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Bowling Green vs. Miami-OH - 9/22/18 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Miami-OH RedHawks (0-3) at Bowling Green Falcons (1-2)
Date & Time Saturday September 22, 2018, 3:00 PM (EDT)
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The Line: Bowling Green Falcons +4.5 -- Over/Under:
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CFB | Miami-OH RedHawks (0-3) at Bowling Green Falcons (1-2)
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The Miami-Ohio RedHawks and the Bowling Green Falcons square off in some college football MAC-tion from the Doyt L. Perry Stadium in Bowling Green, OH on Saturday afternoon.

The Miami-Ohio RedHawks will be looking for their first win of the season after dropping to 0-3 with a 26-3 loss to Minnesota in their last outing. Gus Ragland leads the RedHawks under centre with 54.2% completion of his 107 pass attempts this season with 604 yards and 3 touchdowns this season. Maurice Thomas leads the RedHawks in rushing with 76 yards while James Gardner leads the RedHawks with 157 receiving yards. Jack Sorenson has 132 receiving yards while Kenny Young leads Miami-Ohio with 16 receptions this season. As a team, Miami-Ohio is averaging just 280.3 yards of total offense and 10.3 points per game this season.

The Bowling Green Falcons will be looking to get back to .500 after picking up their first win of the season in a 42-35 triumph over Eastern Kentucky in their last outing. Jarret Doege has completed 64.4% of his 104 pass attempts this season for 654 yards, 8 touchdowns and 4 interceptions. Andrew Clair leads the Falcons with 247 yards rushing while Quinton Morris and Scott Miller each had a team-high 3 TD grabs, with Morris adding 213 receiving yards to Miller’s 177 with each adding 16 receptions this season. Through their first three games, Bowling Green is averaging 318 yards of total offense and 26.7 points per game this season.

Miami-Ohio is 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games overall and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 conference games while the under is 23-8-1 in their last 32 games against a team with a losing record. Bowling Green is 6-18 ATS in their last 24 home games and 8-20 ATS in their last 28 games overall while the over is 7-0 in their last 7 conference games. Miami-Ohio is 7-1 ATS in the last 8 meetings between these two teams at Bowling Green.

The RedHawks did a good job defensively, holding Minnesota and Cincinnati to just 47 points combined. However, I can’t lay points, on the road no less, with a Miami-Ohio squad that’s scored just 3 points in their last two games. Bowling Green had tough tests of their own against Oregon and Maryland, and a win over an FCS foe doesn’t move the stick much, but I trust Bowling Green at home more than I do Miami so I’ll take the points with Bowling Green here.

Bowling Green +4.5

Chris has been a sports fan from when he was old enough to pick up a basketball and was a standout offensive lineman throughout high school and college. Chris uses that same instinct, determination and drive to analyze trends and statistics to find and produce winners on a consistent basis. Chris has been writing for Sports Chat Place since 2016 and covers a wide array of sports from college and pro football, college basketball, hockey and baseball.

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