Power Sports' *10* MAC GAME OF THE WEEK ~ **RED HOT** 12-2 L14 NCAAF!
Miami-OH vs. Ohio,
11/06/2019 20:00 EDT,
Score: 24 - 21
Point Spread: -6½/-114 Ohio
10* Ohio (8:00 ET): This Wednesday night matchup will go a long way in determining who wins the MAC East this year. It's a division Ohio won as recently as 2016, but they've haven't won a Conference Championship since 1968! Miami shares the same 3-1 SU record in MAC games this year and is now 19-7 SU their L26 conference games overall. This is a rivalry game ("Battle for the Bricks"), one that I personally am quite familiar with as Ohio U is my alma mater. But just to show how unbiased I am, last year I had Miami in their 30-28 upset (as 4-pt dogs) in Oxford (also a Wednesday game). But it's back to the alma mater in 2019 as I'll lay the points.
Last year's upset snapped a string of five straight wins by OU in the "Battle for the Bricks." I thought it was a terrible spot for them as they were coming off a 59-14 win the week prior and totally overvalued. Miami also needed the game to remain bowl eligible. Jumping out to a 28-7 halftime lead proved to be the difference for the RedHawks as they could only manage a safety in the 2H. Note that Ohio HC Frank Solich (15th year here) is still 11-3 SU all-time vs. Miami and that includes six straight wins here in Athens. There will be no motivational issues this time for the Bobcats w/ the East Division hanging in the balance. They were the favorite to win the Division coming into the year.
Ohio started slow this year, including a couple of close losses. But they've seemed to finally hit their stride and played their "best" game of the year two Saturdays ago when they went to Ball State and "upset" the favored Cardinals 34-21. They ran for 300+ yards in the outright win. While 0-4 ATS at Peden Stadium this season, the Bobcats have won 13 of 16 here straight up. Miami is off B2B upsets beating Northern Illinois at home and Kent State on the road. I had 'em in the former. But I can't see three upsets in a row. The win over Kent State was the Redhawks' first on the road. There is a huge edge for Ohio at the QB position w/ senior Nathan Rourke over Miami freshman Brett Gabbert. That alone could be the difference as the home team should win comfortably. 10* Ohio