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Bulls visit Volunteers in Week 5 NCAAF clash

Buffalo BullsTennessee Volunteers
Oct 1, 12:30 PM | Grass of Neyland Stadium

Buffalo Bulls vs Tennessee Volunteers Odds


The NCAAF betting menu features a clash between Tennessee and Buffalo on Saturday, with the host Volunteers trying to win both for fans supporting them and bettors backing them.

They bring a 2-1 record (2-0-1 ATS) to the Week 5 battle against the 1-3 Bulls, who are 3-1 ATS against the spread. Over under bettors have seen Tennessee go 3-0 so far and the Bulls go 1-3.

View Buffalo vs Tennessee Odds and Stats.

Betting Line: The home team opened as 28-point favorites in this NCAA football battle. No over under line was available early in the week, but was set to posted shortly.

Power Rankings / Prediction: According to the Power Rankings here at OddsShark it's the No. 11-rated Volunteers and the No. 90-rated Bulls in this matchup. Predictive formulas point to a 38-24 win for the Volunteers on Saturday.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Tennessee's No. 30-ranked offense (36.7 PPG) against a Bulls defense that ranks No. 45 at 21.8 PPG. The Volunteers passing attack has averaged 334.7 yards per game, more than the Bulls give up through the air (184.2 YPG on average).

Defensively, the Bulls feature the league's No. 86-rated road run defense, allowing 202.5 yards per game. Tennessee, meanwhile, ranks No. 92 in rushing offense at home.

Buffalo lost its last outing, a 17-3 result against Connecticut on September 24. Buffalo failed to cover in that game as a 8.5-point underdog, while the 20 combined points took the game UNDER the total.

In their last action, Tennessee was a 33-23 loser on the road against Florida. They earned a push of the 10–point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (56) was profitable news for OVER bettors.

Buffalo Bulls Trends:
When playing in October are 5-5
When playing on grass are 1-9
After outgaining opponent are 4-6
When playing outside the conference are 3-7

Tennessee Volunteers Trends:
When playing in October are 3-7
When playing on grass are 5-5
After being outgained are 5-5
When playing outside the conference are 7-3

A few Bulls at Volunteers trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Buffalo's last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Buffalo's last 7 games on the road
Buffalo is 3-5-1 ATS in its last 9 games on the road
Buffalo is 4-11 ATS in its last 15 games
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Tennessee's last 9 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 9 of Tennessee's last 11 games
Tennessee is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
Tennessee is 7-1-1 ATS in its last 9 games

Next up:
Buffalo home to Ohio, Saturday, October 8
Tennessee home to Georgia, Saturday, October 8