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Belmont Bruins vs Ohio Bobcats Point Spread: Betting Preview Hints At Winner

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Feb 23, 10:00 PM | Curb Event Center

Ohio Bobcats vs Belmont Bruins Odds


Ohio pays a visit to Belmont on Saturday, hoping to send the Bruins to a loss while covering the college basketball spread at Curb Event Center.

This season, the Bruins are 21-6 overall and 12-12 ATS ATS, while the Bobcats are 20-6 and 11-11 ATS against the number. As for the totals, Belmont boasts a 12-9 on the OU, and Ohio is 8-8-2.

View Ohio vs Belmont Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks (including Bovada) had the Bruins installed as 6.5-point favorites in this particular matchup earlier in the day. Also, watch for the opening over-under value at TopBet.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 34-rated Bruins and the No. 118-ranked Bobcats, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark. Prediction formulas run on this game indicate a possible 83-81 result in favor of the Bruins.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Belmont's No. 17 nationally ranked offense (77.2 points per game) against a Bobcats defense that sits as the No. 100 at 63.3 PPG. The Bruins have been averaging 49.2% from the field, more than the Bobcats have managed so far this season (48% on average).

Defensively, Ohio features the nation's No. 193-rated defense on the road, allowing 70.4 points per game. Belmont, meanwhile, comes in at No. 6 nationally in scoring at home.

Last time out for Ohio, they were a 73-50 winner as they battled Eastern Michigan at home. They covered in the match as a 16.5-point favorite. The battle between the Bobcats and Eagles didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as Eastern Michigan was handed a 73-50 defeat on Wednesday at Ohio University Convocation Center.

Belmont was an 80-49 winner in its last match on the road against Eastern Illinois. They covered the 12-point spread as favorites. Belmont cruised to victory on Wednesday, running Eastern Illinois out of the gym and running up an 80-49 score at Lantz Arena.

Ohio Bobcats Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 9-1
Before playing Akron are 7-3
After playing Eastern Michigan are 7-3
After a win are 9-1

Belmont Bruins Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
After playing Eastern Illinois are 1-1
After a win are 8-2

A few Bobcats at Bruins trends to consider:
Ohio is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games on the road
Ohio is 3-6 ATS in its last 9 games on the road
Belmont is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Belmont is 12-2 SU in its last 14 games

Next up:
Ohio home to Akron, Wednesday, February 27
Belmont home to SIU Edwardsville, Wednesday, February 27