Buffalo vs. Central Michigan - 3/8/18 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Buffalo vs. Central Michigan - 3/8/18 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by USA TODAY Sports

Central Michigan Chippewas (19-13) at Buffalo Bulls (23-8)

College Basketball: Thursday, March 8, 2018 at 12:00 pm (Quicken Loans Arena)

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The Central Michigan Chippewas take the hardwood with the Buffalo Bulls in the MAC college basketball tournament.

The Central Michigan Chippewas survived the Bowling Green Falcons 81-77 in overtime in the first round of the MAC playoffs. Central Michigan won the shooting battle 45.3%-40.6% and held a 22-9 edge at the stripe but Bowling Green stayed competitive with 16 more shots. 

Cecil Williams was the top scorer for the Chippewas with 18 points, six boards and six helpers followed by a 16 point effort from Luke Meyer. Shawn Roundtree gave CMU 15 points and five pulls with David DiLeo adding 12 points and ten rebounds  while Kevin McKay netted 14 points. 

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The Buffalo Bulls were the best team in the conference in 2017-18 as the team avoided back to back poor performances. Buffalo did their damage with a high powered offense that was number five in the country at 85.2 points.

CJ Massinburg paced a potent Bulls attack with a 17.5 point average and a team high 7.5 rebounds with Nick Perkins right in his shadow with 16.7 points and 6.2 boards. Buffalo received 15 points and 5.7 rebounds from Jeremy Harris while Wes Clark averaged 14.8 points.

Central Michigan and Buffalo put the ball in the basket when facing each other and hopefully that trend continues…

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Mark’s Pick over 160.5

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a Sports Chat Place site consensus.

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