Ohio Bobcats take on Minutemen in NCAA basketball test
Ohio Bobcats vs Massachusetts Minutemen Odds
A key college battle sees the visiting Ohio Bobcats travelling to Massachusetts Wednesday to take on the Minutemen.
The Minutemen are 5-3 so far on the season, and 1-7 ATS vs. the number. The Bobcats, meanwhile, are 7-3 and 5-2 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Massachusetts go 3-5 and the Bobcats go 0-2-1 on the totals.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game puts the Minutemen, most recently No. 121 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Bobcats, who rate No. 210 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and computer-based handicapping simulations run on this game predict a potential 80-66 victory for the Bobcats.
How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Massachusetts's No. 124-ranked scoring average of 70.6 PPG, against a Bobcats defense rated No. 77 and allowing 60.7 PPG. The Minutemen FG% has averaged 39.4% to date this season, less than the Bobcats shooters have managed so far (46.5% per game).
Defensively, Ohio features the nation's No. 296-rated defense on the road, allowing 78.3 points per game. Massachusetts, meanwhile, comes in at No. 208 nationally in scoring at home.
Ohio lost its last outing, a 50-49 result against Winthrop on December 15. The Bobcats endured a 50-49 loss at the hands of the Eagles on Saturday, despite a 14-point effort from Reggie Keely at Ohio University Convocation Center.
Massachusetts won its last outing, a 78-73 result against Elon on December 15. They failed to cover in that game as a 7.5-point favorite. Massachusetts got 22 points from Terrell Vinson en route to a 78-73 victory over Elon on Saturday at Mullins Center.
Ohio Bobcats Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 8-2
After playing Winthrop are 1-0
After a loss are 7-3
Massachusetts Minutemen Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 9-1
Before playing East Carolina are 0-1
After playing Elon are 1-0
After a win are 6-4
A few Bobcats at Minutemen trends to consider:
Ohio is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games on the road
Massachusetts is 16-2 SU in its last 18 games at home
Massachusetts is 11-5 SU in its last 16 games
Massachusetts is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games at home
Massachusetts is 1-8 ATS in its last 9 games
Ohio home to MD-Eastern Shore, Saturday, December 22
Massachusetts home to East Carolina, Saturday, December 22