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Buffalo vs Eastern Michigan Basketball Picks 2-20-24

Eastern Michigan Eagles (10-15) vs. Buffalo Bulls (3-22)
February 20, 2024 7:00 pm EDT
The Line: Buffalo Bulls -1.5; Over/Under: +145.5
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The Eastern Michigan Eagles will play the Buffalo Bulls in a MAC game on Tuesday night at Alumni Arena in Buffalo, New York. Eastern Michigan has lost four of their last five games, while Buffalo has dropped 11 of their last 12. Let’s take a look at the betting matchup and the Eastern Michigan vs Buffalo prediction.

Eastern Michigan Preview

The Eastern Michigan Eagles are 10-15 (3-9) this year after they defeated Bowling Green by a score of 69-60 in their last game. Eastern Michigan led 33-24 at halftime and they were able to score 36 second half points in the win. The Eagles shot 43.9% from the field and were +5 in rebounding margin in the game. Eastern Michigan has lost four of their last five games and nine of their last 11. The Eagles are scoring 67.6 points per game with 33.7 rebounds per game and 10.5 assists per game, while allowing 75 points against per game this year. Tyson Acuff is averaging 21.8 points per game, 3.7 rebounds per game, and 2.8 assists per game. Eastern Michigan is shooting 43.9% from the field, 66.7% on free throws, and 31% on three pointers this season.

Buffalo Preview

The Buffalo Bulls are 3-22 (1-11) this season after they lost to Akron by a score of 73-62 in their last game. Buffalo led 32-26 at halftime, but they were out scored 47-30 in the second half in the loss. The Bulls shot 38.3% from the field and were -3 in rebounding margin in the game. Buffalo has only defeated two D-1 teams so far this year, which were against Central Michigan and Georgia Southern. The Bulls are scoring 67.2 points per game with 35.2 rebounds per game and 12.7 assists per game, while giving up 79.8 points against per game this season. Sy Chatman is averaging 18.3 points per game, 6.4 rebounds per game, and 1.2 assists per game. Buffalo is shooting 41.4% from the field, 70.4% on free throws, and 26.4% on three pointers this year. 

Eastern Michigan vs Buffalo Betting Prediction

Both of these teams have really struggled in conference play so far this season, but Buffalo comes into this game with one of the worst records in all of college basketball. The Bulls have only defeated two D-1 teams so far this season, both of which came on the road. Eastern Michigan is only 3-9 in the MAC and they are 0-7 in their last seven road games. The Eagles are coming off of a shocking win against Bowling Green, but I can’t take them on the road. Take Buffalo here. 

David Racey's Free Pick: Buffalo ML

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David started writing about sports in 2015, but sports has been his passion for as long as he can remember. David spends most of his free time watching pretty much anything sports related from Baseball to Tennis and everything in between. David likes to analyze statistics and recent results to form an unbiased opinion on whatever game he is breaking down. Follow David on Twitter at @itsyerboi41

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