Don’t miss out on the NCAA showdown between the Wildcats and Bobcats. The game is starting at 1:30 ET on ESPN+, and it’s hosted by the Bobcats at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse in Cleveland, OH. Get ready to place your bets! The Wildcats come into this non-conference matchup as the betting favorite. The over/under line currently sits at 142.5 points.

DAVIDSON WILDCATS VS OHIO BOBCATS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Ohio Bobcats +1.5

This game will be played at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse at 1:30 ET on Saturday, December 30th.

WHY BET THE OHIO BOBCATS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 73-69 in favor of the Bobcats.
  • Not only will Ohio pick up the win, but look for them to cover at +1.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 142.5 points, and we like the under with a projected 142 points.

Will Davidson Win on the Road?

Davidson comes into this game with a 9-3 record, marking their 13th game of the season. Over their last ten road games, including last year, Davidson has a 5-5 record. Heading into their game against Ohio, Davidson holds a 6-4 ATS record. In away games this season, they are 3-2 vs. the spread. Additionally, in their last ten road games, Davidson has gone 6-4 ATS.

So far, Davidson’s games have averaged 134.8 points per game with the average over/under line being 135.8 points. In the Wildcats’ last five games, the combined scoring average stands at 137 points per game, accompanied by an over/under record of 2-2.

In their latest game, Davidson offense put up 62 points against USC Upstate. They recorded an overall field goal percentage of 41.2% and made 6 threes. The team’s top scorer is David Skogman, who comes into today’s matchup with an average of 13, while Grant Huffman also maintains a PPG average of 11.7 leading up to the game.

At present, the Wildcats’ defense is nationally ranked 51st, allowing 65.2 points per game. In their previous game vs. USC Upstate, the Spartans finished with a field goal percentage of 41% and a total of 59 points vs. Davidson.

Are the Bobcats Ready for a Home Win?

Heading into their 12th game of the season, Ohio holds a 6-5 record. In their two road games, the Bobcats are winless, while they are 5-3 when playing at home. Prior to today’s game, Ohio has a 3-7 record against the spread. In their last five games, the team is 0-4 ATS.

Ohio comes in with an over/under record of 5-5-0 through 11 games, with their games averaging a combined 151.9 points per game so far. The Bobcats’ have recorded an over/under record of 0-2 in their last three games, with their games averaging 138 points per game.

Compared to their season average of 80.3 points per game, Ohio struggled in their previous game. Against Austin Peay, the Bobcats scored 67 points while finishing with a field goal percentage of 37.5%. Currently leading the team in scoring is Jaylin Hunter who comes into today’s matchup averaging 14.6. Shereef Mitchell also heads into the game with a PPG average of 13.6.

At this time, the Bobcats’ defense is positioned 125th in the country, permitting 70.2 points per game. In terms of field goal percentage allowed, Ohio’s defense has allowed opponents to shoot 39.5% from the field, including a three-point shooting percentage allowed of 28.7% this season.