Miami (OH) RedHawks (6-2) vs. Ohio Bobcats (6-2)
Miami (OH) RedHawks vs. Ohio Bobcats 10/28/23 – The Week 9 matchup between the Miami (OH) RedHawks and the Ohio Bobcats is poised to be one of the most captivating games of the week. Both teams stand impressively at 6-2 and are looking to further solidify their standings in NCAAF. As the tension builds towards Saturday, we’ve delved deep to provide you with the top NCAAF free picks today.
The Miami (OH) RedHawks have been performing quite well this season. Rashad Amos, their key running back, has shown consistency with 421 rushing yards and 4 touchdowns. Not far behind in the contributions is Gage Larvadain, the wide receiver, who boasts a whopping 572 receiving yards and 6 touchdowns.
Ohio Bobcats should not be underestimated either, with running back Sieh Bangura amassing 448 rushing yards with three touchdowns to his name and wide receiver Sam Wiglusz contributing with 440 receiving yards and three receiving touchdowns of her own.
Miami (OH) RedHawks vs. Ohio Bobcats 10/28/23 Game Info
|When:||Saturday, October 28, 2023 at 3:30 PM ET|
Brett Gabbert QB vs. Kurtis Rourke QB
Brett Gabbert of the Miami RedHawks has emerged as one of the standout quarterbacks this season. Amassing an impressive 1,634 passing yards, he’s proven an ability to drive deep with 8.7 yards per pass attempt and his longest throw of 99 yards. Additionally, 14 touchdowns demonstrate Gabbert’s red zone talent as well as connecting with receivers at key moments – but there may be areas for concern: being sacked 15 times and throwing 5 interceptions suggests holding onto the ball too long as well as holding onto it for too long, suggesting Gabbert may need improvement when reading defenses and making quicker decisions, especially under pressure.
Kurtis Rourke has been an instrumental part of Ohio Bobcats’ offense this season, amassing 1,343 passing yards at an impressive completion rate of 62.9% and only having been sacked 4 times this season; all while managing critical situations more effectively. While his yards per pass attempt stands at 6.9, which indicates more conservative tactics, Rourke stands out with his ability to manage games more successfully; with nine touchdowns slightly fewer than Gabbert but still proving valuable when needed and only being sacked 4 times this season; in contrast Gabbert had 5 interceptions while Rourke had higher completion percentage and less frequent sacks which suggested more measured approach whereas Rourke took more measured approach to his game with greater precision.
NCAAF Odds/Point Spread: Ohio Bobcats -255, Total Odds: 39
The current betting odds show the Ohio Bobcats as favorites. With a spread of -7 for the Bobcats, it suggests bookies are confident in their ability to win by more than a touchdown. The total set at 39, leaning slightly towards a lower-scoring game.
Miami (OH) RedHawks Betting Trends
Miami-OH’s recent performances have been notable. They stand 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games, showing a strong trend of outperforming the spread. Although they have struggled against Ohio in the past, their current form, 6-1 SU in the last 7 games, makes them dangerous contenders. However, their past encounters with Ohio hint at possible challenges, with a 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games against the Bobcats.
Ohio Bobcats Betting Trends
Ohio’s record has been commendable too. A 12-5-1 ATS in their last 18 games indicates consistent performance. Their defense seems solid, as the total has gone UNDER in 7 of their last 8 games. Historically against Miami-OH, they’ve been dominant, especially at home with a staggering 7-0 SU in their last 7 games.
Miami (OH) RedHawks vs. Ohio Bobcats 10/28/23 Betting Picks
Given the recent form and historical data, this promises to be a nail-biter. Both teams have shown resilience and performance, but the home advantage and past dominance give Ohio a slight edge.
However, considering Miami’s recent surge, covering the spread for the RedHawks seems like a feasible option. For those looking to bet on totals, given both teams’ recent UNDER trends, it might be worth considering the UNDER 39. The pro handicapper tips and prediction for this match would be a close game with Ohio potentially edging out.
Free Pick and Prediction: Ohio Bobcats 20, Miami (OH) RedHawks 17.