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West Virginia Mountaineers vs Bowling Green Falcons in NCAAF odds tilt

Bowling Green FalconsWest Virginia Mountaineers
Oct 1, 3:30 PM | Turf of Mountaineer Field at Milan Puskar Stadium

Bowling Green Falcons vs West Virginia Mountaineers Odds


The visiting Falcons hope to send their backers to the pay window on Saturday as they look to cover the spread at Mountaineer Field at Milan Puskar Stadium against the Mountaineers.

They battle the Falcons, currently with a 3-1 mark (3-1 ATS). The over under records, important for totals bettors, are 3-1 for the Mountaineers and 3-1 for the Falcons.

View Bowling Green vs West Virginia Odds and Stats.

Betting Line: If you're siding with the visitors in this one you'll find the Falcons listed as 17-point underdogs. Meanwhile, the over under line will be set shortly.

Power Rankings / Prediction: The Mountaineers - Falcons odds would favor the Falcons if the lines were set according to power ranks. West Virginia is rated No. 84 in our latest OddsShark poll, while the Falcons sit at No. 37. Math models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 49-41 win for the Falcons.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up West Virginia's No. 29-ranked offense (36.8 PPG) against a Falcons defense that ranks No. 35 at 19.8 PPG. The Mountaineers passing attack has averaged 382.8 yards per game, more than the Falcons give up through the air (199.2 YPG on average).

In comparing defenses, the Falcons own the league's No. 7-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 47.5 yards per game when on the road. West Virginia, on the other hand, rates No. 110 this week in generating rushing yards at home.

Last time out for Bowling Green, they were a 37-23 winner as they battled Miami (Ohio) on the road. Bowling Green covered in the match as a 4-point underdog, while 60 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors.

West Virginia was a 47-21 loser in their most recent outing at home against LSU. They failed to cover the 5.5–point spread as underdogs, while the total score (68) made winners of OVER bettors.

Bowling Green Falcons Trends:
When playing in October are 3-7
When playing on turf are 4-6
After outgaining opponent are 4-6
When playing outside the conference are 3-7

West Virginia Mountaineers Trends:
When playing in October are 7-3
When playing on turf are 8-2
After outgaining opponent are 6-4
When playing outside the conference are 7-3

A few Falcons at Mountaineers trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Bowling Green's last 9 games
Bowling Green is 3-7 SU in its last 10 games on the road
Bowling Green is 5-12 SU in its last 17 games
West Virginia is 16-4 SU in its last 20 games at home
West Virginia is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of West Virginia's last 7 games
West Virginia is 1-4-1 ATS in its last 6 games

Next up:
Bowling Green at Western Michigan, Saturday, October 8
West Virginia home to Connecticut, Saturday, October 8