Ohio at Buffalo College Football Picks & Predictions 11/24/2017
Friday, November 24, 2017
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UB Stadium is the venue for the game between the Ohio Bobcats and the Buffalo Bulls on Friday, November 24, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Ohio as 4.5 point favorites. The Bulls are 8-2-0 against the spread and their over/under mark is 4-6-0. The Bobcats are 8-2-0 ATS and their over/under record is 7-3-0.
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Valuable Ohio Bobcats Betting Trends
The Ohio Bobcats are 7-3-0 against the over/under
The Ohio Bobcats are 8-2-0 against the spread
Important Buffalo Bulls Betting Trends
The Buffalo Bulls are 4-6-0 against the over/under
The Buffalo Bulls are 8-2-0 against the spread
Key Ohio Bobcats Injuries
11/12/17 LB Evan Croutch Shoulder is "?" Tuesday vs. Akron
11/12/17 OL Jared McCray Concussion is "?" Tuesday vs. Akron
11/12/17 WR Keevon Harris Foot is "?" Tuesday vs. Akron
11/12/17 K Michael Farkas Foot is "?" Tuesday vs. Akron
10/29/17 RB Julian Ross Shoulder is out indefinitely
10/09/17 OL Durrell Wood Back out indefinitely
08/30/17 WR Elijah Ball Knee out for season
08/16/17 S Mayne Williams Neck out indefinitely
07/31/17 RB Maleek Irons Suspension out for season
Key Buffalo Bulls Injuries
10/27/17 QB Drew Anderson Shoulder is out for season
10/25/17 RB Johnathan Hawkins Undisclosed is out for season
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Ohio Bobcats have run for 2,790 yards as a unit, which ranks 11th in the nation. They've run 479 times, averaging 5.8 yards per rush as a unit. The Bobcats have been penalized on offense 56 times for 490 yards so far this year, which has them 96th in the country in penalties. They are 9th in Division 1 in points scored with 443. They have run 748 plays this year for 4,780 yards, which ranks them 99th in the nation in total offense. The Bobcats average 6.4 yards per play, which is 25th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 245 1st downs this season, ranking them 32nd overall as an offensive unit. Nathan Rourke has completed 134 throws while attempting 245 passes for a completion percentage of 54.7%. He has passed for 1,766 yards this year. He averages 7.2 adjusted yards per throw and 7.2 yards per pass attempt. His quarterback rating this season is 129.2.
The Bobcats rush defense has given up 362 attempts for 1,282 yards this season, putting them in 17th place in the country against the run. They have had 88 penalties for 803 yards on defense this year. That places them 123rd in Division 1. Ohio is 53rd in college football in points surrendered on defense with 278. They have given up a total of 4,129 yards on D, which is 57th in the nation. The Bobcats are 43rd in yards per play allowed with 5.3. Opponent offenses have completed 237 throws on 420 attempts against the Ohio Bobcats defense this season, ranking them 118th and 123rd in the country. The Ohio pass defense has also surrendered a total of 2,847 yards in the air, which is 109th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Ohio Bobcats have tried 17 field goals this year and made 14, which is 44th in college football. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 82%. Ohio Bobcats kickers have made 96% of their extra points, going 53 for 55 this season. Their punters have accumulated 1,948 yards on 48 punts, averaging 41 yards per punt. That ranks them 87th in the NCAA in punting average. Ohio is 39th in the country in punt returns with 19. They've totaled 129 punt return yards and average 6.8 yards per return, which is 70th in D-1. They have returned 36 kicks for 699 yards on special teams, which puts them 49th in kick return yardage. The Bobcats average 19 yards per kick return and they are 30th in the nation in all-purpose yards with 5,607.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Bulls are 65th in Division 1 in points scored with 311. They have run 772 plays this season for 4,833 yards, which ranks them 21st in the nation in total offense. The Buffalo Bulls average 6.3 yards per play, which is 30th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 235 1st downs this year, placing them 46th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Buffalo has run for 1,637 yards as a team, which ranks 78th in the country. They've run 402 times, averaging 4.1 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Bulls have been penalized on offense 63 times for 558 yards so far this season, which has them 73rd in the nation in penalties. Tyree Jackson has thrown for 1,802 yards this season. He has completed 124 passes on 207 attempts for a completion percentage of 59.9%. His quarterback rating this year is 146.1. He averages 8.7 yards per pass attempt and 9 adjusted yards per throw.
Buffalo is 49th in the nation in points allowed on defense with 274. They have surrendered a total of 4,359 yards on D, which is 73rd in Division 1. The Bulls are ranked 57th in yards per play allowed with 5.5. Opposing offenses have completed 184 passes on 306 attempts against the Buffalo defense this season, placing them 43rd and 29th in the country. The Buffalo Bulls pass defense has also given up a total of 2,175 yards through the air, which is 40th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has allowed 491 attempts for 2,184 yards this year, putting them in 102nd place in D-1 against the run. The Bulls have committed 64 penalties for 613 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 80th in the nation.
Special Teams Stats
Buffalo is ranked 62nd in the nation in punt returns with 15. They've accumulated 101 punt return yards and average 6.7 yards per return, which is 71st in college football. They have returned 33 kicks for 570 yards on special teams, ranking 86th in kick return yardage. The Buffalo Bulls average 17 yards per kick return and they are 34th in the country in all-purpose yards with 5,504. The Bulls have attempted 23 field goals this season and made 14, which is 41st in D-1. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 61%. Buffalo kickers have made 92% of their extra points, going 33 for 36 this year. Their punters have totaled 2,061 yards on 50 punts, averaging 41 yards per punt. That places them 78th in Division 1 in punting average.
Who will win tonight's Bobcats/Bulls college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Bobcats -4.5
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