Buffalo vs. Miami OH in Week 13

Jeff Grant

Monday, November 18, 2013 1:54 PM GMT

The Buffalo Bulls were unable to overcome a large early deficit last time out, as they prepare to bounce back against the Miami OH RedHawks Tuesday. Have the sportsbooks left any value on the table for those of us looking to place our college football pick on this matchup?

Let’s take a closer look at the college football odds for this Mid-American Conference matchup at Yager Stadium, with the opening kickoff scheduled for 8 p.m. ET on ESPNU.

All streaks come to an end

Buffalo had its seven-game winning streak snapped last time out, as it suffered a 51-41 defeat to the Toledo Rockets as 5.5-point road underdogs last Tuesday, while going OVER the betting total of 54.5.

It’s important to point out that the program nearly overcame a 31-0 halftime deficit to pull off the victory, with quarterback Joe Licata throwing for a career-high 497 yards.

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Miserable season

Miami Ohio is 0-10 SU and 3-7 ATS through 10 games of the season, as it comes off a 24-6 defeat to the Kent State Golden Flashes as 19.5-point road underdogs last Wednesday, while losing the statistical battle for the ninth time.

The RedHawks will have 19 players celebrating Senior Day on campus for this affair, as they look to improve upon their 6-9 SU/ATS record at home since 2011.

Getting the job done in this situation

College football handicappers will find that the Bulls are 2-0 SU/ATS as road favorites during the 2013 campaign—covering those two opportunities by an average of 20 points.

Buffalo has scored 319 points through 10 games, which is the second most in the FBS era for the program, while it ranks fifth nationally in turnover margin.

A young roster

It’s definitely a week to celebrate the seniors on its roster, but Miami OH also needs to think about getting other players ready for next year, as it has seven juniors, 23 sophomores and 51 freshmen.

The RedHawks have dropped 14 consecutive games dating back to last season, while they’ve gone 6-15-1 ATS in their last 22 contests overall.

Prediction

I’m going to recommend that readers back the Bulls for their college football picks, as the favorite is 4-0-1 ATS in the last five overall meetings in this MAC rivalry.

College Football Pick:  Buffalo Bulls -24