Georgia Southern vs Ohio Myrtle Beach Bowl Prediction 12/16

The Georgia Southern Eagles (6-6) face off against the Ohio Bobcats (9-3) on Saturday, December 16th. This game will be played at Brooks Stadium in Conway and televised on ESPN. Ohio is coming off a win in their previous game, while Georgia Southern is looking to get back on track from a loss to the Appalachian State. Kickoff is set for 11:00 ET.

Georgia Southern Eagles vs Ohio Bobcats

The Georgia Southern Eagles Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

Georgia Southern couldn’t hold on to their 14-3 first quarter lead against Appalachian State and ended up losing to the Mountaineers by a score of 55-27. In the loss against Appalachian State, Davis Brin threw for 238 yards on 24 of 34 passing. His overall passer rating was 53.31 and he did not throw or rush for a touchdown.

Georgia Southern and Appalachian State combined for 82 points in the game, which was enough to surpass the over/under line of 63.5 points. In addition to losing straight-up, Georgia Southern did not cover the spread as 10-point underdogs.

So far, the Georgia Southern Eagles are 6-6, including going 1-5 on the road and 4-1 at home.

So far, Georgia Southern has been favored five times and the underdog in four games. This has led to an ATS record of 4-6-1 and an average scoring differential of +1.3. So far this season, Georgia Southern boasts an over/under record of 5-5-1. On average, their matchups have resulted in a combined score of 60.5 points, while the average over/under line has been 62.7 points.

The Ohio Bobcats Are Coming Off A Win

Heading into their matchup with Georgia Southern, the Bobcats are looking to build on their most recent 25-14 win over Akron. Against Akron, Kurtis Rourke not only threw for one touchdown but also ran for one touchdown. He concluded with 208 passing yards and a completion rate of 63.3%.

Combining for 39 points, the teams fell short of the over/under line of 41.5. Ohio was favored to win by 16.5 going into the game, giving them an ATS loss.

With a 9-3 record, the Ohio Bobcats take on Georgia Southern. Their road record so far is (4-2) and at home (4-1).

So far, Ohio has been favored eight times and the underdog in three games. This has led to an ATS record of 6-5 and an average scoring differential of +7.5. In 12 games played, the average over/under line for Ohio’s games has been set at 46.7 points. These contests have seen an average combined score of 38.3 points, resulting in an OU record of 4-7.

Georgia Southern Offense Breakdown

On the ground, the Eagles are 87th in college football at 354 attempts per game. This has led to an average of 124.8 (102nd). So far, they have turned to the passing game 44.2 and have a per game average of 298.2. Overall, they are 43rd in points (30.9 PPG).

So far this season, Davis Brin has thrown for 3431 yards, averaging 10.4 per completion. His completion percentage is 64.6%, and he’s registered 22 touchdowns.

Ohio Offense Breakdown

On offense, Ohio comes into the game averaging 22.9, which is 79th in the NCAA. On average, they are averaging 210.6 passing yards (85th) compared to 87th in rushing yards. For the season, they are averaging 430 rushing attempts per contest.

Kurtis Rourke is the team’s leading passer this season, racking up 2207 yards while averaging 11.3 per completion. His completion rate for the year stands at 63.5%, with 11 touchdowns.

Georgia Southern Team Defense

On defense, Georgia Southern comes into the game ranked 75th in passing yards per game. Opponents are throwing the ball an average of 31.7 times per contest vs. the Eagles. Overall, they are giving up 29.6 points per game, which is 125th in college football. Against the run, they are 96th in the NCAA in rushing yards allowed.

Ohio Team Defense

Furthermore, as we head into this week’s game, the Ohio defense ranks 52nd for points allowed, with an average of 15.4 points per game. Teams have been gaining 168.8 passing yards per game against them (21st nationally). Against the run, they’ve given up 97.1 rushing yards, placing them 15th in college football.

Georgia Southern vs Ohio Trends

  • Looking at Georgia Southern’s five most recent road games, they have put together a record vs. the spread of 1-4.
  • Ohio is 3-2 Against the spread in their last five games at home.
  • In the three most recent times they were the underdog, Ohio has put together an ATS record of 2-1.
  • Georgia Southern’s record vs. the spread in their three most recent games as the favorite is 1-2.

Georgia Southern vs Ohio Prediction

All in all, Ohio has had some turnover problems in their passing game this year. Therefore, I’m going with Georgia Southern as the away underdogs to cover the spread at +2.5.

Georgia Southern’s games have seen a combined average of 60.5 points this season. Overall, given the current over/under line of 53.5, I’m going with the over.

All odds are courtesy of Action247 Sportsbook. Good luck!!

* All odds are provided by Action247 Sportsbook and all odds subject to change.**All views expressed are my own. My picks are my own and are not a guarantee, bet at your own risk.Action247 does not warrant the accuracy of completeness of the information, text, graphics, links or other items contained within these post.