Charlotte 49ers vs. Buffalo Bulls - 12/20/19 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Buffalo Bulls at Charlotte 49ers
Friday, December 20, 2019 at 2:00 PM (Thomas Robinson Stadium)
Buffalo Bulls -6.5 . Total 57.5
The Buffalo Bulls and the Charlotte 49ers will be squaring off in the Makers Wanted Bahamas Bowl. The Bulls enter the bowl game with a record of (7-5), ending the regular season with a win over Bowling Green, 49-7. The 49ers are also (7-5), after ending the regular season on a 5 game win streak. The 49ers ended the regular season with a 38-22 win over Old Dominion.
The Bulls were led this season of offense by running back's Jaret Patterson and Kevin Marks. Patterson rushed for 1,626 yds on 280 carries, while also adding 17 rushing touchdowns. Marks contributed a 1,000 yd season, finishing with 1,008 yds on 215 carries and 8 touchdowns. Quarterback Kyle Vantrease completed 93 of 155 passes for 1,116 yds, while throwing 7 touchdowns and 2 picks. Antonio Nunn recorded 634 yds receiving and 5 touchdowns. Defensively the Bulls were led by Joey Banks with 78 tackles. Defensive end Taylo Riggins added 8.5 sacks.
The 49ers were were guided this year by quarterback Chris Reynolds. Reynolds completed 62% of his passes for 2,366 yds, while tossing 21 touchdowns and 10 picks. Reynolds also added 757 yds rushing and 6 scores. Running back Benny LeMay totaled 1,027 yds on the ground, while finding the end zone9 times. Victor Tucker contributed 848 yds receiving on 49 receptions, while recording 6 touchdowns. Defensive back Marquavis Gibbs led the team in tackles with 94. Markees Watts registered 9.5 sacks.
Recent Betting Trends:
Bulls are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games overall.
Bulls are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 vs CUSA.
The under is 4-1 in Bulls last 5 vs CUSA.
49ers are 2-5 ATS vs a team with a winning record.
49ers are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall.
The over is 4-0 in 49ers last 4 non-conference games.
Both offense's have put up nearly the same amount of points per game, as the Bulls rank 4th in points scored, while the 49ers ranks 45th. Defensively, the Bulls are a lot better than the 49ers. Buffalo ranks 35th in fewest points allowed at (22.3). The 49ers rank 105th allowing (32.5) per game. Offensively the Bulls ranks 9th in rushing yds per game, while the 49ers are giving up the 98th most per game. The 49ers have the momentum coming into this game, but the oddsmakers don't see it that way. Buffalo is 6.5 favorites in this bowl game. I think Charlotte could win this one, but I'll take a different route. I'm going to take the over here, as this has the potential to be a shootout. Buffalo has had a tremendous defense, but the 49ers are on a roll, entering this contest. Final score prediction, Charlotte will win, but the total goes over, 34-31.