Buffalo at Central Michigan College Football Picks and Predictions 10/6/2018
Saturday, October 6, 2018
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Kelly/Shorts Stadium is the venue for the game between the Buffalo Bulls and the Central Michigan Chippewas on Saturday, October 6, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Buffalo as 8.5 point favorites. The Chippewas are 3-1-0 against the spread and their over/under mark is 2-2-0. The Bulls are 3-2-0 ATS and their over/under record is 4-1-0.
Valuable Buffalo Bulls Betting Trends
The Buffalo Bulls are 4-1-0 against the over/under
The Buffalo Bulls are 3-2-0 against the spread
Important Central Michigan Chippewas Betting Trends
The Central Michigan Chippewas are 2-2-0 against the over/under
The Central Michigan Chippewas are 3-1-0 against the spread
Key Buffalo Bulls Injuries
09/30/18 WR Anthony Johnson Leg is probable Saturday vs Central Michigan
09/30/18 CB Cameron Lewis Undisclosed is questionable Saturday vs Central Michigan
09/30/18 RB Kevin Marks Ankle injured last game, is questionable Saturday vs Central Michigan
Key Central Michigan Chippewas Injuries
09/30/18 LB Chuck Jones Hamstring is questionable Saturday vs Buffalo U
09/30/18 RB Jerrod Davis Undisclosed is questionable Saturday vs Buffalo U
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Buffalo Bulls have run for 755 yards as a unit, which ranks 82nd in the nation. They've run 186 times, averaging 4.1 yards per rush as a unit. The Bulls have been penalized on offense 26 times for 221 yards so far this year, which has them 87th in the country in penalties. They are 36th in Division 1 in points scored with 174. They have run 338 plays this year for 1,970 yards, which ranks them 46th in the nation in total offense. The Bulls average 5.8 yards per play, which is 65th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 99 1st downs this season, ranking them 66th overall as an offensive unit. Tyree Jackson has completed 88 throws while attempting 150 passes for a completion percentage of 58.7%. He has passed for 1,204 yards this year. He averages 9.3 adjusted yards per throw and 8 yards per pass attempt. His quarterback rating this season is 157.3.
The Bulls rush defense has given up 228 attempts for 853 yards this season, putting them in 94th place in the country against the run. They have had 39 penalties for 408 yards on defense this year. That places them 122nd in Division 1. Buffalo is 68th in college football in points surrendered on defense with 122. They have given up a total of 1,776 yards on D, which is 69th in the nation. The Bulls are 33rd in yards per play allowed with 4.9. Opponent offenses have completed 72 throws on 136 attempts against the Buffalo Bulls defense this season, ranking them 31st and 49th in the country. The Buffalo pass defense has also surrendered a total of 923 yards in the air, which is 48th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Buffalo Bulls have tried 2 field goals this year and made 1, which is 124th in college football. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 50%. Buffalo Bulls kickers have made 88% of their extra points, going 21 for 24 this season. Their punters have accumulated 889 yards on 22 punts, averaging 40 yards per punt. That ranks them 86th in the NCAA in punting average. Buffalo is 12th in the country in punt returns with 13. They've totaled 127 punt return yards and average 9.8 yards per return, which is 53rd in D-1. They have returned 16 kicks for 244 yards on special teams, which puts them 51st in kick return yardage. The Bulls average 15 yards per kick return and they are 52nd in the nation in all-purpose yards with 2,341.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Chippewas are 126th in Division 1 in points scored with 80. They have run 320 plays this season for 1,282 yards, which ranks them 114th in the nation in total offense. The Central Michigan Chippewas average 4 yards per play, which is 127th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 69 1st downs this year, placing them 125th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Central Michigan has run for 546 yards as a team, which ranks 111th in the country. They've run 177 times, averaging 3.1 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Chippewas have been penalized on offense 38 times for 336 yards so far this season, which has them 23rd in the nation in penalties. Tommy Lazzaro has thrown for 363 yards this season. He has completed 39 passes on 72 attempts for a completion percentage of 54.2%. His quarterback rating this year is 99.2. He averages 5 yards per pass attempt and 3.4 adjusted yards per throw.
Central Michigan is 74th in the nation in points allowed on defense with 126. They have surrendered a total of 1,694 yards on D, which is 57th in Division 1. The Chippewas are ranked 26th in yards per play allowed with 4.8. Opposing offenses have completed 80 passes on 135 attempts against the Central Michigan defense this season, placing them 52nd and 47th in the country. The Central Michigan Chippewas pass defense has also given up a total of 745 yards through the air, which is 20th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has allowed 220 attempts for 949 yards this year, putting them in 107th place in D-1 against the run. The Chippewas have committed 30 penalties for 307 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 97th in the nation.
Special Teams Stats
Central Michigan is ranked 65th in the nation in punt returns with 7. They've accumulated 19 punt return yards and average 2.7 yards per return, which is 118th in college football. They have returned 18 kicks for 335 yards on special teams, ranking 21st in kick return yardage. The Central Michigan Chippewas average 19 yards per kick return and they are 119th in the country in all-purpose yards with 1,636. The Chippewas have attempted 7 field goals this season and made 6, which is 37th in D-1. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 86%. Central Michigan kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 8 for 8 this year. Their punters have totaled 1,447 yards on 37 punts, averaging 39 yards per punt. That places them 102nd in Division 1 in punting average.
Who will win tonight's Bulls/Chippewas college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Chippewas +8.5
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