Ohio vs. Buffalo - 11/3/16 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Buffalo Bulls (2-6) at Ohio Bobcats (6-3)
College Football: Thursday, November 3, 2016 at 6:00 pm (Peden Stadium)
The Line: Ohio Bobcats -18.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Buffalo Bulls and Ohio Bobcats meet Thursday night in a MAC college football game at Peden Stadium.
The Buffalo Bulls look for their first road win of the season and first back-to-back victories of the year. The Buffalo Bulls have lost four straight road games overall. Tyree Jackson is completing 52.8 percent of his passes for 1,374 yards, eight touchdowns and seven interceptions. Jackson has thrown five interceptions in his last two games. Mason Schreck and Marcus McGill have combined for 655 receiving yards and three touchdowns while Malcolm Robinson has 16 receptions. The Buffalo Bulls ground game is averaging 169 yards per contest, and Jordan Johnson leads the way with 725 yards and four touchdowns. Defensively, Buffalo is allowing 31.8 points and 427.3 yards per game. Khalil Hodge leads the Buffalo Bulls with 93 tackles, Brandon Crawford has two sacks and Tim Roberts has two interceptions.
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The Ohio Bobcats look to build on their MAC East lead after winning five of their last six games. The Ohio Bobcats have lost three home games dating back to last season. Greg Windham is completing 56.4 percent of his passes for 1,366 yards, nine touchdowns and three interceptions. Windham and Quinton Maxwell have combined for 14 touchdown passes this season. Sebastian Smith and Jordan Reid have combined for 1,003 receiving yards and seven touchdowns while Papi White has 21 receptions. The Ohio Bobcats ground game is averaging 200 yards per contest, and Dorian Brown leads the way with 624 yards and three touchdowns. Defensively, Ohio is allowing 24.4 points and 376.9 yards per game. Blair Brown leads the Ohio Bobcats with 78 tackles, Tarell Basham has 7.5 sacks and Kylan Nelson has two interceptions.
The Bulls are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 road games and 3-8 ATS in their last 11 games overall. The Bobcats are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 home games and 9-4 ATS in their last 13 games overall. The Bulls are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 meetings and the over is 6-2 in the last 8 meetings.
The Buffalo Bulls simply aren't a good football team and haven't had much success in covering games either. Ohio has proven to be one of the better teams in the MAC and has covered nine of its last 13 games. Also, the last three games between Buffalo and Ohio resulted in the home team winning in a blowout. Given what we've seen from both teams, I have to side with the Ohio Bobcats at home by three touchdowns.