Ohio vs. Bowling Green Betting Odds, Picks: Will the Bobcats Run Up the Score?


Charles LeClaire, USA Today Sports.

Nov 19, 2019, 05:25 PM EST
  • Ohio is a massive 20.5-point favorite over Bowling Green in the latest odds from bookmakers, though some sharp action has come in on the Falcons at a certain price.
  • Our experts break down this game from several betting angles and give their picks for this MACtion contest (7:30 p.m. ET, ESPNU).

Ohio at Bowling Green Odds

  • Spread: Ohio -20.5
  • Over/Under: 57
  • Time: 7:30 p.m. ET

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There is an outside chance that a 6-6 Ohio team could be selected for a bowl game. The Bobcats MAC aspirations were extinguished in the past couple weeks thanks to a poor defense.

The biggest mismatch in this game is Ohio’s rushing attack, led by quarterback Nathan Rourke. The Bobcats rank 14th in rushing success rate, so they should rack up plenty of ground yards against Bowling Green’s defense, which ranks 73rd in defensive rushing success rate. More importantly, the Falcons rank 122nd in opponent rush explosiveness.

Outside of its game against Akron, Bowling Green’s offense has been incompetent in conference play — the Falcons have scored a grand total of three offensive touchdowns in their past three games.