Ohio vs. Toledo Predictions: MAC Championship Odds & Picks – Saturday, Dec. 3 

Toledo Rockets wide receiver Jerjuan Newton (19) runs with the ball after catching a pass during a regular season game between the Bowling Green Falcons and the Toledo Rockets on November 4, 2020 at Glass Bowl Stadium in Toledo, Ohio.
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Championship Week is here! In this article, we are breaking down the MAC Championship as Ohio is set to face Toledo on Saturday, Dec. 3 . Kickoff is scheduled for noon ET while airing on ESPN. Toledo enters this game as 1.5-point favorites with the total set at 55. How will this one play out? Let’s dive into the Ohio vs. Toledo predictions and MAC Championship odds below.

MAC Championship Odds: Ohio vs. Toledo

  • Spread: Toledo -1.5
  • Total: 55

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Game Info

  • Date: Saturday, Dec. 3 
  • Time: noon ET
  • Location: Ford Field — Detroit, MI
  • TV: ESPN

Ohio Betting Trends

  • Ohio is 9-3 ATS this season
  • The Over is 7-5 in Ohio games this season
  • Ohio is 5-2 ATS as underdogs this season
  • Ohio is 8-0 ATS in their last 8 games
  • Ohio is 4-1 ATS as underdogs in their last 5 games
  • Ohio is 5-1 ATS at home in their last 6 games

Toledo Betting Trends

  • Toledo is 2-7 ATS this season
  • The Over is 5-4 in Toledo games this season
  • Toledo is 2-6 ATS as favorites this season
  • Toledo is 0-5 ATS in their last 5 games
  • Toledo is 0-5 ATS as favorites in their last 5 games
  • Toledo is 73-20 as favorites in their last 93 games

Ohio vs. Toledo Predictions

This is an interesting game to handicap. Ohio will be without starting QB Kurtis Rourke. Toledo could be in a similar position, as starting QB Dequan Finn is questionable.

Ohio won 38-14 last week against Bowling Green despite Rourke’s absence. The Bobcats leaned heavily on defense and their rushing attack to notch that victory. However, it remains to be seen what backup QB CJ Harris is able to do with the game on the line.

Even though Toledo is limping into this matchup after suffering two straight losses, the Rockets boast the better defense of these two sides: ranking 37th in the country in total defense, 23rd in yards per play, 30th in opponent third down percentage, and 39th in sack percentage. There’s a decent chance Toledo’s defense will be able to slow down a one-dimension Ohio offense with Rourke not in the mix.

On the other hand, Ohio’s defense can be beaten. The Bobcats rank 110th in opponent completion percentage, 129th in pass defense, 79th in opponent yards per rush, and 87th in scoring defense. If Finn plays, then Toledo has a playmaker with the ability to carve up the Ohio defense. If he doesn’t play, then Tucker Gleason has proven himself capable as a dual-threat QB who has thrown for 300+ yards in two of his last three games.

Give me the better defense and a balanced offense with this short spread.

The Pick: Toledo -1.5 | -110 at FanDuel Sportsbook

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