Buffalo vs. Toledo - 11/20/19 CFB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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Toledo at Buffalo

Wednesday, November 20, 2019 at 7:30 PM (UB Stadium)

BUFF -280, BUFF -6.5

The Toledo Rockets head to the University of Buffalo for a mid-week game against the Bulls in a game between two teams in the in the MAC.  In their last game, Toledo was defeated by the Northern Illinois Huskies by the score of 31-28.  Toledo quarterback Eli Peters completed 26 of 38 passes for 300 yards and 3 touchdowns in the loss.  Wide receiver Bryce Mitchell led the Rockets in receiving yards after catching 6 passes for 125 yards and 2 touchdowns.  The leading rusher for the Rockets on the day was running back Shakif Seymour who carried the football 19 times for 133 yards. The Toledo defense allowed 444 total yards to the Northern Illinois Huskies as it was an even 222 on the ground and 222 in the air. 

On the year the Rockets are now 6-4 and 3-3 in MAC play, which puts them in 5th place in the MAC-West Division.  With starting quarterback Mitchell Guadagni out, Eli Peters will get the start once against under center for the Rockets.  On the year, Peters has thrown for 665 yards, 6 touchdowns against 2 interceptions.  Toledo’s lead rusher is Bryant Koback who has ran 165 times for 1,066 yards and 10 touchdowns.  The lead receiver for the year for the Rockets is Bryce Mitchell who has caught 28 passes for 556 yards and 4 touchdowns. 

The Buffalo Bulls welcome the Toledo Rockets to town after losing their last game to Kent State by the score of 30-27.  This was a tough loss for Buffalo as were outscored by Kent State in the 4th quarter, 24-3 with all 24 Kent State points coming in the last 8 minutes of the game.  Buffalo quarterback Kyle Vantrease completed 9 of 22 passes for 134 yards and touchdown as well as running 3 times for 14 yards.  Buffalo running back Jaret Patterson led the way for the Bulls as the ground as he had 30 carried for 141 yards.  Daniel Lee was Buffalo’s lead receiver as he caught 4 passes for 58 yards and a touchdown.  The Buffalo defense allowed 284 total yards to Kent State including 165 yards through the air. 

After the loss, Buffalo is now 5-5 on the season and 3-3 in conference play, which places them in 4th place in the MAC-East Division.  Quarterback Kyle Vantrease has thrown for 813 yards and 6 touchdowns against 1 interception.  Jaret Patterson has been the Bulls leading rusher as he has carried the ball 222 times for 1,136 yards and 7 touchdowns on the season.  Wide receiver Antonio Nunn has been Buffalo’s lead receiver as he has caught 35 passes for 478 yards and 5 touchdowns on the season.     

In a game between two midlevel teams in the MAC, this one could be an interesting matchup.  Toledo has scored 29 points per game and allowed 28.8 points a game.  Buffalo has scored 28 points per game and has allowed 23.1 points per game.  Toledo averages gaining 455.1 yards per game and give up 465.3 yards per game.  Buffalo is averaging 368 yards per game against giving up 292.8 yards per game.  This should be a good game as both offenses match up well, but with Buffalo’s defense being better and the game being played in Buffalo, I have to go with the Bulls in this one.  Buffalo wins 31-24 and covers the spread. 

Travis’s Pick BUFF -280, BUFF -6.5

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a Sports Chat Place site consensus.