Xavier Musketeers vs. Buffalo Bulls - 11/14/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Buffalo Bulls (1-0) at Xavier Musketeers (1-0)
College Basketball: Monday, November 14, 2016 at 7:00 pm (Cintas Center)
The Line: Xavier Musketeers -13 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: CBS Sports Network
The Buffalo Bulls will travel to play the Xavier Musketeers in a non-conference college basketball game on Monday.
The Xavier Musketeers are 1-0 this season after beating Lehigh by a score of 84-81 in their last game. Xavier was able to survive this close game, despite getting out scored in the second half. Trevon Bluiett led Xavier with 25 points, 11 rebounds, and 3 assists, while Edmond Sumner was able to add 24 points, 6 assists, and 4 rebounds. Xavier shot 51.6% on field goals, while shooting 23.5% on three pointers in their win. Xavier forced 20 turnovers and was able to win the rebounding battle by a total of 32-27, while also adding 18 assists. Xavier is ranked #7 in the country.
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The Buffalo Bulls are 1-0 this season after beating Niagara by a score of 76-66 in their last game. Buffalo trailed at halftime but was able to score 45 points in the second half for the win. Willie Conner led Buffalo with 20 points and 3 rebounds, while Nick Perkins added 11 points and 8 rebounds in this game. Buffalo shot 52.7% on field goals, while shooting 40% on three pointers. Buffalo out rebounded their opponent by a total of 35-33, while adding 20 assists in their win. Buffalo forced 16 turnovers in their win, but also committed 17 turnovers themselves.
Buffalo is 5-0 ATS in their last 5 road games and 0-3-1 ATS in their last 4 Monday games. The over is 6-1 in Buffalo’s last 7 Monday games. Xavier is 1-7 ATS in their last 8 games against the MAC and 1-3-1 ATS in their last 5 Monday games. The over is 9-2 in Xavier’s last 11 home games.
Xavier comes into this game as a double-digit favorite at home after surviving a scare in their first game of the season. Buffalo won their first game of the season, but better be prepared to a play a much tougher opponent in this one. I like Bluiett and Sumner to have big games and for Xavier to pull away in the second half.