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2021 NCAA Basketball Handicapping
(6-5) Buffalo Bulls vs. Ohio Bobcats (9-6)
Date: Friday, January 29, 2021
Time: 9:00 PM ET
Venue: Alumni Arena in Buffalo, New York
Moneyline Odds: Ohio (+140) Buffalo (-160)
Betting Odds: Buffalo -3.0
Betting Total: O/U 159.5
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Two Mid-American Conference foes will do battle at Alumni Arena Friday night as the Ohio Bobcats will take on the Buffalo Bulls from Buffalo, New York.
Ohio and Buffalo sit in the middle of the pack of the MAC, but are both better than what that suggests. Both teams are coming off big victories against conference opponents.
For Buffalo, this has been a down season after years of dominating as a mid major force. Under head coach Jim Whitesell, the Bulls are playing at a breakneck pace and prioritize getting quick shots and attacking the glass.
Buffalo has won seven of its last 10 games against the Bobcats and three of its last five overall. They average 82.4 points per game and scored 92 their last time out on over 60 percent shooting.
Jeenathan Williams has stepped up this year for the Bulls, averaging over 20 points a game. Jayvon Graves, Ronaldo Segu, and Josh Mballa combine to average nearly 44 PPG.
Like Ohio, Buffalo struggles defensively. The Bulls allow 76 points per game.
Ohio defeated Western Michigan 81-58 this past Tuesday and covered a 14.5 point spread to improve to 5-4 in conference. Buffalo made quick work of Eastern Michigan 92-77 in their last game to move to 4-3 in conference.
After a tough start to conference play, Ohio has been able to turn things around in recent games. The Bobcats have won two in a row and five of their last seven games after starting off conference play 0-2.
The Bobcats begin a short two-game road stretch after playing their last four games at home in Athens. Ohio has played sporadically on the road in recent years, but this is an improved Bobcat team this year.
Ohio is especially improved offensively. The Bobcats have shot the ball very well from deep and inside. After ranking in the bottom-10 in the whole country in 3’s two years ago, the Bobcats are shooting 36.3 percent from deep this year.
Ohio is averaging 80.2 points per game this season and has an offense in the top-30 in efficiency in the country. Five different Bobcats are averaging double figure points a game.
Jason Preston has emerged as one of the best mid-major players in the country and has put himself on the NBA radar. The junior point guard is a triple double threat every night, averaging 16.5 points, 6.7 rebounds and 7.8 assists per game.
James Madison transfer Dwight Wilson has given the Cats a brute force in the paint. The senior is averaging 15.3 points and 7.3 rebounds a night. Ben Vander Plas chips in 13.2 points per game as well.
- Bobcats are 14-6 ATS in their last 20 games overall.
- Bulls are 2-5-1 ATS in their last 8 home games.
- Over is 4-1 in Bobcats last 5 road games.
- Over is 7-2 in Bobcats last 9 overall.
- Over is 8-1 in Bulls last 9 overall.
Free Buffalo Bulls vs. Ohio Bobcats NCAAB Prediction:
I’m siding with Ohio here despite their inconsistency on the road. I feel the Bobcats are the better team and that Buffalo is getting a few points too many. I would also take the over.
4* Free Buffalo Bulls vs. Ohio Bobcats Betting Pick: Ohio +3, Ohio ML +140, Over 159.5
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