Free Week 8 Prediction: Bobcats vs Bulls Odds
Week 8 College football betting sees the Ohio Bobcats taking on the Buffalo Bulls Saturday October 24th at UB Stadium Buffalo, NY. Cappers Picks provides complimentary handicapping picks all NCAA football season long so stay tuned for more FREE college football predictions.
Ohio Bobcats (5-2) vs. Buffalo Bulls (2-4)
Date: Saturday, October 24th strong>
Time: 3:30 PM
Venue: UB Stadium Buffalo,
NCAA Football Spread: Buffalo -3
NCAA Betting Total: 53.5
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Ohio heads north to Buffalo for a MAC contest and the visiting Bobcats have to be licking their wounds after getting crushed 49-14 in their last game facing Western Michigan.
They are a 3-point road favorite in this game facing a Buffalo squad that has lost 3 in a row and was also blown out in their last game.
Ohio is at 2-1 in the MAC standings, with Buffalo at 0-2, and they cannot look past this game looking to their next one where they face East Division leader Bowling Green, who are 3-0 in conference play.
In their last games Ohio lost to Western Michigan 49-14 and Buffalo lost to Central Michigan 51-14.
Ohio has a decent offense led by their passing offense, which ranks 58th in the nation in passing yards per game.
QB Derrius Vick leads the team and he did not have a bad game in the Bobcats loss to Western Michigan and in the last 3 games he has 3 TD and only 1 INT.
Buffalo has the nation’s 68th ranked pass defense and the 2 guys they really have to worry about are Sebastian Smith (31 rec 418 yards 5 TD) and Brendan Cope (17 rec 315 yards 2 TD), who is averaging 18.5 yards per catch on the season.
Daz’mond Patterson and A.J. Ouellette man the backfield for the Bobcats, but both players struggled, big time, in the loss to Western Michigan. They will get their chances in this game facing a Buffalo run defense that only ranks 87th in the nation.
In their loss to Central Michigan the Buffalo defense was torched to the tune of 313 passing yards and 150 rushing yards.
On offense Buffalo has similar stats as Ohio ranking 65th in the nation in passing yards per game and 97th in rushing yards per game.
QB Joe Licata has 5 INT and only 4 TD in his last 4 games and in the loss to Central Michigan he only passed for 133 yards.
He has a good WR corps and will face an Ohio pass defense that ranks 38th in the nation.
Ohio only ranks 78th in run defense and they gave up a whopping 430 rushing yards in the loss to Western Michigan, but can the Bulls take advantage of that?
RB Anthone Taylor had 2 +100 rushing games in the first 3 games of the season, but none since.
It will be key that he and Anthone Taylor run the ball well to keep the Bulls defense off the field.
If the Bulls get down early Licata will have to bring them back with his arm and that does not bode well for Buffalo.
Last season at Ohio the Bobcats easily beat the Bulls 37-14.
NCAA Football Handicapping Trends
* Bobcats are 5-2-1 ATS vs. a team with a losing record.
* Bobcats are 5-2-1 ATS in their last 8 games overall.
* Bobcats are 2-5-1 ATS in their last 8 road games.
* Bulls are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 home games.
* Bulls are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games overall.
Free Week 8 NCAA Football Prediction
Ohio is 2-1 on the road this season and they will get over their last bad loss with a win over Buffalo this Saturday and they will cover the 3-point spread.
4* Free NCAA Betting Pick: Ohio ATS
Ohio will win this game with their offense, as this should be a high scoring game with the weaknesses on defense each team has.
Week 4 Free Score Prediction: Ohio 42 Buffalo 24
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