The Sun Belt meets the MAC in the 2022 Camellia Bowl as the Georgia Southern Eagles (6-6) play the Buffalo Bulls (6-6). Both sides struggled down the stretch this season. Buffalo lost three of its last four and needed a 23-22 victory over Akron in a rescheduled game to become bowl eligible. Georgia Southern also lost three of its last four but did end the season with an upset win over Appalachian State. Georgia Southern quarterback Kyle Vantrease will take on his former team. He was at Buffalo from 2017-21 before transferring this past offseason.
Kickoff is set for at noon ET at the Cramton Bowl in Montgomery, Ala. Caesars Sportsbook lists the Eagles as 5-point favorites in the latest Georgia Southern vs. Buffalo odds. The over/under for total points is set at 67.5. Before finalizing any Buffalo vs. Georgia Southern picks, make sure you check out the college football predictions and betting advice from the SportsLine Projection Model.
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Now, the model has locked in on Buffalo vs. Georgia Southern and just revealed its Camellia Bowl 2022 predictions. You can head to SportsLine to see the model's picks. Here are the college football odds and betting lines for Georgia Southern vs. Buffalo:
- Georgia Southern vs. Buffalo spread: Eagles -5
- Georgia Southern vs. Buffalo over/under: 67.5 points
- Georgia Southern vs. Buffalo money line: Eagles +158, Bulls -190
- GSU: The Eagles are 13-11 ATS over the past two seasons.
- BUFF: The Bulls are 9-13-2 ATS over the past two seasons.
- Georgia Southern vs. Buffalo picks: See picks at SportsLine
Why Georgia Southern can cover
Vantrease never put up huge season-long numbers in Buffalo, but he's found a lot of success under head coach Clay Helton at Georgia Southern. He ranked seventh nationally with 3,901 passing yards and also threw for 25 touchdowns this season. For comparison, he never threw for more than 2,000 in any season at Buffalo and never hit double-digit touchdowns.
Georgia Southern ranked first in the Sun Belt in total offense at 468.6 yards per game and third in scoring at 33.7 points per game. Running back Jalen White leads the way on the ground with 914 yards and 10 touchdowns this season. Vantrease spreads it around and three different receivers -- Khaleb Hood, Derwin Burgess Jr. and Jeremy Singleton -- all cleared 700 yards of receiving this season.
Why Buffalo can cover
The Bulls are 4-1 ATS following a victory and 3-1-1 ATS as an underdog. They have a balanced offense that averages 233 yards passing (62nd in FBS) and 143 rushing (75th). Quarterback Cole Snyder has taken over for Vantrease and has 2,765 passing yards and 17 touchdowns. He also has four rushing touchdowns, and running back Mike Washington has rushed for 606 yards and seven scores. Georgia Southern ranks 129th in the nation in both total yards (498) and rushing yards (240) allowed per game, and the Eagles also allow 5.1 yards per rush (117th).
Four Bulls receivers have at least 200 receiving yards, led by Justin Marshall with 53 catches for 710 yards and eight TDs. Quian Williams leads the team in receptions with 56 for 643 yards and five scores. The Buffalo defense gives up 391 yards and 27 points per game and is an opportunistic group. The Bulls have 26 takeaways, eighth-most in the nation, and 24 sacks. Vantrease has thrown 15 interceptions, so there should be opportunities. Cornerback Marcus Fuqua leads the nation with seven interceptions and was named a third-team All-American.
How to make Buffalo vs. Georgia Southern picks
The model is leaning Under on the total, projecting 65 combined points. It also says one side of the spread hits almost 60% of the time. You can see who to back at SportsLine.
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