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Buffalo vs Central Michigan Prediction, Odds & Betting Trends for College Football Week 11 Game on FanDuel

Devon Platana
Buffalo vs Central Michigan prediction, odds and betting trends for NCAA college football game.
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Buffalo vs Central Michigan Week 11 Game Info

2022 NCAA College Football Game
Buffalo Bulls (5-4, 4-1 MAC) vs. Central Michigan Chippewas (3-6, 2-3 MAC)
Date: Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2022
Time: 7 p.m. ET
Venue: Kelly/Shorts Stadium — Mount Pleasant, MI
Coverage: ESPN2

Week 11 of the 2022 NCAA college football season includes a MAC rivalry game between the Buffalo Bulls and Central Michigan Chippewas. Buffalo's five-game winning streak came to an end with a 45-24 loss to Ohio last week, so look for the Bulls to try and start this contest on the right foot.

Central Michigan's season has been like a rollercoaster, however, the program has won two of its last three games. That includes a 35-22 victory against Northern Illinois in Week 10, highlighted by backup quarterback Jase Bauer recording 109 rushing yards with a pair of touchdowns on 14 carries.

Buffalo vs Central Michigan Odds & Spread

All NCAAF betting lines, odds and prop bets are from FanDuel Sportsbook.
Moneyline: BUFF: (-120) | CMU: (+100)
Spread: BUFF: -1.5 (-110) | CMU: +1.5 (-110)
Total: 54.5 — Over: (-114) | Under: (-106)

Buffalo enters this contest as a slight road favorite on the spread and moneyline. This 7 p.m. ET clash also features a total of 54.5, which is average compared to this week's projected totals.

Buffalo vs Central Michigan Prediction & Pick

It's somewhat of a surprise to see the odds as close as they are for this game. While it can be argued that Central Michigan has more momentum after winning two of its last three games, those victories came against Akron and Northern Illinois, who have a combined 3-15 record this season — hardly teams to brag about beating.

Meanwhile, Buffalo's latest loss was against Ohio, which is now tied for the top spot in the conference. Before that defeat, the Bulls' offense was on fire, averaging 36 PPG over the aforementioned five-game winning streak. Meanwhile, CMU has been held to 24 or fewer points in five of the last six games.

Despite having a losing record against Central Michigan (3-7-0), Buffalo has won each of the last two matchups against its MAC rival by a combined score of 77-44. With the Chippewas leaving a lot to be desired this season, I'm expecting the Bulls to be victorious on the road.

Final Score Prediction: Buffalo: 35 | Central Michigan: 24

Buffalo vs Central Michigan Betting Trends

- Buffalo is 4-1-1 against the spread (ATS) in its last six road games.
- Central Michigan is 1-5 ATS in its last six games.
- The total has hit the over in 11 of Buffalo's last 13 games played in November.
- The total has hit the over in 12 of Central Michigan's last 18 home games.

Buffalo vs Central Michigan Best Bet

All NCAAF betting lines, odds and prop bets are available on FanDuel Sportsbook.

With a 1.5-point spread, it's essentially a pick 'em situation in this matchup. I like how Buffalo has played a lot more this season, especially by going 4-1-1 against the spread (ATS) on the road. Meanwhile, Central Michigan hasn't done well in spread betting at home, going 0-3-1 ATS at Kelly/Shorts Stadium.

Back Buffalo covering the 1.5-point spread on Wednesday.

Bet: Buffalo -1.5 (-110)

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Devon Platana is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, Devon Platana also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username PepeSilvia0. 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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