Free Week 12 Prediction: Bulls vs. Golden Flashes Odds
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College Football Handicapping: Week 12
(5-4) Buffalo Bulls vs. Kent State Golden Flashes (3-6)
Date: Thursday, November 14th, 2019
Time: 7:00 pm EST
Venue: Dix Stadium, Kent, Ohio
NCAA Football Spread: Buffalo -6
NCAA Betting Total: 55.5
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This Thursday night game will see the Buffalo Bulls take on the Kent State Golden Flashes. Both teams play in the MAC East division, so this is a rivalry game of sorts.
The Bulls won the game last year 48-14 at Buffalo and will try to win their third consecutive game over the Golden Flashes on the highway.
Buffalo is coming off a bye and beat Eastern Michigan last time out. They won this game 43-14 and were in control for the entirety. The Bulls are now 3-2 in the MAC, just one game behind Miami (Ohio). The problem is they lost to the Redhawks, so if the Bulls are going to represent their division in the MAC title game, they must win out and hope the Redhawks lose twice.
This is very unlikely to happen, so at the very least, the Bulls want to win their sixth game of the season so they can play in December.
Their offense is well below average in most categories, but they do one thing well that can help them win this game. That is running the football. As it stands, the Bulls have the 17th best rushing attack in the country, averaging 224.4 yards per game on the ground.
Their rushing attack is led by Jaret Patterson. He leads the team with 995 rushing yards and has 7 rushing touchdowns. He just had 160 yards rushing against Eastern Michigan and two touchdown, so he is playing extremely well at the moment.
Now on the defensive side of the ball, they only do one thing extremely well, while the rest of the defense is good, but not great. Their rush defense is what I am referring too as they have the 5th best defense in this category. The Golden Flashes like to run the ball, so stopping the run will give the Bulls the best chance to pull away.
Kent State Golden Flashes
Kent State came so close to pulling an upset last week against Toledo, but lost 35-33. This was their third loss in a row and now it means they must win out if they are going to make a bowl game.
The Kent State quarterback, Dustin Crum, had a very solid game last week against the Rockets, going 14 of 18 for 257 yards, three passing touchdowns and one rushing touchdown. He will again have to put his team on his back if Kent State is going to have any chance to pull the upset.
Their defense is pretty weak against the run, ranking 128th in the country an allowing 256.1 yards per game. This is terrible news because Buffalo is a run first team.
Making Buffalo throw will be the key to this game for the Golden Flashes. Even then, they might still get beat, but it will give them the best chance to avoid a losing season.
NCAA Football Handicapping Trends
- Road team is 7-1-1 ATS in their last 9 meetings.
- KENT are 8-17 ATS vs. a team with a winning record.
- BUFF are 8-2 ATS vs. a team with a losing record.
Free Week 12 NCAA Football Pick
Buffalo needs just one win to become bowl eligible and I believe their potent rush offense will get them the win on the road.
4* Free NCAA Betting Pick: Buffalo Bulls -6
The Bulls are by far the better team and I believe they will easily win this game by at least a touchdown.
Week 12 Free Score Prediction: Buffalo 31 – Kent State 20
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