The Ohio Bobcats are eying their first MAC East Division title since 2016 when they take on the Bowling Green Falcons in Athens, Ohio, in Tuesday night MACtion. The Falcons (6-5, 5-2), however, can earn their first East Division crown since 2015 with a win and a Buffalo loss in one of its final two games. Bowling Green has won four of its last five games, including a 42-35 win at Toledo last week. The Bobcats (8-3, 6-1), who have won six in a row, suffered their only MAC loss in the conference opener, a 31-24 loss at Kent State.
The game from Frank Solich Field at Peden Stadium is set to kick off at 7 p.m. ET. Bowling Green's defense is allowing 424 total yards per game this season, while Ohio is giving up 456.1. The Bobcats are favored by 7 points in the latest Bowling Green vs. Ohio odds from Caesars Sportsbook, while the over-under for total points scored is 55. Before locking in any Ohio vs. Bowling Green picks or MACtion predictions, you need to see what the SportsLine Projection Model has to say.
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Now, the model has set its sights on Ohio vs. Bowling Green and locked in its MACtion picks and predictions. You can visit SportsLine now to see the model's picks. Here are the odds and college football betting lines for Bowling Green vs. Ohio:
- Bowling Green vs. Ohio spread: Ohio -7
- Bowling Green vs. Ohio over/under: 55 points
- Bowling Green vs. Ohio money line: Bowling Green +235, Ohio -292
- BGSU: The Falcons are 6-1-1 against the spread vs. a team with a winning record
- OH: The Bobcats are 7-0 ATS in their last seven games overall
- Bowling Green vs. Ohio picks: See picks at SportsLine
Why Ohio can cover
Ohio quarterback Kurtis Rourke (ankle) is questionable, but the Bobcats have a number of options at wide receiver, led by senior Sam Wiglusz. Wiglusz has 10 touchdown receptions on 65 catches for 794 yards (12.2 average). He has at least three receptions in every game, including a season-best performance at Fordham on Sept. 24. In that game, he made 10 catches for 73 yards. His longest reception is 75 yards.
Junior Jacoby Jones has also been a solid target. He has 35 receptions for 598 yards (17.1 average) and five touchdowns, including a long of 48 yards. He had five catches for 87 yards (17.4 average) in the win at Ball State. A week earlier at Miami (Ohio), he had four receptions for 78 yards and two scores. He has two games where he surpassed the 100-yard receiving mark, the last coming Oct. 8 against Akron, when he caught seven passes for 121 yards.
Why Bowling Green can cover
Sophomore running back Jaison Patterson leads the Falcons' ground attack, and has had two games of 94 or more yards, including a 101-yard performance on Oct. 22 against Central Michigan. For the season, Patterson has carried 122 times for 543 yards (4.5 average) and one touchdown. He also has five catches for 28 yards (5.6 average). Last week at Toledo, he had 56 yards from scrimmage, including 49 yards rushing on 15 carries.
Wide receiver Odieu Hiliare made eight catches for a career-high 246 receiving yards and two touchdowns last time out at Toledo. The 246 receiving yards are third all-time in the Bowling Green single-game record book and are the second-most in the nation this season, just one yard shy of Ole Miss' Jonathan Mingo's efforts against Vanderbilt last month. Hiliare has at least one catch in 33 consecutive games, which includes his time at Alabama A&M. His streak is tied for the 12th-best active one in the nation. He has 153 career receptions for 2,061 receiving yards and 19 receiving touchdowns.
How to make Bowling Green vs. Ohio picks
SportsLine's model is leaning Over on the total, projecting 57 combined points. It also says one side of the spread hits 70% of the time. You can only get the model's picks at SportsLine.
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