Central Michigan vs Buffalo College Football Betting Tips and Predictions 10/26/2019
Saturday, October 26, 2019
UB Stadium is the venue where Kyle Vantrease and the Buffalo Bulls will take on the Central Michigan Chippewas on Saturday. Central Michigan opens this game as 3.5-point underdogs. The Chippewas are 6-2-0 ATS and 6-2-0 when betting on the total. The Bulls are 3-4-0 when wagering on the over/under and 3-4-0 against the spread.
In their last contest, the Central Michigan Chippewas took on the Bowling Green Falcons and earned the win by a score of 38-20. Jonathan Ward paced the team on the ground for the game. He tore off a long run of 40 yards and he added 3 touchdowns for the contest. He rushed for 130 yards on 21 carries which had him averaging 6.2 yards per tote. JaCorey Sullivan was the receiving yardage leader by racking up 126 yards on 8 catches. He earned an average of 15.8 yards per reception for the game. Running the show from under center for the Chippewas was Quinten Dormady who went 22/36 with 295 yards passing and tossed 1 touchdown. He walked away with 1 pick in the game. The Chippewas ran the football 40 times and added 254 yards earning them an average of 6.4 yards per rush. For the contest, the Chippewas had a total of 27 1st downs and they had 10 infractions for 79 yards telling us that this team was extremely undisciplined. Overall, they finished with a total of 77 plays for a total of 553 yards. In terms of defense, Central Michigan gave up 13 catches on 29 tries totaling 166 yards, and a completion percentage of 44.8%. In the game, they allowed a total of 344 yards and forced 3 turnovers. On the ground, the Chippewas gave up 178 yards on 37 tries which means they had an average of 4.8 yards per rushing attempt allowed.
The Chippewas come into this matchup with a record of 5-3 this season. For total yards, they are currently ranked 2nd in the conference and 15th in Division 1 with 3,448 yards. They are in the middle of the pack in regard to scoring in the nation averaging 29 points per game, putting them 68th in Division 1. As a team, they are averaging 189.6 rushing yards per game which is 3rd in the MAC. The Chippewas have one of the average defenses in the nation, giving up 27.3 points per game putting them 3rd in the conference. When it comes to yards through the air, the Chippewas have conceded 1,931 yards. Opponents are completing 61.5% of the passes they throw against them and averaging 7.3 yards per try. In regard to rushing yards, Central Michigan is giving up 113.5 yards per contest putting them 2nd in the MAC and 26th in Division 1. They are allowing teams to run for an average of 3.5 yards per rush which has them at 2nd in the Mid-American Conference and 35th in the country overall. Overall, they have conceded 908 yards rushing through 8 contests.
In their last contest, the Buffalo Bulls played the Akron Zips and notched a win by a score of 21-0. Jaret Patterson led the team on the ground for that game. He tore off a long run of 15 yards but he wasn't able to rush for a TD on the day. He racked up a total of 88 yards on 17 carries which means he ran for an average of 5.2 yards per run. Daniel Lee was the receiving yardage leader by racking up 30 yards on 6 receptions. He earned an average of 5.0 yards per reception for that game. Leading the way at QB for the Bulls was Kyle Vantrease who went 14/23 with 65 yards through the air but wasn't able to get any balls in the endzone via the pass. He ended the game without an interception. The Bulls ended up running the ball 42 times and earned 189 yards which had them averaging 4.5 yards per carry. In the game, the Bulls earned 16 first downs and they had a total of 4 infractions for 25 yards which tells us their heads weren't always in the game. On the day, they totaled 65 plays for a total of 254 yards. On the defensive side of the ball, Buffalo gave up 22 catches on 39 throws for a total of 193 yards, and a completion percentage of 56.4%. Overall, they gave up 196 yards and earned 4 takeaways. On the ground, the Bulls gave up 3 yards on 21 runs which is an average of 0.1 yards per run allowed.
The Bulls head into this game 3-4. In terms of offensive proficiency, the Bulls have an offense that could be called mediocre in the country. Buffalo has shown the nation they have a formidable rushing attack by averaging 224.4 rushing yards per contest, ranking them 21st in college football. As a team, they have a total of 1,571 rushing yards through 7 games, so they'll look to continue their dominance on the ground to grind out wins. The Bulls average 352.1 yards per contest overall ranking them 102nd in college football and 9th in the Mid-American Conference. The Bulls are allowing 23.9 points per contest ranking them 1st in the MAC and 48th in D-1. In discussing points given up, they have allowed 167 total points. In discussing yards rushing, they are giving up 95.7 yards per game which puts them at 14th in Division 1 and 1st in the Mid-American Conference. For 2019, they have given up a total of 670 yards rushing and 7.7 rushing TDs. Their pass defense is one of the middle of the road units in the nation. They are giving up 203.1 passing yards per contest. For yards through the air allowed per game, the Bulls currently sit at 1st in the MAC.
Who will win tonight's Chippewas/Bulls college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Bulls -3.5
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