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#165 State University of New York at Buffalo Bulls -6 vs.
#166 Liberty University Flames 58.5
Saturday, September 14, 2019 at 6:00pm EDT
Williams Stadium, Lynchburg
Written by Bosun Akinpelu

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Buffalo Bulls vs. Liberty Flames

Where: Williams Stadium, Lynchburg, VA

When: Saturday, September 14, 6:00 PM. ET.

The Liberty Lames will be trying to pick up their first win of the season when they host the Buffalo Bulls on Saturday night.

Bulls Trying To Rebound From First Loss Of The Year

The Bulls were unable to match last season’s 4-0 start after losing to the Penn State Nittany Lions in their last game. Despite the loss, the Bulls will be confident going into this game against a Liberty team that is still looking for its first win of the season.

Buffalo will keep things on the ground in this game because they are playing a team that has struggled to slow down the run and gave up 407 yards and three touchdowns on the ground last week. The Bulls, who have the 29th ranked rushing attack in the country will keep the ball in Jaret Patterson and Kevin Marks hands for most of this game.

Buffalo’s defense played well against Penn State in the first half, holding the Nittany Lions to seven points. However, they were unable to sustain their solid play and gave up 28 points in the third quarter. They will need to avoid another second-half letdown in this game if they do not want to be Liberty’s first victim this year.

Flames Need To Play Better Against The Run

The Flames have had some problems in their first two games of the season, but the biggest one they have is their inability to stop the run. The team struggled in its first game against Syracuse, giving up 192 rushing yards to the Orange. Things got worse in their last game with the team giving up 407 yards and three touchdowns on the ground. With the Bulls averaging 234.5 rushing yards per game, the Flames will have to figure out a way to slow them down if they do not want to be run out of their own stadium.

Other than their struggles against the run, Liberty played better on the offensive end than they did in their previous game. Quarterback Stephen Calvert completed 21 of 37 passes for 212 yards, one touchdown, and one interception, while Frankie Hickson added 133 yards and one touchdown on the ground.

If Liberty’s offense plays well against the Bulls, they should be able to put up some points on a team that is giving up 27.5 points per game.

Best Bets for this Game

Full-Game Side Bet

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The Flames haven’t played well against the spread in their last five games and have lost three of those games. They will have a hard time keeping up with a Buffalo team that has won their last six games against teams with losing records and are coming off an embarrassing loss. With the Flames giving up 407 yards on the ground in their last game, expect the Bulls to beat them on the ground on Saturday.

Prediction: Buffalo Bulls -4.5

Full-Game Total Pick

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The Bulls have played under the total in four of their last five road games against teams with winning home records, while the Flames have played under the total in four of their last five games. With the two teams averaging 39.5 combined points per game this season, expect them to stay under the total in this one.

Prediction: Under 58

Half-Time Side Pick

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The Bulls will win the first half of this game because they have outplayed the Flames in the first half so far, averaging 10 points per game while the Flames average seven points per game.

Prediction: Buffalo Bulls

Half-Time Total Bet

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The Bulls and Flames are averaging 17 combined points per game in the first half this season and will stay under the first-half total in this game if they maintain their current scoring pace.

Prediction: Under
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Written By Bosun Akinpelu

Bosun is very passionate about sports and he feels bad to get paid for doing this, but we here at Winners and Whiners are glad to have him as a part of the team. As someone who minored in Mathematics, Bosun has a lot of faith in numbers, and will make his picks based on stats and not emotions. He has been successfully picking winners for quite some time, so if you want to get paid, then stick with Bosun.