Eastern Michigan vs. Buffalo - 1/12/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Buffalo Bulls (8-7) at Eastern Michigan Eagles (9-6)
College Basketball: Tuesday, January 12, 2016 at 7:00 pm (EMU Convocation Center)
The Line: Eastern Michigan Eagles -6 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Eastern Michigan Eagles and the Buffalo Bulls face off on Tuesday in MAC college basketball action.
The Eastern Michigan Eagles are 9-6 this season and they have lost two of their last three games. EMU is averaging 74.5 points and they are shooting 43.2 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 77 points and their opponents are shooting 42.1 percent. James Thompson IV leads EMU averaging 15.3 points and 10.9 rebounds per game. Ravin Lee is averaging 15.1 points, Willie Mangum IV is averaging 14.1 points, and Brandon Nazione is averaging 9.6 points ad 6.5 rebounds. Eastern Michigan is 6-1 at home this season.
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The Buffalo Bulls are 8-7 this season and they have won two of their last three games. Buffalo is averaging 74.4 points and they are shooting 41.6 percent while defensively they are allowing 76.8 points and their opponents are shooting 43.9 percent. Lamonte Bearden leads the Bulls averaging 13.5 points per game. Willie Conner is averaging 10.9 points, Blake Hamilton is averaging 10.6 points and 5.2 rebounds, and C.J. Massinburg is averaging 9.8 points. Buffalo is 1-5 on the road this season.
Eastern Michigan is 4-1 against the spread at home against a team with a losing road record, 3-7 against the spread in their last 10 games, and 2-6 against the spread against a team with a winning record. Buffalo is 4-1-1 against the spread in their last six road games, 5-2 against the spread against the MAC, and 0-4-1 against the spread following a win. The home team has covered the point spread in nine of the last 11 meetings of these two.
Buffalo has played some tough teams and I look for that experience to come in handy here as they at least cover.