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Toledo RocketsBuffalo Bulls
Oct 27, 3:30 PM | Turf of UB Stadium

Toledo Rockets vs Buffalo Bulls Odds


Toledo travels to Buffalo on Saturday, hoping to boost its 7-1 mark in Week 9 action with a victory over the Bulls.

The Bulls are 1-6 so far on the season, and 3-4 ATS vs. the number. The Rockets, meanwhile, are 7-1 and 6-2 ATS. Over under bettors have seen Buffalo go 2-4 and the Rockets go 3-4 on the totals.

View Toledo vs Buffalo Odds and Stats.

Betting Line: The Rockets were listed as 9-point favorites on the opening NCAA football line at 5Dimes and most sportsbooks tracked by OddsShark. No total was available early in the week.

Power Rankings / Prediction: The game pits the Bulls, currently No. 69 in our OddsShark NCAAF Power Rankings, against the Rockets, who rate No. 81 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and handicapping models run on this game predict a 37-17 victory for the Rockets.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Buffalo's No. 106-ranked offense (20.4 PPG) against a Rockets defense that ranks No. 71 at 27.5 PPG. The Bulls passing attack has averaged 194.6 yards per game, less than the Rockets give up through the air (299.8 YPG on average).

In comparing defenses, the Rockets own the league's No. 96-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 229.2 yards per game when on the road. Buffalo, on the other hand, rates No. 31 this week in generating rushing yards at home.

Last time out for Toledo, they were a 29-23 winner as they battled Cincinnati at home. Toledo covered in the match as a 5-point underdog, while 52 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. In their last game, Toledo got a 161-yard performance from David Fluellen as a key part of its 29-23 win over Cincinnati.

Buffalo lost its last outing, a 20-6 result against Pittsburgh on October 20. Buffalo failed to cover in that game as a 9.5-point underdog, while the 26 combined points took the game UNDER the total. In their last game, Buffalo got a 104-yard performance from Devin Campbell, but Pittsburgh prevailed 20-6.

Toledo Rockets Trends:
When playing in October are 10-0
When playing on turf are 10-0
After being outgained are 9-1
When playing within the conference are 9-1

Buffalo Bulls Trends:
When playing in October are 1-9
When playing on turf are 2-8
After outgaining opponent are 0-10
When playing within the conference are 2-8

A few Rockets at Bulls trends to consider:
Toledo is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Toledo is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Toledo's last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Buffalo's last 5 games
Buffalo is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
Buffalo is 4-10 SU in its last 14 games at home
Buffalo is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games at home

Next up:
Toledo home to Ball State, Tuesday, November 6
Buffalo home to Miami (Ohio), Saturday, November 3