Ohio is coming into this game with a 6-6 overall record, winning two consecutive games over Bowling Green and Akron to become bowl eligible. The Bobcats finished in a tie for second place in the Mid-American Conference - East division with a 5-3 conference record.
Nevada will be dealing with four defensive players suspended after a postgame scuffle with UNLV in a loss in the regular season finale. The Wolf Pack are coming into this game winning three of their last four games, finishing third in the Mountain West - West division with a 7-5 overall record including 4-4 in conference play.
Game Time/TV Channel/Streaming
The Famous Idaho Potato Bowl will begin at 3:30 p.m. ET in Boise, Idaho on Friday, Jan. 3 and can be seen on ESPN and streamed on WatchESPN.
Point Spread, Totals, Odds, Trends
Spread: Ohio (-8) vs. Nevada
Point Total: 58.5 O/U (-110)
Money line: Ohio (-295), Nevada (+230)
- Ohio is 4-8 against the spread this season.
- The total went over in five of Ohio’s last seven games.
- The total went under in four of Nevada’s last six games.
The Best Bet
Nevada’s depth on defense is a significant issue with the suspensions for this game. Also, the Wolf Pack will roll out three interim coaches on the defensive side of the ball. Because of these situations, I expect a big game from Ohio quarterback Nathan Rourke in his final game as the Bobcats run away with this one.
Pick: Ohio -8
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