Wisconsin vs. Buffalo - 12/28/14 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Buffalo Bulls (7-2) at Wisconsin Badgers (11-1)
College Basketball: Sunday, December 28, 2014 at 8:00 pm (Kohl Center)
The Line: Wisconsin Badgers -21 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: Big Ten Network
The Buffalo Bulls and Wisconsin Badgers square off Sunday night at the Kohl Center.
The Buffalo Bulls look for a season-high fourth straight win and are playing their seventh true road game. On the season, Buffalo is averaging 72.4 points on 42.7 percent shooting and is allowing 65.6 points on 39.7 percent shooting. Justin Moss is averaging 17.3 points and 10.2 rebounds while Shannon Evans is averaging 14.8 points and 5.2 assists. Jarryn Skeete is the third player averaging double-digit points and Lamonte Bearden is dishing out 4.1 assists. The Buffalo Bulls have proven to be a solid MAC team that’s grabbing nearly 40 rebounds per game while shooting 74 percent from the free throw line and 34.5 percent from beyond the arc. Defensively, Buffalo is forcing 15 turnovers and holding teams to 29 percent shooting from deep. Four of Buffalo’s seven wins this season have come on the road.
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The Wisconsin Badgers are off to an 11-1 start and play their first game in six days. On the season, Wisconsin is averaging 74 points on 48.8 percent shooting and is allowing 52.1 points on 38.3 percent shooting. Frank Kaminsky is averaging 15.8 points and 7.7 rebounds while Nigel Hayes is averaging 12.2 points and 8.1 rebounds. Sam Dekker is the third player averaging double-digit points and Traevon Jackson is shooting 45.3 percent from the field. The Wisconsin Badgers have one of the better defenses in the country, as they’ve held 10 of their 12 opponents to 60 or less points, and they’re allowing 33.1 percent shooting from deep on the season. Offensively, Wisconsin is shooting 73.2 percent from the free throw line and 34.3 percent from beyond the arc.
The Bulls are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 non-conference games and 21-7 ATS in their last 28 games overall. The Badgers are 10-2-1 ATS in their last 13 home games and 42-19-1 ATS in their last 62 non-conference games.
Buffalo is playing decent ball lately and has the big guys in the paint who can compete with Wisky on the glass. Also, the Bulls have been money against the line dating back to last season. Give me Buffalo and the points here.