Buffalo vs Kent State Expert College Football Picks Against the Spread 11/14/2019
Thursday, November 14, 2019
Dix Stadium is the venue where Dustin Crum and the Kent State Golden Flashes will play the Buffalo Bulls on Thursday. Buffalo opens this matchup as 4-point favorites. The Bulls are 5-4-0 ATS and 5-4-0 when betting on the total. The Golden Flashes are 4-5-0 when wagering on the over/under and 5-4-0 against the spread.
The last time they took the field, the Buffalo Bulls took on the Eastern Michigan Eagles and won 43-14. Leading the way at QB for the Bulls was Kyle Vantrease who went 15/23 with 208 yards passing and threw 1 TD. He finished this contest without throwing a pick. Jaret Patterson paced the team on the ground for that contest. He had a long run of 23 yards and he tallied 2 TD's in the game. He racked up a total of 160 yards by way of 33 carries which meant he was running for 4.8 yards per tote. Antonio Nunn led the team in receiving yardage by racking up 87 yards on 7 receptions. He had an average of 12.4 yards per catch for that contest. The Bulls ran the football 62 times and added 252 yards which gave them an average of 4.1 yards per attempt. For the game, they ran 85 plays for a total of 460 yards. For the game, the Bulls racked up a total of 26 1st downs and they had 2 infractions for 25 yards telling us that they had a strong outing in terms of discipline. When it comes to their defensive performance, Buffalo allowed 14 completions on 25 throws totaling 185 yards, and a completion percentage of 56.0%. On the day, they allowed a total of 210 yards and forced 1 takeaway. In the running game, the Bulls allowed 25 yards on 17 tries which gave them an average of 1.5 yards per carry allowed.
The Bulls come into this game with a record of 5-4 for this year. For total yardage, they rank 8th in the conference and 101st in D-1 with 3,301 yards. They are in the middle of the pack in regard to scoring in the nation with an average of 28.1 points per game, putting them 74th in D-1. As a unit, they are averaging 224.4 yards on the ground per contest which is 2nd in the MAC. The Bulls have one of the middle tier defenses in the country, allowing 22.3 points per game putting them 1st in the Mid-American Conference. In regard to yards on the ground, Buffalo is giving up 85.3 yards per contest putting them 1st in the MAC and 5th in Division 1. They are allowing teams to run for an average of 2.7 yards per rush putting them 1st in the MAC and 6th in the country overall. Overall, they have conceded 768 yards rushing through 9 contests. When it comes to passing yards, the Bulls have allowed 1,281 yards. Teams are completing 60.6% of the throws they are attempting against them and averaging 7.5 yards per try.
The last time they took the field, the Kent State Golden Flashes took on the Toledo Rockets and took the loss by a score of 35-33. Taking the lead at quarterback for the Golden Flashes was Dustin Crum who went 14/18 with 257 yards passing and tossed 3 TD's. He walked away with no picks. Xavier Williams led the team on the ground for that game. He had a long run of 13 yards but wasn't able to convert a rushing touchdown. He ran for 63 yards on 11 carries which means he ran for an average of 5.7 yards per carry. Kavious Price was the receiving yardage leader with a tally of 102 yards on 4 receptions. He notched an average of 25.5 yards per catch for that game. The Golden Flashes rushed the ball a total of 44 times and racked up a total of 171 yards which gave them an average of 3.9 yards per rush. Overall, they ran 62 plays for a total of 428 yards. On the day, the Golden Flashes had a total of 19 first downs and they totaled 3 penalties for 40 yards which means they were extremely disciplined in this game. When it comes to their defensive performance, Kent State conceded 15 catches on 25 throws for a total of 194 yards, and a completion percentage of 60.0%. Against the run, the Golden Flashes conceded 298 yards on 50 carries which means they had an average of 6.0 yards per rushing attempt allowed. For the game, they gave up 492 yards and earned 2 turnovers.
The Golden Flashes come into this game with a record of 3-6. Kent State has made teams respect their running game by averaging 170.8 yards on the ground per game, which has them at 58th in the nation. As a unit, they have compiled a total of 1,537 yards rushing through 9 games, so they'll look to the run game to try to keep the opponents off balance so they'll have open receivers. The Golden Flashes average 372.7 yards per contest overall putting them 91st in the nation and 7th in the MAC. The Golden Flashes are giving up 31.3 points per contest which puts them at 8th in the Mid-American Conference and 93rd in D-1. Their pass defense is one of the middle of the road groups in college football. They are conceding 214.3 passing yards per contest. For yards through the air allowed per game, the Golden Flashes are ranked 5th in the Mid-American Conference. When it comes to points given up, they have given up 282 points in total. When it comes to yards rushing, they are giving up 256.1 yards per game which puts them at 128th in the nation and 12th in the conference. For 2019, they have allowed a total of 2,305 rushing yards and 25.2 rushing TDs.
Who will win tonight's Bulls/Golden Flashes college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Bulls -4
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