Buffalo vs. Ball State prediction, line: Bulls will win running away


Let’s take a look at the MAC title game, which pits the Buffalo Bulls (-13.5, 67.5) against the Ball State Cardinals at Ford Field in Detroit. Buffalo is 5-0 straight up and 4-1 against the spread, with its lone non-cover coming when it was favored by 31.5 points. The Bulls have won their five games by margins of 19, 25, 32, 29 and 49.

Buffalo RB Jaret Patterson paces the nation’s No. 1 ground attack, rushing for 1,025 yards and 18 touchdowns while averaging 8.3 yards per carry. His backup Kevin Marks has 510 rushing yards, five TDs and a 7.5 YPC average.

Good luck to Ball State if it wants to pack the box to stuff the run. Buffalo QB Kyle Vantrease has a 6-1 TD-INT ratio. The Bulls cover the big number here.

The Play: Buffalo, -13.5

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