The Ohio Bobcats (2-2) will be at home in Convocation Center when they square off with the Mount St. Marys Mountaineers (1-3). Tip-off is set for 7 p.m. ET on Friday, November 24, 2017.
Mount St. Marys Mountaineers at Ohio Bobcats ATS Preview
The Mountaineers were victorious over the York (PA) Spartans in their last contest, 91-80. With 23 points and 10 rebounds, Jonah Antonio played well for Mount St. Marys. The Mountaineers had a much better free throw rate (0.473 vs. 0.288) and had a much better effective field goal percentage (0.591 vs. 0.462).
In the Bobcats last matchup, they topped the Indiana State Sycamores, 96-94. Ohios Teyvion Kirk played a pivotal role with 20 points and six rebounds. Ohios 0.482 effective field goal percentage was their biggest advantage over Indiana State, who had a rate of 0.411. The Bobcats mark was below their season average of 0.492, while the Sycamores was below their season average of 0.472.
Conflicting tempos will be on display in this matchup. Dating back to the 2016-17 season, Ohio has preferred to play quickly (58th in possessions per game), while Mount St. Marys has been more methodical (246th in possessions per game). Moreover, the Mountaineers 297th-ranked offense (offensive efficiency of 99.5) will face a tough challenge against the Bobcats 48th-ranked defense (defensive efficiency of 97.8).
Mount St. Marys Mountaineers vs. Ohio Bobcats Betting Prediction
Predictions: SU Winner – Ohio, ATS Winner – Ohio, O/U – Over
Betting Notes (2016-Present):
- The Mountaineers are 50th in the nation with 2.8 blocks allowed per game while the Bobcats are 56th with 2.9 blocks allowed per game.
- Ohio ranks 114th in rebounds per game (36.9) while Mount St. Marys ranks 315th (29.9).
- The Mountaineers rank sixth in three pointers allowed per game (16.1) while the Bobcats rank 197th (21.9).
- Ohio ranks 166th in assists per game (13.4) while Mount St. Marys ranks 286th (11.4).