MAC East contenders will be in the spotlight during Tuesday's MACtion schedule when the Buffalo Bulls (5-3) take on the Ohio Bobcats (5-3). Buffalo leads the division with a 4-0 mark in conference play. Ohio is tied with Bowling Green for second in the division at 3-1. Ohio ranks second in the MAC in scoring offense with 32 points per game, while Buffalo is third at 30.9 ppg. Ohio does most of its damage through the air, leading the conference with 308.5 passing yards per game. Buffalo has the more balanced attack, ranking in the top five in the MAC in both rushing and passing offense.
Kickoff from Peden Stadium in Athens is set for 7:30 p.m. ET. The Bulls are 2.5-point favorites in the latest Buffalo vs. Ohio odds from Caesars Sportsbook. The over/under for total points is 60.5. Before locking in any Ohio vs. Buffalo picks or MACtion predictions, you need to see what the SportsLine Projection Model has to say.
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Now, the model has set its sights on Ohio vs. Buffalo and locked in its MACtion picks and predictions. You can visit SportsLine now to see the model's picks. Here are the odds and college football betting lines for Buffalo vs. Ohio:
- Buffalo vs. Ohio spread: Bulls -2.5
- Buffalo vs. Ohio over/under: 60.5 points
- Buffalo vs. Ohio money line: Buffalo -125, Ohio +105
- BUFF: Bulls are 4-0 ATS in their last four games following an ATS win
- OH: Bobcats are 4-0 ATS in their last four conference games
- Buffalo vs. Ohio picks: See picks at SportsLine
Why Buffalo can cover
The Bulls are strong on both sides of the ball. They rank second in the MAC in scoring defense and they have a well-rounded approach on offense. Quarterback Cole Snyder has thrown for 1,907 yards, 12 touchdowns and five interceptions. Justin Marshall, Quian Williams and Jamari Gassett all have more than 300 receiving yards.
The backfield, meanwhile, features two players with more than 400 rushing yards in Ron Cook Jr. and Mike Washington. The Bulls have also been great against the spread this season, going 6-1-1 ATS. That 85.7% cover rate is tied for the third-best mark in the nation this season.
Why Ohio can cover
Senior receiver Sam Wiglusz has been the focal point of the passing game for the Bobcats. Wiglusz is a proven possession receiver who has the trust of his quarterback. The Ohio native owns a pair of sure hands and understands the leverage to create space. He's sixth in the conference in receiving yards (579) with seven touchdowns. He caught six passes for 69 yards and two touchdowns in his last game.
Freshman running back Sieh Bangura is another nice contributor to the offense. Bangura is a powerful runner that can also evade defenders. The Maryland native provides production both on the ground and through the air. Bangura leads the team with 107 carries for 495 yards and seven touchdowns. Additionally, he's caught 18 passes for 168 yards and one receiving touchdown.
How to make Ohio vs. Buffalo picks
SportsLine's model is leaning Over on the total, projecting 64 combined points. It also says one side of the spread has all the value. You can only get the model's picks at SportsLine.
So who wins Buffalo vs. Ohio? And which side of the spread has all the value? Visit SportsLine now to see which side of the spread to back, all from the advanced model that has crushed its college football picks, and find out.