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Buffalo vs Akron 11/19/22 College Football Picks, Predictions, Odds

Akron Zips (1-9) vs. Buffalo Bulls (5-5)
November 19, 2022 3:30 pm EDT
The Line: Buffalo Bulls -14.5 / Akron Zips +14.5; Over/Under: +45.5
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The Buffalo Bulls and Akron Zips clash Saturday in a week 12 MAC college football game from UB Stadium.

The Akron Zips will look to snap a nine-game losing streak after a 34-28 loss to Eastern Michigan last time out. DJ Irons has thrown for 2,605 yards, 10 touchdowns and 7 interceptions on 66.8% passing while also leading Akron in rushing with 314 rushing yards and 4 TDs. Cam Wiley has 358 rushing yards with 5 TDs while Clyde Price III has 185 rushing yards with 5 scores. Shocky Jacques-Louis has a team-high 65 catches for 800 yards with a pair of TDs while Alex Adams has 49 grabs for 687 yards and 6 grabs and Daniel George has 53 catches for 597 yards this season. On defense, Bubba Arslanian has a team-high 109 total tackles while Akron’s defense as a whole has 14 sacks and 6 interceptions.

The Buffalo Bulls will look to rebound from back-to-back road losses after a 31-27 loss to Central Michigan last time out. Cole Snyder’s thrown for 2,336 yards, 14 touchdowns and 7 interceptions on 59% passing while Ron Cook Jr. has a team-high 600 rushing yards with 4 touchdowns while Mike Washington has 547 rushing yards and a team-high 7 touchdowns. Justin Marshall leads Buffalo with 614 receiving yards and 6 touchdowns, while Quian Williams has a team-high 50 catches for 550 yards and 4 touchdowns this season. On defense, Shaun Dolac has a team-high 109 total tackles including 77 solo tackles while Buffalo’s defense as a whole has 16 sacks and 9 interceptions as well this season.

Akron is 17-35-1 ATS in their last 53 games overall and 6-12-1 ATS in their last 18 games in November while the over is 9-4 in their last 13 road games. Buffalo is 0-4-1 ATS in their last 5 games following an ATS loss and 0-5 ATS in their last 5 November games while the over is 17-4 in their last 21 home games against a team with a losing road record.

I get why Buffalo’s favored at home in this one, but as crazy as it sounds, better late than never as Akron’s offense has started to show up near the end of the season, and it’s resulted in Akron keeping a lot of their games closer than one would think with a 1-9 team. Buffalo just needs to win to clinch bowl eligibility and this game shouldn’t be about style points. I think this is a win by any means necessary game for Buffalo so I’ll side with Akron and the points.

Chris Ruffolo's Free Pick: Akron +14.5

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