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Ohio vs. Nevada Odds, Betting Pick, Prediction: Pack Due for Regression Against the Spread in Potato Bowl


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  • The latest Ohio vs. Nevada odds list the Bobcats as a 9.5-point favorite, up considerably from the opener of -6.5. The total has also risen from 56.5 to 62.
  • Ohio fell short of expectations in quarterback Nathan Rourke's final year, while Nevada was very fortunate to win seven games.
  • Get our Nevada vs. Ohio betting pick and predictions below.

Ohio vs. Nevada Odds for Potato Bowl

  • Spread: Ohio -9.5
  • Over/Under: 62
  • Date: Friday, Jan. 3
  • Time: 3:30 p.m. ET
  • TV: ESPN
  • Location: Boise, Idaho

Ohio entered the year as MAC favorites, but didn’t live up to the hype with a 6-6 finish.

Nevada seemed to play with fire all season, but emerged with four narrow wins and a 7-5 record.

Who has the edge in Friday’s Potato Bowl? Let’s break it down.

Odds as of Thursday night and via FanDuel, where Action Network users get a risk-free bet up to $500.

Potato Bowl Line Movement

The Potato Bowl odds have moved only in Ohio’s favor over the last few weeks.

Ohio opened -6 and are now -8 with more than 75% of bets and 80% of money coming on the Bobcats.

The total is also up from 56.5 to 59 with almost all the money and bets hitting the over. — Steve Petrella

Nevada Due For Some Poor Luck

The University of Nevada is not in Las Vegas, but the Pack had lady luck on their side this season.

Nevada finished with 3.0 second order wins, meaning it played more like a 4-8 team than a 7-5 team based on its true box score performances.

After all, the Pack rank outside the top 100 in net scoring margin, yards per play and success rate. That’s almost impossible for a team that went 7-5.

Basically, it won all its close games and got blown out in all its losses. That’s not the sign of a great team.

Nevada was very luck to get bowl eligible at all, though I do think the point spread reflects that. — Steve Petrella

Wilson: Ohio Should Dominate on the Ground

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