Cincinnati at Buffalo College Basketball Picks & Predictions 11/20/2017
Monday, November 20, 2017
John Gray Gymnasium
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The Cincinnati Bearcats head to John Gray Gymnasium to take on the Buffalo Bulls on Monday, November 20, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Cincinnati as 15.5 point favorites.
Cincinnati heads into this matchup with a mark of 3-0. They currently have a point differential of 41.3 as they are averaging 102.0 points per contest while giving up 60.7 per game. Buffalo has an overall mark of 2-0. They are averaging 80.5 points per contest and giving up 75.5, which is a point differential of 5.0.
Valuable Cincinnati Bearcats Betting Trends
The Cincinnati Bearcats are 1-0 against the spread this season
The Cincinnati Bearcats are 1-0 against the over/under this year
Important Buffalo Bulls Betting Trends
The Buffalo Bulls are 1-1 against the spread this season
The Buffalo Bulls are 1-1 against the over/under this year
Key Cincinnati Bearcats Injuries
11/19/17 F Eliel Nsoseme Hamstring is "?" Monday vs. Buffalo
Key Buffalo Bulls Injuries
11/15/17 F Ikenna Smart Back is out indefinitely
11/09/17 G Wes Clark Eligibility is out indefinitely
Jarron Cumberland averages 16.3 points per contest while playing 24 minutes per night this year. He grabs 6 rebounds per contest and distributes 3.3 assists per game. His FG percentage is 52% while his free throw percentage is 60%. Jacob Evans averages 13 points per contest in 23 minutes per game this year. He averages 5 assists per game and 5 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 50% for the season while his free throw percentage is 73%.
Nick Perkins scores 21 points per contest while playing 32 minutes per game this season. He hauls in 5 rebounds per contest and has 1.5 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 52% and his free throw percentage is at 83%. C.J. Massinburg averages 16.5 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 30 minutes per game. He also brings in 6 rebounds per game and has 2.5 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 39% and his free throw percentage is 78%.
Useful Team Statistics
Cincinnati averages 102.0 points per contest this year, which is 6th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 41.3 and their shooting percentage is 50% as a unit, which has them ranked 63rd. From 3-point territory they shoot 38%, which is good for 96th in Division 1. They average 54.3 boards per contest and 23.7 assists per game, which ranks them 2nd and 4th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 194th with 13.3 per game. The Bearcats allow 60.7 points per contest, which is 45th in the country. They also surrender a 33% shooting percentage and a 28% average from 3-point range, ranking them 18th and 70th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 29.0 rebounds a game which ranks 19th, and they allow 11.7 assists per game which puts them in 117th place in college basketball. They force 16.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 277th in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Buffalo is 126th in the country with 80.5 points per contest this season. They are 252nd in the nation in shooting at 42%, while their average scoring margin is 5.0. They shoot 33% from beyond the arc, which is good for 213th in Division 1. They are 52nd in the country in rebounding with 43.0 boards per contest and 193rd in assists per game with 13.5. The Bulls are 208th in turnovers per contest with 13.0. The Bulls give up 75.5 points per game, which ranks them 235th in the nation. Their defense surrenders a 45% shooting percentage and a 43% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 241st and 330th in those defensive statistics. They rank 90th with 11.0 dimes allowed per game and 89th with 32.5 boards surrendered per contest. The Bulls are 249th in college basketball in forcing turnovers with 16.0 per contest this year.
The Bearcats are 12th in the country in defensive rating with 75.5, and their offensive rating of 127 is ranked 13th. They are 19th in college basketball in pace with 80.4 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 58% is 51st. As a unit they are 68th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 59% and they shoot 3-pointers on 42% of their shot attempts, ranking 89th in D-1. Cincinnati is 295th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 19.1 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 39%, which is 22nd in the country.
Buffalo is 269th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 19.3 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 53%, which is 256th in the nation. The Bulls are 134th in the country in offensive rating with 108.8, and their defensive rating of 102 is ranked 223rd. In terms of pace they are 124th in Division 1 with 74.1 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 48% is 259th. As a team they are 267th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 51% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shots, ranking 200th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Cincinnati/Buffalo college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Cincinnati -15.5
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