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2021 Famous Idaho Potato Bowl prediction, odds: Wyoming vs. Kent State pick, best bets from model on 43-29 run

The Wyoming Cowboys stormed out of the gate in 2021, beginning the season with four straight victories. But they went on to lose their next four games and concluded the campaign with six defeats in their final eight contests. The Cowboys (6-6) attempt to finish on a high note when they take on the Kent State Golden Flashes (7-6) in the 2021 Famous Idaho Potato Bowl on Tuesday. Wyoming was trounced 38-14 by Hawaii in its regular-season finale, while Kent State lost 31-23 to Northern Illinois in the MAC conference game.

Kickoff at Albertsons Stadium in Boise, Idaho is set for 3:30 p.m. ET. The Cowboys are three-point favorites in the latest Wyoming vs. Kent State odds from Caesars Sportsbook, while the over-under for total points scored is 59. Before locking in any Kent State vs. Wyoming picks or 2021 Famous Idaho Potato Bowl predictions, be sure to check out the college football analysis and betting advice from SportsLine’s proven computer model

The SportsLine Projection Model simulates every FBS college football game 10,000 times. Over the past five-plus years, the proprietary computer model has generated a stunning profit of almost $3,700 for $100 players on its top-rated college football picks against the spread. It also enters the 2021-22 college football bowl season on a 43-29 run on all top-rated college football side picks. Anyone who has followed it has seen huge returns.

Now, the model has set its sights on Wyoming vs. Kent State and locked in its Famous Idaho Potato Bowl 2021 picks and predictions. You can visit SportsLine now to see the model’s picks. Here are the college football odds and betting trends for Kent State vs. Wyoming: 

  • Wyoming vs. Kent State spread: Cowboys -3
  • Wyoming vs. Kent State over-under: 59 points
  • Wyoming vs. Kent State money line: Cowboys -150, Golden Flashes +130
  • WYO: The Cowboys are 5-1 against the spread in their last six bowl games
  • KSU: The Golden Flashes are 1-6 ATS in the last seven contests as underdogs

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Why Wyoming can cover

The Cowboys averaged just 23.2 points per game during the regular season, but they proved they’re capable of lighting it up. Wyoming scored 30 or more points in four of its six victories and eclipsed the 40-point mark on three occasions. The Cowboys had their best offensive performance of the year against the team that handed Kent State its last loss, as they outlasted Northern Illinois 50-43 on Sept. 11.

Wyoming’s ground attack is led by Xazavian Valladay, who fell 16 yards shy of his second career 1,000-yard season. The senior had four 100-yard rushing efforts and was one of three players on the squad to average more than 10 yards per reception while making at least 20 catches (23 receptions, 10.1-yard average). Meanwhile, freshman wideout Isaiah Neyor leads Wyoming with 39 catches, 791 yards and 11 of the team’s 14 receiving touchdowns.

Why Kent State can cover

The Golden Flashes produced 30 or more points in eight of their 13 games, doing so in seven consecutive contests prior to the loss to Northern Illinois. They scored at least 48 points on four occasions and set a season high in a 60-10 triumph over VMI on Sept. 11. Kent State’s strength on offense is its running game, as the squad has recorded 35 rushing touchdowns and only 17 through the air.

Sophomore running back Marquez Cooper and quarterback Dustin Crum share the team lead with 11 apiece, while six others also have run into the end zone at least once this season. Cooper tops the Golden Flashes with 1,080 rushing yards, senior Xavier Williams has gained 812 and Crum has added 633. A graduate student, Crum has thrown for 2,922 yards with 16 touchdowns and six interceptions en route to becoming the MAC Player of the Year.

How to make Kent State vs. Wyoming picks

SportsLine’s model is leaning under on the total, projecting the teams to combine for 58 points. It also says one side of the spread has all the value. You can only get the model’s picks at SportsLine.

So who wins Wyoming vs. Kent State in the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl 2021? And which side of the spread has all the value? Visit SportsLine now to see which side of the spread to back, all from the advanced model that is up almost $3,700 on its top-rated college football spread picks, and find out.

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