Buffalo at Miami College Football Picks & Predictions 10/21/2017
Saturday, October 21, 2017
Fred Central Yager Stadium
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The Buffalo Bulls travel to Fred Central Yager Stadium to take on the Miami RedHawks on Saturday, October 21, 2017. The opening line for this game has Miami as 3 point favorites. The over/under has been set at 47. The Bulls have an ATS record of 7-0-0 while their over/under record is 3-4-0. The RedHawks have an over/under record of 3-4-0 and they are 1-6-0 against the spread.
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Valuable Buffalo Bulls Betting Trends
The Buffalo Bulls are 3-4-0 against the over/under
The Buffalo Bulls are 7-0-0 against the spread
Important Miami RedHawks Betting Trends
The Miami RedHawks are 3-4-0 against the over/under
The Miami RedHawks are 1-6-0 against the spread
Key Buffalo Bulls Injuries
10/15/17 QB Drew Anderson Shoulder injured last game, "?" Saturday vs. Miami Ohio
10/15/17 RB Johnathan Hawkins Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. Miami Ohio
10/15/17 QB Tyree Jackson Knee "?" Saturday vs. Miami Ohio
Key Miami RedHawks Injuries
10/15/17 OL Tommy Doyle Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. Buffalo U
10/10/17 OL Danny Godlevske Undisclosed out for season
10/10/17 DE Dean Lemon Undisclosed out for season
10/10/17 RB Maurice Thomas Undisclosed out for season
10/08/17 QB Gus Ragland Lower Body out indefinitely
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Buffalo Bulls are 50th in Division 1 in points scored with 199. They have run 478 plays this season for 2,961 yards, which ranks them 16th in the nation in total offense. The Bulls average 6.2 yards per play, which is 38th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 142 1st downs this year, placing them 41st overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Buffalo has run for 1,036 yards as a team, which ranks 62nd in the country. They've run 264 times, averaging 3.9 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Bulls have been penalized on offense 43 times for 379 yards so far this season, which has them 48th in the nation in penalties. Drew Anderson has thrown for 1,039 yards this season. He has completed 66 passes on 106 attempts for a completion percentage of 62.3%. His quarterback rating this year is 173.8. He averages 9.8 yards per pass attempt and 11.3 adjusted yards per throw.
Buffalo is 76th in the nation in points allowed on defense with 177. They have surrendered a total of 2,914 yards on D, which is 104th in Division 1. The Bulls are ranked 53rd in yards per play allowed with 5.4. Opposing offenses have completed 107 passes on 185 attempts against the Buffalo Bulls defense this season, placing them 50th and 44th in the country. The Buffalo pass defense has also given up a total of 1,275 yards through the air, which is 49th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has allowed 355 attempts for 1,639 yards this year, putting them in 122nd place in D-1 against the run. The Bulls have committed 43 penalties for 398 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 85th in the nation.
Special Teams Stats
Buffalo is ranked 56th in the nation in punt returns with 10. They've accumulated 71 punt return yards and average 7.1 yards per return, which is 63rd in college football. They have returned 20 kicks for 326 yards on special teams, ranking 75th in kick return yardage. The Bulls average 16 yards per kick return and they are 30th in the country in all-purpose yards with 3,358. The Buffalo Bulls have attempted 15 field goals this season and made 9, which is 34th in D-1. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 60%. Buffalo Bulls kickers have made 91% of their extra points, going 20 for 22 this year. Their punters have totaled 1,495 yards on 35 punts, averaging 43 yards per punt. That places them 49th in Division 1 in punting average.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The RedHawks have run for 1,048 yards as a team, which ranks 59th in the nation. They've run 274 times, averaging 3.8 yards per rush as a unit. The RedHawks have been penalized on offense 51 times for 430 yards so far this year, which has them 17th in the country in penalties. They are 82nd in Division 1 in points scored with 165. They have run 499 plays this year for 2,739 yards, which ranks them 40th in the nation in total offense. The Miami RedHawks average 5.5 yards per play, which is 78th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 153 1st downs this season, ranking them 22nd overall as an offensive unit. Billy Bahl has completed 20 throws while attempting 46 passes for a completion percentage of 43.5%. He has passed for 293 yards this year. He averages 5.3 adjusted yards per throw and 6.4 yards per pass attempt. His quarterback rating this season is 102.6.
The Miami RedHawks rush defense has given up 259 attempts for 1,250 yards this season, putting them in 96th place in the country against the run. They have had 43 penalties for 422 yards on defense this year. That places them 99th in Division 1. Miami is 79th in college football in points surrendered on defense with 182. They have given up a total of 2,579 yards on D, which is 80th in the nation. The RedHawks are 76th in yards per play allowed with 5.7. Opponent offenses have completed 107 throws on 197 attempts against the Miami defense this season, ranking them 51st and 63rd in the country. The Miami RedHawks pass defense has also surrendered a total of 1,329 yards in the air, which is 52nd overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Miami RedHawks have tried 11 field goals this year and made 9, which is 36th in college football. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 82%. Miami kickers have made 95% of their extra points, going 18 for 19 this season. Their punters have accumulated 1,553 yards on 37 punts, averaging 42 yards per punt. That ranks them 67th in the NCAA in punting average. Miami is 105th in the country in punt returns with 6. They've totaled 37 punt return yards and average 6.2 yards per return, which is 71st in D-1. They have returned 22 kicks for 358 yards on special teams, which puts them 57th in kick return yardage. The RedHawks average 16 yards per kick return and they are 56th in the nation in all-purpose yards with 3,134.
Who will win tonight's Bulls/RedHawks college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the RedHawks -3
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