Ohio Bobcats vs. Bowling Green Falcons - 10/8/16 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Ohio Bobcats vs. Bowling Green Falcons - 10/8/16 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by USA TODAY Sports

Bowling Green Falcons (1-4) at Ohio Bobcats (3-2)

College Football: Saturday, October 8, 2016 at 2:00 pm (Peden Stadium)

The Line: Ohio Bobcats -15.5 -- Over/Under: Click to Get Latest Betting Odds

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The Bowling Green Falcons travel to Peden Stadium to face the rival Ohio Bobcats.

The Bowling Green Falcons are in an early season funk and have to turn things around immediately because a Bowl berth is already on the line. The Falcons have dropped three in a row after a 28-25 defeat to visiting Eastern Michigan as a 2.5 point favorite. EMU held a slight 478-456 yardage edge with both teams being able to both run and throw. BGSU James Morgan was good and bad as he connected on 23-46 for 250 yards and a touchdown and interception with favorite target Scott Miller hauling in eleven passes for 148 yards. Fred Coppet paced Bowling Green on the ground with 141 yards on 25 carries with a pair of two yard scoring runs. 

In typical Ohio Bobcats fashion they are neither crushing opponents of getting crushed. The Bobcats wore down MAC foe Miami (OH) 17-7 as a two point road favorite in a game they never trailed in improving to 3-2. The Redhawks held a 238-201 edge in yards so this wasn’t a game fans of offense would have enjoyed. Quarterback Greg Windham had accuracy issues for the Bobcats, going 7-18 for 56 yards and an interception and ran 19 times for 31 yards and a touchdown. Bo Hardy was the best Ohio player on offense with 50 rushing on ten carries but in reality this game belonged to the Bobcats defense that forced four turnovers and recovered a fumble in the endzone in the closing minutes to seal the win. 

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Bowling Green are 0-6 ATS in their last 6 games overall and Bowling Green are 0-6 ATS in their last 6 games on fieldturf while Bowling Green are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games following a ATS loss. Ohio are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 conference games and the under is 4-0 in Bobcats last 4 games overall while Ohio are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games following a straight up win. Bowling Green are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 meetings and Bowling Green  are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 meetings in Ohio while the under is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings in Ohio.

There are injury issues at quarterback so I warn against betting on inexperience because losing money is no fun…

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Mark’s Pick Bowling Green +15.5

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a Sports Chat Place site consensus.

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