Tuesday, February 14, 2017
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The Buffalo Bulls head to McGuirk Arena to take on the Central Michigan Chippewas on Tuesday, February 14, 2017. The opening line for this game has Central Michigan as 1 point favorites.
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The Bulls come into this game with an overall record of 13-12 and a road record of 6-7. They are 13-8 against the spread and their over/under record is 11-9. The Chippewas have an overall record of 16-9 and a home record of 10-1. They have an over/under record of 15-6 and they are 11-9 against the spread.
Blake Hamilton comes into this contest averaging 16.9 points per game while playing 29.8 minutes per night so far this season for the Bulls. He pulls down 6.4 rebounds per game and dishes out 4.3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 43% while his free throw percentage is currently at 79%. C.J. Massinburg averages 14.2 points per game in 31.9 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.8 assists per contest and 4.9 rebounds per game for Buffalo. His field goal percentage is 43% for the year while his free throw percentage is 69%.
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Marcus Keene averages 29.9 points per game while playing 36.4 minutes per contest this year for the Chippewas. He grabs 4.6 rebounds per game and has 5.2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage currently is at 82%. Braylon Rayson averages 20.4 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 36.6 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.7 rebounds per contest and 3.4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 38% and his free throw percentage is 84%.
Buffalo averages 76.8 points per contest this season which ranks them 77th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 1.7 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them ranked 147th. Behind the arc they shoot 32% which is good for 292nd in the country. They average 40.5 rebounds per game and 14.4 assists per game which ranks them 7th and 101st in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 310th with 14.8 per game. The Bulls allow 75 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 231st in the nation. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 75th and 147th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 36.7 rebounds a game which ranks 239th and they give up 13.5 assists per contest which puts them in 195th place in the country. They force 13.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 190th in Division 1.
Central Michigan averages 87.4 points per game this year which ranks them 3rd in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 0.5 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team which has them sitting in the 238th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 71st in the nation. They average 37.8 rebounds per game and 12 assists per contest which ranks them 66th and 264th respectively. In the turnover department the Chippewas rank 39th with 11.7 per game. The Chippewas allow 86.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 349th in the country. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc ranking them 258th and 63rd in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 42 rebounds a game which ranks 346th and they give up 14 assists per contest which puts them in 223rd place in the nation. The Chippewas force 12.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 241st in college basketball.
The Bulls average 76.2 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 83 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -2.4 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 20.3 per contest. The Bulls have an offensive rating of 105 and they assist on 54.2% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 73.4 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 51%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 54% and they shoot 3 pointers on 37% of their shots. Buffalo turns the ball over an average of 17.3 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 7.5% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 53.2% while their offensive rebound percentage is 33.5%. The Bulls give up 78.6 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 62.7 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Chippewas score 91.1 ppg at home and they have averaged 86.3 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of 3 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 8.2 points per game. The Chippewas have a rating on offense of 114 and 41.6% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 78 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 53%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 57% and they attempt 3 pointers on 52% of their shots. Central Michigan turns it over an average of 12.9 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 7.5% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 49% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 29.6%. The Chippewas give up 82.9 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 83.3 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Buffalo Bulls Betting Trends
The Buffalo Bulls are 13-8 against the spread
The Buffalo Bulls are 11-9 against the over/under
Central Michigan Chippewas Betting Trends
The Central Michigan Chippewas are 11-9 against the spread
The Central Michigan Chippewas are 15-6 against the over/under
Buffalo Bulls Injuries
01/16/17 F Quate McKinzie Hand expected to miss 6-8 weeks
Central Michigan Chippewas Injuries
No key injuries to report
Tony's Pick: Take Central Michigan -1
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