Tuesday, February 28, 2017
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The Buffalo Bulls travel to Convocation Center to play the Ohio Bobcats on Tuesday, February 28, 2017. The opening line for this game has Ohio as 4 point favorites.
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The Bulls come into this game with an overall record of 15-14 and a road record of 7-7. They are 15-10 against the spread and their over/under record is 13-11. The Bobcats have an overall record of 18-9 and a home record of 11-3. They have an over/under record of 12-10 and they are 12-11 against the spread.
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Blake Hamilton comes into this contest averaging 17.3 points per game while playing 30.7 minutes per night so far this season for the Bulls. He pulls down 6.3 rebounds per game and dishes out 4.4 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 42% while his free throw percentage is currently at 78%. Willie Conner averages 13.2 points per game in 30.8 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.2 assists per contest and 2.7 rebounds per game for Buffalo. His field goal percentage is 42% for the year while his free throw percentage is 75%.
Jordan Dartis averages 13 points per game while playing 34.6 minutes per contest this year for the Bobcats. He grabs 3.8 rebounds per game and has 1.8 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage currently is at 87%. Jaaron Simmons averages 15.6 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 35.9 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.4 rebounds per contest and 6.9 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is 73%.
Buffalo averages 77.3 points per contest this season which ranks them 71st in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 1.7 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them ranked 165th. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 272nd in the country. They average 40.5 rebounds per game and 14.3 assists per game which ranks them 8th and 115th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 294th with 14.5 per game. The Bulls allow 75.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 243rd in the nation. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 85th and 203rd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 36.1 rebounds a game which ranks 217th and they give up 13.3 assists per contest which puts them in 176th place in the country. They force 13 turnovers per game which ranks them 187th in Division 1.
Ohio averages 78 points per game this year which ranks them 59th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 7.1 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them sitting in the 84th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 40% which is good for 15th in the nation. They average 36.9 rebounds per game and 13.7 assists per contest which ranks them 98th and 138th respectively. In the turnover department the Bobcats rank 130th with 12.7 per game. The Bobcats allow 70.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 122nd in the country. They also allow a 41% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the arc ranking them 40th and 33rd in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 37.7 rebounds a game which ranks 290th and they give up 10.9 assists per contest which puts them in 22nd place in the nation. The Bobcats force 12.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 193rd in college basketball.
The Bulls average 77.5 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 74.3 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -1.9 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is -0.3 per contest. The Bulls have an offensive rating of 105.7 and they assist on 53.6% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 73.3 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 38% of their shots. Buffalo turns the ball over an average of 17 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 7.8% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 53.5% while their offensive rebound percentage is 33.9%. The Bulls give up 79.5 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 74.7 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Bobcats score 79.1 ppg at home and they have averaged 80.3 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of 11.3 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 11.9 points per game. The Bobcats have a rating on offense of 107.6 and 51.3% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 72.5 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 54%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 57% and they attempt 3 pointers on 41% of their shots. Ohio turns it over an average of 15.6 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 8% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 49.6% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 25%. The Bobcats give up 67.2 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 69 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Buffalo Bulls Betting Trends
The Buffalo Bulls are 15-10 against the spread
The Buffalo Bulls are 13-11 against the over/under
Ohio Bobcats Betting Trends
The Ohio Bobcats are 12-11 against the spread
The Ohio Bobcats are 12-10 against the over/under
Buffalo Bulls Injuries
01/16/17 F Quate McKinzie Hand expected to miss 6-8 weeks
Ohio Bobcats Injuries
02/18/17 G James Gollon Undisclosed out for season
02/18/17 G Khari Harley Undisclosed out for season
02/18/17 F Wadly Mompremier Undisclosed out for season
01/20/17 F Antonio Campbell Foot out for season
Tony's Pick: Take Ohio -4
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