College Football Picks: Ohio vs. Bowling Green

Jeff Grant

Monday, November 11, 2013 1:17 PM GMT

The Bowling Green Falcons are trying to stay within striking distance of Buffalo in the MAC standings, as they prepare to host the Ohio Bobcats Tuesday night. Whick betting lines look to offer up the best chances for our college football picks?

Let’s take a closer look at the college football odds page for this primetime affair at Doyt Perry Stadium, with the opening kickoff scheduled for 7:30 p.m. ET on ESPN3.

Terrible effort

Ohio had its two-game winning streak snapped in suffering a 30-3 defeat to the Buffalo Bulls as four-point road underdogs last Tuesday, while going UNDER the betting total for the first time in three contests.

The Bobcats were held to a season-low 233 yards, but quarterback Tyler Tettleton has still completed 65.9 percent of his passes for 1,126 yards and nine touchdowns with three interceptions in his last four games.

Bowl eligible

Bowling Green became eligible to participate in the postseason after picking up a 45-3 victory over the Miami OH RedHawks as 23.5-point road favorites a week ago, while going OVER the betting total for just the second time in nine affairs. 

The Falcons lead the Mid-American Conference in scoring, total and red zone defense.

It’s important to point out that 17 players on the roster will be celebrating Senior Day in this matchup. 

Underdog role 

College football handicappers may have an interest in playing the road team in this affair, considering the Bobcats have been favorites in winning two of the last three meetings in this series. 

Ohio is a money-burning 3-11 ATS in the last 14 games in this in-state rivalry, but the team getting points has walked away with the cash in five of the last seven meetings.

Favoritism

The Falcons are 14-4 SU and 12-6 ATS as a favorite over the last two-plus seasons, with the UNDER going 12-4 in that situation.

Bowling Green is one of just four BCS teams to have made a three-win increase or better in each of the past two seasons and the only one of those teams to have become bowl eligible in 2013.

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Prediction

I’m going to recommend that readers back the Bobcats with their college football picks, as they’ve gone 5-0 ATS off a SU loss of 20 or more poitns.

College Football Pick:  Ohio Bobcats +10