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32-3 (6-0 N) Buffalo Bulls vs. Texas Tech Red Raiders 27-6 (4-2 N)
March Madness: West Regional – Round 2
Date: Sunday, March 24, 2019
Time: 6:10 PM ET
Venue: Honda Center in Anaheim, California
CBB Moneyline Odds: OFF
CBB Betting Odds: Texas Tech -3.5
CBB Betting Total: 146
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The sixth-seeded Buffalo Bulls enter this matchup with the third-seeded Texas Tech Red Raiders looking to extend the momentum of a dominating performance versus the Arizona State Sun Devils in Round 1 of the tournament. There has been no previous meetings amongst these two teams in recent history.
The Texas Tech Red Raiders also enter this matchup on an extended winning streak as they were able to pick up a first-round victory over the Northern Kentucky Norse. Their defense, as usual, was a tip of the spear in the win as they allowed just 37% shooting along with permitting the Norse to convert on just 5 or 22 3-point attempts.
Buffalo went up by 13 points at the half versus the Arizona State Sun Devils while also cruising to victory in the second behind 21 points by Jeremy Harris along with 18 from leading scorer on the season in CJ Massinburg. The Bulls shot 51% from the floor as a team as opposed to 37% for the struggling Sun Devils.
And despite committing 13 turnovers on the night, the Bulls were able to heavily out-rebound Arizona state by 40-24 margin. Also, Massinburg along with Harris combined for seven 3-pointers during the contest as the Bulls ended with ten on the night, compared to just three for Arizona State.
Harris (14 ppg) has increased his point-per-game average to 22 points per game in the last six outings for the Bulls while Jayvon Graves (10 ppg) is averaging 15 points per game in the last few outings for Buffalo, as well.
Massinburg, as stated, continues to be a threat for the Bulls as he is averaging 18 points along with seven rebounds per game in addition to shooting 46% from the floor. The 6ft 3 guard is also a threat beyond the arc as well in shooting 40% from long range in the year.
Texas Tech Red Raiders
Texas Tech dominated Northern Kentucky in just about every way in their first-round matchup as they shot 52% from the floor compared to just 37% for the Norse. Leading scorer on the season in Jarrett Culver led the team with 28 points as he went 3-5 from long range in the win.
Tariq Owens along with Davide Moretti also chipped in 15 and 10 points, respectively, for the Red Raiders. Matt Mooney (11 ppg) finished with nine points in this contest as he went a dismal 3-8 from the perimeter.
Nonetheless, the Red Raiders’ Culver (18 ppg, 7 rebs) has scored 20 or more points in the last three outings for the Red Raiders. On the other hand, Moretti (12 ppg) along with Mooney have also been instrumental in the offensive punch for Texas Tech throughout the season.
Their defense is simply what the Red Raiders hang their hat on on a nightly basis in which to get victories. In fact, the Red Raiders are allowing 59 points per game on a mere 36% shooting for opponents on a nightly basis.
CBB Betting Trends:
- Over is 6-1-1 in BUFF last 8 neutral site games.
- Over is 7-3 in BUFF last 10 Sun. games.
- TTU is 9-2 ATS in their last 11 games overall.
- Over is 6-2 in TTU last 8 overall.
- Under is 8-3 in TTU last 11 NCAA Tournament games.
Free Buffalo Bulls vs. Texas Tech Red Raiders NCAAB Prediction:
And while the Texas Tech defense ranks as one of the best in the nation, it should be mentioned that the Bulls are allowing just 41% shooting to opponents per game, as well. In all, one should look for this to be a low-scoring yet highly competitive contest amongst two teams that will struggle of the offensive end.
And while Massinburg and the Bulls have been on a tear all season long, look for the Red Raiders to prevent him from getting to his most effective spots on the floor in this game while also covering the 3.5 points in a slim, 75-71 win in which to advance to the Elite 8.
4* Free CBB Betting Pick: Red Raiders by 6
The Bulls will certainly make this game interesting, Texas Tech has simply been too dominant on the defensive end this year. With that being said, look for them to neutralize the offense for Buffalo just enough in which to pick up some critical baskets down the stretch while pulling out a victory.
NCAAB Free Score Prediction: Buffalo 71- Texas Tech 77
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