Ohio vs. Western Michigan Prediction
The Ohio Bobcats have scored a combined 101 points in their last two games, while the Western Michigan Broncos allowed 51 points in their last contest. Will the two offenses overwhelm the defenses tonight in Kalamazoo to send the total to the over?
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 3-point favorite on the spread line. The total is set at 65 points. As of Thursday morning, 68 percent of public bets are being placed on visiting Ohio. Check out our College Football Public Betting Page for the latest updates.
Rourke carrying Bobcats offense
Ohio quarterback Nathan Rourke has gone 105-of-172 through the air this season, for 1,6,14 yards with 14 touchdowns and five interceptions. He also has 78 carries for 569 yards and six scores. Maleek Irons has 84 rushes for 547 yards and six scores. A.J. Oullette has rushed 120 times for 538 yards and seven TDs. Papi White has made 38 receptions for 667 yards and six touchdowns. Cameron Odom has 23 catches for 357 yards and two TDs. The Bobcats are 5-3 on the season and won their last two home games by a combined score of 101-28.
Wassink nearing 2,000 yards passing
Jon Wassink has thrown for 1,994 yards with 16 touchdowns and six interceptions this season, completing 151-of-245 passes. He also has 162 rushing yards and six touchdowns. LeVante Bellamy has rushed 131 times for 865 yards and five touchdowns. Jamauri Bogan has carried it 108 times for 524 yards and 10 scores. Jayden Reed has 44 catches for 654 yards and eight touchdowns. D'Wayne Eskridge has 25 receptions for 527 yards and three scores. The Broncos dropped to 6-3 on the season with their 51-24 home loss to Toledo.
College Football Betting Trends
The over is 4-0-1 in the last five Bobcats games after allowing 20 or less points the previous game. The over is 4-0-1 in the last five Ohio games after throwing for 170 or less passing yards the previous game.
The under is 5-0-1 in the last six Broncos games after allowing 40 or more points the previous game. The over is 4-1 in the last five meetings.
Ohio took advantage of bad opponents and poor defenses the last two games, but will face a stiffer road challenge this game. Western Michigan is going to want to bounce back defensively from the last game, but could still have difficulties against a fairly tough Bobcats defense. There will be points scored in this one, but 65 is a high total and I see enough stops for it to stay under that number.
PREDICTION: OHIO BOBCATS/WESTERN MICHIGAN UNDER 65