Ohio vs. Western Michigan Prediction
The Ohio Bobcats will be looking to gain bowl eligibility Thursday night as they travel to the Western Michigan Broncos for a Mid-American Conference clash. Can Ohio take care of business on the road as a small favorite?
Thursday, November 1, 2018
Waldo Stadium at 7:05PM ET
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Public Betting Information
According to oddsmakers at BetNow.eu, the Bobcats are a 1-point favorite on the spread line. The over-under is set at 66.5 points. As of Tuesday morning, 71 percent of public bets are pouring in on visiting Ohio. Check out our College Football Public Betting Page for the latest info.
Bobcats dominate for second straight week
Ohio won its second straight home game by at least 35 points when it rolled to a 52-14 victory over Ball State. Nathan Rourke finished 11-of-19 through the air for 127 yards plus one touchdown and one interception. He added eight carries for 77 yards and two TDs. A.J. Oullette led the ground game with 13 rushes for 135 yards and two TDs. Maleek Irons added 16 rushes for 102 yards and two scores. Andrew Meyer paced the receiving corps with four catches for 50 yards and a touchdown. Javon Hagan led the defense with five tackles, while Ilyaas Motley had four tackles including a sack and two tackles for loss.
Broncos' six-game win streak snapped
Western Michigan had its six-game winning streak snapped with a 51-24 home defeat versus Toledo. The Broncos trailed 23-17 at halftime before giving up 21 straight points to start the third quarter. Kaleb Eleby was 23-of-38 through the air for 293 yards and two touchdowns. Jamauri Bogan paced the ground game with 10 carries for 66 yards and a TD. Jayden Reed made six catches for 103 yards and two TDs. Drake Spears led the defense with 12 tackles.
College Football Betting Trends
The Bobcats are 7-0 ATS in their last seven Thursday games. The over is 4-1 in the last five meetings.
The home team is 4-1 ATS in the last five meetings. Western Michigan is 5-2 ATS in the last seven meetings.
Western Michigan ran into a very talented Toledo team and had one bad stretch en route to getting smacked. I think the Broncos bounce back here against an Ohio team that is good, but now goes on the road after taking advantage of two inferior home opponents. Western Michigan has the offensive firepower, so as long as it can get some stops it should be in good shape.
PREDICTION: WESTERN MICHIGAN BRONCOS +1