MAC: Buffalo vs Kent State 11/28/20 College Football Picks, Odds, Predictions

MAC: Buffalo vs Kent State 11/28/20 College Football Picks, Odds, Predictions Photo by John David Mercer-USA TODAY Sports

Kent State Golden Flashes (3-0) at Buffalo Bulls (3-0)

College Football: Saturday, November 28, 2020 at 12:00 pm (UB Stadium)

The Line: Buffalo Bulls -9 -- Over/Under: 66.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds

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The Buffalo Bulls host the Kent State Golden Flashes when they meet Saturday in week 13 MAC college football action at UB Stadium in Buffalo.

The Kent State Golden Flashes look for a win to start 4-0, one of their best starts in school history. The Kent State Golden Flashes have split their last six road games. Dustin Crum is completing 75.3 percent of his passes for 838 yards, nine touchdowns and one interception. Crum and Collin Schlee have combined for 11 touchdowns and one interception. Isaiah McKoy and Ja'Shaun Poke have combined for 520 receiving yards and seven touchdowns while Dante Cephas has 10 receptions. The Kent State Golden Flashes ground game is averaging 299 yards per contest, and Marquez Cooper leads the way with 234 yards and five touchdowns. Defensively, Kent State is allowing 27.3 points and 344.3 yards per game. Dean Clark leads the Kent State Golden Flashes with 21 tackles, Brandon Coleman has three sacks and Elvis Hines has one interception.

The Buffalo Bulls look for a win to start 4-0 for the second time in the last three years. The Buffalo Bulls have won four straight home games. Kyle Vantrease is completing 62.5 percent of his passes for 602 yards, five touchdowns and one interception. Vantrease has one or less touchdown passes in seven of his last eight games. Antonio Nunn and Zac Lefebvre have combined for 418 receiving yards and three touchdowns while Trevor Wilson has three receptions. The Buffalo Bulls ground game is averaging 261 yards per contest, and Jaret Patterson leads the way with 511 yards and eight touchdowns. Defensively, Buffalo is allowing 19 points and 351.3 yards per game. James Patterson leads the Buffalo Bulls with 24 tackles, Malcolm Koonce has three sacks and Marcus Fuqua has one interception.

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The Golden Flashes are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 road games, 6-1 ATS in their last 7 conference games and 7-1 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The Bulls are 5-0 ATS vs. a team with a winning record, 19-7 ATS in their last 26 home games and 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The over is 6-2 in Golden Flashes last 8 games overall. The over is 7-2 in Bulls last 9 games overall. The road team is 7-2-1 ATS in their last 10 meetings.

I mentioned in my first Kent State Golden Flashes writeup when they opened the season against Eastern Michigan, that they would be a team to watch in the MAC and had a shot at one of their better seasons in school history. Well, Kent State is 3-0 and has one of the best offenses in college football, as it's first in total yards and points scored and second in rushing yards. The Buffalo Bulls are more trustworthy, as they've been a staple in the MAC the last few years and they're the better defensive team this season. However, Kent State is the real deal and we can't forget the Golden Flashes beat Buffalo last season. This program has come a long ways.

Give me Kent State and the points.

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Randy’s Pick Kent State Golden Flashes +9

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