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Minutemen Bobcats Betting Preview for Week 5

Ohio BobcatsMassachusetts Minutemen
Sep 29, 3:30 PM | Turf of Gillette Stadium

Ohio Bobcats vs Massachusetts Minutemen Odds


The Bobcats will be looking to pick up a win and cover the spread when they take on the Minutemen in Massachusetts at Gillette Stadium on Saturday in Week 5 action.

The Minutemen are 0-4 so far on the season, and 1-3 ATS vs. the number. The Bobcats, meanwhile, are 4-0 and 3-1 ATS. Over under bettors have seen Massachusetts go 2-2 and the Bobcats go 1-2 on the totals.

View Ohio vs Massachusetts Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction: The Minutemen sit at No. 124 in the current NCAAF Power Rankings here at OddsShark, while the Bobcats are at No. 7 on that chart. Math models have concluded that the Bobcats will win this game 45--8.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Massachusetts's No. 123-ranked offense (8.8 PPG) against a Bobcats defense that ranks No. 35 at 18 PPG. The Minutemen passing attack has averaged 150.5 yards per game, less than the Bobcats give up through the air (239.5 YPG on average).

Defensively, the Bobcats feature the league's No. 14-rated road run defense, allowing 75.5 yards per game. Massachusetts, meanwhile, ranks No. 121 in rushing offense at home.

Ohio was a 44-10 winner in its last match at home against Norfolk St. The game involved a non-board team, hence there was no line or total on it. Beau Blankenship tore up the turf for 109 rushing yards in the latest Bobcats game, a 44-10 win over the Spartans at Peden Stadium.

Last time out for Massachusetts, they were a 27-16 loser as they battled Miami (Ohio) on the road. Massachusetts covered in the match as a 24-point underdog, while 43 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Michael Cox tore up the turf for 188 rushing yards in the latest Minutemen game, a 27-16 loss to the RedHawks at Fred C Yager Stadium.

Ohio Bobcats Trends:
When playing in September are 7-3
When playing on turf are 9-1
After outgaining opponent are 7-3
When playing within the conference are 6-4

Massachusetts Minutemen Trends:
When playing in September are 0-10
When playing on turf are 0-10
After outgaining opponent are 5-1
When playing within the conference are 8-2

A few Bobcats at Minutemen trends to consider:
Ohio is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Ohio is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Ohio is 4-1-1 ATS in its last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Ohio's last 9 games on the road
Massachusetts is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
Massachusetts is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
Massachusetts is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games

Next up:
Ohio home to Buffalo, Saturday, October 6
Massachusetts at Western Michigan, Saturday, October 6