Buffalo at Akron 10/19/19 - College Football Picks & Predictions

By: Adam |

Last Updated: 10/13/2019 at 6:25 PM ET

The Buffalo Bulls visit InfoCision Stadium in Akron, Ohio on Saturday to play the winless Akron Zips. The Bulls fell to 2-4 on the season following a 21-20 overtime loss to the Ohio Bobcats a week ago Saturday. The Bulls had a bye during Week 7. Buffalo scored on its first possession in overtime but kicker Jackson Baltar missed the extra point. Ohio scored on its possession in overtime and Louis Zervos booted the extra point to beat the Bulls. Kevin Marks rushed for 112 yards in the loss.

Akron fell to 0-6 following its 26-3 loss to Kent State on Saturday in the Crystal Clinic Wagon Wheel game. Akron gained just 297 yards on offense, while allowing 382. The Zips gained just 95 yards on the ground; were stopped twice trying to convert on fourth down; fumbled; and punted three times. Akron quarterback Kato Nelson threw for 202 yards in the loss. 

Matt Myers leads Buffalo with 602 yards passing, six touchdowns and four interceptions. Jaret Patterson is the leading rusher with 598 yards and four touchdowns, while Antonio Nunn leads all receivers with 268 yards and two touchdowns. Tyrone Hill leads the Bulls in tackles with 44.

Akron quarterback Kato Nelson has thrown for 1,267 yards, eight touchdowns and three interceptions. Nelson is the leading rusher with 131 yards. Nate Steward leads all Akron receivers with 391 yards and three touchdowns. John Lako is the leading tackler for the Zips with 68. 

Akron is having a miserable season going 0-6 straight up and 0-6 ATS. The Zips have failed to cover each of the last 5 at home, each of the last 6 overall and 12 of the last 14 following a loss straight up. Buffalo is not playing all that well, but the Bulls have covered the nut in 9 of the last 12 Mid-American conference games and 7 of the last 9 versus an opponent with a losing record. Final Score Prediction, Buffalo Bulls win and cover ATS 39-12.

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