Ohio vs. Bowling Green Prediction: Picks & Start Time – November 22, 2022

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MAC rivals will battle when the Ohio Bobcats (8-3) meet the Bowling Green Falcons (6-5).

Ohio vs. Bowling Green Odds

Point Spread

The spread for this matchup is set at 7 points, with bookmakers listing Ohio as the favorites.

Moneyline

As for the moneyline, Ohio has -281 odds to pick up the win, while Bowling Green is listed at +221 to claim victory.

Over/Under

Finally, the total for the game is set at 55 points.

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Game Info

How to Watch Ohio vs. Bowling Green Live?

  • Game Day: Tuesday, November 22, 2022
  • Game Time: 7:00 PM ET
  • TV Channel: ESPNU
  • Location: Athens, Ohio
  • Stadium: Peden Stadium

Betting Preview

Ohio

Despite sporting a bottom-25 defense that ranks eighth-worst in the FBS (456.1 yards allowed per game), Ohio has put up better results offensively, ranking 30th in the FBS offensively putting up 442.6 yards per game. Ohio is putting up 33.6 points per game offensively this year (32nd in the FBS), and is surrendering 30.7 points per game (106th) on the other side of the ball. Ohio has struggled on defense against the pass, ranking worst in the FBS (312.3 passing yards allowed per game) this season. However, the Bobcats rank 12th-best offensively, putting up 304.5 passing yards per game. Ohio is putting up 138.1 rushing yards per game on offense, which ranks them 86th in the FBS. The team’s defensive unit ranks 59th, allowing 143.8 rushing yards per contest. From an offensive standpoint, Ohio ranks 59th in the FBS with a 39.7% third-down conversion rate. Meanwhile, the team’s defense ranks 62nd in third-down percentage allowed (143.8). Ohio owns the ninth-best turnover margin in college football at +9, forcing 20 turnovers (19th in the FBS) while turning it over 11 times (17th in the FBS).

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Bowling Green

Bowling Green ranks 104th with 343.1 total yards per game on offense, and it ranks 106th with 424.0 total yards given up per contest on defense. Bowling Green’s defense has been a bottom-25 unit in scoring defense this season, allowing 32.8 points per game, which ranks 17th-worst in the FBS. Offensively, it ranks 88th with 24.7 points per contest. Bowling Green ranks 58th in passing yards per game (237.2), but it has been less productive defensively, ranking 22nd-worst in the FBS with 263.3 passing yards conceded per contest. Bowling Green’s rushing offense has been a bottom-25 unit this season, generating 105.9 rushing yards per game, which ranks 15th-worst in the FBS. On defense, it ranks 82nd with 160.7 rushing yards allowed per contest. In terms of third-down efficiency, this season has been ugly for Bowling Green on both sides of the ball, as it is posting a 34.1% third-down conversion rate (24th-worst) and surrendering a 43.4% conversion rate (21st-worst). After forcing 22 turnovers (ninth in the FBS) and turning the ball over 16 times (76th in the FBS) this season, Bowling Green owns the 26th-ranked turnover margin of +6.

Ohio vs. Bowling Green Betting Analysis

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Ohio Betting Insights

Ohio has put together an 8-3-0 record against the spread this season. In games it has played as 7-point favorites or more, Ohio has an ATS record of 1-1. Ohio games have finished with a final combined score above the over/under seven times this season. The Bobcats have yet to lose a game they played as the moneyline favorite this season, going 4-0. The Bobcats have played as a moneyline favorite of -281 or shorter in just two games this season, and they won both.

Falcons Betting Insights

Bowling Green is 4-6-1 against the spread this season. Bowling Green is 3-1-1 ATS when playing as at least 7-point underdogs. Games involving Bowling Green have hit the over on seven occasions this season. This season, the Falcons have been the underdog eight times and won four of those games. The Falcons are 1-0 this season when entering a game as the underdog by +221 or more on the moneyline.

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Ohio vs. Bowling Green Against The Spread & Betting Records

Ohio

Overall Home Away
Point Total AVG 58.9 61.8 56.5
Implied Total AVG 34.4 34.8 34.0
ATS Record 8-3-0 4-1-0 4-2-0
Over/Under Record 7-4-0 4-1-0 3-3-0
Moneyline Favorite Record 4-0 2-0 2-0
Moneyline Underdog Record 4-3 3-0 1-3

Falcons

Overall Home Away
Point Total AVG 51.5 51.8 51.2
Implied Total AVG 31.7 29.5 34.4
ATS Record 4-6-1 2-4-0 2-2-1
Over/Under Record 7-4-0 2-4-0 5-0-0
Moneyline Favorite Record 2-1 1-1 1-0
Moneyline Underdog Record 4-4 2-2 2-2

Players to Watch

Ohio

  • Keye Thompson has hit the gridiron for 11 games, recording 0.5 sacks to go with 3.0 TFL, 73 tackles, and one interception for the Bobcats.
  • With 49 tackles, 5.0 TFL, and 4.5 sacks in 11 games, Bryce Houston has been a significant part of the Bobcats’ defense in 2022.
  • Jack McCrory has hit the gridiron for 11 games, posting 36 tackles, 5.0 TFL, and three sacks for the Bobcats.
  • Alvin Floyd, as part of the Bobcats’ defense, has recorded 2.0 sacks to go with 3.0 TFL, 47 tackles, and one interception in 11 games.

Falcons

  • In 11 games for the Falcons, Karl Brooks has delivered 9.5 sacks to go with 12.0 TFL and 34 tackles.
  • On defense, Darren Anders has helped lead the way with 45 tackles, 1.0 TFL, and 1.5 sacks in 11 games.
  • In 11 games for the Falcons, Demetrius Hardamon has delivered 17 tackles, 6.0 TFL, and six sacks.
  • With one interception to go with 41 tackles and one pass defended in 11 games, Chris Bacon has been wreaking havoc on defense for the Falcons.

Ohio vs. Bowling Green Predictions and Pick

Ohio vs. Bowling Green betting card

    Pick ATS:

    Bobcats (-7)

    Pick OU:

    Over (55)

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Our pick to win this contest is Ohio, and we predict that Ohio will cover the spread (Ohio -7). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going over the posted total of 55 points.

WRITTEN BY

Matt Rooney

Matt comes from Chicago and has lived in the area his whole life. Graduated from and played football at Illinois Wesleyan University in Bloomington, IL while also serving as the director of student sports broadcasting. He writes for Betsperts as well as appears on several shows across the network.

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