Charlotte vs Buffalo Expert College Football Picks 12/20/2019
Game: Charlotte 49ers vs Buffalo Bulls
Date: Friday, December 20, 2019
Location: Thomas Robinson Stadium in Nassau, NP
Odds/Point Spread: Buffalo -7
Kyle Vantrease and the Buffalo Bulls play the Charlotte 49ers at Thomas Robinson Stadium on Friday, December 20, 2019. Charlotte opens this contest as 7-point dogs. The 49ers are 6-6-0 ATS and 8-4-0 when betting on the total. The Bulls are 8-4-0 when wagering on the over/under and 7-5-0 against the spread.
In their last game, the Charlotte 49ers took on the Old Dominion Monarchs and notched a win by a score of 38-22. Benny LeMay led the team in rushing for that game. He broke a long run for 16 yards and he tallied 2 touchdowns in the game. He ran for 105 yards on 18 carries which means he ran for an average of 5.8 yards per carry. Victor Tucker was the leader in receiving yardage by earning 118 yards on 3 catches. He averaged 39.3 yards per reception for that game. Leading the way at QB for the 49ers was Chris Reynolds who went 9/12 with 166 yards through the air and completed 2 TD's. He threw 1 pick in the game. The 49ers ran the ball 50 times and racked up 241 yards giving them an average of 4.8 yards per rush. On the day, the 49ers got 23 1st downs and they had 2 infractions for 25 yards which is telling of the great week of practice this squad had. On the day, they ran 63 plays which gave them a total of 407 yards. In terms of defense, Charlotte allowed 18 catches on 38 throws totaling 173 yards, and a completion percentage of 47.4%. Against the run, the 49ers allowed 183 yards on 45 attempts which is an average of 4.1 yards per attempt allowed. In the game, they gave up 356 yards and earned 3 turnovers.
The 49ers step onto the field holding a record of 7-5 for this season. For total yards, they rank 3rd in the conference and 53rd in Division 1 with 5,086 yards. They are one of the most potent offenses in the country averaging 31.6 points per game, which has them at 45th in Division 1. As a team, they are averaging 211.3 rushing yards per contest which is 1st in the conference. The 49ers have one of the most lackluster defenses in D-1, giving up 32.5 points per contest putting them 11th in C-USA. When it comes to yards rushing, Charlotte is allowing 192.8 yards per contest ranking them 10th in C-USA and 99th in the nation. They are allowing teams to run for an average of 5 yards per carry which has them at 11th in the conference and 110th in Division 1 overall. In total, they have conceded 2,314 yards rushing through 12 contests. When it comes to yards through the air, the 49ers have conceded 2,551 yards. Opponents are completing 63% of the throws they are attempting against them and averaging 8.0 yards per try.
In their last outing, the Buffalo Bulls faced the Bowling Green Falcons and earned the win by a score of 49-7. Taking the lead at quarterback for the Bulls was Kyle Vantrease who went 10/14 with 131 yards passing but wasn't able to get any balls in the endzone via the pass. He finished the game without throwing an interception. Jaret Patterson paced the team in rushing for the game. His longest run of the day went for 81 yards and he notched 6 touchdowns in the game. He ran for a total of 298 yards via 26 carries which means he ran for an average of 11.5 yards per run. Antonio Nunn was the leader in receiving yardage by racking up 67 yards on 4 catches. He had an average of 16.8 yards per reception for the game. The Bulls ended up running the ball 51 times and racked up a total of 455 yards which had them averaging 8.9 yards per run. For the game, the Bulls earned a total of 23 1st downs and they had 2 penalties for 15 yards which is telling in terms of how disciplined they are. In all, they finished with a total of 66 plays for a total of 586 yards. In terms of defense, Buffalo conceded 7 completions on 18 attempts for a total of 81 yards, and a completion percentage of 38.9%. On the day, they gave up a total of 187 yards but weren't able to force a turnover. Against the run, the Bulls conceded 106 yards on 35 carries which means they had an average of 3.0 yards per run allowed.
The Bulls step onto the field holding a record of 7-5. Buffalo is making teams fear their ground game this season by averaging 254.3 rushing yards per contest, putting them 9th in Division 1. As a unit, they have a total of 3,052 rushing yards through 12 games, and if they want to continue their dominance, they'll want to keep running the ball. The Bulls average 397.4 yards per game overall putting them 73rd in the country and 7th in the Mid-American Conference. The Bulls are allowing 22.3 points per game which puts them at 1st in the MAC and 34th in college football. Their passing defense is one of the best groups in college football. They are giving up 197.8 passing yards per contest. For yards through the air allowed per game, the Bulls are ranked 1st in the MAC. When it comes to points given up, they have allowed 268 points in total. In regard to yards rushing, they are allowing 95.6 yards per contest which puts them at 4th in the nation and 1st in the Mid-American Conference. For 2019, they have conceded 1,147 rushing yards and 15.6 rushing touchdowns.
Who will win tonight's 49ers/Bulls college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Bulls -7
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