Bahamas Bowl: Buffalo Bulls Vs. Charlotte 49ers Betting Line & Pick

Bahamas Bowl 2019 Charlotte vs Buffalo Betting Line And Pick

Bahamas Bowl Betting Preview

The Sixth Annual Makers Wanted Bahamas Bowl will feature two programs that are vying for their first Bowl wins in program history as the Charlotte 49ers take on the Buffalo Bulls. Both teams enter play with a 7-5 (5-3) record.

This isn’t a College Football Playoff game, but this bowl is a great chance to get in some action before the season closes out.

The Bahamas Bowl will be the first time that these two schools have played against each other. This is the Niner’s first bowl game and the fourth appearance for the Bulls. 

Buffalo Bulls (7-5) Vs. Charlotte 49ers (7-5) Betting Line

Buffalo vs. Charlotte
-245 Moneyline +195
-6.5 (-110) Spread +6.5 (-110)
O 58 (-110) Total U 58 (-110)
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Buffalo Bulls Seeking to Rush to Bowl Success

The Bulls come in having won five of their last six games with the last five coming by at least 19 points. They have relied heavily on sophomore running back Jaret Patterson, who has rushed for 1,600 yards and is responsible for 18 touchdowns. He has the fifth-most rushing yards in the FBS. 

Bulls Offense Will Be Tough To Stop

The offense puts up 397 yards per game while only having six interceptions and giving up eight sacks. The Bulls are tough to beat because they don’t beat themselves. Kyle Vantrease has taken over the quarterback role and has a QB rating of 134.1 since becoming the starter. 

The Bulls are averaging 31.8 points a game this season. Defensively, the safety Joey Banks sets the tone as he leads the team in both:

  • Interceptions (3)
  • Tackles (78)

Seniors Taylor Riggins (8.5) and Ledarius Mack (7) are the sack leaders for the team.

Charlotte 49ers Enjoying A Rare Successful 2019 Season

In just their fourth overall season, the Niners are in the midst of their first winning campaign in program history. They were able to finish the season on a five-game win streak while outscoring opponents by nearly double digits (9.8).

QB and RB combo Chris Reynolds and Benny LeMay have led this team in rushing as the pair account for nearly 165 yards a game. Reynolds has thrown the ball well this year, with 21 touchdowns to only 10 INTs while sporting a 62% completion rate.

Defense Continued Performance Is Crucial For Charlotte

The defense is also playing well of late as they have only given up more than 21 points once in their last four games. Compared to the five times before the recent string of success. 

The area that will be key for them to win this game is the defense will need to take the ball away more than they have in the regular season. As they were only able to register 16 takeaways all year. Charlotte does do well pressuring the QB, as they have 36 sacks this season, with Alex Highsmith leading with 14 sacks. 

Charlotte 49ers Vs. Buffalo Bulls Bahamas Bowl Prediction

We expect this to be a pretty entertaining game. Charlotte, with their lack of bowl experience and success, is going to have their athletes ready to roll in this game. The question will be – can they slow down the Bulls enough to win this game? That’s the question that will need answering right from the start.

The smart pick here is Charlotte 49ers +6.5 (-110).

It Will Be A High Scoring Game

Both teams have hit the Over in their last five games, respectively. The O/U of this game is 58, and there is little reason to believe this won’t be a high scoring affair as both teams score at an impressively efficient rate.  

The Bulls are a team that will be more than okay with a shoot-out. The OVER is 6-0 in their last six following a game where they allowed less than 20 points. The over is also 8-0 after scoring MORE than 40 in their previous affair.

For Charlotte – they are excited to see that the Bulls have failed to win ATS in their last six games on neutral fields, and also, the 49ers have won 4 of their last 5 ATS. Take the 49ers and the points, and throw a wager in on the OVER as well.

Our Bahamas Bowl Picks:

Bahamas Bowl Game Information

  • Date: Friday, December 20th, 2019
  • Game Time: 2 PM ET
  • Venue: Thomas A. Robinson National Stadium
  • Watch On: ESPN

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