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Buffalo vs Ohio Pick & Preview: Tuesday, February 14th Betting Odds
Bulls vs Bobcats Matchup at a Glance
- Sport: NCAAB
- Teams: Buffalo Bulls at Ohio Bobcats
- Where: Athens at Convocation Center (OH)
- Date: Tuesday, February 14th
- Betting Odds: Buffalo +4.5, BUF +163 | OHIO -200 O/U 161.0
Buffalo will take the floor against the Bobcats with an overall record of 12-13. So far, the Bulls have played 10 games on the road, with a record of 3-7. For the season, Buffalo has been the underdog in 15 games, sitting with a mark of 5-10. Currently, the oddsmakers have the lines set with the Bulls being +4.5 point underdogs.
Buffalo will be counting on another strong performance from the team’s leading scorer Curtis Jones who is averaging 15.56 points per game for the Bulls. Jones is also important to the team’s ability to score on the perimeter. So far, he leads the team in 3-point shots made. Also key to the Bulls’ offensive game plan is the play of Zid Powell who has hit 41.5% of his field goal attempts on his way to averaging 13.0 points per game.
Buffalo comes into today’s matchup vs Ohio, looking to continue their strong offensive play, as they are averaging 79.9 points per game. Through 25 games, they have hit 45.5% of their field goal attempts. In terms of pace, the Bulls have preferred to slow the game down, ranking 273rd in possessions per game.
The Ohio Bobcats head into today’s game in what will be their 26th game of the season, posting a record of 14-11. So far this season, Ohio has played 13 games at home, sitting with a record of 11-2. At the time of this article, the oddsmakers have the Bobcats as the -4.5 point favorites. The Bobcats have been favored 14 times, going 10-4 straight up.
Dwight Wilson comes into today’s game as the Bobcats’ leading scorer at 15.92 points per contest. Not only has Wilson been key to the team’s scoring efforts, but he is Ohio’s top rebounder at 9.58 boards per contest. Behind Wilson, the team has benefited from the strong play of Jaylin Hunter, who is second on the team in scoring at 12.36 points per game. Overall, he has hit 43.7% of his shots and is adding 3.8 boards per game.
On offense, Ohio is scoring a rate similar to the NCAA average at 73.9 points per game. This figure has come despite struggling to knock down shots from outside. Through 25 games, they have only hit 34.0% of their 3-point field goal attempts. For the season, 45.53% of their shots have come from beyond the arc.
Free Spread Prediction: Buffalo Bulls +4.5
A key to this matchup, will be 3-point shooting. Coming into the game, both Ohio and Buffalo are excellent 3-point shooting teams, averaing 9.24 and 8.5 made 3’s per game, respectively. In terms of the odds, we like the Buffalo Bulls to cover as +4.5 point dogs. Look for their defense to do a good enough job closing out on the Bobcats’ outside shooters to make things difficult for Ohio. At +4.5 we like the chances of Buffalo covering the spread as underdogs.