Buffalo Bulls vs NIU Huskies Prediction, 11/4/2020 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Buffalo Bulls vs NIU Huskies
Date: Wednesday, November 4, 2020
Location: Huskie Stadium
Odds/Point Spread: Buffalo (-8)
Huskie Stadium is the venue where Ross Bowers and the NIU Huskies (5-7 last year) will play the Buffalo Bulls (8-5 last season) on Wednesday. The spread on this contest has Buffalo as 8-point favorites. The O/U opens at 49.5.
In their last contest last year, the Buffalo Bulls faced the Charlotte 49ers and went home with the win by a score of 31-9. Jaret Patterson led the team on the ground in this game. He had a long run of 21 yards and he notched 2 touchdowns in this game. He rushed for a total of 173 yards via 32 carries which had him averaging 5.4 yards per run. Antonio Nunn was the leader in receiving yardage with a total of 53 yards on 5 receptions. He notched an average of 10.6 yards per catch in this game. Kyle Vantrease went 8/17 with 77 yards by way of the pass and added 1 TD. He threw 1 pick for the contest.
The Bulls racked up 5,051 total yards for last season. Offensively they held an average of 250.5 yards on the ground, ranking them 10th in college football. Buffalo earned 14 passing touchdowns and 36 touchdowns via the ground. Regarding scoring, the Buffalo Bulls held an average of 31.5 points per game. The Bulls were sitting in 38th in college football when it comes to the opposition scoring, conceding 21.3 PPG. They allowed teams to run for an average of 2.9 yards per run and 94.4 rushing yards per game over the course of last season. Over the course of last season, they allowed 1,227 yards via the ground game in 13 outings. Regarding yards via the pass, the Bulls allowed 2,571 yards which put them in 39th in Division 1. They yielded 18 touchdowns via the pass as well as 16 rushing touchdowns. They gave up 292.2 yards/contest ranking them 19th in D-1.
For his career, Vantrease has thrown for a total of 1,568 yds with 10 TD's and 4 picks. Over the course of his time in college, he has taken off and run 34 different times totaling 42 yards. He has a QB rating of 120.5 with a touchdown rate of 4.2% and an interception percentage of 1.7%. He is passing for 87.1 yds per outing. Kyle Vantrease has connected on 130 of his attempted career 238 throws for a completion percentage of 54.6%.
In the last game they played in 2019, the NIU Huskies took the field against the Western Michigan Broncos and added a win to their record by a score of 17-14. Marcus Childers led the team in rushing in this contest. He had a long run of 22 yards but he wasn't able to run one in for a touchdown. He ran for a total of 54 yards by way of 11 carries which had him averaging 4.9 yards per run. Tyrice Richie was the leader in receiving yardage with a tally of 71 yards on 1 reception. He averaged 71.0 yards per reception in this contest. Childers went 6/11 with 86 yards via the pass and threw 1 TD. He walked away with no picks.
They averaged 141.3 yards per game on the ground and toted the ball for 1,696 yards for last year. For the previous year, the Huskies compiled 2,611 passing yards along with averaging 217.6 passing yards per contest, ranking them 79th in the country. The NIU Huskies maintained an average of 358.9 yards/game ranking them 104th in Division 1. When it comes to this team's ability to score points, the Huskies ranked 103rd in the nation maintaining an average of 22.8 PPG. The Huskies surrendered 28.2 PPG, ranking them 83rd in college football. Over the course of the season, they allowed 338 total points. NIU allowed a total of 2,158 rushing yards (179.8 yards/game) as well as 25 touchdowns via the rush last season. They yielded 18 touchdowns through the air and 208.6 yards/outing, ranking them 51st in the country.
In the 24 contests in his college career, Ross Bowers has connected on 446 of his 765 attempts for 5,225 yards. He averages 217.7 yds per contest through the air with a 121.2 QB rating. Bowers has thrown 25 TD's while tossing 20 picks in his career. He has taken off and run for -258 yards on 98 tries. His TD percentage on pass attempts is 3.3% and his interception rate is 2.6%.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take the Huskies +8 and over 49.5 total points
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