Buffalo Bulls vs. Montana State Bobcats - 12/19/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Montana State Bobcats (5-5) at Buffalo Bulls (5-5)
College Basketball: Saturday, December 19, 2015 at 2:00 pm (Alumni Arena)
The Line: Buffalo Bulls -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: ESPN 3
The Montana State Bobcats will travel to play the Buffalo Bulls in a non-conference game on Saturday.
The Buffalo Bulls are 5-5 and are coming off of a win against Binghamton by a score of 80-64. Buffalo used a 12-0 run in the second half to blow this one open and get the win. CJ Massinburg had 17 points and 5 rebounds for Buffalo. Lamonte Bearden added 14 points and 4 assists for the Bulls. Buffalo out rebounded their opponent by a total of 40-34 and had 17 assists in their victory. Buffalo is averaging 75.5 points per game while giving up 74 points per game. Buffalo is also averaging 39.7 rebounds per game and 11.7 assists per game. Lamonte Bearden is averaging 23 points per game and 2.9 assists per game, while Blake Hamilton is averaging 10.3 points per game and 5.6 rebounds per game for Buffalo. Buffalo is shooting 70.7% on free throws, 30.7% on three-pointers, and 40.5% on all field goal attempts.
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The Montana State Bobcats are 5-5 and are coming off of a loss to North Dakota State by a score of 73-64. Montana State only trailed by 3 points at halftime but couldn’t comeback for the victory in this one. Marcus Colbert had 12 points and 5 assists for Montana State. Zach Green added 10 points and 7 rebounds for the Bobcats. Montana State was out rebounded by a total of 39-32 and had 13 assists in their defeat. Montana State is averaging 78.8 points per game while giving up 81.6 points per game. Montana State is also averaging 36.5 rebounds per game and 12.1 assists per game. Marcus Colbert is averaging 17.8 points per game and 4.7 assists per game, while Tyler Hall is averaging 16.6 points per game and 5 rebounds per game for Montana State. Montana State is shooting 68.5% on free throws, 39.7% on three-pointers, and 45.7% on all field goal attempts.
Montana State is 5-1 ATS in their last games following a loss. The over is 5-1 in Montana State’s last 6 games overall. Buffalo is 5-1 ATS in their last 6 Saturday games. Buffalo is 3-1-2 ATS in their last 6non-conference games. The over is 10-4-1 in Buffalo’s last 15 home games.
This should be a good game between two teams who are playing .500 basketball right now. Montana State’s defense is giving up more points per game than Buffalo, and Buffalo has the rebounding advantage in this game. With Buffalo being the home team, I am going to pick them to win this game.