Western Michigan vs. Buffalo - 1/10/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Buffalo Bulls (10-3) at Western Michigan Broncos (8-5)
College Basketball: Saturday, January 10, 2015 at 1:00 pm (University Arena)
The Line: Western Michigan Broncos +2 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Buffalo Bulls and Western Michigan Broncos play Saturday at the University Arena.
The Buffalo Bulls have won six of their last seven games and play their 10th true road game. On the season, Buffalo is averaging 73.5 points on 43 percent shooting and is allowing 65.6 points on 40.4 percent shooting. Justin Moss is averaging 16.9 points and 9.6 rebounds while Shannon Evans is averaging 15.9 points and 5.3 assists. Lamonte Bearden is dishing 4.2 assists and Will Regan is grabbing 4.6 rebounds. The Buffalo Bulls are grabbing nearly 39 rebounds and have held seven of their last 11 opponents to 68 or less points. Offensively, Buffalo is shooting 74 percent from the free throw line and 37.3 percent from beyond the arc. Buffalo is 6-3 SU on the road this season. Jarryn Skeete is questionable with an ankle injury.
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The Western Michigan Broncos have won four of their last six games and are looking for their first conference win. On the season, Western Michigan is averaging 71.7 points on 47.5 percent shooting and is allowing 67.4 points on 45.1 percent shooting. Connar Tava is averaging 15.2 points and 3.9 assists while David Brown is averaging 13.8 points and three assists. Tucker Haymond is grabbing 5.2 rebounds and Austin Richie is shooting 44.8 percent from the field. The Western Michigan Broncos are an elite offensive team with four players averaging double-digit points while they’re shooting 70.4 percent from the line and 40.7 percent from downtown. Defensively, Western Michigan is allowing teams to shoot 36.4 percent from deep and has allowed 67 or less points in six of its last 10 games.
The Bulls are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 road games and 35-16 ATS in their last 51 games overall. The Broncos are 7-2 ATS in their last 9 home games and 3-12 ATS in their last 15 Saturday games. The road team is 5-2-1 ATS in the last 8 meetings and the favorite is 3-1-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings.
Assuming Skeete plays, I like the Buffalo Bulls in this game. The Bulls have made a licing all season on the road and have a solid SU winning record away from home. Western Michigan is just too up-and-down for my taste.