Georgia Southern Eagles vs Buffalo Bulls Prediction, 12/27/2022 College Football Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Georgia Southern Eagles vs Buffalo Bulls
Date: Tuesday, December 27, 2022
Location: Cramton Bowl in Montgomery, AL
Odds/Point Spread: Bulls (+3)
The Georgia Southern Eagles (6-6) are hitting the road to Cramton Bowl on Tuesday, December 27, 2022 where they will compete against the Buffalo Bulls (6-6) in the Camellia Bowl. Georgia Southern opens this game as 3-point favorites. The total has been set at 62.5.
The Georgia Southern Eagles head into this matchup 6-6 for this year. In their last contest, the Eagles stepped onto the field against the Appalachian State Mountaineers and walked away with a win by a score of 51-48. A.J. Brown was the best rusher for the Eagles with 14 totes for 62 yards (4.4 yds per carry). Kyle Vantrease connected on 34/51 with 385 yards passing and 3 touchdowns. He had a QB rating of 145.6 and finished the game with 1 pick. On the ground, the Eagles conceded 376 yds on 48 attempts, which averages out to 7.8 yards per run allowed. Georgia Southern allowed 15 completions on 26 attempts for a total of 253 yds, and a completion rate of 57.7%. For the game, they ran 77 plays which totaled 487 yards. The Georgia Southern Eagles ran the ball 26 different times and amassed 102 yds, earning them an average of 3.9 yards per tote.
Regarding putting the ball in the endzone, the Georgia Southern Eagles are averaging 33.7 PPG. As a team they average 140.8 yards on the ground which is 83rd in Division 1. The Eagles have earned 5,618 total yards for the season. With reference to getting the ball in the endzone, Georgia Southern has compiled 26 touchdowns through the air and 23 touchdowns via the ground. Georgia Southern has accumulated 305 first downs offensively, and they have committed 60 penalties for 550 yards. They have given the ball to the opposition 19 times.
When it comes to passing yards, the Eagles are allowing 3,074 yards which ranks them 101st in college football. They have allowed 256.2 yards per contest through the air and giving up a completion percentage of 59.0%. In total, they are allowing 496.1 yards per outing which has them sitting 129th in the nation. They have relinquished 18 touchdowns through the air in addition to 28 touchdowns via the ground game. Opposing teams are running for an average of 5.8 yards per rush and 239.9 yards on the ground per game this year. During this campaign, they have given up 2,879 running yards through 12 games. The Eagles are ranked 112th in the nation regarding the opposition scoring, conceding 32.3 PPG.
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The Bulls come into this matchup with a record of 6-6 for this season. In their last game, the Bulls took home the win by a final score of 23-22 when they played the Akron Zips. Mark Scott ran the ball 4 times for 19 yards, ending the contest with 4.8 yds per carry for Buffalo. Cole Snyder (3 touchdowns) walked away from the contest with 264 yards on 23/43 passing while his quarterback rating was 123.4. He had 1 pick and his Y/A was 6.1. Buffalo gave up 25 run attempts for 52 yds (2.1 yards per rush). The Bulls pass defense allowed a completion rate of 61.7%, relinquishing 254 yards on 29 out of 47 passing. The Bulls finished the game with 291 yards while they ran 70 plays (4.2 yds per play). Buffalo ran for 1.0 yards per carry, totaling 27 yds on 26 carries.
The Buffalo Bulls have an average of 376.4 yards per contest, which has them ranked 78th in D-1. The Buffalo offense has compiled 635 yds of penalties on 70 violations, which has them sitting 79th in D-1 in terms of helping out the other team. For the season so far, the Bulls currently sit at 2,794 yards via the pass as well as holding an average of 232.8 passing yards per outing, which is ranked 62nd in Division 1. In terms of how much they score, the Bulls are sitting 63rd in the nation maintaining an average of 29.0 PPG.
Buffalo has allowed a total of 2,096 rushing yards (174.7 yards per outing) and 23 touchdowns via the rush for the year. They have conceded 17 touchdowns through the air and 216.2 yards per game, which has them sitting 54th in college football. The Bulls defense has been on the field for 781 plays, which ranks 31st in D-1. The Bulls are giving up 27.2 points per game, ranking them 74th in D-1. This year, they have relinquished 326 pts.
Who will win tonight's Eagles/Bulls college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Eagles -3
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