Buffalo vs Troy 2018 Dollar General Bowl Spread & Pick

Buffalo vs Troy 2018 Dollar General Bowl Spread & Pick

Written by on December 18, 2018

The Buffalo Bulls and Troy Trojans head to Mobile, Alabama to battle it out in the 2018 Dollar General Bowl on Saturday, Dec. 22. Both Buffalo and Troy had great regular seasons. The Bulls barely lost the MAC Championship while Troy went 9-3. Who takes it in one of the more competitive bowl games this year?

Buffalo vs Troy 2018 Dollar General Bowl Spread & Pick

  • When: Saturday, Dec. 22 at 7:00 pm ET
  • Where: Ladd-Peebles Stadium, Mobile, AL
  • TV: ESPN
  • Radio: Buffalo / Troy
  • Live Stream: WatchESPN
  • ATS Odds: Buffalo -2 (-110)
  • Over/Under Total Odds: 51.5 (-110)
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Weather Forecast

  • Chance of Thunderstorm: 9°C/48°F
  • Humidity: 83%
  • Precipitation: 4%
  • Wind: 2 mph SSW
  • Cloud Cover: 6%
  • Type of Stadium: Open

Why Buffalo Bulls are a good bet -2?

Buffalo had the MAC Championship in their back pocket. The Bulls dominated the conference during the regular season and probably should have beaten Northern Illinois in the 29-30 championship loss. p>

Among Buffalo’s more impressive victories was spanking Temple 36-29 and dominating Rutgers 42-13. Both wins happened on the road. Buffalo also put a beat down onto Toledo in a road game. The Bulls are ready to show their best in the Dollar General Bowl.

Team Statistics

Offense:
  • Average Score For: 34.8
  • Total Yards: 417.6
  • Pass Yards: 221.6
  • Rush Yards: 196
Defense:
  • Average Score Against: 24.7
  • Total Yards: 349.4
  • Pass Yards: 184.5
  • Rush Yards: 164.8
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Why Troy Trojans are a good bet +2?

The Troy Trojans got the defense going big time in the final month of the regular season. The over went 1-3 in those final games while Troy covered in 3-of-4. p>

Even facing the best team in the Sun Belt Conference, the Appalachian State Mountaineers, Troy covered. App State beat the Trojans 21-10 as a -12 favorite. Troy has become one of the top non-Power 5 Conference teams in college football. They should show up big time on Saturday against the Buffalo Bulls.

Team Statistics

Offense:
  • Average Score For: 29.8
  • Total Yards: 385.5
  • Pass Yards: 206.6
  • Rush Yards: 178.9
Defense:
  • Average Score Against: 21.2
  • Total Yards: 345.6
  • Pass Yards: 214.7
  • Rush Yards: 130.9

2018 Dollar General Bowl Betting Trends for Buffalo vs Troy 

  • Buffalo is 6-2 ATS in its last 8 games
  • Buffalo is 13-3 SU in its last 16 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Buffalo’s last 5 games
  • Troy is 11-3-2 ATS in its last 16 games
  • Troy is 16-3 SU in its last 19 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Troy’s last 6 games
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Buffalo vs Troy Final 2018 Dollar General Bowl Analysis

Buffalo’s getting the benefit of the doubt because most feel the Bulls played in a tougher conference, the Mid-Athletic. Although overall the MAC might be a better conference than the Sun Belt, Appalachian State was the best team from either conference while Troy hung with the Mountaineers. p>

Troy’s been awesome against the spread. They should not only cover in the Dollar General Bowl, they should win it outright. p>

Dollar General Bowl Pick: Troy moneyline
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