Looking to win big? The Bobcats and Governors face off at 8:00 ET on ESPN+. The Governors are hosting the game at F&M Bank Arena in Clarksville, TN. The Bobcats are the favorites in this non-conference matchup against the Governors. The over/under for the game is set at 137 points.
OHIO BOBCATS VS AUSTIN PEAY GOVERNORS BETTING PICK
The Pick: Austin Peay Governors +3
This game will be played at F&M Bank Arena at 8:00 ET on Friday, December 22nd.
WHY BET THE AUSTIN PEAY GOVERNORS:
- We have this one finishing with a projected score of 74-69 in favor of the Governors.
- Not only will Austin Peay pick up the win, but look for them to cover at +3.
- The over/under is currently sitting at 137 points, and we like the over with a projected 143 points.
Will Ohio Pull Through as the Favored Road Team?
After 10 games, Ohio has a 6-4 record. They have played one game on the road and are 0-1, while they are 5-1 at home. As of now, Ohio has a 3-4 record against the spread heading into today’s game. Looking back at their previous five games, the team has yet to cover, going 0-4.
In 10 games, Ohio comes in with an over/under mark of 5-2-0, with their games averaging 155.4 points per game. The Bobcats have an over/under record of 0-2 in their last three games, with their games averaging 143 points per game.
In their recent matchup, the Ohio offense ended with 74 points against Delaware. They finished with an overall field goal percentage of 42.9% and made 4 threes. Offensively, the Bobcats have a season long field goal percentage of 46%, which is 81st in the nation. In terms of three-pointers, they are 117th in percentage and 154th in three-pointers made.
So far, the Bobcats’ defense is ranked 140th in the country at 70.1 points per contest. In their previous game vs. Delaware, the Fightin’ Blue Hens finished with a field goal percentage of 42% and a total of 73 points vs. Ohio.
Do the Governors Have What it Takes to Win as Home Underdogs?
In their most recent game, Austin Peay suffered a narrow defeat to Western Kentucky by a score of 65-64. As the away team, Austin Peay has a record of 2-6, while they are 0-1 at home. Austin Peay has a 5-4 ATS record going into today’s game. In their last five games, the team is 4-0 vs. the spread.
Austin Peay’s games have, on average, featured 129.3 points per game leading to an over/under record of 3-6-0. Their average over/under line is currently 134.9 points so far. In the Governors’ last five games, the combined scoring average stands at 129 points per game, accompanied by an over/under record of 1-3.
The Austin Peay offense, in their latest game, managed to score just 64 points versus Western Kentucky. During the game, they attempted 23 three-point shots and had a field goal percentage of 42.1%. In terms of offense, the Governors have a season-long field goal percentage of 42%, putting them 332nd in the NCAA. Regarding three-pointers, they are ranked 174th in percentage and 183rd in three-pointers made.
This season, the Austin Peay defense has been impressive, holding the 41st position in the country while permitting an average of 63.6 points per contest. In terms of field goal percentage allowed, Austin Peay’s defense has allowed opponents to shoot 41.2% from the field, including a three-point shooting percentage allowed of 25.1% this season.