NCAA Football Akron vs. Buffalo: Bet on the Bulls over the Zips

Monday, November 10, 2014 2:35 PM UTC

Monday, Nov. 10, 2014 2:35 PM UTC

Our college football betting expert Ross Benjamin has gone a terrific 25-11 (69.4%) this season. He provides us with a football betting preview article on the game between Akron/Buffalo on Tuesday, and and includes a college football free pick.

<p><strong>Tuesday Night in the MAC</strong><br /> The Buffalo Bulls will host the Akron Zips on Tuesday at UB Stadium with the opening kickoff slated for 8:00 PM ET. The game will be aired by ESPNU. According to the <a href="" target="_blank" title="Live College Football Odds">College Football Betting Odds</a>, Akron is a 3.5 point favorite, and there was no posted total at the time of this writing. These MAC teams haven’t met since 2011.</p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Rare Situation for the Zips</strong><br /> The Akron Zips will enter this game coming off the <a href="" target="_blank" title="Akron a Dangerous Underdog? Check Our Picks On The Zips Last Game Against The Bowling Green's">rare distinction of going 0-3 SU&amp;ATS in their last 3-games</a>, and they were a favorite in all of those contests. This will be just the 48th time since 1980 that a team is a favorite, and is coming off 3 straight up favorite losses in a row. During this recent 3-game losing streak, Akron has gone a futile -10 in the turnover department. The Zips have gone under the total in 7 of their 9-games this season, and that includes 5 of the last 6.</p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Bulls Football in Disarray</strong><br /> The Buffalo Bulls will enter this game having lost their last 4 in a row, and have gone 3-6 so far this season. It must be noted, that 2 of those 3-wins came at the expense of FCS opponents Duquesne and Norfolk State. Following their 37-27 loss as a 14.5 point favorite at Eastern Michigan on 10/11, then head coach Jeff Quinn was fired, and replaced on an interim basis by offensive coordinator Alex Wood. The coaching change has yet to make a difference, and as a matter of fact the offense which had been the team’s strength, has regressed in their 2-games with Wood as the head man. <a href="" target="_blank" title="NCAAF: Teams Making Money in the Underdog Role This Season">Buffalo averaged 33.0 point during their first 7-games</a>, and scored only 14-points in each of the last 2-games. The most notable decline has occurred in the running game. The Bulls have rushed for 66-yards combined in the last 2-games, and have averaged a pathetic 1.4 yards per attempt. Putting that into perspective, they rushed for 139-yards or more in each of their first 7-games.</p> <p> </p> <p><strong>College Football Betting System</strong><br /> For your <a href="" target="_blank" title="Check SBR'S NCAA Free Picks ">College Football Picks</a> on this game, from my humble opinion. Any conference home underdog (Buffalo) of 4.0 or less, playing in game 10 of the season or beyond, coming off 2 conference SU&amp;ATS losses in a row in which they scored 14-points or less in each, and they have a .142 or better winning percentage, versus an opponent with a winning percentage of .200 or better, has gone 11-0 SU&amp;ATS since 1996. The home underdog won all 11 of those outright by an average of 11.1 points per game.</p> <p><strong>Free Pick</strong>: Buffalo +3.5 over Akron at <a href="http://;book=inarticle5dimes" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Visit 5Dimes To Place Some Bets on Your Favorite NCAA Teams">5Dimes</a></p> <p>[/]{"component":"oddswidget", "eventId":294372, "sportsbooksIds":[19,43,227,1096,999996,93,238,123,139], "LineTypeId":5, "PeriodTypeId":1}[/]</p>
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