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Buffalo Bulls vs Ohio Bobcats Odds
The Bobcats hope to be bad hosts on Saturday as the Bulls pay a visit to Peden Stadium in Week 6 betting action.
They bring a 5-0 record (3-2 ATS) to the Week 6 battle against the 1-3 Bulls, who are 2-2 ATS against the spread. Over under bettors have seen Ohio go 2-2 so far and the Bulls go 1-2.
Betting Line: Several shops tracked by OddsShark (including Bovada) set the point spread at 16 in favor of the home side. NCAA football bettors had to wait for the opening over under value, which was not available at press time (check the live lines pages here for the latest totals updates).
Power Rankings / Prediction: The OddsShark Power Rankings have the Bobcats at No. 9 and the Bulls at No. 100 heading into this contest. Handicapping models project a 44-23 result in favor of the Bobcats.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Ohio's No. 34-ranked offense, averaging 36.6 PPG, against a Bulls defense that ranks No. 92 this week at 31.5 PPG. The Bobcats aerial game is averaging 248.6 yards per game, more than the Bulls secondary allows through the air, 203.8 YPG per game.
Defensively, the Bulls feature the league's No. 70-rated road run defense, allowing 180 yards per game. Ohio, meanwhile, ranks No. 30 in rushing offense at home.
In their last action, Buffalo was a 24-17 loser on the road against Connecticut. They covered the 16.5-point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (41) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. In their last game, the Bulls were Week 5 losers coming out on the wrong end of 24-17 score against Connecticut.
Ohio was a 37-34 winner in their most recent outing on the road against Massachusetts. They failed to cover the 23.5-point spread as favorites, while the total score (71) made winners of OVER bettors. Beau Blankenship tore up the turf for 269 rushing yards in the latest Bobcats game, a 37-34 win over the Minutemen at Gillette Stadium.
Buffalo Bulls Trends:
When playing in October are 2-8
When playing on turf are 3-7
After outgaining opponent are 1-9
When playing within the conference are 2-8
Ohio Bobcats Trends:
When playing in October are 8-2
When playing on turf are 9-1
After being outgained are 6-4
When playing within the conference are 7-3
A few Bulls at Bobcats trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Buffalo's last 7 games when playing Ohio
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Buffalo's last 5 games when playing on the road against Ohio
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Buffalo's last 6 games on the road
Buffalo is 8-15 ATS in its last 23 games
Ohio is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Ohio is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games when playing at home against Buffalo
Ohio is 12-2 SU in its last 14 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Ohio's last 7 games when playing Buffalo
Buffalo at Northern Illinois, Saturday, October 13
Ohio home to Akron, Saturday, October 13