Buffalo Bulls vs. Toledo Rockets - 2/9/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Toledo Rockets (14-9) at Buffalo Bulls (14-9)
College Basketball: Tuesday, February 9, 2016 at 7:00 pm (Alumni Arena)
The Line: Buffalo Bulls -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Toledo Rockets will travel to play the Buffalo Bulls in a MAC game on Tuesday.
The Buffalo Bulls are 14-9 (7-3) and are coming off of a win against Eastern Michigan by a score of 80-70. Buffalo has won 4 games in a row and is currently 2nd in the MAC East standings. Buffalo defeated Toledo by a score of 73-68 in these two teams first meeting this season. Buffalo is averaging 76.5 points per game while giving up 73.8 points per game. Buffalo is also averaging 39.5 rebounds per game and 12.9 assists per game. Lamonte Bearden is averaging 13.5 points per game and 3.5 assists per game for Buffalo. Blake Hamilton is averaging 12 points per game and 6.5 rebounds per game for the Bulls. Buffalo is shooting 70.9% on free throws, 31.9% on three-pointers, and 42.7% on all field goal attempts.
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The Toledo Rockets are 14-9 (5-5) and are coming off of a win against Kent State by a score of 82-67. Toledo has won 2 games in a row and is currently tied for 3rd in the MAC West standings. Toledo has a good conference win against Akron, who is 1st in the MAC East, by a score of 78-64. Toledo is averaging 78.9 points per game while giving up 71.3 points per game. Toledo is also averaging 36.8 rebounds per game and 17 assists per game. Nathan Boothe is averaging 19.5 points per game and 9.3 rebounds per game for Toledo. Jonathan Williams is averaging 18.1 points per game and 3.1 rebounds per game for the Rockets. Toledo is shooting 73.3% on free throws, 36.9% on three-pointers, and 46.5% on all field goal attempts.
Buffalo is 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games. Buffalo is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 home games. The over is 10-3-1 in Buffalo’s last 14 Tuesday games. The over is 4-1 in Toledo’s last 5 games. The over is 4-1 in Toledo’s last 5 road games against a team with a winning home record. The under is 4-1 in these two teams last 5 meetings.
This should be a good game between two teams that are one game back in each of their divisions. Buffalo has the rebounding advantage in this game, while Toledo is the better shooting team. Buffalo won these two teams first matchup of the season, and will get to play on their home court in this one. I like Buffalo to get the season sweep here.