Bulls open as underdog vs Bears
Buffalo Bulls vs Baylor Bears Odds
Floyd Casey Stadium features a battle between the host Baylor Bears and the visiting Buffalo Bulls in betting action Saturday.
The Bears currently sports a record of 1-0, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 1-0 ATS. The Bulls are 0-1 and 1-0 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Bears post a 1-0 over under record this season, while the Bulls have gone 1-0 against the number.
Betting Line: The Bears were listed as 21.5-point favorites at sportsbooks such as Bovada on the college football lines.
Power Rankings / Prediction: The Power Rankings at OddsShark have the No. 117-rated Bulls taking on the No. 21-rated Bears in this contest. Handicapping models indicate a 99-13 win for the Bears on Saturday.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Baylor's No. 3-ranked offense (69 PPG) against a Bulls defense that ranks No. 98 at 40 PPG. The Bears passing attack has averaged 411 yards per game, more than the Bulls give up through the air (199 YPG on average).
In comparing defenses, the Bulls own the league's No. 32-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 261 yards per game when on the road. Baylor, on the other hand, rates No. 21 this week in generating rushing yards at home.
Last time out for Buffalo, they were a 40-20 loser as they battled Ohio State on the road. Buffalo covered in the match as a 33.5-point underdog, while 60 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Buffalo didn’t make much of a game of it last time out, losing to the Buckeyes as Ohio State blasted them 40-20 in Week 1 action.
Baylor won its last outing, a 69-3 result against Wofford on August 31. Baylor covered in that game as a 29-point favorite, while the 72 combined points took the game OVER the total. Lache Seastrunk ran through the Wofford defense for 111 yards in Baylor's last game, handing the Terriers a 69-3 setback on Saturday at Floyd Casey Stadium.
Buffalo Bulls Trends:
When playing in September are 2-8
When playing on turf are 3-7
After being outgained are 5-5
When playing outside the conference are 2-8
Baylor Bears Trends:
When playing in September are 8-2
When playing on turf are 7-3
After outgaining opponent are 8-2
When playing outside the conference are 9-1
A few Bulls at Bears trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Buffalo's last 8 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Buffalo's last 6 games on the road
Buffalo is 6-17 SU in its last 23 games
Buffalo is 1-15 SU in its last 16 games on the road
Baylor is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Baylor is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Baylor's last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Baylor's last 6 games at home
Buffalo home to Stony Brook, Saturday, September 14
Baylor home to Louisiana-Monroe, Saturday, September 21