Free NCAA Football Prediction: Bobcats vs. Bulls Odds
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College Football Handicapping Analysis: Week 7
Ohio Bobcats vs. Buffalo Bulls
Date: Saturday, October 16th, 2021
Time: 12:00 pm EST
Venue: UB Stadium, Amherst, NY
NCAA Football ATS Spread Odds: Bobcats +9.5, Bulls -9.5 (Bet Now!)
NCAA Football Moneyline Odds: Ohio +270 | Bulls -355
NCAA Betting Total Odds: O/U 56.5
In a game featuring two teams from the Mid-American Conference- East Division, Ohio will look to pick up their second in-conference win. Buffalo has yet to win in the MAC. However, a victory over the Bobcats will give them the edge in the standings over their opponent.
The Ohio Bobcats enter this week’s matchup with an overall record of 1-5. So far, the Bobcats have played the 118th toughest schedule in college football, with an average scoring margin of -14.0.
Last week, Ohio came up short in a 30-27 loss to Central Michigan. In the game, the Bobcats put up 190 yards through the air and 179 on the ground. Defensively, Ohio gave up 461 total yards.
On the season, Ohio is ranked 109th in points scored, averaging 18.0 points per game. On the road, the Bobcats are scoring 18.0 points per contest. The team’s defense is ranked 89th in the NCAA, allowing 32.0 points per game.
On offense, Ohio throws the ball on 41.96% of their plays, leading to 153.8 yards per game. 118th in CFB. On the ground, the Bobcats have rushed for 200.4 yards per contest.
So far the Bobcats have lost the turnover battle, with a turnover differential of -0.4 on the season. The Ohio pass rush is averaging 2.0 sacks per game.
The Buffalo Bulls come into this home contest with an overall record of 2-4. So far Buffalo has played the 79th toughest schedule in college football, with an average scoring margin of -8.8.
In their last game, Buffalo suffered a 10 point defeat to Kent State (48-38). In the game, the Bulls put up 237 yards through the air and 312 on the ground. Defensively, Buffalo gave up 633 total yards.
On the season, Buffalo is ranked 87th in points scored, averaging 23.6 points per game. In games at UB Stadium, the Bulls are scoring 25.3 points per contest. The team’s defense is ranked 92nd in the NCAA, allowing 32.4 points per game.
On offense, Buffalo throws the ball on 45.97% of their plays, leading to 189.8 yards per game. 97th best in CFB. On the ground, the Bulls have rushed for 189.2 yards per contest.
So far, the Bulls have a slight advantage in the turnover battle, with a differential of 0.2 on the season. The Buffalo pass rush is averaging 2.2 sacks per game.
NCAA Football Handicapping Trends
- Bobcats are 14-5 ATS in their last 19 games as an underdog.
- Bobcats are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 conference games.
- Bobcats are 3-7 ATS in their last 10 games overall.
- Bulls are 8-1 ATS in their last 9 games as a home favorite.
- Bulls are 18-7-1 ATS in their last 26 conference games.
Free Week 7 NCAA Football Pick
In this game, I am expecting the total points to go under the total of 56.5
4* Free Week 7 NCAA Betting Pick: Ohio -9.5
The Buffalo defense is coming off a game in which they gave up 48 points and 633 yards of total offense. Even with the Bulls struggling to slow down opponents, the Ohio Bobcats don’t have the offensive unit to take capitalize. Both teams prefer to establish the run vs airing it out.
This should lead to a game of field position and time of possession. Neither of which lends itself to a lot of points. On offense, Buffalo has the edge, scoring 6.0 more points per game than. Given that neither team plays at an extremely fast pace, I expect this total to fall below 56.5 points.
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