  • Last season John Rhys Plumlee had 2,586 passing yards (184.7 per game), a 63% completion percentage (218-for-346), 14 touchdowns, and only eight interceptions. He also added 848 rushing yards on 158 carries with 11 rushing TDs (averaging 60.6 yards per game).
  • Isaiah Bowser put up 808 rushing yards on 206 carries and 16 touchdowns last season.
  • Javon Baker reeled in 56 catches for 796 yards (56.9 per game) while being targeted 98 times. He also scored five touchdowns.
  • Ryan O’Keefe also impressed receiving last season. He bagged 73 receptions for 725 yards and five touchdowns. He was targeted 104 times.
  • Kobe Hudson grabbed 39 passes on 65 targets for 641 yards and seven touchdowns, compiling 45.8 receiving yards per game.
  • Tre’mon Morris-Brash’s hard work last season produced a stat line of 6.0 sacks, 9.0 TFL and 51 tackles.
  • Jason Johnson went to work last year, collecting 112 tackles, 2.0 TFL, and 1.5 sacks.
  • Divaad Wilson intercepted three passes last year while also totaling 35 tackles, 1.0 TFL, and four passes defended.

Kent State Betting Insights

  • Kent State won five games against the spread last season, failing to cover seven times.
  • Kent State covered the spread when playing as at least 34.5-point underdogs in their only opportunity last year.
  • Kent State and its opponent combined to go over the point total four out of 12 times last year.

Kent State Stats & Insights

  • Last season Kent State scored 4.8 more points per game (28.4) than UCF allowed (23.6).
  • Kent State was 3-5 against the spread and 5-3 overall in games when it recorded over 23.6 points last year.
  • Kent State collected 417.9 yards per game last year, 37.3 more yards than the 380.6 UCF allowed per contest.
  • In games that Kent State churned out over 380.6 yards last season, the team was 2-5 against the spread and 4-3 overall.
  • Kent State rushed for 202.8 yards per game last season, 44.1 more than the 158.7 UCF allowed per contest.
  • Last season Kent State had a 4-4 ATS record and a 5-3 overall record in games the team ran for over 158.7 yards.
  • Kent State turned the ball over 13 times last season, three fewer times than UCF forced turnovers (16).

Kent State’s Best Players

  • Devin Kargman connected on 41.4% of his passes and threw for 348 yards and three touchdowns last season.
  • Marquez Cooper averaged 110.9 rushing yards per game and collected 13 rushing touchdowns.
  • Bryan Bradford rushed for 302 yards and two touchdowns last season.
  • Devontez Walker averaged 76.8 yards on 4.8 receptions per game and compiled 11 receiving touchdowns in 2022.
  • Dante Cephas caught 48 passes last season on his way to 744 yards and three receiving touchdowns.
  • Ja’Shaun Poke played his way to one receiving touchdown and 362 receiving yards (30.2 ypg) last season.
  • Last year Saivon Taylor-Davis put pressure on opposing quarterbacks with 7.5 sacks, and added 6.0 TFL and 16 tackles.
  • Nico Bolden was all over the field last season with 62 tackles and 2.0 TFL.
  • A year ago CJ Harris collected 21 tackles and three passes defended as well as two interceptions.

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