Toledo-Kent State Betting Preview: Rockets Have Shredded Bad Teams

Nov 15, 2018 12:00 PM EST

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Toledo at Kent State Betting Odds

  • Odds: Toledo -13
  • Over/Under: 59.5
  • Time: 6 p.m. ET
  • TV: CBS Sports Network

>> All odds as of Wednesday evening. Download The Action Network App to get real-time odds and track your bets.

Toledo is fighting for bowl eligibility when it travels to Kent State on Thursday night as a nearly two-touchdown favorite.

Will the extra motivation help fuel the Rockets to a win and cover? According to our data at BetLabs, teams needing one win to get bowl eligible with one or two games left in the season cover just 51% of the time.

This Thursday’s MACtion matchup will pit Toledo’s offense, which has shredded bad teams, against a Kent State team that has two wins but is 6-4 against the spread. The Golden Flashes rank 107th in the country in yards per play allowed (6.22).

Market Watch for Kent State-Toledo

By Steve Petrella

Are you a brave soul thinking about backing Kent State in this game? You won’t have much company.

Nearly 90% of bets and 98% of the dollars wagered have been placed on Toledo. Still, the line has dropped from -14 to -13 (check updated odds here).

Toledo Cleaning Up vs. Bad Teams

By Steve Petrella

Toledo is 4-6 ATS this season, but 3-1 ATS against teams outside the top 90 of The Action Network’s power ratings.

The Rockets are averaging 7.1 yards per play and 53.5 points per game in four games against non-top 90 teams, and 5.4 and 28.6 against those inside the top 90.

On defense, they’re allowing 5.4 against less competition compared to 6.4 against better teams.

Fortunately for Toledo, Kent State is 120th in our power ratings.

Bet to Watch

By Collin Wilson