In the Independence Bowl, Ohio (8-4) takes on UL Monroe (8-4) Friday at 2:00ET. College football odds are available at Bovada sportsbook.
Ohio started the season off with a win at Penn State, and then proceeded to go 7-0. However, they have dropped four of its final five games to end the season at 8-4 SU and 4-8 ATS. They have failed to cover in eight of their last ten overall, and are 1-7 ATS in their last eight games.
UL Monroe made a name for themselves early on defeating then #8 Arkansas in overtime on opening day. That was followed by two tough losses against Auburn and Baylor, by a combined 8 points. After that, they went on a 7-2 run to bring their season mark to 8-4 SU and ATS. They have lost three of their last five games against the number.
UL Monroe is a 7 point favorite. Ohio has struggled across the finish line, and their experience might not be able to keep up with the athleticism of UL Monroe. Take UL Monroe -7 at best sportsbooks online.