Bulls visit Minutemen in Week 12 battle
Buffalo Bulls vs Massachusetts Minutemen Odds
Massachusetts looks to cover the Minutemen-Bulls point spread this week and improve its overall 1-9 mark when they host Buffalo in Week 12 action.
The Bulls will look to vanquish their hosts on Saturday, as they are 5-4-1 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Minutemen are 3-7 ATS. Buffalo is 2-7 against the total, while Massachusetts is 6-4 versus the number.
Betting Line: The Minutemen were listed as 10.5-point underdogs at sportsbooks such as Bovada on the college football lines.
Power Rankings / Prediction: The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Minutemen rated this week at No. 124 and the Bulls sitting at No. 62. It may or may not play a role in OddsShark score prediction models that turned out a 18--4 result in favor of the Bulls this week.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Massachusetts's No. 124-ranked offense, averaging 11.2 PPG, against a Bulls defense that ranks No. 85 this week at 30.2 PPG. The Minutemen aerial game is averaging 177.2 yards per game, less than the Bulls secondary allows through the air, 205.6 YPG per game.
In comparing defenses, the Bulls own the league's No. 75-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 182 yards per game when on the road. Massachusetts, on the other hand, rates No. 117 this week in generating rushing yards at home.
Buffalo won its last outing, a 29-24 result against Western Michigan on November 10. Buffalo covered in that game as a 2.5-point underdog, while the 53 combined points took the game UNDER the total. Western Michigan was unable to contain Devin Campbell in its last action Saturday and the result was a 29-24 Week 11 loss against the Bulls.
In their last action, Massachusetts was a 22-14 winner on the road against Akron. They covered the 14.5-point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (36) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. The Minutemen grabbed a Week 11 victory over the Zips in their last game, winning 22-14 at InfoCision Stadium.
Buffalo Bulls Trends:
When playing in November are 4-6
When playing on turf are 4-6
After outgaining opponent are 1-9
When playing within the conference are 3-7
Massachusetts Minutemen Trends:
When playing in November are 3-3
When playing on turf are 1-9
After being outgained are 2-7
When playing within the conference are 5-5
A few Bulls at Minutemen trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Buffalo's last 5 games
Buffalo is 6-19 SU in its last 25 games
Buffalo is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Massachusetts's last 6 games
Massachusetts is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
Massachusetts is 1-20 SU in its last 21 games
Buffalo at Bowling Green, Friday, November 23
Massachusetts home to Central Michigan, Friday, November 23