There has been plenty of line movement within the last week but I’ve been eying two games that have plenty of value going into Saturday. Let’s waste no time and get right to it. Let’s see the NCAAF odds.
Buffalo Bulls vs. Nebraska Cornhuskers
Saturday, September 11, 2021 – 03:30 PM EDT at Memorial Stadium
Nebraska lost their first game of the season against Illinois, 30-22. It was a brutal defensive performance and the offense wasn’t much better behind Adrian Martinez. In two games this season, Martinez has thrown for 486 yards and two touchdowns. He also leads the team in rushing yards for 144 yards and three touchdowns on the ground.
The team had 618 total yards on offense while Buffalo had 569 yards of offense in their first game of the season. The main blunder for Nebraska has been their rushing defense. The Cornhuskers allowed Fordham to run for 4.6 yards per carrying on 28 attempts. That’s just brutal against a team like that. On the other hand, Buffalo ran for 312 yards against and scored 42 points or more in six of their last eight games dating back to last season.
This team scores plenty and isn’t scared to run up the score either. They’ve always been known to run the football and they run it extremely well. Buffalo will exploit that rushing defense of Nebraska and keep this close. I wouldn’t be shocked if Buffalo won outright. If you’re daring, give the +450 money line a shot.
Utah Utes vs Brigham Young Cougars
Saturday, September 11, 2021 - 10:15 PM EDT at LaVell Edwards Stadium
BYU is coming off a fantastic win against Arizona, 24-16, and had 368 yards of total offense. However, the defense wasn’t great, allowing 426 yards of total offense. I don’t want to back BYU against the spread or on the money line, strictly because we saw exactly what Utah can do offensively in their first game. Utah dominated Weber State by the score of 40-17 and gained 450 yards on offense while surrendering just 270 yards on defense.
Utah is led by senior quarterback Charlie Brewer, the former Baylor quarterback with plenty of experience. Brewer has 1331 career passing attempts in college football along with 67 touchdowns and just under 10,000 yards passing. I’m not trying to go up against that. But there’s value in BYU’s team total, which is sitting at just 20.5. BYU’s offense looked solid against Arizona, scoring 24 points in the win. Jaren Hall threw for 198 yards and two touchdowns without throwing an interception.
If you look back at the Utes games last season, they won many games while allowing their opponents to score 21 or more points. BYU should be able to score three touchdowns in this game. They don’t have Zach Wilson but they’ve got enough talent to go up against Utah’s defense. I just don’t trust BYU’s defense against Utah. Therefore, there’s serious value in the BYU Over 49.5 on the team total at a reasonable price of -105.
NCAAF Pick: BYU Over 49.5 TT -105 with Bovada
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