Ohio has been known to falter down the stretch in recent years, which makes Miami Ohio a dangerous home underdog in College Football odds in MAC play Tuesday night.
Needing a Victory
Ohio is aiming to become bowl eligible for the sixth consecutive season, which is important to consider when making your Week 14 NCAA football picks, but the team has been inconsistent in alternating wins and losses over its last five contests.
The Bobcats are 36-52-2 SU all-time in this “Battle of the Bricks” rivalry, but they’ve managed to pick up a win in seven of the last eight meetings, with the only loss coming in Oxford in 2012.
Over the last two-plus seasons, the squad is a disappointing 3-7 SUATS in November, with the UNDER going 6-4 in those 10 opportunities.
A Small Improvement
Miami Ohio can be proud of its 2-9 SU and 7-4 ATS record through 11 games, which can’t be ignored when looking over the College Football odds, as the team was coming off a winless 2013 campaign and welcoming in a new head coach.
The RedHawks have been a much better team offensive under Chuck Martin, as their averaging 12.7 points and 154.8 yards per game more than a year ago.
It’s important to point out that the school is 5-10 SUATS at Yager Stadium since the start of the 2012 season.
The Bobcats knew it would be tough to replace four key contributors from last year’s offense, as they rank 11th in the MAC in averaging just 20.2 points per game, while occupying the 10th spot in gaining 371.8 yards per contest.
Ohio has created 42 explosive plays this year that have resulted in three touchdowns, while its opponents have produced 41 explosive plays leading to 14 scores.
All About Hendrix
The RedHawks are dangerous home underdogs of three or fewer points due to Andrew Hendrix’ ability to make plays under center, as he ranks 19th in the country in averaging 301.5 yards of total offense.
Hendrix hasn’t been on the campus for an entire year after transferring from Notre Dame, but he’s a big reason why the squad has turned the ball over just seven times during conference play.
I’m going to recommend that readers back the RedHawks as one of their top midweek football picks, as the Bobcats are 0-5 ATS in their last five Tuesday games.
Free College Football Pick: Miami Ohio RedHawks +2 at 5Dimes.