Akron at Buffalo - 12/2/22 College Football Picks and Prediction

Buffalo Bulls (5-6) vs Akron Zips (2-9)

Game Info: Friday, December 2, 2022 at 1:00 pm (UB Stadium)

Betting Odds: Buffalo Bulls -11.5 -- Over/Under: 55.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Akron Zips will play the Buffalo Bulls in a college football MAC Game on Friday afternoon at UB Stadium in Buffalo, New York. This is a makeup game after their game two weeks ago was postponed due to snow.

The Akron Zips are 2-9 (1-6) this season after they defeated the Northern Illinois Huskies by a score of 44-12 in their last game. Akron out gained NIU by a total of 512-261 and forced two turnovers in the win. The Akron offense is averaging 21.7 points per game with 285.6 passing yards per game and 93 rushing yards per game. Jeff Undercuffler Jr. has thrown for 537 yards, three touchdowns, and three interceptions for the Zips this season. Cam Wiley has rushed for 486 yards and five scores, while Shocky Jacques-Louis has caught 69 passes for 837 yards and two touchdowns for Akron. The Akron defense is giving up 34.5 points per game and 416.6 yards per game.

The Buffalo Bulls are 5-6 (4-3) this season after they lost to Kent State in overtime by a score of 30-27 in their last game. Buffalo was out gained by a total of 364-346 and went 6-18 on third down attempts in the loss. The Buffalo offense is averaging 29.5 points per game with 230 passing yards per game and 154.2 rushing yards per game. Cole Snyder has thrown for 2,501 yards, 14 touchdowns, and seven interceptions for the Bulls this season. Ron Cook Jr. (questionable) has rushed for 600 yards and four touchdowns, while Justin Marshall has caught 47 passes for 627 yards and six scores for Buffalo. The Buffalo defense is allowing 27.6 points per game and 399.3 yards per game.

Akron is 3-1-1 ATS in their last 5 games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games following a win. The over is 10-4 in Akron’s last 14 road games. Buffalo is 6-2 ATS in their last 8 Friday games and 2-5-1 ATS in their last 8 home games. The over is 4-0 in Buffalo’s last 4 games, and the over is 6-2-1 in their last 9 Friday games. The under is 5-1 in these two team's last 6 head-to-head meetings.

Buffalo comes into this game searching for their sixth win of the season, which would give them bowl eligibility. The Bulls have lost three games in a row, but welcome in an Akron team that has won two games this year. Akron has played better in the second half of the season, but their offense is only averaging 21 points per game. I am going to take Buffalo in this game, as they are the only team playing for something.

David’s Pick Buffalo -11.5

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