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Ohio Enjoying Success vs the Sun Belt

Ohio State Football

Ohio may be coming into the Camellia Bowl with two less wins than Appalachian State, but the Bobcats have beaten up on the Sun Belt with the team going a perfect 5-0 SU and ATS against the conference. Ohio and Appalachian State will clash in Montgomery on December 19.

Shark Bites
  • Appalachian State is 0-4 ATS in their last four games following a win.
  • The total has gone UNDER in nine of Ohio’s past 12 following consecutive wins.
  • Ohio LB Quentin Poling has three interceptions, four sacks and two forced fumbles this season.

Ohio closed out their season right with three consecutive wins by a combined score of 101-52. The Bobcats rushing game exploded in those three contests with Ohio tallying 895 yards and four touchdowns.

The Mountaineers don’t have a lot of holes to exploit with the team ranking in the top 20 in points scored and points allowed this season. The sixth ranked rushing attack will get the headlines, but quarterback Taylor Lamb is sixth in the nation in passer efficiency.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Sportsbooks such as Bovada had the Appalachian State Mountaineers pegged as 9.5-point favorites in this matchup, but action has moved it to -7.5. BetOnline has opened the total at 55 for the game and that line has remained unchanged as of Friday afternoon.

Odds Shark prediction models pick the Mountaineers to win this game on Saturday 41-26. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NCAAF matchups here.

For in-depth analysis of everything about the Raycom Camellia Bowl, click here.

Ohio Bobcats vs Appalachian State Mountaineers Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Ohio Bobcats will look to cover ATS vs their hosts on Saturday, as they are 8-3-1 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Appalachian State Mountaineers are 6-6 ATS. Ohio is 7-5 against the over under total, while Appalachian State is 5-7 versus the number. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Appalachian State vs Ohio injuries news.

According to the Power Rankings here at Odds Shark it's the No. 10-rated Appalachian State Mountaineers and the No. 70-rated Ohio Bobcats in this matchup.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up the Appalachian State Mountaineers No. 19-ranked offense (37.17 PPG) against a Ohio Bobcats defense that ranks No. 51 at 24.83 PPG. The Appalachian State Mountaineers passing attack has averaged 201.33 yards per game, less than the Ohio Bobcats give up through the air (213.75 YPG on average).

Defensively, the Ohio Bobcats feature the league's No. 28-rated road run defense, allowing 135.67 yards per game. Appalachian State, meanwhile, ranks No. 17 in rushing offense at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

In their last game, Ohio got a 140-yard performance from A.J. Ouellette as a key part of its 26-21 win over Northern Illinois.

Marcus Cox tore up the turf for 192 rushing yards in the latest Mountaineers game, a 34-27 win over the Jaguars at Ladd Peebles Stadium.