Buffalo vs. Miami-Ohio - 1/13/18 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Miami-Ohio RedHawks (9-7) at Buffalo Bulls (11-5)
College Basketball: Saturday, January 13, 2018 at 2:00 pm (Alumni Arena-NY)
The Line: Buffalo Bulls -14.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Miami (OH) RedHawks and Buffalo Bulls meet Saturday in college basketball action at the Alumni Arena.
The Miami (OH) RedHawks look for a spark of consistency after splitting their last 12 games. The Miami (OH) RedHawks are averaging 66.9 points on 42.1 percent shooting and allowing 72 points on 43.9 percent shooting. Nike Sibande is averaging 13.9 points and 4.1 rebounds while Darrian Ringo is averaging 10 points and eight assists. Logan McLane is grabbing 6.4 rebounds and Jalen Adaway is grabbing 5.6 rebounds. The Miami (OH) RedHawks are shooting 33.1 percent from beyond the arc and 66.4 percent from the free throw line. The Miami (OH) RedHawks are allowing 33.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 34 rebounds per game. The Miami (OH) RedHawks have lost five of their last seven road games.
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The Buffalo Bulls look for another win after winning seven of their last nine games. The Buffalo Bulls are averaging 82.7 points on 44.4 percent shooting and allowing 78.9 points on 44.5 percent shooting. CJ Massinburg is averaging 19 points and 8.1 rebounds while Wes Clark is averaging 17.2 points and 5.7 assists. Nick Perkins is the third double-digit scorer and Jeremy Harris is grabbing 5.4 rebounds. The Buffalo Bulls are shooting 35 percent from beyond the arc and 70.3 percent from the free throw line. The Buffalo Bulls are allowing 37.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 33.3 rebounds per game. The Buffalo Bulls have won four straight home games.
The Red Hawks are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 road games, 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games following a ATS win and 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The Bulls are 34-16-1 ATS in their last 51 vs. Mid-American, 5-2 ATS in their last 7 Saturday games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Red Hawks are 3-7 ATS in the last 10 meetings and the under is 4-1-1 in the last 6 meetings in Buffalo.
Both of these teams are reall consistent against the number, and Buffalo appears to be a team that can really make a run in its conference given its recent play. However, the Miami (OH) RedHawks have covered four of their last five games on the road and has a decent defense that's allowed 70 or less points in four of their last eight games. As long as the Redhawks can control the tempo and slow the game down a bit, they can hang. This feels like too many points to give out.