College Football Picks: Buffalo & Ohio to go 'Over'

Monday, November 3, 2014 3:00 PM UTC

Monday, Nov. 3, 2014 3:00 PM UTC

SBR's Ross Benjamin has gone 24-9 (72.7%) with his free college football picks this season. Read his football betting preview in Wednesday’s game between Buffalo/Ohio to find out where he plans to place his money.

<p style="text-align:center;"> <style type="text/css"><!--td {border: 1px solid #ccc;}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;"><iframe allowfullscreen frameborder="0" height="330" src="" width="560"></iframe></span></p> <p><strong>Mid Week MAC Tilt in Athens</strong><br /> The Ohio Bobcats will play host to the Buffalo Bulls on Wednesday at Peden Stadium in Athens with the opening kickoff slated for 8:00 PM ET. According to the <a href="" target="_blank" title="Live College Football Odds from SBR">college football betting odds</a> at Pinnacle, Ohio is a 3.0 point favorite, and there was no posted total at the time of this writing. Buffalo defeated Ohio last season 30-3, and it marked just the 2<sup>nd</sup> time in the past 9-years that this matchup had gone under the total.</p> <p style="text-align:center;"><em>Join our <a href="" target="_blank" title="SBR's College Football Handicapping Forum">College Football Handicapping Forum</a> to chat with fellow NCAAF bettors.</em></p> <p><strong>Rough and Controversial Season</strong><br /> The <a href="" target="_blank" title="Buffalo Bulls Team Stats">Buffalo Bulls enter this MAC contest with a 2-5 overall record</a> on the season. Following an upset loss as a 13.0 point favorite to Eastern Michigan on 10/11/2014, head coach Jeff Quinn was surprisingly fired. Quinn was in his 6<sup>th</sup> season at Buffalo, and ended his tenure with a 19-36 record. However, it was just last season that the Bulls finished 8-5, and played in a bowl game versus San Diego State. Two members of that team, Khalil Mack (Oakland Raiders), and Brandon Oliver (San Diego Chargers) are now starters in the NFL. In any event, the Bulls enter this contest on a 3-game losing streak. They last played on 10/25 and were a 20-14 loser at home to Central Michigan. This will be only the 3<sup>rd</sup> game in the last 25-days for Buffalo, and they’re 0-3 on the road to start the season.</p> <p> </p> <p><strong>No Excuses for the Bobcats</strong><br /> The <a href="" target="_blank" title="Ohio Bobcats Team Stats">Ohio Bobcats enter this game with a 4-5 record on the year</a>. However, it must be noted that they opened the season versus two pretty good non-conference opponents in currently undefeated Marshall, and a solid Kentucky team. The Bobcats have gone 3-1 at home this season, and should have no excuses against an opponent which is arguably in disarray at the moment. Ohio has gone under the total in 7 of their first 9-games. Ohio has gone a dismal 6-15 ATS the last 3-seasons versus conference opponents.</p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Final Analysis</strong><br /> Neither of these defenses has performed well this season. Buffalo has allowed an average of 38.3 points, and 473.2 yards per games versus their 6 FBS opponents this season. Ohio has allowed 439-yards per game, and that includes an alarming 292 per contest through the air. My estimated college football total in this game is approximately 56.0. If the number is 59.5 or lower, I will strongly consider make one of my <a href="" target="_blank" title="Free College Football Picks">college football picks</a> on going over the total in this game.</p> <p><strong>Free College Football Pick: </strong>Buffalo/Ohio to go Over the total</p> <p>[/]{"component":"oddswidget", "eventId":294317, "sportsbooksIds":[19,43,227,1096,999996,93,238,123,139], "LineTypeId":5, "PeriodTypeId":1}[/]</p>
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