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Niagara vs. Buffalo - 11/29/17 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Buffalo Bulls (3-2) at Niagara Purple Eagles (3-4)

College Basketball: Wednesday, November 29, 2017 at 7:00 pm (Gallagher Center-NY)

The Line: Niagara Purple Eagles +2 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds

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The Buffalo Bulls and Niagara Purple Eagles meet Wednesday in college basketball action at the Gallagher Center.

The Buffalo Bulls look to build on their 3-2 record when they take to the road for the first time. The Buffalo Bulls are averaging 80.8 points on 41.3 percent shooting and allowing 8.18 points on 48.2 percent shooting. CJ Massinburg is averaging 17.6 points and two assists while Nick Perkins is averaging 17.4 points and five rebounds. Jeremy Harris is the third double-digit scorer and Davonta Jordan is grabbing 4.2 rebounds. The Buffalo Bulls are shooting 33.8 percent from beyond the arc and 71.1 percent from the free throw line. The Buffalo Bulls are allowing 42.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 31.6 rebounds per game. The Buffalo Bulls have won four straight road games.

Niagara vs. Buffalo - 11/29/17 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The Niagara Purple Eagles also need a win after losing four of their last six games. The Niagara Purple Eagles are averaging 83.6 points on 43 percent shooting and allowing 88.3 points on 49.8 percent shooting. Matt Scott is averaging 25.1 points and 7.3 rebounds while Kahlil Dukes is averaging 20 points and 3.9 assists. Chris Barton is grabbing two rebounds and Marvin Prochet is dishing 1.4 assists. The Niagara Purple Eagles are shooting 36.9 percent from beyond the arc and 74.6 percent from the free throw line. The Niagara Purple Eagles are allowing 41.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 32.1 rebounds per game. The Niagara Purple Eagles have lost four of their last six home games.

The Bulls are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 road games, 7-1-1 ATS in their last 9 games following a ATS loss and 12-5 ATS in their last 17 games overall. The Purple Eagles are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 non-conference games and 2-5-1 ATS in their last 8 vs. Mid-American. The Bulls are 5-2-1 ATS in the last 8 meetings in Niagara, 5-1-1 ATS in the last 7 meetings and the over is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings.

Niagara should be prepared for this game after playing a lot of road games against teams much better than them. But Buffalo is an experienced team that's used to winning on the road and already hung around with a good Cincinnati team, losing by just six points as a 16-point underdog. While still feeling out both of these squads, the Buffalo Bulls have been the more impressive team up to this point, so I'll lay the basket on the road.

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