Virginia vs. Ohio - 9/15/18 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Ohio Bobcats (1-0) at Virginia Cavaliers (1-1)
College Football: Saturday, September 15, 2018 at 4:30 pm (Vanderbilt Stadium)
The Line: Virginia Cavaliers -6 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Ohio Bobcats and the Virginia Cavaliers will be meeting up at Vanderbilt Stadium on Saturday in college football activity. This game was originally scheduled to be played at Scott, but was moved due to the weather.
Ohio has played just one game this year, a very competitive and exciting matchup against Howard. The Bobcats were down 22-17 at the half but rallied to outscore Howard 21-10 in the second to take a 38-32 win.
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Ohio QB Quinton Maxwell has 233 yards passing with a pair of TDs this year, and also has two rushing touchdowns. The Bobcats’ top receiver is Papi White (154 yards; TD) while AJ Ouellette has 59 yards on 17 carries.
Over on the Virginia side, they’re 1-1 on the young season. the Cavs took out Richmond 42-13 in the opener, then took a step backward with a tough 20-16 loss on the road to Indiana this past Saturday.
Virginia QB Bryce Perkins is sitting on 291 yards, four TDs and one pick, while also leading the team in rushing with 231 yards and two scores on 38 carries. Olamide Zaccheaus is the top Cavaliers receiver with 116 yards and two TDs on 11 catches.
The Bobcats are 4-1 ATS in their last five games following an ATS loss and 4-1 ATS in their last five versus the ACC. Ohio is 11-4 ATS in their last 15 road games and 35-15-1 ATS in their last 51 games on grass.
Meanwhile, the Cavaliers are 4-0 ATS in their last four in September and 4-1 ATS in their last five non-conference games. Virginia is 6-2 ATS in their last eight versus a team with a wining record and 3-7 ATS in the last 10 following a straight-up loss.
It’s a little difficult to know what to expect out of Ohio just based on that one game, but Maxwell showed some efficiency and command as he led the team out of their early deficit. Virginia knows they should have taken out Indiana, and that one will sting for a while. The Cavs’ best hope is for Perkins to put the offense on his back and will the team to the end zone—he’s certainly got the talent to do so. I’m going to go with Virginia bouncing back and getting a cover here.