Ohio Bobcats (6-5) vs. Delaware Fightin' Blue Hens (8-4)
December 21, 2022 7:00 pm EDT
The Line: Delaware Fightin' Blue Hens -3.5 / Ohio Bobcats +3.5; Over/Under: +141
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The Ohio Bobcats and the Delaware Blue Hens meet in college basketball action from the Bob Carpenter Center on Wednesday night.
The Ohio Bobcats will try to build on an 85-66 win over Stetson last time out. Dwight Wilson III leads the Bobcats in scoring and rebounding with 13.3 PPG and 9 RPG while AJ Brown has 11.3 PPG through seven games as the only other double-digit scorer for Ohio up to this point in the season. Miles Brown has 9.7 PPG and Jaylin Hunter has 9.5 PPG with a team-high 4.5 APG to lead the Bobcats in assists this season. As a team, Ohio is averaging 76 PPG on 46% shooting from the field, 35.7% from three and 67.5% from the foul line this season.
The Delaware Blue Hens will try to add to their current five-game win streak after a 60-59 road win over Rider last time out. Jameer Nelson Jr. leads the Blue Hens in scoring and assists with 19.8 PPG and 3.2 APG with 4.9 RPG as well while Jyare Davis has 16.9 PPG with 5 RPG and 3.2 APG this season. L.J. Owens also has 10.8 PPG to cap off the trio of double-digit scorers for Delaware up to this point in the season while Christian Ray also has a team-high 9.8 RPG to lead Delaware in rebounding up to this point in the season. As a team, Delaware is averaging 71.2 PPG on 45.1% shooting from the field, 31.6% from three and 70.3% from the foul line this season.
Ohio is 0-8 ATS in their last 8 games following an ATS win and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 Wednesday games while the over is 11-3 in their last 14 games following an ATS win. Delaware is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall and 0-5 ATS in their last 5 Wednesday games while the over is 4-1 in their last 5 games following a win.
I get the case to be made for Ohio here, as this Bobcats team has played some stiff competition at times this season and even gave a really good Michigan team all they could handle on the road earlier this season. However, the defense has really slipped for Ohio in recent games, and I think that could be a solid spot for Delaware to come in and get a cover. The Blue Hens have by far played their best ball at home and I think they keep that going with a win and cover here. Give me Delaware.