Ohio favored by 4.5 against Bowling Green on Saturday
Ohio Bobcats vs Bowling Green Falcons Odds
Ohio pays a visit to Bowling Green on Saturday, hoping to send the Falcons to a loss while covering the college basketball spread at Stroh Center.
The Falcons are 12-16 so far on the season, and 13-12-1 ATS vs. the number. The Bobcats, meanwhile, are 20-8 and 11-13 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Bowling Green go 11-11 and the Bobcats go 9-9-2 on the totals.
On the opening NCAA basketball line for this matchup, Bowling Green sat as 4.5-point underdogs over at 5Dimes. Also, check out the current total, which often goes up first at online sportsbook BetOnline.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 199-ranked Falcons and the No. 110-rated Bobcats in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 76-66 win for the Bobcats on Saturday.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Bowling Green's No. 284 nationally ranked offense (62.7 points per game) against a Bobcats defense that sits as the No. 134 at 64.8 PPG. The Falcons have been averaging 41.6% from the field, less than the Bobcats have managed so far this season (47.4% on average).
Defensively, Ohio features the nation's No. 211-rated defense on the road, allowing 71.2 points per game. Bowling Green, meanwhile, comes in at No. 319 nationally in scoring at home.
Last time out for Ohio, they were an 88-81 loser as they battled Akron at home. They failed to cover in the match as a 3.5-point favorite. Ohio got 26 points from D.J. Cooper on the way to an 88-81 loss against Akron on Wednesday at Ohio University Convocation Center.
Bowling Green won its last outing, a 52-44 result against Miami (Ohio) on February 27. They covered in that game as a 6.5-point favorite. Bowling Green got 19 points from Jordon Crawford en route to a 52-44 victory over Miami (Ohio) on Wednesday at Stroh Center.
Ohio Bobcats Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Buffalo are 6-4
After playing Akron are 4-6
After a loss are 6-4
Bowling Green Falcons Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing Kent State are 4-6
After playing Miami (Ohio) are 4-6
After a win are 3-7
A few Bobcats at Falcons trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Ohio's last 6 games when playing on the road against Bowling Green
Ohio is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games on the road
Ohio is 3-7 ATS in its last 10 games on the road
Ohio is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Bowling Green
Bowling Green is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Ohio
Bowling Green is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Bowling Green's last 6 games when playing at home against Ohio
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Bowling Green's last 13 games when playing Ohio
Ohio at Buffalo, Tuesday, March 5
Bowling Green at Kent State, Tuesday, March 5