Famous Idaho Potato Bowl Picks Buffalo vs. San Diego State

Monday, December 9, 2013 5:00 AM UTC

Monday, Dec. 9, 2013 5:00 AM UTC

The Buffalo Bulls will be making just their second bowl appearance since becoming a Division I program, as they prepare to meet the San Diego Aztecs in Boise, ID.

<p style="text-align:center"> <style type="text/css"><!-- br {mso-data-placement:same-cell;} --></style> <span style="font-size:13px;font-family:arial,sans,sans-serif;font-weight:bold;color:#000000;text-align:left"></span></p> <p>Let’s take a closer <a href="/betting-odds/college-football/" title="Live College Football Odds, right here!" target="_blank">look at the college football betting lines for this matchup</a> in the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl, with the opening kickoff scheduled for 5:30 p.m. ET on ESPN.</p> <p><b>Unfamiliar setting</b></p> <p>For just the second time in school history, the University of Buffalo football team will play in a bowl game, as it finished the regular season with an 8-4 SU/ATS record, including wins in six of eight Mid-American Conference games.</p> <p>The Bulls suffered a 38-20 setback to the Connecticut Huskies in the 2009 International Bowl that was played in Toronto’s Rogers Centre.</p> <p><b>Quite a turnaround</b></p> <p>Despite suffering a 45-19 setback to the UNLV Runnin’ Rebels in their regular-season finale on Nov. 30, the San Diego State Aztecs have an opportunity to become just the eighth FBS team since 1980 to start 0-3 and get to eight wins.</p> <p>The Aztecs are 7-5 SU and 6-6 ATS—tying an NCAA FBS record in participating in four overtime games.</p> <p><a href="https://www.sportsbookreview.com/forum/college-football-handicapping/" title="Check out our Betting Forum and share your thoughts!" target="_blank">College football handicappers need to be aware that San Diego State is 8-0-1 SU</a> all-time against current MAC teams.</p> <p style="text-align:center"><em>Make sure to check out our:</em></p> <p style="text-align:center"><em><a href="/college-football/free-picks/royal-purple-las-vegas-bowl-picks-fresno-state-vs-usc-a-35662/" title="Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl Picks for Fresno State vs. USC" target="_blank">Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl Picks for Fresno State vs. USC</a></em></p> <p><b>Lacking a quality win</b></p> <img id="ctl00_head_ArticleAdministrator_picturePreview_imgSelectedPicture" alt="Image preview" class="imgSelectedPicture article-image" src="/picks-pictures/kadfja%20artickle.jpg" style="font-size:1em" /> <p>Buffalo opened up its season against two high-quality opponents, but ended up on the losing end against the Ohio State Buckeyes and Baylor Bears in both affairs.</p> <p>The Bulls truly lack a signature win on the season, as their most impressive victory came against the Ohio Bobcats—a program that seemingly mailed it in halfway through the year.</p> <p><b>Expect a close one</b></p> <p>The Aztecs haven’t been involved in many lopsided games since Week 4 of the season, as they’ve ended up on the winning end of six of eight contests decided by seven or fewer points.</p> <p>San Diego State is balanced offensively in averaging 262.2 passing and 159.8 rushing yards per game, but it’ll face a Buffalo defensive unit that’s led by talented linebacker Khalil Mack, who has racked up 10.5 sacks.</p> <p style="text-align:center"><em>Don't miss out on <a href="/college-football/free-picks/sbr-forum-s-ncaaf-bowl-contest-a-35479/" title="SBR Forum's NCAAF Bowl Contest" target="_blank">SBR's NCAAF Bowl Contest</a> and see how you can win $5000!</em></p> <p><b>Prediction</b></p> <p>I’m going to recommend that readers take a look at <a href="/college-football/" title="Free College Football Picks &amp; Predictions" target="_blank">the UNDER for their college football picks</a>, as both of these teams put up solid defensive numbers despite playing in offensive-minded conferences.</p> <p><strong>College Football Pick:</strong> Under</p>
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