The Ohio Bobcats (17-13, 9-8 MAC) welcome in the Bowling Green Falcons (11-19, 5-12 MAC) after winning six straight home games. It starts at 8:00 PM ET on Friday, March 3, 2023.
The Bobcats are currently healthy 9.5-point favorites against the Falcons. The matchup has an over/under of 156.
Ohio vs. Bowling Green Odds
Point Spread for Ohio vs. Bowling Green
The spread for this matchup is set at 9.5 points, with oddsmakers listing Ohio as the favorite.
Ohio vs. Bowling Green Moneyline
As for the moneyline, Ohio has -491 odds to pick up the win, while Bowling Green is listed at +373 to claim victory.
Finally, the total for the game is set at 156 points.
Game Time and How to Watch
- Game Day: Friday, March 3, 2023
- Game Time: 8:00 PM ET
- TV Channel: CBS Sports Network
- Location: Athens, Ohio
- Arena: Convocation Center Ohio
Ohio vs. Bowling Green Betting Trends
Against the spread, Ohio is 17-12-0 this year. The Bobcats have come away with 13 wins in the 18 contests they have been listed as the favorites in this season. Ohio’s games this year have gone over the point total 18 times in 29 opportunities (62.1%).
Bowling Green has played 29 games, with 13 wins, against the spread. The Falcons have won three of the 16 games they were the moneyline underdog this season (18.8%). Bowling Green’s games this season have gone over the total in 17 of 29 opportunities (58.6%).
Ohio vs. Bowling Green Key Players to Watch
Dwight Wilson paces the Bobcats with 15.7 points per game and 9.2 rebounds, while also putting up 1.3 assists. Jaylin Hunter is tops on his squad in assists per contest (4.2), and also puts up 12.9 points and 3.6 rebounds. Defensively, he delivers 1.7 steals and 0.2 blocked shots. Miles Brown averages 10.7 points, 3.3 rebounds and 1.9 assists per game, shooting 45% from the field and 45.3% from downtown with 1.8 made 3-pointers per game. AJ Clayton puts up 7.9 points, 4.8 rebounds and 0.6 assists per game. At the other end, he averages 0.3 steals and 0.6 blocked shots.
Leon Ayers III is averaging a team-high 16.7 points per contest. And he is delivering 4 rebounds and 3.1 assists, making 47.3% of his shots from the field and 40.9% from beyond the arc, with 1.3 triples per contest. Samari Curtis is No. 1 on the Falcons in assists (4.2 per game), and posts 12.9 points and 3.4 rebounds. He also delivers 0.8 steals and 0.2 blocked shots. Rashaun Agee is the Falcons’ top rebounder (5.8 per game), and he delivers 10.3 points and 0.7 assists. The Falcons receive 10.9 points, 2.9 rebounds and 2.6 assists per game from Kaden Metheny.
What you need to know about the Ohio Bobcats
Ohio and its MAC opponents have combined to hit the over 11 out of 17 times this season. The Bobcats rank 39th in college basketball with 78.2 points per game so far this season. At the other end, they rank 280th with 73.4 points allowed per game. With 33.9 boards per game, Ohio is 62nd in the nation. It gives up 31 rebounds per contest, which ranks 177th in college basketball.
The Bobcats are posting 82.9 points per game in home games. In road games, they are averaging 75.8 points per contest. Ohio ranks 44th in the country with 8.8 treys per game so far this year. Meanwhile, it ranks 34th with a 37.5% shooting percentage from three-point land. The Bobcats are giving up 7.9 treys per game (261st-ranked in college basketball). They are allowing opposing teams to shoot 34.8% (242nd-ranked) from downtown.
The Bobcats have a 7-3 record against the spread while going 6-4 overall in their past 10 contests. In its past 10 contests, Ohio has hit the over six times. In its last 10 games, Ohio has been scoring 78.7 points per game, an average that’s slightly higher than the 78.2 it has scored over the course of the 2022-23 season. Ohio has been a little suspect on the defensive end of the floor of late, allowing 75.3 points per game over its last 10 outings compared to the 73.4 it has surrendered this season.
What you need to know about the Bowling Green Falcons
Bowling Green’s conference games have hit the over 11 out of 17 times this season. Offensively the Falcons are the 59th-ranked team in the nation (76.6 points per game). On defense they are ninth-worst (78.1 points allowed per game). Bowling Green is 140th in the country in rebounds per game (32.4) and 212th in rebounds allowed (31.6).
The Falcons average 76.8 points per game at home, and 76.3 on the road. Beyond the arc, Bowling Green is 198th in the nation in 3-pointers made per game (7.3). It is 162nd in 3-point percentage at 34.7%. The Falcons give up 8.1 3-pointers per game and concede 35.9% from beyond the arc, ranking 284th and 304th, respectively, in the nation.
The Falcons have gone 1-9 in their last 10 games, with a 3-7 record against the spread in that span. Six of Bowling Green’s last 10 games have gone over the total. Over its past 10 games, Bowling Green is scoring 73.3 points per game, 3.3 fewer points than its season average (76.6). In their last 10 games, the Falcons are ceding 81.5 points per game, 3.4 more points than their season average (78.1).
Ohio vs. Bowling Green Prediction & Pick
Our pick to win this game is Ohio, and we project that Ohio will cover the spread (Ohio -9.5). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going under the posted total of 156 points.
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