Coastal Carolina at Buffalo odds, picks and prediction
The Coastal Carolina Chanticleers (2-0) and Buffalo Bulls (1-1) meet Saturday at UB Stadium in Buffalo, N.Y. Kickoff is scheduled for noon p.m. ET. Below, we look at the Coastal Carolina at Buffalo odds and lines, and make our expert college football picks, predictions and bets.
The Chanticleers, No. 18 in the AFCA Coaches Poll powered by USA TODAY Sports, started out a little sluggish last week against Kansas in The Grand Strand. But they revved up the offense and pulled away for a 49-22 win and narrow cover as 26.5-point favorites, its second cover in two games.
The Bulls roughed up FCS Wagner in their opener Sept. 2, winning 69-7, but they were completely outplayed in a 28-3 loss at Nebraska last Saturday, never coming close to covering the 13.5-point number.
Coastal Carolina at Buffalo odds, spread and lines
- Money line: Coastal Carolina -550 (bet $550 to win $100) | Buffalo +400 (bet $100 to win $400)
- Against the spread (ATS): Coastal Carolina -13.5 (-115) | Buffalo +13.5 (-105)
- Over/Under (O/U): 57.5 (O: -115 | U: -105)
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Coastal Carolina at Buffalo odds, lines, picks and predictions
Coastal Carolina 34, Buffalo 22
Coastal Carolina (-550) is a very good team, but you cannot wager five and a half times your potential return, especially when it's on the road.
BUFFALO +13.5 (-105) is worth playing lightly as I'd feel much better if they were catching two touchdowns or 14 and the hook. The Bulls have had mixed results and their power outage in Lincoln, Neb., last week are a bit concerning.
However, Coastal Carolina hits the road for the first time. It will be interesting to see how it responds against one of the better Group of 5 teams over the past decade.
UNDER 57.5 (- 105) is the lean, ever so slightly, based on the struggles of the Buffalo offense last weekend. Coastal Carolina, led by QB Grayson McCall, can score frequently.
However, the Chanticleers showed against a mediocre Kansas defense in the first half last week that they are human. Going on the road, in front of a hostile crowd, might give them a little bit of difficulty.
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