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College Football Handicapping: 2019 Famous Idaho Potato Bowl
(6-6) Ohio Bobcats vs. Nevada Wolfpack (7-5)
Date: Friday, January 3rd, 2020
Time: 3:30 pm EST
Venue: Albertsons Stadium, Boise, Idaho
NCAA Football Spread: Ohio -7.5
NCAA Betting Total: 58.5
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This years’ Famous Idaho Potato Bowl will see the Ohio Bobcats take on the Nevada Wolfpack. Ohio will be representing the MAC in the game, while Nevada will represent the Mountain West.
This will be the first meeting between these two teams.
The Bobcats had a mediocre season at best, yet still managed to get that important 6th win to become bowl eligible. They will be trying to at the very least finish the season with a winning record.
Most of the Bobcats offense starts with their quarterback, Nathan Rourke. However, he has thrown for just 2,676 yards, 20 touchdowns and 5 interceptions. He also has 780 rushing yards and 12 touchdowns, which makes him a huge threat.
Speaking of running the ball, that is what Ohio does best. They are averaging 216.5 yards per game on the ground, which ranks 22nd in the country. They also have a pretty high scoring offense, averaging 34.7 points per game.
The defense on the other hand, has not played very well this year. They allow 401.7 total yards per game, which ranks 76th in the country. Against the pass, they allow 223.8 yards an against the run, they allow 177.9 yards.
They do tend to play better defense against bad teams. However we are talking about teams like Akron and Bowling Green. Although Bowling Green did score 24 points against them, so really the best defensive game they had came against Akron. In every other game this season, the Bobcats allowed at least 20 points.
The Wolfpack ended the season with a loss to in-state rival UNLV. They managed to win three games in a row before that, so they do still get to play in a bowl.
Nevada’s offense has been up and down all year. They are averaging 360 yards per game, which ranks 103rd in the country. Their passing offense is probably their best area, averaging 236.5 yards per game and ranking 62nd. This is miles better compared to their rushing attack, as they average just 123.5 yards per game on the ground. This area of their offense ranks 117th in the country, so not good to put it nicely.
Their quarterback coming into this game is Carson Strong. However, he has not done much this season, having only thrown for 1,933 yards, 10 touchdowns and 7 interceptions.
This offense also only averages 21.1 points per game, which ranks 111th in the country.
Now defense for this Wolfpack has been even worse. They allow an average of 32.1 points per game. To be fair, this includes a game where they allowed 77 to an Oregon that completely outclasses them. Take the Oregon score out and they allow an average of 28 points per game.
They are worse at defending the pass, ranking 106th, compared to their rush defense that ranks 45th. They key for the Wolfpack is taking the run game away from Ohio. If they can do this, they will have a chance to keep the game close.
NCAA Football Handicapping Trends
- Over is 11-4 in OHIO last 15 non-conference games.
- The total has gone OVER in 5 of Ohio’s last 7 games.
- Ohio are 4-8 ATS in their last 12 games.
- Ohio are 3-6 ATS in their last 9 games this season.
- Nevada are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games played on a Friday.
Famous Idaho Potato Bowl NCAA Football Pick
I think Ohio ultimately wins this game because they have the better quarterback, who has proven he can both pass and run the ball.
4* Free NCAA Betting Pick: Nevada Wolfpack +7.5
If Ohio was laying 6.5, I would be more inclined to take the Bobcats. However, that 7.5 scares me because this can almost be considered a step up in class for a mediocre MAC team.
The same can be said for Nevada as I do not really trust them, but getting more than a touchdown pushes me towards the Wolfpack side.
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