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College Football Betting Preview: Ohio Bobcats vs. FAU Owls

September 9, 2023


The Ohio Bobcats (1-1) and Florida Atlantic Owls (1-0) will compete in an exciting competition in Florida soon. The market is indicating a close battle, but which team will come out on top?


  • Date: September 9, 2023 at 6:00 PM ET

  • Location: FAU Stadium in Boca Raton, Florida

  • Coverage: ESPN+

Ohio Bobcats Betting Preview

The Bobcats had a good win against the Long Island University Sharks. This was a 27-10 result, which got them back on track after losing 20-13 to the San Diego State Aztecs.

Out of two games so far, they have averaged 346.5 total yards, in which 191.5 came from passing. On defense, they have slowed teams down to 262 total years, with 168 coming from passing. This is a good start, but they will need more from both sides if they want to be successful.

2022 was a good year for the Bobcats, as they finished first in the MAC East with a 10-4 record. While they went undefeated at home, they were 3-3 on the road. This is something they will need to improve this year.

They have a great opportunity to win if they can slow down a fast paced offense from the Owls. This should be interesting, as they will also need to score in bunches too.

FAU Owls Betting Preview

The Owls had a great showing in their opener for the season. They had a 42-20 victory over the Monmouth Hawks, which was a 28-14 game at halftime, meaning they did not take their foot off of the gas the entire game.

They accumulated 493 yards in total offense, with 280 yards coming from their passing game. On the defensive side, they conceded 361 total yards and allowed 249 passing yards. If these statistics repeat, it will mark another outstanding performance.

The Owls went 5-7 in the Conference USA last year and they have their sights set in doing better. They were solid at home, so this should play in their favor.

They averaged 29.75 points per game and allowed 26.58 from opponents last season. This is an opportunity to do better, which they have the roster to do so.

Game Odds, Series Trends and Free Pick

The latest offering from MyBookie’s odds for this matchup shows that the FAU Owls are slight favorites to cover. According to market analysis, they carry a  68.6 percent chance for that to happen.


  • Ohio Bobcats +3 (-110)

  • FAU Owls -3.5 (-110)

Ohio had a nice rebound after their first loss of the season. The Aztecs were a solid team, but the Sharks were obviously weaker.

Look for the Owls to win and cover by a solid amount. They did not hold back against the Hawks, which should give them an edge heading into this one.

Final Pick: Take the FAU Owls -3 (-110)