Wednesday night MACtion heads to Oxford, Ohio as the 3-6 Bowling Green Falcons travel to take on the 5-4 Miami (Ohio) RedHawks.
The Bowling Green Falcons enter Wednesday in fifth place in the MAC – East, but are just two games back, in the loss column, of division leading Miami (Ohio). Bowling Green will have to win their final three games if they want to go bowling for the first time since 2015. Miami (Ohio) enter Wednesday night in first place of the MAC – East, but it is a tight battle with four teams trailing the RedHawks but just two games. The RedHawks need to win one of their final three games to become bowl eligible for the first time since 2016.
Below is my pick for the Bowling Green Falcons at the Miami (Ohio) RedHawks. All lines are from the PointsBet Sportsbook.
Bowling Green Falcons at Miami (OH) RedHawks (-18.5): O/U 51.5 points (-115/-105)
Bowling Green entered their last matchup on a two game losing streak, but ran into the perfect remedy as they faced off against winless Akron. The Zips have not scored a touchdown since September and Bowling Green came away with a convincing 35-6 win. Bowling Green have yet to win back-to-back games this season and have losing streaks of four games, and two games, in 2019. Since conference play started the Falcons have beaten Toledo and Akron, but have fallen to Central Michigan, Kent State and Western Michigan. BGSU is 3-6 against the spread and the under has hit in seven of their nine games this season.
Miami (Ohio) picked up their third straight win last week with a huge 24-21 win over rival Ohio. The win propelled the RedHawks to first place in the MAC – East and leaves Miami as the favorite to get to the MAC Championship game considering their three final opponents. Miami (Ohio) has wins over Buffalo, Northern Illinois, Kent State and Ohio and have fallen to MAC – West leaders Western Michigan. The RedHawks are 4-5 against the spread and the over has hit in five of their nine games this season.
Series History: Miami (Ohio) leads the all-time series 44-24-5 after coming away with a 38-23 win last season.
Game Prediction: I like Miami to build off the big rivalry win last week and come away with a comfortable win this one. Back the RedHawks -18.5 in this one.
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