Ohio vs. Bowling Green - 10/20/18 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Ohio vs. Bowling Green - 10/20/18 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by Adam Hagy-USA TODAY Sports

Bowling Green Falcons (1-6) at Ohio Bobcats (3-3)

College Football: Saturday, October 20, 2018 at 2:00 pm (Peden Stadium)

The Line: Ohio Bobcats -16.5 -- Over/Under: Click to Get Latest Betting Odds

The Bowling Green Falcons and the Ohio Bobcats meet in week 8 college football MAC-tion from Peden Stadium on Saturday afternoon.

The Bowling Green Falcons will be looking for a win to snap a 4 game losing streak after a 42-35 loss to Western Michigan in their last outing. Jarret Doege has thrown for 1,864 yards, 17 touchdowns and 7 interceptions on 62.5% passing this season while Andrew Clair has rushed for 489 yards and 4 touchdowns this season. Scott Miller leads Bowling Green with 42 catches for 640 yards and 6 touchdowns, while Quinton Morris has 6 receiving TDs of his own with 29 catches and 353 yards. As a team, Bowling Green is averaging 389.1 yards of total offense and 27.3 points per game this season. 

The Ohio Bobcats will look to rebound from a narrow 24-21 loss to Northern Illinois in their last outing, snapping a mini 2-game winning streak. Nathan Rourke has thrown for 1,297 yards, 9 touchdowns and 4 picks on 61% passing while also leading the Bobcats in rushing with 391 yards and 3 touchdowns. Maleek Irons and A.J. Ouellette have combined to rush for 651 rushing yards and 9 touchdowns. Papi White has caught a team-high 33 passes for 540 yards and 4 touchdowns this season. As a team, Ohio is averaging 433.3 yards of total offense and 34.2 points per game this season. 

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Bowling Green is 6-14 ATS in their last 20 games overall and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 road games while the over is 4-0 in their last 4 games following a loss. Ohio is 5-1 ATS in their last 6 home games and 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games following a loss while the over is 13-6-1 in their last 20 games overall. Bowling Green is 6-1 ATS in the last 7 meetings between these two teams and 8-1 ATS in the last 9 meetings between these two teams in Ohio.

I can understand why Ohio is the favorite here, playing at home where they’ve had success. However, I don’t think Bowling Green is as bad as their record, as the offense can score, the defense just has issues keeping points off of the board. The Falcons have enjoyed a ton of success in this matchup, and I think Bowling Green has enough to keep up with Ohio offensively, so I’ll take a shot at Bowling Green and the points here.

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Chris’s Pick Bowling Green +16.5

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

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