Western Michigan vs. Buffalo - 1/23/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Buffalo Bulls (10-8) at Western Michigan Broncos (7-11)
College Basketball: Saturday, January 23, 2016 at 4:30 pm (University Arena)
The Line: Western Michigan Broncos -1.5 -- Over/Under: 146.5 See the Latest Odds
The Western Michigan Broncos and the Buffalo Bulls face off on Saturday in MAC college basketball action.
The Western Michigan Broncos are 7-11 this season and they have lost four of their last five games. Western Michigan is averaging 73.2 points and they are shooting 42.9 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 73.2 points and their opponents are shooting 43.6 percent. Thomas Wilder leads WMU averaging 17.4 points per game. Tucker Haymond is averaging 16.6 points and 5.3 rebounds, Kellen McCormick is averaging 7.9 points, and Anthony Avery Jr. is averaging 7.7 points and 6.2 rebounds. Western Michigan is 6-3 at home and 1-4 in MAC games.
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The Buffalo Bulls are 10-8 this season and they have won three of their last four games. Buffalo is averaging 76.1 points per game and they are shooting 42.8 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 73.7 points and their opponents are shooting 42.3 percent. Lamonte Bearden leads the Bulls averaging 12.9 points. Blake Hamilton is averaging 11.8 points 6.1 rebounds, Willie Conner is averaging 11 points, and C.J. Massinburg is averaging 9.3 points. Buffalo is 2-6 on the road and 3-2 in MAC games.
Western Michigan is 2-5 against the spread in their last seven games, 2-5 against the spread against the MAC, and 1-4 against the spread against a team with a losing record. Buffalo is 12-3 against the spread against a team with a losing record, 5-2-1 against the spread in their last eight road games, and 1-5-1 against the spread following a win. Buffalo is 1-4-1 against the spread in their last six meetings with WMU.
I like getting points with the better team and we are getting that with Buffalo here.