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Miami (OH) vs. Buffalo - 3/1/19 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Buffalo at Miami (OH)
Date & Time Friday March 1, 2019, 8:00 PM (EST)
Location
Millett Hall
Oxford, Ohio
The Line
The Line: Miami (OH) +9.5 -- Over/Under: 152
TV Channel
CBS Sports Network
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NCAA BB | Buffalo at Miami (OH)
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The Buffalo Bulls and Miami (OH) RedHawks meet Friday in college basketball action at the Millett Hall.

The Buffalo Bulls look for another victory to build on their six-game winning streak. The Buffalo Bulls are averaging 85.3 points on 46.3 percent shooting and allowing 71.2 points on 42 percent shooting. CJ Massinburg is averaging 18.7 points and 6.2 rebounds while Nick Perkins is averaging 14.5 points and 7.4 rebounds. Jeremy Harris is the third double-digit scorer and Jayvon Graves is grabbing 4.1 rebounds. The Buffalo Bulls are shooting 34.2 percent from beyond the arc and 69.2 percent from the free throw line. The Buffalo Bulls are allowing 30.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 37.4 rebounds per game. The Buffalo Bulls have won six of their last eight road games.

The Miami (OH) RedHawks could use a win after splitting their last eight games. The Miami (OH) RedHawks are averaging 71 points on 42.4 percent shooting and allowing 70.6 points on 44.1 percent shooting. Nike Sibande is averaging 15.5 points and 1.2 assists while Dalonte Brown is averaging 12.1 points and 5.4 rebounds. Jalen Adaway is grabbing five rebounds and Bam Bowman is grabbing 5.1 rebounds. The Miami (OH) RedHawks are shooting 34.3 percent from beyond the arc and 71.3 percent from the free throw line. The Miami (OH) RedHawks are allowing 33.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 33.5 rebounds per game. The Miami (OH) RedHawks have won four of their last five home games.

The Bulls are 19-9-1 ATS in their last 29 games following a straight up win and 8-3 ATS in their last 11 Friday games. The Red Hawks are 4-0-1 ATS in their last 5 home games, 8-2-1 ATS in their last 11 vs. Mid-American and 8-2-1 ATS in their last 11 games overall. The home team is 5-0-1 ATS in the last 6 meetings and the over is 13-4 in the last 17 meetings in Miami (OH). The over is 4-1 in Red Hawks last 5 overall. The over is 34-16-2 in Bulls last 52 road games.

The Buffalo Bulls beat the Redhawks by 24 points earlier this season and enter this contest outscoring teams by an average of 19 points in their last five games while shooting 46.9 percent from the field. Buffalo is also winning games on the road by an average of 6.2 points and are a solid 9-5-1 ATS on the road. The Miami (OH) RedHawks are hit or miss, and while they're winning at home by an average of 7.6 points, they don't have the consistent offensive firepower to keep up with Buffalo when it plays to its potential. We saw this in the first meeting, and that was with the Bulls shooting just 41.5 percent from the field. Buffalo wins by an average of 15.9 points when a favorite. I have to eat the chalk. 

Pick:
Buffalo -9.5

Randy Chambers has been with Sports Chat Place since 2014 and covers everything from the NFL to WNBA and tennis. Nobody works harder in this business in terms of content produced and amount of sports covered. Formerly a lead college football writer with Bleacher Report and has had his work featured at Fox Sports, CBS Sports and various other outlets.

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