Buffalo at Temple College Football Picks and Predictions 9/8/2018
Saturday, September 8, 2018
Lincoln Financial Field
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The Temple Owls host the Buffalo Bulls at Lincoln Financial Field on Saturday, September 8, 2018. The opening line for this game has Temple as 5.5 point favorites. The Owls have an over/under record of 0-1-0 and they are 0-1-0 against the spread. The Bulls have an ATS record of 0-1-0 while their over/under record is 0-1-0.
Valuable Buffalo Bulls Betting Trends
The Buffalo Bulls are 0-1-0 against the over/under
The Buffalo Bulls are 0-1-0 against the spread
Important Temple Owls Betting Trends
The Temple Owls are 0-1-0 against the over/under
The Temple Owls are 0-1-0 against the spread
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Buffalo Bulls have run for 154 yards as a team, which ranks 80th in college football. They've run 37 times, averaging 4.2 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Bulls have been penalized on offense 5 times for 42 yards so far this season, which has them 79th in the country in penalties. They are 32nd in the nation in points scored with 48. They have run 66 plays this season for 354 yards, which ranks them 85th in Division 1 in total offense. The Bulls average 5.4 yards per play, which is 81st in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 18 1st downs this year, placing them 102nd overall as an offensive unit. Tyree Jackson averages 7 yards per pass attempt and 11.4 adjusted yards per throw. He has completed 17 passes on 27 attempts for a completion percentage of 63%. His quarterback rating this year is 195.1. He has thrown for 189 yards this season.
The Bulls rush defense has allowed 54 attempts for 200 yards this year, putting them in 98th place in D-1 against the run. Buffalo has committed 6 penalties for 75 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 96th in college football. They are 28th in the nation in points allowed on defense with 10. They have surrendered a total of 276 yards on D, which is 37th in the country. The Bulls are ranked 28th in yards per play allowed with 3.8. Opposing offenses have completed 8 passes on 18 attempts against the Buffalo Bulls defense this season, placing them 17th and 17th in Division 1. The Buffalo pass defense has also given up a total of 76 yards through the air, which is 19th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
Buffalo Bulls kickers have made 86% of their extra points, going 6 for 7 this year. Their punters have totaled 223 yards on 6 punts, averaging 37 yards per punt. That places them 96th in Division 1 in punting average. Buffalo is ranked 24th in the nation in punt returns with 3. They've accumulated 29 punt return yards and average 9.7 yards per return, which is 43rd in college football. They have returned 2 kicks for 51 yards on special teams, ranking 55th in kick return yardage. The Bulls average 26 yards per kick return and they are 88th in the country in all-purpose yards with 434.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Owls are 106th in the country in points scored with 17. They have run 55 plays this year for 251 yards, which ranks them 83rd in Division 1 in total offense. The Temple Owls average 4.6 yards per play, which is 101st in the nation. As a team they have accumulated a total of 16 1st downs this season, ranking them 109th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Temple has run for 46 yards as a unit, which ranks 117th in college football. They've run 22 times, averaging 2.1 yards per rush as a unit. Temple has been penalized on offense 6 times for 56 yards so far this year, which has them 68th in the country in penalties. Frank Nutile has passed for 185 yards this year. He's completed 18 throws while attempting 32 passes for a completion percentage of 56.3%. His quarterback rating this season is 102.6. He averages 3.6 adjusted yards per throw and 5.8 yards per pass attempt.
Temple is 55th in the country in points surrendered on defense with 19. They have given up a total of 405 yards on D, which is 82nd in D-1. The Owls are 75th in yards per play allowed with 5.3. Opponent offenses have completed 29 throws on 40 attempts against the Temple defense this season, ranking them 117th and 105th in the nation. The Temple Owls pass defense has also surrendered a total of 254 yards in the air, which is 84th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has given up 37 attempts for 151 yards this season, putting them in 72nd place in the country against the run. The Owls have had 9 penalties for 82 yards on defense this year. That places them 100th in college football.
Special Teams Stats
Temple is 59th in the country in punt returns with 2. They've totaled 28 punt return yards and average 14 yards per return, which is 22nd in D-1. They have returned 3 kicks for 49 yards on special teams, which puts them 60th in kick return yardage. The Temple Owls average 16 yards per kick return and they are 112th in the nation in all-purpose yards with 328. Temple kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 2 for 2 this season. Their punters have accumulated 86 yards on 2 punts, averaging 43 yards per punt. That ranks them 52nd in the NCAA in punting average.
Who will win tonight's Bulls/Owls college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Bulls +5.5
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