Kent State vs. Wyoming 2021 Potato Bowl Odds, Preview & Pick

By Hank Blaine

A couple of successful college football teams with contrasting styles take to the field in Boise on Tuesday for the 2021 Idaho Potato Bowl. Midwestern Athletic Conference runner up Kent State prefers to run their way to victory. The Wyoming Cowboys have a defense first philosophy. Something must break when these two meet on the gridiron. Check out the latest College Football odds, analysis, and a free pick for Kent State vs. Wyoming.

Kent State vs. Wyoming 2021 Potato Bowl Game Information

  • When: Tuesday, Dec. 21 at 3:30 pm ET
  • Where: Albertsons Stadium, Boise, Idaho
  • TV: ESPN
  • Radio: WHLO 640 AM (Kent State) / KARS 102.9 FM (Wyoming)
  • Live Stream: WatchESPN
  • College Football Odds: Kent State (+3.5) / Wyoming (-3.5)

Why Bet on the Kent State Golden Flashes?

The Golden Flashes rank in the top ten in a couple of categories, rushing yards and total yards. Kent State rushes for 243.2 yards per game. The stat ranks Kent State 4 th in the nation. Overall, the Golden Flashes average 480.8 yards per, which ranks 8 th in the country. Kent State’s top rusher is Marquez Cooper. The Golden Flashes’ RB1 averages 5 yards per carry. He’s rushed for 1,080 yards and has scored 11 rushing TDs.

Kent State prefers to keep the ball on the ground to protect one of the worst defenses in the MAC. The Golden Flashes allow a 122 nd ranked 467.2 total yards per game. Opponents are equally adept at punishing Kent State with both the pass and the rush. The Golden Flashes give up 276.7 passing yards and 190.5 rushing yards on average each contest. Because Kent State’s defense is so bad, the Flashes allow more points on average, 35.1, than they score on average, 32.6.

Why Bet on the Wyoming Cowboys?

The Cowboys’ offense isn’t flashy, but it’s effective. Wyoming averages just 360.8 yards per game. 195.2 of those 360.8 yards per game come via the rush. On average, Wyoming scored just 23.2 per game. The Cowboys can light it up, though, like when they dropped 44 onto eventual Mountain West Conference winner Utah State. Wyoming is careful with the ball. The Cowboys committed just 6 turnovers during the regular season.

The Cowboys send one of the most effective defenses in the nation to the field. Overall, the Cowboys rank 38 th in yards allowed per, 348.8. Teams average just 177.5 passing yards and 171.3 rushing yards each game. Opponents score an average of 22.5 each contest, which ranks 37 th in the country.

Kent State vs. Wyoming Betting Trends

  • Golden Flashes are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 Tuesday games.
  • Kent State is 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games as an underdog.
  • Under is 5-0 in Kent State’s last 5 games following a straight up loss.
  • Cowboys are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 bowl games.
  • Wyoming is 1-5-1 ATS in their last 7 games as a favorite.
  • Over is 5-1 in Wyoming’s last 5 games.

Kent State vs. Wyoming Expert Betting Predictions

Some programs thrive in bowl games. Wyoming is one of those programs. The Cowboys love to win and cover in bowls. In this case, the stats imply a Wyoming victory by at least 7 points. Why? The Kent State Golden Flashes have a nice offense, but it’s predicated on the rush. Wyoming’s defense can play both the run and the pass effectively. More importantly, Kent State’s defense gives up an average of over 35 points per.

There’s no way Kent State stops Wyoming from scoring. Kent State allowed Northern Illinois to rush for 266 yards in a blowout loss. Expect a similar stat from the Cowboys in this. Coach Craig Bohl has had extra time to prepare for this game. Bohl is a master at getting the Cowboys to play their best in a bowl game. Wyoming squashes the spread in an impressive Potato Bowl victory.

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