Betting on today’s Bobcats and Red Wolves game? Catch the action at First National Bank Arena in Jonesboro, AR, as the Red Wolves hosts this showdown at 3:00 ET on ESPN+. The over/under for this game is set at 158 points, and Arkansas State is favored by -2.5 against Ohio in a non-conference matchup.
OHIO BOBCATS VS ARKANSAS STATE RED WOLVES BETTING PICK
The Pick: Arkansas State Red Wolves -2.5
This game will be played at First National Bank Arena at 3:00 ET on Saturday, February 10th.
WHY BET THE ARKANSAS STATE RED WOLVES:
- We have this one finishing with a projected score of 75-71 in favor of the Red Wolves.
- Not only will Arkansas State pick up the win, but look for them to cover at -2.5.
- The over/under is currently sitting at 158 points, and we like the under with a projected 146 points.
Does Ohio Have a Shot at a Road Win?
Ohio enters this game as a 2.5-point underdog, and they have a record of 1-2 this season when they are the underdog. This season, Ohio has a record of 13-10, including a 6-4 mark in Mid-American Conference play.
Over their last three games, the Bobcats have gone 2-1, and they are currently riding a three-game winning streak. In their last game, they defeated Miami (OH) by a score of 78-69.
As the underdog this season, Ohio has gone 1-2 vs. the spread. Over their last 10 games as the underdog, they are 4-5-1 vs. the spread. On the road this year, the Bobcats have gone just 1-5 vs. the spread.
Today’s over/under line of 158 is higher than the average over/under line in Ohio’s games this year (149.6). So far, 13 of their games have finished with more points than today’s over/under line. In their last three games, the over/under record is 2-1 and the average scoring total in those games is 156 points.
The Bobcats’ offense wrapped up their last game with 78 points, aligning closely with their current season average of 78.4 points per contest. 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 13.3.
At this time, the Bobcats’ defense is positioned 148th in the country, permitting 71.2 points per game. The Ohio defense is coming off a game in which they gave up a total of 69 points and allowed Miami (OH) to connect on 15 threes.
Will the Red Wolves Find a Way to Win at Home?
Arkansas State will be looking to bounce back after a 77-73 loss to James Madison. Over their last ten games at home, the Red Wolves have gone 7-3.
For the season, Arkansas State has a record of 10-14. At home, they have gone 7-3 compared to 4-11 on the road. As the favorite, they have gone 9-5.
Arkansas State has an ATS record of 14-10-1 this season. At home, the Red Wolves have gone 7-3 vs. the spread. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, Arkansas State has an ATS mark of 5-5.
This season, the over/under record for Arkansas State is 12-12-1, and the average scoring total in their games is 157 points. Today’s over/under line of 158 is similar to their average OU line of 153.3. So far, 15 of their games have finished with more points than 158, including two of their last five contests.
In their recent matchup, the Arkansas State offense ended with 73 points against James Madison. They finished with an overall field goal percentage of 40.3% and made 9 threes. In terms of three-point shooting, the Red Wolves offense has been good from outside, hitting 35% of their three-pointers on an average of 28.5 attempts per game. Their overall field goal percentage is currently 43%.
Looking at the Arkansas State defense, they will be looking for a better performance considering they are currently conceding 78.5 points per game (301st). On average, opposing teams are hitting 5.5 threes per game vs. Ohio. This has come on three-point shooting percentage of 34.6%.