Buffalo at Troy Dollar General Bowl Picks and Predictions 12/22/2018
Saturday, December 22, 2018
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The Buffalo Bulls head to Ladd-Peebles Stadium to play the Troy Trojans on Saturday, December 22, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Buffalo as 4 point favorites. The Bulls are 9-4-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 9-4-0. The Trojans are 8-3-1 against the spread and their over/under mark is 7-5-0.
Valuable Buffalo Bulls Betting Trends
The Buffalo Bulls are 9-4-0 against the over/under
The Buffalo Bulls are 9-4-0 against the spread
Important Troy Trojans Betting Trends
The Troy Trojans are 7-5-0 against the over/under
The Troy Trojans are 8-3-1 against the spread
Key Buffalo Bulls Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Troy Trojans Injuries
12/02/18 WR Tray Eafford Undisclosed is questionable Saturday vs Buffalo U
10/08/18 QB Kaleb Barker ACL is out for season
09/08/18 RB Jamarius Henderson Suspension is out for season
09/08/18 WR Traveon Samuel Suspension is out indefinitely
08/28/18 LB Zo Bridges Eligibility is out for season
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Buffalo Bulls are 18th in the country in points scored with 452. They have run 932 plays this year for 5,433 yards, which ranks them 59th in Division 1 in total offense. The Bulls average 5.8 yards per play, which is 61st in the nation. As a team they have accumulated a total of 289 1st downs this season, ranking them 22nd overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Buffalo has run for 2,552 yards as a unit, which ranks 28th in college football. They've run 549 times, averaging 4.7 yards per rush as a unit. The Bulls have been penalized on offense 64 times for 533 yards so far this year, which has them 91st in the country in penalties. Tyree Jackson has passed for 2,605 yards this year. He's completed 187 throws while attempting 337 passes for a completion percentage of 55.5%. His quarterback rating this season is 138.4. He averages 7.7 adjusted yards per throw and 7.7 yards per pass attempt.
Buffalo is 59th in the country in points surrendered on defense with 321. They have given up a total of 4,544 yards on D, which is 51st in D-1. The Bulls are 35th in yards per play allowed with 5.2. Opponent offenses have completed 186 throws on 360 attempts against the Buffalo Bulls defense this season, ranking them 18th and 46th in the nation. The Buffalo pass defense has also surrendered a total of 2,399 yards in the air, which is 35th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has given up 514 attempts for 2,145 yards this season, putting them in 78th place in the country against the run. The Bulls have had 98 penalties for 1,022 yards on defense this year. That places them 129th in college football.
Special Teams Stats
Buffalo is 19th in the country in punt returns with 26. They've totaled 255 punt return yards and average 9.8 yards per return, which is 53rd in D-1. They have returned 33 kicks for 568 yards on special teams, which puts them 69th in kick return yardage. The Bulls average 18 yards per kick return and they are 28th in the nation in all-purpose yards with 6,256. The Buffalo Bulls have tried 13 field goals this year and made 9, which is 114th in college football. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 69%. Buffalo Bulls kickers have made 86% of their extra points, going 51 for 59 this season. Their punters have accumulated 2,128 yards on 52 punts, averaging 41 yards per punt. That ranks them 72nd in the NCAA in punting average.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Trojans have run for 2,147 yards as a team, which ranks 58th in college football. They've run 454 times, averaging 4.7 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Troy Trojans have been penalized on offense 84 times for 664 yards so far this season, which has them 35th in the country in penalties. They are 60th in the nation in points scored with 358. They have run 781 plays this season for 4,626 yards, which ranks them 92nd in Division 1 in total offense. Troy averages 5.9 yards per play, which is 57th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 226 1st downs this year, placing them 106th overall as an offensive unit. Sawyer Smith averages 7.3 yards per pass attempt and 6.9 adjusted yards per throw. He has completed 113 passes on 186 attempts for a completion percentage of 60.8%. His quarterback rating this year is 133. He has thrown for 1,349 yards this season.
The Troy Trojans rush defense has allowed 475 attempts for 1,571 yards this year, putting them in 26th place in D-1 against the run. Troy has committed 70 penalties for 642 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 58th in college football. They are 23rd in the nation in points allowed on defense with 254. They have surrendered a total of 4,147 yards on D, which is 27th in the country. The Trojans are ranked 29th in yards per play allowed with 5. Opposing offenses have completed 208 passes on 353 attempts against the Troy defense this season, placing them 39th and 40th in Division 1. The Troy Trojans pass defense has also given up a total of 2,576 yards through the air, which is 52nd overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Troy Trojans have attempted 24 field goals this season and made 18, which is 17th in D-1. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 75%. Troy kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 40 for 40 this year. Their punters have totaled 2,321 yards on 52 punts, averaging 45 yards per punt. That places them 14th in Division 1 in punting average. Troy is ranked 40th in the nation in punt returns with 22. They've accumulated 217 punt return yards and average 9.9 yards per return, which is 52nd in college football. They have returned 34 kicks for 827 yards on special teams, ranking 17th in kick return yardage. The Troy Trojans average 25 yards per kick return and they are 63rd in the country in all-purpose yards with 5,670.
Who will win tonight's Bulls/Trojans college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Bulls -4
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