Ohio Bobcats vs Florida Atlantic Owls 9-9-23

Ohio Bobcats vs. Florida Atlantic Owls 9/9/23 NCAAF Week 2 Prediction, Odds, and Analysis

Ohio Bobcats (1-1) vs. Florida Atlantic Owls (1-0)

Ohio Bobcats vs. Florida Atlantic Owls 9/9/23On September 9, 2023, the Ohio Bobcats and the Florida Atlantic Owls face off in a riveting match at Allen E. Paulson Stadium. Kicking off at 6:00 PM ET and airing live on ESP+, the Ohio Bobcats come into the game with a 1-1 record, while the Florida Atlantic Owls sit undefeated at 1-0. This game promises to be an intriguing one, filled with explosive plays and strategic gambits.


The Ohio Bobcats have shown a balanced attack on offense. Sieh Bangura, the running back, has rushed 34 times for 172 yards, averaging a solid 5.1 yards per rush, although he has yet to score a touchdown. On the receiving end, Sam Wiglusz is a dependable target with 10 receptions for 103 yards. However, like Bangura, he also has yet to find the end zone this season.


The Florida Atlantic have started their season on a strong note. Their key running back, Larry McCammon, has been phenomenal with 125 rushing yards on just 13 attempts, averaging a stunning 9.6 yards per rush, and one touchdown. Wide Receiver Tony Johnson has also been a standout, catching 5 passes for 91 yards and scoring two touchdowns. His 18.2 yards per reception indicate he is a big-play threat. Check out our free expert week 2 football picks for more insights. 

Ohio Bobcats vs. Florida Atlantic Owls Game Info

When: Saturday, September 9, 2023, 6:00 PM ET
Where: FAU Stadium
Stream: SofaScore

CJ Harris QB vs. Casey Thompson QB

The battle between Ohio’s CJ Harris and Florida Atlantic’s Casey Thompson will undoubtedly be the centerpiece of this contest. Harris has had a shaky start to the season, completing only 25 of his 49 passes for 248 yards. His passer rating sits at a modest 94.8, and his stats also include 3 interceptions and 2 sacks.


Thompson, on the other hand, has been nothing short of phenomenal. He’s completed 20 of 25 passes for 280 yards and a passer rating of 232.1. His stats also include an impressive 5 touchdowns to just 1 interception. Unlike Harris, Thompson has not been sacked this season, indicating better protection or decision-making, or both.


Odds/Point Spread: Florida Atlantic Owls -165, Total Odds: 61.5

The betting odds favor Florida Atlantic Owls with a Spread of -3.5 (-110), a Moneyline of -165, and an Over/Under of 61.5 u (-105). The Ohio Bobcats are at a Spread of +3.5 (-110), Moneyline of +145, and Over/Under of 61.5 o (-115).


Ohio Bobcats Betting Trends

The Ohio Bobcats have a favorable betting trend history. They are 8-3-1 ATS in their last 12 games and 9-2 SU in their last 11 games. The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Ohio’s last 6 games and 4 of their last 5 games on the road. Against the Conference USA, Ohio is 4-1 ATS. However, they have struggled in September games, going 1-9 ATS.


Florida Atlantic Owls Betting Trends

The Owls have less appealing betting trends, sitting at 6-12 ATS in their last 18 games. They are, however, strong at home, boasting a 16-4 SU record in their last 20 home games. The total has gone OVER in 4 of Florida Atlantic’s last 6 games against an opponent from the Mid-American conference. September seems to be a mixed bag for them, going 2-4 ATS in their last 6 games played during this month.


Ohio Bobcats vs. Florida Atlantic Owls 9/9/23 Betting Picks

When weighing the betting trends, key players, and especially the performance of both quarterbacks, the Florida Atlantic Owls appear to be in a stronger position. Casey Thompson’s early-season form is exceptional and significantly superior to that of CJ Harris. Given all the data, Florida Atlantic Owls not only seem likely to cover the spread but also to win outright. Therefore, the best picks would be Florida Atlantic Owls -3.5 and the Moneyline at -165. With both teams showing tendencies for high-scoring games, taking the OVER on 61.5 might also be worth considering. For more insights, check out our free expert sports picks.

Free Pick and Prediction: Florida Atlantic Owls will win 38-28.


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