On the first day of the bowl season, there are three fantastic games for NCAA football betting fans to sink their teeth into. In the finale of that three pack on Saturday, the Ohio Bobcats will take on the Troy Trojans.
Ohio vs. Troy Betting Key #1: Do the Bobcats have any offensive firepower in the tank?
It seems awfully questionable how this team averaged 28.0 points per game this year and scored at least 30 in its seven game winning streak between October 2nd and November 16th. Part of the problem that we have here is that the MAC flat out stunk this season. Wins against teams like Eastern Michigan, Akron, Bowling Green, and Buffalo don’t impress us, nor does a narrow escape against a team from the Sun Belt (Louisiana Lafayette). Boo Jackson really didn’t do all that much to ‘Wow’ us on the year, and this is one of the few teams in the country that can say it doesn’t have a 2,000 yard passer, a 600 yard rusher, or a 500 yard receiver on it.
2010 New Orleans Bowl Betting:
– Ohio vs. Troy Point Spread: TROY -1.5 points
– Ohio vs. Troy Over-Under: 58 points
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Ohio vs. Troy Betting Key #2: Is Corey Robinson the real deal?
Absolutely. Though Robinson is just a freshman, he is already the best quarterback in the Sun Belt, and he would probably be the starting signal caller for over half the teams in America. That makes it all the more questionable why no one picked this man up on the recruiting trail aside from the Trojans. But that question aside, we know that he is fantastic, having thrown for 3,339 yards and 24 TDs this year. Tossing 15 picks was too many, but Robinson made this Troy offense legit this year, something that we weren’t so sure it was capable of after losing Levi Brown to graduation last year.
Ohio vs. Troy Betting Key #3: Are Troy’s defensive inconsistencies cause for concern?
You betcha! Though this is a team that held three foes to 14 points or fewer this year, it is also one that allowed at least 41 three times as well. All told, the Trojans gave up 31.0 points per game this year, ranking just No. 92 in the country in that category. We know that this team has the ability to play some ‘D’ though, and if the good unit shows up and not the one that was torched for over 500 yards five times this season, the Trojans are going to be a great pick for success in the N’awlens Bowl.
And that’s the direction in which we’re going as well. Troy might not have won the Sun Belt this year, but there is no doubt that this is the team that no one wanted to match up against in the bowl season from this conference. The Trojans are in great shape and in a great matchup, and unless Ohio gets its offensive act together in a hurry, it doesn’t stand a chance of beating the NCAA football bowl betting lines in the bayou.
Troy 41 – Ohio 26