San Diego State vs Ohio 2018 Frisco Bowl Odds & Pick.

San Diego State vs Ohio 2018 Frisco Bowl Odds & Pick

Written by on December 17, 2018

Bowl season can often be a bit of a shock to the system for even the most serious of college football bettors. Not only are we getting bombarded with games featuring teams that we didn’t get to see a lot of during the regular season, but we are also getting games played on nights that are not what you would call traditional college football days. There is a total of 9 different bowl games on the calendar this week, with the first one set to go on Tuesday night.

We already have that game covered, so let’s jump right ahead to the lone game on Wednesday night, which just happens to be the Frisco Bowl between the San Diego Aztecs and the Ohio Bobcats. While strange things can certainly happen in a bowl game, the way in which these two teams ended their respective regular-season schedules would suggest that one of them might be more prepared for this game than the other. The Bobcats are in as a 2 ½ point favorite, with the point total set at 53 ½.

San Diego State vs Ohio 2018 Frisco Bowl Odds & Pick

  • When: Wednesday, December 19 at 8 PM EST
  • Where: Toyota Stadium, Frisco
  • TV: ESPN
  • Radio: TuneIn
  • Live Stream: WatchESPN
  • 2018 Frisco Bowl Odds: Ohio -2.5 (Total 53.5)

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Weather Forecast

  • Overcast: 12°C/54°F
  • Humidity: 77%
  • Precipitation: 6%
  • Cloud Cover: 80%
  • Wind: 5 mph WNW

Why bet on the San Diego State Aztecs?

The Aztecs finished the season with a respectable 7-5 record, but it’s how they closed things out that casts doubt on their mindset heading into this game. They closed out the season with 3 straight losses, and it was a 27-24 loss to UNLV in a game that the Aztecs started as a 24-point favorite that seemed to set the tone for the rest of the way.

They followed that one up with a loss to Fresno as a slight underdog before once again looking very poor in a 31-30 loss to Hawaii in a game that they started as an 18-point favorite. Through the last 10 games of the season, the Aztecs only covered the spread 3 times, although they did manage to go 3-1 ATS as an underdog this season.

Team Stats

Offense
  • Average Score For: 22.33
  • Total Yards: 354.00
  • Rush Yards: 162.42
  • Passing Yards: 191.58
Defense
  • Average Score Against: 21.75
  • Total Yards: 327.42
  • Rush Yards: 94.50
  • Passing Yards: 232.92

Why bet on the Ohio Bobcats?

Unlike their opponent on Wednesday night, the Bobcats finished the season strong, winning their final 2 games, as well as 5 of their last 6. That run was good enough to take them to 8-4 on the season, which included going 7-5 ATS.

San Diego State vs Ohio is going to be a close one.

The Bobcats were 5-4 ATS this season when going into a game as a favorite, and while that is certainly not a stat that would make you want to jump on their bandwagon for this game, it is worth noting that they covered the spread 4 times in the last 6 games they started as the favorite. The Bobcats have the much better offense of these two, and you feel that if they can get things going early, they will have some real success against an Aztecs team that seemingly forgot how to win coming down the stretch.

Team Stats

Offense
  • Average Score For: 41.17
  • Total Yards: 327.42
  • Rush Yards: 262.17
  • Passing Yards: 208.42
Defense
  • Average Score Against: 26.67
  • Total Yards: 399.33
  • Rush Yards: 135.50
  • Passing Yards: 263.83

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2018 Frisco Bowl Betting Trends

  • San Diego State is 1-6 ATS in its last 7 games
  • San Diego State is 17-8 SU in its last 25 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 6 of San Diego State’s last 9 games
  • Ohio is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games
  • Ohio is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Ohio’s last 5 games

Expert Pick & Final Score Prediction for the 2018 Frisco Bowl

I am a little concerned about the state of mind of the San Diego State Aztecs heading into this one, especially since they haven’t won a football game since early November. I think the Bobcats offense kicks into high gear and wins this one going away.

Score: San Diego State Aztecs 23 – Ohio Bobcats 36