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Betting line favors Bulls over Minutemen

Massachusetts Minutemen Buffalo Bulls
1-5 October 19, 2013, 03:30 | UB Stadium 4-2



The Bulls will do battle with the visiting Massachusetts Minutemen on Saturday, looking to bolster their record and fatten the pocketbooks of bettors who back them.

They will face the 1-5 Minutemen, who own a 4-2 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Bulls are 5-1 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Minutemen are 0-6 favoring the OVER.

View Massachusetts Minutemen vs Buffalo Bulls Odds and Stats.

Sportsbooks such as Sportsbook.ag had set the Bulls as -20.5-point favorites on the opening line for this contest.

The Power Rankings at OddsShark have the No. 121-rated Minutemen taking on the No. 63-rated Bulls in this contest. Handicapping models indicate a 24-3 win for the Bulls on Saturday.

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Massachusetts won its last outing, a 17-10 result against Miami (Ohio) on October 12. Massachusetts covered in that game as a 6.5-point favorite, while the 27 combined points took the game UNDER the total. In their last game, Buffalo got a 128-yard performance from Branden Oliver as a key part of its 33-0 win over Western Michigan.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Buffalo's No. 70-ranked offense (29.17 PPG) against a Minutemen defense that ranks No. 75 at 28 PPG. The Bulls passing attack has averaged 202.33 yards per game, less than the Minutemen give up through the air (204.67 YPG on average).

In comparing defenses, the Minutemen own the league's No. 118-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 318 yards per game when on the road. Buffalo, on the other hand, rates No. 75 this week in generating rushing yards at home.

A few Minutemen at Bulls trends to consider:
Massachusetts is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games
Massachusetts is 2-12 SU in its last 14 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Massachusetts's last 5 games
Massachusetts is 1-21 SU in its last 22 games on the road
Buffalo is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
Buffalo is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Buffalo's last 9 games
Buffalo is 4-1-1 ATS in its last 6 games at home


Next up:
Massachusetts at Western Michigan, Saturday, October 26th
Buffalo at Kent State, Saturday, October 26th