Western Michigan at Buffalo College Football Picks & Predictions 10/7/2017
Saturday, October 7, 2017
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The Western Michigan Broncos travel to UB Stadium to take on the Buffalo Bulls on Saturday, October 7, 2017. The opening line for this game has Western Michigan as 10 point favorites. The over/under has been set at 50.5. The Broncos have an ATS record of 2-3-0 while their over/under record is 4-1-0. The Bulls have an over/under record of 2-3-0 and they are 5-0-0 against the spread.
Valuable Western Michigan Broncos Betting Trends
The Western Michigan Broncos are 4-1-0 against the over/under
The Western Michigan Broncos are 2-3-0 against the spread
Important Buffalo Bulls Betting Trends
The Buffalo Bulls are 2-3-0 against the over/under
The Buffalo Bulls are 5-0-0 against the spread
Key Western Michigan Broncos Injuries
10/01/17 RB Matt Falcon Knee "?" Saturday vs. Buffalo U
09/30/17 OL Curtis Doyle Undisclosed out indefinitely
09/13/17 DB Justin Tranquill ACL out for season
Key Buffalo Bulls Injuries
10/01/17 OL Brandon Manosalvas Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. Western Michigan
10/01/17 RB Johnathan Hawkins Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. Western Michigan
10/01/17 QB Tyree Jackson Knee doubtful Saturday vs. Western Michigan
09/24/17 OL David Goldsby Undisclosed out for season
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Western Michigan Broncos are 20th in Division 1 in points scored with 186. They have run 334 plays this season for 1,840 yards, which ranks them 105th in the nation in total offense. The Broncos average 5.5 yards per play, which is 86th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 99 1st downs this year, placing them 55th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Western Michigan has run for 1,045 yards as a team, which ranks 24th in the country. They've run 220 times, averaging 4.8 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Broncos have been penalized on offense 30 times for 266 yards so far this season, which has them 59th in the nation in penalties. Jon Wassink has thrown for 523 yards this season. He has completed 54 passes on 91 attempts for a completion percentage of 59.3%. His quarterback rating this year is 117.7. He averages 5.7 yards per pass attempt and 5.6 adjusted yards per throw.
Western Michigan is 73rd in the nation in points allowed on defense with 122. They have surrendered a total of 1,728 yards on D, which is 66th in Division 1. The Broncos are ranked 69th in yards per play allowed with 5.4. Opposing offenses have completed 83 passes on 139 attempts against the Western Michigan Broncos defense this season, placing them 59th and 50th in the country. The Western Michigan pass defense has also given up a total of 911 yards through the air, which is 45th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has allowed 182 attempts for 817 yards this year, putting them in 91st place in D-1 against the run. The Broncos have committed 31 penalties for 291 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 94th in the nation.
Special Teams Stats
Western Michigan is ranked 55th in the nation in punt returns with 8. They've accumulated 93 punt return yards and average 11.6 yards per return, which is 31st in college football. They have returned 15 kicks for 437 yards on special teams, ranking 11th in kick return yardage. The Broncos average 29 yards per kick return and they are 43rd in the country in all-purpose yards with 2,370. The Western Michigan Broncos have attempted 7 field goals this season and made 6, which is 50th in D-1. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 86%. Western Michigan Broncos kickers have made 96% of their extra points, going 22 for 23 this year. Their punters have totaled 1,010 yards on 23 punts, averaging 44 yards per punt. That places them 34th in Division 1 in punting average.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Bulls have run for 916 yards as a team, which ranks 40th in the nation. They've run 201 times, averaging 4.6 yards per rush as a unit. The Bulls have been penalized on offense 27 times for 238 yards so far this year, which has them 74th in the country in penalties. They are 85th in Division 1 in points scored with 118. They have run 320 plays this year for 1,900 yards, which ranks them 74th in the nation in total offense. The Buffalo Bulls average 5.9 yards per play, which is 54th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 97 1st downs this season, ranking them 57th overall as an offensive unit. Drew Anderson has completed 7 throws while attempting 9 passes for a completion percentage of 77.8%. He has passed for 109 yards this year. He averages 14.3 adjusted yards per throw and 12.1 yards per pass attempt. His quarterback rating this season is 216.2.
The Buffalo Bulls rush defense has given up 232 attempts for 1,044 yards this season, putting them in 113th place in the country against the run. They have had 30 penalties for 266 yards on defense this year. That places them 80th in Division 1. Buffalo is 38th in college football in points surrendered on defense with 92. They have given up a total of 1,826 yards on D, which is 77th in the nation. The Bulls are 37th in yards per play allowed with 5.1. Opponent offenses have completed 63 throws on 123 attempts against the Buffalo defense this season, ranking them 19th and 29th in the country. The Buffalo Bulls pass defense has also surrendered a total of 782 yards in the air, which is 29th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Buffalo Bulls have tried 9 field goals this year and made 5, which is 59th in college football. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 56%. Buffalo kickers have made 87% of their extra points, going 13 for 15 this season. Their punters have accumulated 865 yards on 21 punts, averaging 41 yards per punt. That ranks them 71st in the NCAA in punting average. Buffalo is 98th in the country in punt returns with 5. They've totaled 44 punt return yards and average 8.8 yards per return, which is 45th in D-1. They have returned 12 kicks for 185 yards on special teams, which puts them 99th in kick return yardage. The Bulls average 15 yards per kick return and they are 73rd in the nation in all-purpose yards with 2,129.
Who will win tonight's Broncos/Bulls college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Broncos -10
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