After suffering a 24-14 road loss in 1988, the Toledo Rockets ran off 12 consecutive wins in their all-time series against the Ohio Bobcats. The Rockets posted six straight victories at Ohio during that streak before falling 38-10 in their most recent visit in 2017. Toledo (5-5, 3-3 Mid-American) has lost its last two overall meetings with Ohio (3-7, 3-3) but attempts to bounce back when it visits the Bobcats in a MACtion clash on Tuesday. The Rockets have scored 132 points over their last three contests following a 49-17 triumph at Bowling Green last week.
Kickoff at Peden Stadium in Athens, Ohio is set for 7 p.m. ET. The Rockets are 7.5-point favorites in the latest Toledo vs. Ohio odds from Caesars Sportsbook, while the over-under for total points scored is 57.5, up three points from the opener. Before making any Ohio vs. Toledo picks or MACtion predictions, you need to see what the SportsLine Projection Model has to say.
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Now, the model has set its sights on Toledo vs. Ohio and locked in its MACtion picks and predictions. You can visit SportsLine now to see the model's picks. Here are the odds and college football betting lines for Ohio vs. Toledo:
- Toledo vs. Ohio spread: Rockets -7.5
- Toledo vs. Ohio over-under: 57.5 points
- Toledo vs. Ohio money line: Rockets -280, Bobcats +230
- TOL: The Rockets are 6-1 against the spread in their last seven road contests
- OHIO: The Bobcats are 6-1 ATS in their last seven conference games
Why Toledo can cover
Running back Bryant Koback is 57 yards away from reaching 1,000 for the second time in his career. The redshirt junior recorded his third consecutive 100-yard performance and fourth overall this season when he gained 121 on 19 carries against Bowling Green. Koback increased his career total to 3,562 rushing yards with the effort, moving him past Trinity Dawson for fifth place on Toledo's all-time list while putting him 39 behind Terry Swanson for fourth.
Koback has run for two touchdowns in back-to-back contests, giving him nine on the season and 39 for his career. He passed Wasean Tait (38) for third-most in school history last week and needs five TDs to pull even with Kareem Hunt for the second spot. Junior receiver Matt Landers has made eight catches for 207 yards and three touchdowns in his last two games after gaining 28 yards on two receptions in his previous two contests this year.
Why Ohio can cover
The Bobcats are fifth in the MAC in rushing with an average of 193.6 yards after racking up 265 in last week's victory at Eastern Michigan. Senior De'Montre Tuggle leads the team with a career-high 699 yards and topped Ohio with 78 versus the Eagles. Tuggle has found the end zone in each of his last six contests, rushing for six scores during a five-game streak before hauling in a TD pass for the second straight game last week.
Senior quarterback Armani Rogers has been a major contributor on the ground for Ohio as he ranks second on the team in rushing with 522 yards. He proved to be dangerous from anywhere on the field in the Bobcats' 27-26 loss at Buffalo earlier this season, setting the NCAA record for longest run by a signal-caller with a 99-yard touchdown sprint. Redshirt sophomore Kurtis Rourke has been in a groove of late, recording his first career 300-yard passing performance against Kent State on Oct. 23 before throwing for three touchdowns in Ohio's back-to-back wins.
How to make Ohio vs. Toledo picks
SportsLine's model is leaning over on the total, projecting 61 combined points. It also has generated an against-the-spread pick that cashes in almost 60 percent of simulations. You can only get the model's picks at SportsLine.
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