Toledo vs. Buffalo - 1/30/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Buffalo Bulls (11-9) at Toledo Rockets (12-8)
College Basketball: Saturday, January 30, 2016 at 7:00 pm (Savage Arena)
The Line: Toledo Rockets -5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Buffalo Bulls and Toledo Rockets square off Saturday night at the Savage Arena.
The Buffalo Bulls look for another victory after winning six of their last 10 games. The Buffalo Bulls are averaging 75.8 points on 43.1 percent shooting and allowing 74 points on 42.9 percent shooting. Lamonte Bearden is averaging 12.8 points and 3.3 assists while Blake Hamilton is averaging 11.8 points and 6.3 rebounds. Willie Conner is the third double-digit scorer and Jarryn Skeete is dishing 2.8 assists. The Buffalo Bulls are shooting 31.4 percent from beyond the arc and 70.4 percent from the free throw line. The Bulls are allowing 33.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 39.4 rebounds per game. The Buffalo Bulls have lost 11 of their last 17 road games.
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The Toledo Rockets look for consistency after splitting their last 12 games. The Toledo Rockets are averaging 78.8 points on 46.1 percent shooting and allowing 71.8 points on 43 percent shooting. Nathan Boothe is averaging 19.6 points and nine rebounds while Jonathan Williams is averaging 18 points and 2.8 assists. Stuckey Mosley is the third double-digit scorer and Jaelan Sanford is dishing 1.9 assists. The Toledo Rockets are shooting 36.3 percent from beyond the arc and 71.8 percent from the free throw line. The Rockets are allowing 37.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 37.2 rebounds per game. The Toledo Rockets have won 10 of their last 15 home games.
The Bulls are 1-4-1 ATS in their last 6 games following a ATS win and 1-6-1 ATS in their last 8 games following a straight up win. The Rockets are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games following a straight up loss and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 Saturday games. The Bulls are 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings.
Buffalo has been hanging around in the MAC lately and has split its last four games. Toledo has struggled as of late but does need this game if its going to save its season in terms of conference play. I'll side with the Rockets at home.