Akron vs Buffalo Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for Week 14 (Bulls End Season With a Blowout Conference Victory)

Larry Rupp
Akron vs Buffalo odds, prediction and betting trends for NCAA college football game.
Akron vs Buffalo odds, prediction and betting trends for NCAA college football game. / AP Photos/Emilee Chinn
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Akron vs Buffalo Week 14 Game Info

2022 NCAA College Football Game
Akron Zips (2-9, 1-6 MAC) vs. Buffalo Bulls (5-6, 4-3 MAC)
Date: Friday, Dec. 2, 2022
Time: 1:00 p.m. ET
Venue: UB Stadium — Buffalo, NY

Week 13 of the 2022 college football season includes a MAC battle between the Akron Zips and Buffalo Bulls. Akron earned its first win of the season with a 44-12 drubbing of Northern Illinois on Saturday. Wide receiver Alex Adams led the way with 150 yards and 2 touchdowns on 7 receptions.

Meanwhile, Buffalo fell short against Kent State in a 30-27 overtime loss its last time out. Running back Matt Myers paced the offense with 110 yards and 3 touchdowns on 22 carries. It was the passing attack that struggled as quarterback Cole Snyder averaged only 8.3 yards per completion.

Akron vs Buffalo Odds & Spread

All NCAAF betting lines, odds and prop bets are from FanDuel Sportsbook.
Moneyline: AKRON: (+430) | BUF: (-600)
Spread: AKRON: +13.5 (-114) | BUF: -13.5 (-106)
Total: 55.5 — Over: (-110) | Under: (-110)

Buffalo enters this contest as a clear home favorite on the moneyline and the spread. This MAC clash also features a total of 55.5 points, which is about average compared to this week's college football projected totals.

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Akron vs Buffalo Prediction & Pick

There's no denying that Akron has been one of the worst teams in the MAC this season. The Zips rank last in the conference in rushing yards per game (93.0), last in rushing yards allowed per game (174.7) and last in points allowed per game (34.5). It's been a weekly struggle on both sides of the football.

This is the perfect spot for Buffalo to build momentum in its rushing attack. The Bulls logged over 4.0 yards per carry last weekend and saw Myers put together one of his best outing of the year. Buffalo is also 5-1 straight up in its last six games against Akron, so give me the Bulls to win big on Friday night.

Final Score Prediction: Akron: 17 | Buffalo: 35

Akron vs Buffalo Betting Trends

- Akron is 1-5 straight up in its last six games against Buffalo.
- The total has hit the under in four of Akron's last five games against Buffalo.
- Buffalo is 5-2 against the spread (ATS) in its last seven games.
- The total has hit the over in four of Buffalo's last five home games.

Akron vs Buffalo Best Bet

Not only is Buffalo 5-1 straight up in its last six games against Akron, but it is also 5-1 against the spread (ATS) during that same span. The Bulls are also 5-0 ATS in their last five home games against the Zips. Akron does not have the firepower on offense to give its conference foe a run for its money.

Keep in mind neither of these teams will qualify to play in a bowl game this season, but it's the Bulls that still have reason to be motivated. This will the final home game for some of the seniors on Buffalo and they're going to want to put on one final show. Don't expect them to show any mercy in this one.

Bet: Buffalo Bulls -13.5 (-106)

Larry Rupp is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, Larry Rupp also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username phillyfan424. While the strategies and player selections recommended in his articles are his personal views, he may deploy different strategies and player selections when entering contests with his personal account. The views expressed in their articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel. 

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