Syracuse at Ohio 9/4/21 - College Football Picks & Predictions

Game: Ohio Bobcats vs Syracuse Orange
Date & Time: 9/4/2021, 11:00 PM UTC
Location: Peden Stadium
Address: Peden Stadium, Athens, USA
Latest Odds: SYR -1 ; O/U 56

Syracuse struggled to a 1-10 record last year, and they may get off to a rough start this year when they play at Ohio to start the season. The Bobcats were 2-1 last year in an abbreviated season and are looking to make noise in the MAC again this year.

Ohio will have a new coach as Frank Solich resigned for health reasons after many solid seasons. Offensive coordinator Tim Albin was named head coach. On the other hand, Dina Barbers is returning to Syracuse while in the hot seat.

Syracuse will start the season with two quarterbacks. Two-year starter Tommy DeVito will share duties with Mississippi State transfer Garret Shrader. DeVito was injured for part of last season, but he has passed for 3400 yards and 27 touchdowns over parts of the last two seasons. Last season, Syracuse averaged 17.8 points and gave up an average of 32.7. Returning is leading rusher Sean Tucker, who had 626 yards. Also returning is receiver Taj Harris, who had 733 yards last year.

In the three games it played, Ohio averaged 34.4 points and gave up 16.7. The Bobcats averaged 216 yards rushing, which was in the top 25. Demontre Tuggle led the Bobcats with 403 yards and six touchdowns in three games. Returning quarterback Kurtis Rourke passed for 386 yards but completed 69 percent of his passes. Eleven different players caught passes for Ohio last year, and there are two 100-yard receivers returning.

Ohio's defense is also sturdy, allowing 200 yards passing per game. The Bobcats had five interceptions in three games.

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Betting Trends

  • The Orange are 4-2 ATS in their last 6 games.
  • The total has went over in 10 out of the last 15 Orange games.
  • The Bobcats are 4-9 ATS in their last 13 games.
  • The total has went over in 5 out of the last 7 Bobcats games.
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Free NCAA Football Pick: Ohio Bobcats +1

The Orange would like to improve on the year and starting against the Bobcats would give the Orange that chance. However, one issue that will creep up on the Orange is the fact that the new coach for Ohio will provide the continuity that is needed as he was a former assistance. Look for the Bobcats to not lose any of their offensive flurry from last year, but also for the defense to run smoothly as well. Final Score Prediction, Ohio Bobcats win 31-17.


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