Ohio’s schedule includes home games against Long Island University, Iowa State, Kent State, Western Michigan, Miami (OH), and Akron, all of whom were .500 or below last season.
They also have road games against San Diego State, Bowling Green, Northern Illinois, and Florida Atlantic, all of whom finished their seasons below .500.
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The Bobcats’ strength of schedule is calculated by taking the average winning percentage of their opponents from the previous season.
Ohio’s opponents had a combined winning percentage of .427 last season, the lowest of any FBS team.
This is good news for the Bobcats, who want to continue their dominant play from last season. If they can win their easy games and steal a few against tougher opponents, they could win the MAC with a real chance of winning a bowl game.
Strength of Schedule
The Strength of Schedule measures how difficult a team’s schedule is. It is calculated by taking the average winning percentage of a team’s opponents from the previous season.
A team with a strong strength of schedule has played against many good teams, while a team with a weak strength of schedule has played against many bad teams.
Ohio Bobcats Betting Odds
Here are some interesting Bobcats betting odds, according to DraftKings:
- Win Total Over 7.5: -115
- Win Total Under 7.5: -110
- MAC East Division Winner: +115
- MAC Championship Game Winner Ohio: +280
The Ohio Bobcats football team has the easiest schedule in the nation for the 2023 season. This is good news for the Bobcats, who are looking to win the MAC East and go on to win the MAC championship game.
The Bobcats are loaded–they return eight members from last season’s offense that led the MAC in total yards and points per game.
QB Kurtis Rourke returns for his final season of eligibility, has thrown for 5290 yards over his collegiate career, and has many weapons, including WR Sam Wiglusz and TE Will Kacmarek.
RB Sieh Bangura returns from a 1000+ rushing yard season, the offensive line boasts three starters returning, and the replacements are all upper-classmen.
The defense returns six starters from its 2022 defense that allowed the 11th most total yards and sixth most points in the MAC last season. The secondary returned two starters and added safety Walter Reynolds from the transfer portal.
Ohio is probably the best team in the MAC. Their offense is loaded, and Rourke has all the weapons he needs to outscore at least eight teams on their schedule. Over 7.5 wins are possible, and -115 at DraftKings is a good bet.
The next bet is Ohio to Win the MAC East +115 at DraftKings OH. The Bobcats defense should be better than last season.
They should be firing on all cylinders when they reach the toughest part of their schedule–they host Miami Redhawks on the 28th and travel to Buffalo for a Week Nine encounter with the Buffalo Bulls.
Ohio wins those two, and they will win the MAC East, so +115 at DraftKings is good.
Finally, Ohio winning the MAC Championship +280 is a good bet at DraftKings. Barring serious injuries, Rourke and his offense should reach at least the MAC Championship game.
The defense should be more experienced and give any team in the MAC West a run for their money. Ohio to win the MAC Championship is a good bet.
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