Fordham Rams (1-1) vs. Buffalo Bulls (0-1)
Fordham Rams vs. Buffalo Bulls 9/9/23 – As the college football season gains momentum, the Fordham Rams (1-1) and the Buffalo Bulls (0-1) are set to face off in a highly anticipated matchup on September 9, 2023. Scheduled to kick off at 6:00 PM ET at the UB Stadium and set to be televised on ESP+, this clash promises intrigue, excitement, and maybe a few surprises.
The Rams have had mixed results, with a balanced 1-1 record coming into this game. Their ground game is anchored by Julius Loughridge, who has tallied 133 rushing yards on 31 attempts, boasting an average of 4.3 yards per rush and a touchdown. Aerially, the Rams’ offense finds its pillar in wide receiver MJ Wright, whose 14 receptions have accumulated 157 yards and 2 touchdowns, a commendable performance in the early season.
The Bulls, still hunting for their first win of the season, have showcased a mixed bag of performances. Their ground offense relies heavily on Mike Washington, who, in his 12 attempts, has secured 52 rushing yards. The standout performer in the aerial department for the Bulls is wide receiver Darrell Harding Jr. Even with just a single reception, he’s managed to accumulate 51 receiving yards, reflecting the potential explosiveness of Buffalo’s passing game. Check out our free expert football picks for more insights.
Fordham Rams vs. Buffalo Bulls Game Info
|When:||Saturday, September 9, 2023 at 6:00 PM ET|
CJ Montes QB vs. Cole Snyder QB
When it comes to quarterback play, CJ Montes of the Rams and Cole Snyder of the Bulls present a captivating comparison. Montes, the Rams’ quarterback, has been nothing short of electric. With 517 passing yards from 42 completions on 62 attempts, he’s been a vital cog in the Rams’ offensive machine. A commendable 67.7% completion percentage, coupled with 6 passing touchdowns and no interceptions, gives him a stellar passer rating of 169.7. However, the 10 sacks he’s taken, resulting in a loss of 60 yards, is a concerning aspect of his gameplay.
On the flip side, Cole Snyder of the Bulls, while steady, hasn’t matched Montes’ statistical brilliance. Amassing 194 passing yards from 26 completions on 41 attempts, Snyder has managed a decent 63.4% completion rate. He has thrown for 2 touchdowns and, like Montes, has kept his slate clean with zero interceptions. The fact that he hasn’t been sacked is a testament to either his quick release or the Bulls’ offensive line’s effectiveness. His passer rating of 119.3, while respectable, is overshadowed when compared to Montes.
Odds/Point Spread: Fordham Rams ML, Total Odds: –
Given the absence of specific betting odds, we can’t offer explicit recommendations on the spread, moneyline, or total. However, Fordham Rams are the best pick here.
Fordham Rams Betting Trends
For those leaning towards the Rams, betting trends offer a mixed perspective. While the total has consistently gone OVER in Fordham’s last 10 games, their straight-up record doesn’t inspire confidence – 0-7 SU in their last 7 games. Their road game trends, with the total going OVER in their last 5 and a 0-5 SU record in their last 5 Saturday games, indicate that while they score, they also concede, and often fall short on the final result.
Buffalo Bulls Betting Trends
The Bulls’ trends reflect their challenges. They’re 2-4 ATS in their last 6 games and 2-4 SU in their last 6 games. Interestingly, they’ve had a shaky record at home, going 2-6 ATS. But, their high-scoring games (with the total going OVER in 5 of their last 6 in September) resonate with Fordham’s OVER trends, hinting at a potentially high-scoring encounter.
Fordham Rams vs. Buffalo Bulls 9/9/23 Betting Picks
Taking into account key players, quarterback performances, and betting trends, this matchup seems slightly tilted in favor of the Fordham Rams. The outstanding play of CJ Montes might just prove to be the difference-maker. However, the consistent OVER trend from both teams implies we might be in for a high-scoring affair. Given both teams’ propensity for games where the score goes OVER, this predicted scoreline echoes the potential for an offensive spectacle. While the Bulls will put up a fight, the Rams might just edge it out in the end. For more insights, check out our free accurate sports picks today.
Free Pick and Prediction: Fordham Rams will win 34-28.