Buffalo vs. Central Michigan - 10/26/19 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Central Michigan Chippewas (5-3) at Buffalo Bulls (3-4)
College Football: Saturday, October 26, 2019 at 3:30 pm (UB Stadium)
The Line: Buffalo Bulls -2.5 -- Over/Under:
The Central Michigan Chippewas and Buffalo Bulls meet Saturday in college football action at UB Stadium.
The Central Michigan Chippewas look for another win to build on their three-game winning streak. The Central Michigan Chippewas have lost three of their last four road games. David Moore is completing 57.3 percent of his passes for 1,143 yards, five touchdowns and four interceptions. Moore has three touchdown passes and three interceptions in his last three games. Kalil Pimpleton and JaCorey Sullivan have combined for 863 receiving yards and six touchdowns while Tyrone Scott has 19 receptions. The Central Michigan Chippewas ground game is averaging 187.5 yards per contest, and Jonathan Ward leads the way with 661 yards and eight touchdowns. Defensively, Central Michigan is allowing 27.3 points and 364.8 yards per game. Troy Brown leads the Central Michigan Chippewas with 54 tackles, Sean Adesanya has six sacks and Da'Quaun Jamison has two interceptions.
The Buffalo Bulls need a victory after losing four of their last six games. The Buffalo Bulls have won two of their last three home games. Matt Myers is completing 46.7 percent of his passes for 602 yards, six touchdowns and four interceptions. Myers and Kyle Vantrease have combined for eight touchdowns and four interceptions. Antonio Nunn and Carlton Todd have combined for 397 receiving yards and two touchdowns while Jaret Patterson has seven receptions. The Buffalo Bulls ground game is averaging 224.4 yards per contest, and Jaret Patterson leads the way with 686 yards and four touchdowns. Defensively, Buffalo is allowing 23.9 points and 298.4 yards per game. Tyrone Hill leads the Buffalo Bulls with 47 tackles, Malcolm Koonce has 4.5 sacks and Joey Banks has one interception.
The Chippewas are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games on fieldturf, 4-0 ATS vs. a team with a losing record and 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Bulls are 10-3 ATS in their last 13 conference games, 12-4 ATS in their last 16 home games and 6-0 ATS in their last 6 games in October. The over is 11-5-1 in Bulls last 17 home games. The over is 7-2 in Chippewas last 9 games overall.
The Central Michigan Chippewas are 3-3-1 ATS in their last seven games as a road underdog. The Buffalo Bulls have covered seven of their last 10 games as a home favorite. The Central Michigan Chippewas are riding a nice little hot streak, but they still have a bit to prove given that only one of their victories against FBS opponents came against a team with a winning record. The Buffalo Bulls are coming off probably their best performance of the season and it's a win that could be the turning point for this squad overall. The jury is still out on Central Michigan and Buffalo is better than its record indicates. I'll lay the reasonable chalk with the Bulls at home.