|2012 MAC College Football Week 9 Odds & Spread: Ohio vs. Miami (Ohio)|
|Written by Drew Sharper|
|Wednesday, 24 October 2012 09:30|
Ohio vs. Miami (Ohio) Odds
Ohio is 7-0 on the year, 3-0 in the Mid-American Conference and 3-0 on the road. Miami is 3-4 overall, 2-1 in the MAC and 2-0 at home. The Bobcats are 3-4 against the spread this year while the RedHawks are 1-6 ATS. Ohio has won six straight in this series.
Trends show that Ohio is 5-1 against the spread in its last 6 meetings with Miami while the favorite has covered the spread in 6 of the last 8 meetings. The road team is also 5-2 ATS in the last 7 games between these two.
According to oddsmakers from Bovada.lv Ohio is the favorite on the road in this game, as the Bobcats are getting odds of -6.5 points at Miami (Ohio). The over/under total has been set at 60 points. (View Matchup) The opening odds for this game had Ohio favored by 7.5 points. The spread climbed to 8 points during the week before falling back to 6.5 points.
Ohio is coming off a 34-28 win at home over Akron last week. The Bobcats have won their last three games by 7 points or less, as they have had some struggles since starting MAC play. Ohio is averaging 36.4 points per game on offense this year while allowing 23.6 points per contest on the road. Ohio has been led this season by running back Beau Blankenship, who has rushed for 951 yards and six touchdowns.
Miami is coming off a 37-12 loss at Bowling Green. The RedHawks have been on the road in their last three games. On the year, Miami is allowing 37.6 points per contest while scoring just 23 points per game. Despite the offensive struggles, Miami has a strong quarterback in Zac Dysert. Dysert has thrown for 1,914 yards and 14 touchdowns on the season while also rushing for 175 yards and a touchdown.
In terms of Injuries, Ohio free safety Gerald Moore is questionable with an ankle injury while cornerback Omar Leftwich is out with an undisclosed injury. Miami defensive tackle Austin Brown is questionable with a back injury while safety Justin Bowers is questionable with a leg injury.
The Public Bets for this game are backing Ohio. The Bobcats are getting 68% of the wagers with odds of -6.5 points at Miami (Ohio) on Saturday.