NIU Huskies vs Buffalo Bulls Prediction, 11/17/2021 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: NIU Huskies vs Buffalo Bulls
Date: Wednesday, November 17, 2021
Location: UB Stadium in Amherst, NY
Odds/Point Spread: Bulls (+1.5)
The NIU Huskies (7-3) are headed to UB Stadium on Wednesday where they will try to beat the Buffalo Bulls (4-6). NIU opens this game as 1.5-point favorites. The total comes in at 63.
The NIU Huskies come into this matchup with a record of 7-3 for this season. In their last matchup, the Huskies faced the Ball State Cardinals and walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 52-30. Rocky Lombardi finished 23/38 with 264 yards through the air and 1 TD. He had a QB rating of 115.8 and finished the game with 1 pick. Jevyon Ducker was the leader on the ground for the Huskies with 24 carries for 155 yds (6.5 yds per carry). In all, they tallied 79 plays which totaled 475 yards. The NIU Huskies ran the ball 41 times and accounted for 211 yards, which earned them an average of 5.1 yds per attempt. On the ground, the Huskies gave up 360 yds on 45 attempts, which is an average of 8.0 yards per rush surrendered. NIU conceded 20 completions on 30 attempts for 322 yds, and a completion percentage of 66.7%.
The Huskies have earned 4,324 total yards for the season. In terms of getting the ball in the endzone, NIU has earned 13 touchdowns through the air and 22 touchdowns via the ground. They have surrendered the ball 13 different times. NIU has compiled 230 1st downs, and they have committed 59 penalties for 534 yds. As a unit they're holding an average of 220.4 yards rushing giving them a rank of 14th in Division 1. When it comes to scoring, the NIU Huskies are averaging 31.5 PPG.
When it comes to yards via the pass, the Huskies are allowing 2,326 yds which ranks them 82nd in Division 1. They are giving up 232.6 yards per outing through the air and conceding a completion percentage of 56.3%. In total, they are granting 441.6 yards/outing which has them sitting 120th in the country. They have allowed 15 touchdowns via the pass in addition to 27 touchdowns on the ground. The opposition is running for 5.9 yards per running attempt and 209.0 yards on the ground per game on the campaign. During the season, they have conceded 2,090 yards via the running game in 10 games. The Huskies are ranked 122nd in the country in terms of team defense, allowing 33.3 PPG.
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The Bulls step onto the field holding a record of 4-6 this year. When they last stepped on the gridiron, the Bulls took a loss by a score of 56-18 against the Miami RedHawks. Kyle Vantrease finished the game with 151 yards on 11/20 through the air while his QB rating was 108.4. He tossed 1 pick and his average yards per attempt was 7.6. Dylan McDuffie carried the football 20 times for 91 yds, finishing the game with 4.6 yds per attempt for Buffalo. Buffalo rushed for 3.1 yards per carry, finishing with 119 yds on 38 attempts. The Bulls finished the contest with a total of 361 yards and they ran 70 plays (5.2 yds per play). The Bulls passing defense conceded a completion rate of 68.4%, surrendering 263 yards on 13 for 19 passing. Buffalo gave up 27 running attempts for 221 yards (8.2 yds per rush).
The Buffalo Bulls average 420.7 yards per outing, which is good for 56th in D-1. The Buffalo offense has 570 yards of penalties on 59 infractions, which ranks 77th in Division 1 in terms of hurting your team. Over the course of the season thus far, the Bulls currently sit at 2,239 yards via the pass together with holding an average of 223.9 throwing yards per contest, which ranks 70th in the nation. In terms of the points being put on the board, the Bulls are sitting 43rd in the country scoring 32.1 points per contest.
The Bulls are allowing 30.6 PPG, which has them sitting 112th in the country. Buffalo has allowed a total of 1,969 yards via the ground game (196.9 yards/game) as well as 22 touchdowns via the rush for the year. Overall, they have allowed 306 points. They have surrendered 19 touchdowns via the pass and 228.1 yards per game, which puts them in 74th in the nation. The Bulls defense has participated in 648 plays, which ranks 43rd in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Huskies/Bulls college football game against the spread?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take the Bulls +1.5
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