Buffalo vs. Miami-Ohio - 3/3/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Buffalo vs. Miami-Ohio - 3/3/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by James Snook-USA TODAY Sports

Miami-Ohio RedHawks (12-17) at Buffalo Bulls (18-11)

College Basketball: Tuesday, March 3, 2020 at 7:00 pm (Alumni Arena)

The Line: Buffalo Bulls -9.5 -- Over/Under:


The Miami RedHawks and the Buffalo Bulls meet in college basketball action from UB Alumni Arena on Tuesday. 

Miami enters this one at 12-17 overall. In their last five games, Miami is 3-2, falling to Akron and Kent State while otherwise beating Northern Illinois, Central Michigan and Bowling Green. 

In the win over Bowling Green, Miami’s Nike Sibande led the team on a double-double with 24 points and 11 rebounds. Also in double-figures for Miami there were Elijah McNamara and Dae Dae Grant, each with 10 points and a combined two assists with nine rebounds. 

Over on the Buffalo side, they’re 18-11 on the year. Following a recent four-game win streak, Buffalo has lost their last pair of outings versus Ohio last Tuesday and Akron on Saturday. 

In the loss to Akron, Buffalo’s top scorer was Jeenathan Williams with 18 points and nine rebounds. Also in double-figures for Buffalo there were Antwain Johnson (12 points; three rebounds; two assists) and Jayvon Graves (11 points; four assists; five rebounds). 

Buffalo is 3-7 ATS in their last 10 Tuesday games and 1-3-1 ATS in their last five home games. The under is 8-2 in Buffalo’s last 10 overall and 4-1 in the last five home games. 

Meanwhile, Miami is 3-9 ATS in their last 12 road games and 5-1 ATS in their last six overall. Miami is 3-7 ATS in their last 10 after an ATS win and the under is 6-0 in their last six road games. 

Miami turned in a big second half (35-19) against a good Bowling Green team and walked away with an 18-point victory for their troubles. After something of a scoring lull, Miami has now put up 73 or more points in each of their last pair while holding opponents to 57 points or fewer in each. 

As for Buffalo, they’ve been scoring pretty well lately but the results haven’t been there over the past couple of games. Still, I feel better about Buffalo bouncing back and posting a big game here, so I’m leaning that way. They're simply the better team, so give me Buffalo. 

Andrew’s Pick Buffalo Bulls -9.5

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