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Week 11 of the 2023 college football season begins with three MACtion matchups. The final game of the evening pits the Ohio Bobcats against the Buffalo Bulls. Ohio is 6-3 overall and 3-2 in MAC play this season. Buffalo will host this matchup at UB Stadium, where the Bulls are 1-3 this season. The Bulls are also 3-6 overall, though Buffalo is 3-2 in MAC competition.
Kickoff is at 7:30 p.m. ET. For this game, SportsLine consensus lists the Bobcats as 7-point favorites, while the over/under, or total number of points Vegas thinks will be scored, is 44 in the latest Ohio vs. Buffalo odds. Before making any Buffalo vs. Ohio picks, you need to see the college football predictions and betting advice from SportsLine’s proven computer model.
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Now, the model has set its sights on Ohio vs. Buffalo and just revealed its picks and MACtion predictions. You can visit SportsLine to see the model’s CFB picks. Here are several college football odds and trends for Buffalo vs. Ohio:
Ohio vs. Buffalo spread: Ohio -7Ohio vs. Buffalo over/under: 44 pointsOhio vs. Buffalo money line: Ohio -277, Buffalo +224OH: The Bobcats are 4-5 against the spread this seasonBUFF: The Bulls are 5-4 against the spread this seasonOhio vs. Buffalo picks: See picks at SportsLineOhio vs. Buffalo live stream: fubo (try for free)
Why Ohio can cover
Ohio’s defense is off to an outstanding start in 2023. The Bobcats lead the MAC in allowing only 15.7 points per game this season, and Ohio also sits atop the conference pecking order with 264.6 total yards allowed per contest. That is more than 50 yards fewer per game than any other MAC team, and Ohio is the conference’s best rushing defense. Opponents are averaging only 93.2 rushing yards per game against the Bobcats and also generating the fewest yards per carry (3.3) in the conference against Ohio.
The Bobcats are also stout against the pass, yielding fewer than 175 yards per game through the air and only 6.0 yards per pass attempt. Ohio has more interceptions (10) than passing touchdowns allowed (nine), and the team has 22 sacks this season. Ohio is also facing a Buffalo offense that has the worst mark in the MAC in yards per pass attempt (5.3) on offense, and the Bulls are converting only 33.1% of third down chances this season. See which team to pick here.
Why Buffalo can cover
Buffalo’s defense has found its footing in MAC play. The Bulls are allowing only 16.8 points per game to conference opponents and holding MAC foes to only 4.7 yards per play. Buffalo is giving up fewer than 150 passing yards per game and 5.4 yards per pass attempt in conference action, and no team is allowing fewer first downs per game (14.4) than Buffalo among MAC squads.
Opponents are converting only 27.3% of third down chances against Buffalo in MAC games, and Devin Grant leads all MAC players with five interceptions in 2023. On offense, Buffalo quarterback Cole Snyder leads the conference with 1,683 passing yards this season, and he is also in the top three with 13 passing touchdowns. Snyder is coming off a 3,000-yard passing season in 2022, and he is flanked by senior running back Ron Cook Jr., who has 664 scrimmage yards and six touchdowns this season. See which team to pick here.
How to make Buffalo vs. Ohio picks
SportsLine’s model is leaning Over on the total, projecting the teams to combine for 56 points. The model also says one side of the spread hits in well over 50% of simulations. You can see the model’s picks at SportsLine.
So who wins Ohio vs. Buffalo, and which side of the spread hits well over 50% of the time? Visit SportsLine now to see which side of the Illinois spread you need to jump on, all from the model that has notched a profit of well over $2,000 on its top-rated college football spread picks, and find out.