Ohio vs Buffalo MAC betting pick
Seven of the past eight meetings between the Buffalo Bulls and Ohio Bobcats have played OVER the total, which opened at 54 in this matchup.
This MAC battle is one of just two Tuesday night college football betting opportunities. Buffalo is a perfect 5-0 ATS in its past five games and lays 3.5 points at home against Ohio.
The Bulls sit at 6-2 (6-2 ATS) on the season; in comparison, the Bobcats are currently 6-2 (5-3 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Buffalo is 6-2 OU, and Ohio is 2-6 OU.
The Bulls - Bobcats odds would favor the Bulls if the lines were set according to power ranks. Buffalo is rated No. 38 in our latest OddsShark poll, while the Bobcats sit at No. 46. Math models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 36-33 win for the Bobcats.
Kent State was unable to contain Branden Oliver in its last action Saturday and the result was a 41-21 Week 9 loss against the Bulls.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Buffalo's No. 54-ranked offense (31 PPG) against a Bobcats defense that ranks No. 29 at 21.75 PPG. The Bulls passing attack has averaged 208.25 yards per game, less than the Bobcats give up through the air (220.25 YPG on average).
In comparing defenses, the Bobcats own the league's No. 78-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 190 yards per game when on the road. Buffalo, on the other hand, rates No. 70 this week in generating rushing yards at home.
A few Bobcats at Bulls trends to consider:
Ohio is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games
Ohio is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Ohio's last 8 games
Ohio is 3-6 ATS in its last 9 games on the road
Buffalo is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games
Buffalo is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Buffalo's last 8 games
Buffalo is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games at home
Ohio at Bowling Green, Tuesday, November 12th
Buffalo at Toledo, Tuesday, November 12th