Miami OH vs. Buffalo Spread Prediction
It’s Tuesday night in late October, which means MAC football. Miami Ohio takes on Buffalo tonight at 8:00 p.m. ET with the Bulls laying a touchdown at home. What’s the best play for bettors? Let’s look at the matchup.
8:00 p.m. ET, Tuesday, October 30, 2018
UB Stadium, Buffalo, New York
Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers from online sports book BetNow.eu, the Bulls are 7-point favorites to beat the Redhawks. The total, meanwhile, sits at 53 points. As of this writing, 71% of the public betting tickets wagered on this matchup are on the Bulls.
Miami Ohio Redhawks
The Redhawks have knocked off Bowling Green, Akron and Kent State in conference play, with their only loss coming to Western Michigan in a 40-39 shootout that came down to the wire. And when you look at common opponents, the Redhawks lost to Army by just one point, while Buffalo dropped their matchup to the Knights by 29…Miami's top-five MAC defense has a great chance to keep Buffalo in check enough to make this game at least competitive. Veteran quarterback Gus Ragland has also limited mistakes this season (14 touchdowns, 3 interceptions), further helping Miami's chances on Tuesday evening.
Buffalo coach Lance Leipold, in the Buffalo News, on adjusting to mid-week games: “As a head coach, I made some mistakes my first year because we’d developed some injuries and tried to get guys ready, but at the same time, other guys were wearing down.We had some injuries on the offensive line and were practicing probably longer than we needed to. That probably hurt us later that year. Those are things you have to balance and know where your team is completely at. There was a learning curve there, and I think we have a better balance now, as a staff and as a program.”
The Redhawks are 5-2-1 against the spread in their last eight games versus the Bulls.
The favorite is 8-1-1 against the number in the last 10 meetings between these two teams.
The Bulls have been money for bettors all season and dating back to last year. They’re 16-5 against the spread in their last 21 games overall, are 8-2 against the number in their last 10 home games, and have covered the spread in five straight conference games. As for the Bulls, they’re 5-0 against the spread in their last five games overall but are 2-5 at the betting window in their last seven games versus a team with a winning record. They’re also 5-16 against the spread in their last 21 games after allowing less than 170 yards passing in their previous contest.
College Football Prediction: Buffalo Bulls -7