Panthers vs Bulls Game Preview
Pittsburgh Panthers vs Buffalo Bulls Odds
The Bulls will try to pay off for their supporters on Saturday when they play host to the Panthers at UB Stadium in Week 8 action.
Supporters of the Panthers have seen them go 2-4 and 3-3 ATS so far this season, while the Bulls are at 1-5 and 3-3 ATS. In totals betting, the Bulls are 2-3, while the Panthers are 2-2.
Betting Line: Bettors looking to side with the Bulls in this one found them as 12-point underdogs at GTbets.eu. The over under number was slated to open a short time later.
Power Rankings / Prediction: The Bulls sit at No. 62 in the current NCAAF Power Rankings here at OddsShark, while the Panthers are at No. 16 on that chart. Math models have concluded that the Panthers will win this game 30-16.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Buffalo's No. 96-ranked offense (22.8 PPG) against a Panthers defense that ranks No. 57 at 25.2 PPG. The Bulls passing attack has averaged 199.5 yards per game, less than the Panthers give up through the air (205.2 YPG on average).
Defensively, the Panthers feature the league's No. 80-rated road run defense, allowing 189.5 yards per game. Buffalo, meanwhile, ranks No. 25 in rushing offense at home.
Pittsburgh lost its last outing, a 45-35 result against Louisville on October 13. Pittsburgh failed to cover in that game as a 2-point underdog, while the 80 combined points took the game OVER the total. Devin Street was good for 111 receiving yards in the Panthers's most recent action, but while it helped his stats, it didn’t help his team to victory and they fell 45-35 to the Panthers.
In their last action, Buffalo was a 45-3 loser on the road against Northern Illinois. They failed to cover the 14-point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (48) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. Devon Hughes was good for 105 receiving yards in the Bulls's most recent action, but while it helped his stats, it didn’t help his team to victory and they fell 45-3 to the Bulls.
Pittsburgh Panthers Trends:
When playing in October are 5-5
When playing on turf are 4-6
After being outgained are 7-3
When playing outside the conference are 5-5
Buffalo Bulls Trends:
When playing in October are 1-9
When playing on turf are 3-7
After being outgained are 4-6
When playing outside the conference are 2-8
A few Panthers at Bulls trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Pittsburgh's last 5 games on the road
Pittsburgh is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games
Pittsburgh is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games on the road
Buffalo is 4-9 ATS in its last 13 games at home
Buffalo is 4-9 SU in its last 13 games at home
Buffalo is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games
Pittsburgh home to Temple, Saturday, October 27
Buffalo home to Toledo, Saturday, October 27