Buffalo vs. Ohio - 10/5/19 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Ohio Bobcats (1-3) at Buffalo Bulls (2-2)
College Football: Saturday, October 5, 2019 at 3:30 pm (UB Stadium)
The Line: Buffalo Bulls +3.5 -- Over/Under: 54.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
The Ohio Bobcats and Buffalo Bulls meet Saturday in college football action at UB Stadium.
The Ohio Bobcats need a victory here to snap a three-game losing streak. The Ohio Bobcats have lost four of their last five road games. Nathan Rourke is completing 57.1 percent of his passes for 857 yards, six touchdowns and three interceptions. Rourke has two or more touchdown passes in five of his last 10 games. Shane Hooks and Isiah Cox have combined for 312 receiving yards and two touchdowns while Jerome Buckner has nine receptions. The Ohio Bobcats ground game is averaging 159.7 yards per contest, and Rourke leads the way with 187 yards and two touchdowns. Defensively, Ohio is allowing 29.5 points and 464 yards per game. Javon Hagan leads the Ohio Bobcats with 39 tackles, Cole Baker has 2.5 sacks and Marlin Brooks has one interception.
The Buffalo Bulls need a victory here to get back to a .500 record. The Buffalo Bulls have won their last five home games. Matt Myers is completing 46.7 percent of his passes for 602 yards, six touchdowns and four interceptions. Myers has at least one touchdown pass in four of his first five games. Antonio Nunn and Zac Lefebvre have combined for 310 receiving yards and three touchdowns while Carlton Todd has five receptions. The Buffalo Bulls ground game is averaging 240.2 yards per contest, and Jaret Patterson leads the way with 546 yards and four touchdowns. Defensively, Buffalo is allowing 29.2 points and 310.4 yards per game. Joey Banks leads the Buffalo Bulls with 30 tackles, Ledarius Mack has three sacks and Aapri Washington has one interception.
The Bobcats are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games in October, 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games following a ATS loss and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 conference games. The Bulls are 11-4 ATS in their last 15 home games, 8-3 ATS in their last 11 conference games and 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Bobcats are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 meetings in Buffalo. The over is 8-3 in Bulls last 11 games overall. The under is 3-0-1 in Bobcats last 4 games in October.
The Ohio Bobcats have covered eight of their last 11 games as a road favorite. The Buffalo Bulls have covered 10 of their last 13 games as a home underdog. I understand that Buffalo isn't getting much love from oddsmakers with Matt Myers possibly not playing. Still, I'm not running to the window to lay chalk with Ohio on the road, a team that's been killed defensively for the most part and hasn't been great on the road dating back to last season. Starting quarterback or not, Buffalo can do just enough to squeeze out a victory here.