Buffalo Bulls (3-2) at Syracuse Orange (5-1)
College Basketball: Saturday, December 19, 2020 at 6:00 pm (Carrier Dome)
The Line: Syracuse Orange -13 -- Over/Under: 150 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Buffalo Bulls and Syracuse Orange meet Saturday in college basketball action at the Carrier Dome.
The Buffalo Bulls look for a third straight win to build on their 3-2 record. The Buffalo Bulls are averaging 79.4 points on 47.2 percent shooting and allowing 71 points on 39.4 percent shooting. Jeenathan Williams is averaging 20 points and 8.6 rebounds while Jayvon Graves is averaging 16.4 points and 6.8 rebounds. Ronaldo Segu is the third double-digit scorer and Keishawn Brewton is dishing one assist. The Buffalo Bulls are shooting 31.3 percent from beyond the arc and 64.7 percent from the free throw line. The Buffalo Bulls are allowing 25.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 39.8 rebounds per game.
The Syracuse Orange look for another win to build on their 5-1 record. The Syracuse Orange are averaging 79.8 points on 44.8 percent shooting and allowing 63.2 points on 37.1 percent shooting. Quincy Guerrier is averaging 16.5 points and 9.8 rebounds while Alan Griffin is averaging 15.3 points and three assists. Buddy Boeheim is the third double-digit scorer and Joseph Girard III is dishing 4.2 assists. The Syracuse Orange are shooting 34 percent from beyond the arc and 78 percent from the free throw line. The Syracuse Orange are allowing 28.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 37.3 rebounds per game.
The Bulls are 7-3 ATS in their last 10 road games and 2-6-1 ATS in their last 9 games overall. The Orange are 6-14 ATS in their last 20 home games and 6-0 ATS in their last 6 games following a ATS loss. The over is 5-1 in Bulls last 6 overall. The under is 4-1 in Orange last 5 home games.
The Syracuse Orange are obviously the better team here, but they've had close games against subpar competition this season and can have issues putting teams away. The Buffalo Bulls are starting to heat up, scoring 171 points in their last two games, and they've been one of the better defensive teams in the country, which includes being ranked 26th in three-point defense. You also have to imagine Buffalo being up for this game given it's another New York club. Give me the points.