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Central Michigan vs Buffalo 1/14/23 College Basketball Picks, Predictions, Odds

Buffalo Bulls (8-8) vs. Central Michigan Chippewas (6-10)
January 14, 2023 4:30 pm EDT
The Line: Central Michigan Chippewas +4.5 / Buffalo Bulls -4.5; Over/Under: +148.5
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The Buffalo Bulls and Central Michigan Chippewas meet Saturday in college basketball action at the McGuirk Arena. The Buffalo Bulls look to get above a .500 record. The Central Michigan Chippewas look for their seventh win.

The Buffalo Bulls are averaging 78.6 points on 45.8 percent shooting and allowing 76.9 points on 43.6 percent shooting. Curtis Jones is averaging 14.9 points and 5 rebounds, while Zid Powell is averaging 12.7 points and 4 rebounds. Isaiah Adams is the third double-digit scorer and LaQuill Hardnett is dishing 1.2 assists. The Buffalo Bulls are shooting 32.1 percent from beyond the arc and 69.6 percent from the free throw line. The Buffalo Bulls are allowing 32.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 34.6 rebounds per game.

The Central Michigan Chippewas are averaging 68.1 points on 41.9 percent shooting and allowing 68.5 points on 41.3 percent shooting. Kevin Miller is averaging 18.5 points and 5.3 assists, while Jesse Zarzuela is averaging 14.7 points and 2.5 rebounds. Brain Taylor is the third double-digit scorer and Reggie Bass is grabbing 4 rebounds. The Central Michigan Chippewas are shooting 27.6 percent from beyond the arc and 71.3 percent from the free throw line. The Central Michigan Chippewas are allowing 29.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 34.2 rebounds per game.

The Bulls are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 Saturday games. The Chippewas are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games following a ATS loss. The over is 4-0 in Bulls last 4 road games. The under is 5-0 in Chippewas last 5 overall. The road team is 5-0-1 ATS in the last 6 meetings.

The Central Michigan Chippewas are a hit or miss team that’s getting shakier by the week, and they lose by an average of 11.1 points in the underdog role. The Buffalo Bulls have their issues as well, but they’re on fire this week and that should continue against a losing team. Give me Buffalo and the reasonable chalk.

Randy Chambers's Free Pick: Buffalo Bulls -4.5

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Randy has covered sports betting since 2014 and writes about everything from NFL to WNBA and is more than familiar with what it takes to navigate a 150 game college basketball Saturday and a 162 game MLB schedule. Randy has done it all. Follow Randy Chambers on Twitter or catch him on the PickDawgz YouTube channel.

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