Kent State vs. Buffalo - 11/14/19 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Buffalo Bulls (5-4) at Kent State Golden Flashes (3-6)
College Football: Thursday, November 14, 2019 at 7:00 pm (Dix Stadium)
The Line: Kent State Golden Flashes +3.5 -- Over/Under:
The Buffalo Bulls and Kent State Golden Flashes meet Thursday in college football action at Dix Stadium.
The Buffalo Bulls look for another win to build on their three-game winning streak. The Buffalo Bulls have lost three of their last five road 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 11 touchdowns and five interceptions. Antonio Nunn and Zac Lefebvre have combined for 620 receiving yards and seven touchdowns while Jaret Patterson has nine receptions. The Buffalo Bulls ground game is averaging 224.4 yards per contest, and Patterson leads the way with 995 yards and seven touchdowns. Defensively, Buffalo is allowing 22.3 points and 293.8 yards per game. Tyrone Hill leads the Buffalo Bulls with 58 tackles, Taylor Riggins has six sacks and Joey Banks has two interceptions.
The Kent State Golden Flashes need a win here to snap a three-game losing streak. The Kent State Golden Flashes have won two of their three home games. Dustin Crum is completing 67.9 percent of his passes for 1,602 yards, 13 touchdowns and one interception. Crum has eight touchdown passes in his last four games. Isaiah McKoy and Kavious Price have combined for 915 receiving yards and seven touchdowns while Mike Carrigan has 22 receptions. The Kent State Golden Flashes ground game is averaging 170.7 yards per contest, and Crum leads the way with 414 yards and two touchdowns. Defensively, Kent State is allowing 31.3 points and 469.2 yards per game. Mandela Lawrence-Burke leads the Kent State Golden Flashes with 65 tackles, Theo Majette has four sacks and Jamal Parker has three interceptions.
The Bulls are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 conference games, 8-2 ATS vs. a team with a losing record and 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The Golden Flashes are 8-17 ATS vs. a team with a winning record, 4-10 ATS in their last 14 games in November and 5-1 ATS in their last 6 conference games. The Bulls are 5-0-1 ATS in their last 6 meetings in Kent State and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 meetings. The under is 5-2 in Golden Flashes last 7 home games. The over is 15-7 in Bulls last 22 games overall.
The Buffalo Bulls are 4-4 ATS in their last eight games as a road favorite. The Kent State Golden Flashes are 5-5 ATS in their last 10 games as a home underdog. Buffalo is playing its best stretch of football during their three-game winning streak and can clinch back-to-back bowl appearances for the first time in school history with a win here. Kent State can be sloppy defensively and has allowed 30 or more points in five of its nine games and it allowing 34.3 points during this three-game losing streak. The Buffalo Bulls are simply playing the better football and have more reason to show up for this contest with history on the line. I'll eat the reasonable number.