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Ohio vs. Miami (Ohio) - 10/10/15 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Miami (Ohio) RedHawks (1-4) at Ohio Bobcats (4-1)

College Football: Saturday, October 10, 2015 at 2:00 pm (Peden Stadium)

The Line: Ohio Bobcats -17.5 -- Over/Under: 48 See the Latest Odds

TV: ESPN 3

The Miami (OH) Redhawks will travel to Peden Stadium to take on the Ohio Bobcats in College Football action this Saturday afternoon.

The Miami (OH) Redhawks dropped their 4th straight contest and fell to 1-4 (0-1 MAC East) on the season after being defeated by the Kent State Golden Flashes 20-14 this past Saturday. The Redhawks fought back in the contest scoring two late TD’s in the 4th to make the game competitive but couldn’t overcome the four turnovers that they committed. QB Drew Kummer struggled in the loss as they completed just 19 of 48 passes for 285 yards, a TD, and 4 INT. Offensively, Miami (OH) is averaging just 17.4 ppg on the season. Leading the way for the Redhawks offense has been QB Drew Kummer who has completed 47.9% of his passes for 849 yards, 7 TD’s and 6 Int. Sam Martin (15 receptions, 265 yards, TD) and Chris Hudson (13 receptions, 211 yards, 2 TD) are the leading WR’s for the Redhawks. The rushing attack is led by Alonzo Smith who had 182 yards and 3 TD’s on 47 carries this season. Defensively, Miami (OH) has struggled as they are allowing their opponents to average 35.6 ppg on 440 yards per game. Turnovers has been a major problem for the Redhawks as they currently have a turnover margin of minus 7. Defensively, Miami (OH) have been led by LB Kent Kern (43 tackles, 1 sack) and LB Paul Moses (40 tackles, 3 sacks).

Ohio vs. Miami (Ohio) - 10/10/15 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The Ohio Bobcats rebounded from their only loss of the season (27-24 loss @ Minnesota) to defeat the Akron Zips 14-12 this past Saturday to improve to 4-1 (1-0 MAC East) on the season. The Bobcats were only able to gain 227 yards on offense but used a strong defense effort that didn’t allow a TD to pick up an important conference road victory. QB Derrius Vick had a solid game in the victory as he completed 18 of 26 passes for 179 yards and a TD. On the season, Ohio is currently averaging 27.8 ppg. Leading the way for the Bobcats offensively has been QB Derrius Vick who has completed 68.3% for 921 yards, 7 TD’s and 2 Int. Derrius Vick has spread it out to multiple WR’s as the Bobcats currently have five receivers that have between 12 & 17 receptions. Leading the way for the WR’s have been Brendan Cope (12 receptions, 273 yards, 2 TD) and Sebastian Smith (17 receptions, 251 yards, 3 TD). The Ohio rushing attack is led by Daz’mond Patterson (49 carries, 250 yards, 4 TD) and A.J. Ouellette (57 carries, 232 yards, 2 TD). Defensively, Ohio has been solid on the defensive end as they are holding their opponents to just 18.2 ppg. The Bobcats defensive has forced 11 turnovers on the season and Ohio currently has a turnover margin of plus 6. Leading the way for the defense LB Quentin Poling (39 tackles, 3 sacks) and DL Kurt Laseak (30 tackles, 1.5 sacks).

The Redhawks are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games in October and 7-3-1 ATS in their last 11 games overall. The Bobcats are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 home games and 4-1-1 ATS vs. a team with a losing record.

Outside of their game at Cincinnati, Miami (OH) has really been able to get anything going on the offensive end this season and although they returned seven starters on defense from last year’s team, they’ve really struggled this season. Ohio has been solid all season and have gotten great production from Derrius Vick at the QB position which was a major question for the Bobcats entering the season. Ohio has a strong defense which I think will cause Miami (OH) trouble and for the fact that there are at home, I think that Derrius Vick and the Bobcats offense will put up enough points for Ohio to cover this spread. Take Ohio to cover. 

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Ohio Bobcats -17.5

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