Ohio vs. Rhode Island - 8/31/19 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Ohio vs. Rhode Island - 8/31/19 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Rhode Island at Ohio

Saturday, August 31, 2019 at 1:00 PM (Peden Stadium )

Ohio Bobcats -22.5 O/U: 66.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds

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The Rhode Island Rams and the Ohio Bobcats will match up on the college football gridiron Saturday.

The Rams managed a winning record in 2018, going 6-5 overall and an even 4-4 in CAA play. In a tough conference however, that was only good enough for seventh place. Still, Rhode Island improved over the 2017 campaign, where they went 3-8.

This year, Rams head coach Jim Fleming will helm the team in his sixth season, along with DC Pete Rekstis (sixth season) and offensive coordinator Will Fleming (third season).

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Over on the Ohio side, they had a solid campaign in 2018, going 9-4 overall with a 6-2 mark in MAC play. That left the Bobcats in a tie for second place in the East Division behind Buffalo.

Ohio would go on to play in the Frisco Bowl against San Diego State, where they rolled to a dominant 27-0 victory and ended the year on a high note.

Rhode Island is 4-0 ATS in their last four games overall and the Bobcats are 5-1 ATS in their last six home games. Ohio is also 6-2 ATS in their last eight games overall and the over is 9-2 in their last 11 non-conference games.

Rhode Island once again has the tough task of making waves in a tight conference and in all likelihood will be looking up at James Madison, Towson, Maine and at least a couple of other teams most of the year.

As for Ohio, this could be their season to unseat Buffalo atop the East Division and pave the way to a conference championship, though they’ll have to contend with Buffalo and a pesky Miami squad.

All things considered however, this is a prime opportunity for the Bobcats to kick things off with a big win.

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Andrew’s Pick Ohio Bobcats -22.5

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

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