Western Michigan Broncos vs Buffalo Bulls Odds
Western Michigan travels to Buffalo on Saturday, hoping to boost its 4-6 mark in Week 11 action with a victory over the Bulls.
They battle the Broncos, currently with a 4-6 mark (4-6 ATS). The over under records, important for totals bettors, are 2-6 for the Bulls and 5-4 for the Broncos.
Betting Line: Bettors looking to back the visiting Broncos in this one found them as 2.5-point favorites on the opening college football point spread at TopBet. Bookmark the college football odds pages to see where the over under number opens in this game.
Power Rankings / Prediction: According to the Power Rankings here at OddsShark it's the No. 64-rated Bulls and the No. 65-rated Broncos in this matchup. Predictive formulas point to a 29-18 win for the Broncos on Saturday.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Buffalo's No. 101-ranked offense (21.1 PPG) against a Broncos defense that ranks No. 81 at 29.8 PPG. The Bulls passing attack has averaged 189 yards per game, less than the Broncos give up through the air (243 YPG on average).
In comparing defenses, the Broncos own the league's No. 48-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 153.4 yards per game when on the road. Buffalo, on the other hand, rates No. 35 this week in generating rushing yards at home.
Western Michigan won its last outing, a 42-31 result against Central Michigan on November 3. Western Michigan covered in that game as a 1.5-point favorite, while the 73 combined points took the game OVER the total. Tyler Van Tubbergen led his team to victory last time out, throwing for 362 yards Saturday as the Broncos downed the Chippewas 42-31 at Kelly/Shorts Stadium.
In their last action, Buffalo was a 27-24 winner at home against Miami (Ohio). They earned a push of the 3-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (51) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. Branden Oliver ran through the Miami (Ohio) defense for 199 yards in Buffalo's last game, handing the RedHawks a 27-24 setback on Saturday at UB Stadium.
Western Michigan Broncos Trends:
When playing in November are 7-3
When playing on turf are 4-6
After outgaining opponent are 4-6
When playing within the conference are 5-5
Buffalo Bulls Trends:
When playing in November are 4-6
When playing on turf are 3-7
After outgaining opponent are 0-10
When playing within the conference are 2-8
A few Broncos at Bulls trends to consider:
Western Michigan is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Buffalo
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Western Michigan's last 5 games
Western Michigan is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
Western Michigan is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Buffalo's last 7 games
Buffalo is 5-11 SU in its last 16 games at home
Buffalo is 1-4-1 ATS in its last 6 games at home
Buffalo is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games
Western Michigan home to Eastern Michigan, Saturday, November 17
Buffalo at Massachusetts, Saturday, November 17