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Rain, Wind Forecasted for South Dakota State-Kennesaw State FCS Playoff Game

Dec 07, 2018 12:42 PM EST
  • South Dakota State heads to Kennesaw State (2 p.m. ET Saturday, ESPN CE) for a quarterfinal matchup in the FCS Playoffs.
  • Steady rain, cool temperatures and wind speeds around 10 mph are expected throughout the game.
  • The lines aren't widely available yet, but the over/under has dropped from 58.5 to 56.5 so far.

For the few dozen of you attending Saturday’s South Dakota State-Kennesaw State FCS playoff game, a word of advice: Bring your slicker and galoshes. (Here’s a bootlegged version of “The Year Without a Santa Claus” for reference.)

Translation: It’s going to be a wet one.

The forecast in Kennesaw is calling for steady rain throughout the game and temperatures struggling to hit 40 degrees. Wind speeds will also be averaging 10 mph, with stronger gusts expected later in the game.

Saturday slates featuring 50-plus college football games are gone until next year — this Saturday has only four college games on the board, with Navy-Army taking the cake as the “best” of the bunch.

So if you’re looking for action and you’re one to play 1H and 2H over/unders, the second half of this FCS playoff matchup will definitely be windier.

Only a handful of books are offering odds for this game, so unfortunately, many of you folks likely won’t be able to act on this forecast until Saturday. There’s a chance some major books won’t even post a total, like what happened with last week’s Drake-Iowa State game.

At books that do have lines on this game, the over/under has dropped from 58.5 to 56.5, while SD State has remained a 7-point road favorite.

Credit:

Reese Strickland-USA TODAY Sports. Pictured: Fans slide down rainy hill at South Dakota State – Iowa State game.

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