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Syracuse vs. Buffalo - 12/18/18 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Buffalo Bulls (10-0) at Syracuse Orange (7-3)
Date & Time Tuesday December 18, 2018, 8:00 PM (EST)
The Line
The Line: Syracuse Orange -4 -- Over/Under: 142.5
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NCAA BB | Buffalo Bulls (10-0) at Syracuse Orange (7-3)
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The Buffalo Bulls visit the Syracuse Orange in a non-conference college basketball tilt.

The Buffalo Bulls ran their record to 10-0 with a 73-65 win against visiting Southern Illinois on Saturday as a 13 point favorite. Buffalo was outshot 48.9%-44.3% but forced 18 turnovers to total a decisive 16 more looks at the basket.

Nick Perkins kept the Bulls a step ahead of the Salukis with 20 points and nine rebounds on 7-13 accuracy including 3-5 from distance while CJ Massinburg added 14 points and five boards on 6-9 from the field. Davonta Jordan gave Buffalo eleven points on 4-7 shooting followed by a nine point effort from Dontay Caruthers.

The Syracuse Orange saw  a five game winning streak end in a 68-62 loss to visiting Old Dominion as a nine point favorite on Saturday. Syracuse appeared to be in complete control with a ten point lead at the break but struggled to make shots at 33.3% which made the Monarchs 46% accuracy a winning performance. 

Tyus Battle carried the Orange offense with a contest high 23 points and three yanks on 5-14 from the field and 11-15 at the stripe. Syracuse received 15 points, four pulls and four helpers from Elijah Hughes on 4-9 shooting and 5-6 at the line while Frank Howard and Oshae Brissett contributed nine points apiece.

Buffalo Bulls are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 vs. Atlantic Coast and Buffalo Bulls are 6-1-1 ATS in their last 8 non-conference games and Buffalo Bulls are 6-1-1 ATS in their last 8 games overall. Syracuse Orange are 8-2-1 ATS in their last 11 vs. Mid-American nd under is 5-1 in Syracuse Orange last 6 overall and under is 5-1 in Syracuse Orange last 6 non-conference games.

The World will be on Syracuse but Buffalo is the real deal and I’ll take the points…

Pick:
Buffalo +4

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