Paula’s pick for Ohio State at Bowling Green, Oct. 15

There’s a game tonight. I should make a prediction.

For those of you new to the way I do things, I’ll give a running record of my picks every Friday, regardless of how many games there were between that Friday and the previous one. That means you’ll know how I’m doing on Friday.

Unless I have a perfect weekend and I’m writing the Monday Big Ten blog. In the very, very, very off chance of that, I’ll likely be insufferable. Fair warning.

Ohio State at Bowling Green

The Buckeyes had a rough weekend, dropping a home-and-home series to in-state rival, Miami, by a collective score of 12-5. Sophomore Colin Olson was in the pipes for OSU in Friday’s 6-2 home loss; freshman Matt Tomkins had Saturday’s 6-3 road loss. Each faced 38 shots. In Friday’s game, the Buckeyes put up 28 shots but increased that to 41 Saturday, the result being the same. On the road against Union, the Falcons tied 3-3 and lost 5-2. Sophomore Tommy Burke earned the tie, while freshman Tomas Sholl had the loss.

These teams faced each other a year ago in Columbus as members of the CCHA, a two-game series that resulted in a 1-0 OSU win followed by a 3-3 tie. Pick: Bowling Green 2-1