Arkansas State vs Kent State Bowl Betting Odds

Published on January 5th, 2013 5:24 pm EST
Arkansas State will take on Kent State in this year's Bowl. The game, which will be shown on ESPN, will be played at the Ladd Peebles Stadium in Mobile, Alabama.

Note: this is the final bowl game that will be played before the BCS National Championship Game on Monday night.

Despite the fact that Kent State is the #25 ranked team in the nation, Arkansas State has the slight edge in this game, at least according to Las Vegas bookmakers.

Both teams are dealing with coaching changes, as Darrell Hazell (Kent State) has already signed on to lead Purdue next season, while Gus Malzahn (Arkansas State) will be starting at Auburn next season.

Darrell Hazell has decided to stick around for one last game at Kent State in the hopes of securing the school's first ever bowl victory. Gus Malzahn, on the other hand, has already departed for Auburn.

Kent State finished their season with a record of 11-2, including a perfect 8-0 record in their conference. Kent State's two losses this season came at the hands of Kentucky (47-14) and Northern Illinois (44-37).

Kent State managed to score 49 offensive touchdowns this season, and averaged nearly 400 yards per game of offense. The problem for Kent State? Their porous defense which allowed over 420 yards per game of offense and 40 touchdowns.

Arkansas State, on the other hand, finished their campaign with a record of 9-3, including a record of 7-1 in their conference. Arkansas State's three losses this season came at the hands of Oregon, Nebraska and Western Kentucky.

Arkansas State possesses one of the nation's best offences, as they managed to score 54 touchdowns and rack up over 480 yards per game of offence. Their offence is well-balanced, averaging over 200 yards per game both through the air and on the ground.


It shouldn't surprise you to hear that the over/under for this game is currently set at 63 points. Here are the current betting odds:

Arkansas State, -3 1/2
Kent State, +3 1/2


Arkansas State, -165
Kent State, +145

Over/Under 63 Points

Over 63 points, -105
Under 63 Points, -115

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