The Vegas college football odds have Toledo as a 7.5-point favorite over Miami (Ohio) in the MAC Championship. The over-under is set at 44 points.
Saturday’s title game will be in Detroit at Ford Field, home of Jack Harlow’s infamous Thanksgiving halftime show. This is a MAC rematch as Toledo defeated Miami on the road, 21-17, on October 21.
Will Toledo sweep the season series to win the MAC title? Toledo is 6-6 against the spread this season. Miami has fared much better in Vegas at 9-3 in covering the line.
Here are my college football predictions for the MAC Championship Game.
Will Miami Pull Off an Upset in MAC Rematch?
Toledo running back Peny Boone is one of the top players in this matchup. The playmaker is coming off 21 carries for 186 yards and 2 touchdowns against Central Michigan. Miami leans on running back Rashad Amos, who has 821 rushing yards and 10 touchdowns this season.
Dequan Finn finds Peny Boone for six!
Toledo extends its lead to double-digits 💪 pic.twitter.com/eUt1zH090S
— FOX College Football (@CFBONFOX) September 3, 2023
Toledo head coach Jason Candle is once again a popular name in coaching carousel rumors. This has become an annual theme for Candle given his success at Toledo.
It will be interesting to see if any of the chatter impacts the Rockets in this title matchup. At least publicly, Candle appears to be focused on turning Ford Field into a home environment.
Rumors are swirling 👀 around @ToledoFB 🏈 Head Coach Jason Candle, but he is focused solely on leading the Rockets 🚀 to a win in the regular season finale against CMU and another MAC championship. 🏆 pic.twitter.com/SLpPKz9uiP
— BCSN (@BCSNsports) November 21, 2023
“This one’s for all the marbles,” Candle explained, per WTOL 11. “This is what we’ve talked about since back in January.
“Hopefully Ford Field is packed with midnight blue and gold and we show a great representation of what this city can do and what it looks like for what we consider close to being a Rocket football home game.”
Toledo-Miami Pick: Bet RedHawks To Cover Versus Rockets
The initial matchup turned out to be a close contest. With a conference title on the line, I don’t see this game being any different.
Miami wants to control the pace and prevent this conference championship matchup from having shootout potential. Look for Miami to keep this one close and cover the spread.
Bet online Miami to cover.
MAC Championship Pick: Miami (Ohio) +8
Miami vs Toledo Betting Lines
Miami vs Toledo Game Information
- Game: Miami (10-2, 7-1) vs Toledo (11-1, 8-0)
- Date/Time: Saturday, Dec. 2, 2023, 12 p.m. ET
- Location: Ford Field, Detroit, Michigan
- Miami vs Toledo Live Stream: ESPN
Questions Of The Day
Which team is favored by the odds to win MAC Final?
Toledo is a 7.5-point favorite over Miami of Ohio in the MAC Championship.
Which Miami player has the best chance to score a touchdown?
Miami running back Rashad Amos has a good chance to score a touchdown against Toledo.