Buffalo vs. Central Michigan - 1/16/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Central Michigan Chippewas (9-7) at Buffalo Bulls (8-8)
College Basketball: Saturday, January 16, 2016 at 3:30 pm (Alumni Arena)
The Line: Buffalo Bulls -3 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Buffalo Bulls and the Central Michigan Chippewas face off on Saturday in MAC college basketball action.
The Buffalo Bulls are 8-8 this season and they are 1-2 in MAC play. Buffalo is averaging 76.2 points per game and they are shooting 42.4 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 75.3 points and their opponents are shooting 42.7 percent. Lamonte Bearden leads the Bulls averaging 12.9 points per game. Willie Conner is averaging 11.1 points, Blake Hamilton is averaging 10.9 points and 5.7 rebounds, and Rodell Wigginton is averaging 9.4 points and 6.6 rebounds. Buffalo has lost two of their last three games.
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The Central Michigan Chippewas are 9-7 this season and they are 2-1 in MAC play. Central Michigan is averaging 78.8 points per game and they ae shooting 45.1 percent per game while defensively they are allowing 75.2 points and their opponents are shooting 45.2 percent. Braylon Rayson leads CMU averaging 17.4 points per game. Chris Fowler is averaging 15.4 points and 5.3 assists, Rayshawn Simmons is averaging 14.2 points and 5.7 assists, and John Simons is averaging 10.4 points and 6.9 rebounds. Central Michigan has lost three of their last five games.
Buffalo is 4-0-1 against the spread following a loss, 1-3-1 against the spread in their last five home games, and 2-5-2 against the spread against a team with a winning record. Central Michigan is 3-1-1 against the spread in their last five games, 8-18 against the spread following a game that they covered the spread, and 2-5-1 against the spread following a win. The favorite has covered the point spread in seven of the last 10 meetings of these two.
This game is likely a tight one and we are going to be glad we have the points.