Saturday, January 21, 2017
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The Western Michigan Broncos travel to Alumni Arena to play the Buffalo Bulls on Saturday, January 21, 2017.
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The Broncos come into this game with an overall record of 6-11 and a road record of 0-6. They are 9-5 against the spread and their over/under record is 9-5. The Bulls have an overall record of 8-10 and a home record of 3-2. They have an over/under record of 6-7 and they are 7-7 against the spread.
Thomas Wilder comes into this contest averaging 17.5 points per game while playing 30.8 minutes per night so far this season for the Broncos. He pulls down 4.1 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.8 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 47% while his free throw percentage is currently at 80%. Tucker Haymond averages 14 points per game in 30.1 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3 assists per contest and 4.5 rebounds per game for Western Michigan. His field goal percentage is 44% for the year while his free throw percentage is 74%.
Blake Hamilton averages 16.3 points per game while playing 29.4 minutes per contest this year for the Bulls. He grabs 6.2 rebounds per game and has 3.9 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 38% and his free throw percentage currently is at 82%. Nick Perkins averages 13.1 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 26.9 minutes per contest. He also averages 6.6 rebounds per contest and 0.8 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is 57%.
Western Michigan averages 74.4 points per contest this season which ranks them 134th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is -4.8 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them ranked 82nd. Behind the arc they shoot 39% which is good for 23rd in the country. They average 32.9 rebounds per game and 13.7 assists per game which ranks them 304th and 148th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 158th with 13.2 per game. The Broncos allow 79.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 299th in the nation. They also allow a 51% shooting percentage and a 38% average from behind the arc ranking them 345th and 302nd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 32.6 rebounds a game which ranks 40th and they give up 15.9 assists per contest which puts them in 313th place in the country. They force 13.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 195th in Division 1.
Buffalo averages 74.1 points per game this year which ranks them 142nd in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is -2.6 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team which has them sitting in the 225th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 31% which is good for 308th in the nation. They average 40.6 rebounds per game and 14.7 assists per contest which ranks them 13th and 92nd respectively. In the turnover department the Bulls rank 300th with 15 per game. The Bulls allow 76.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 264th in the country. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 105th and 210th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 37.8 rebounds a game which ranks 267th and they give up 14.2 assists per contest which puts them in 227th place in the nation. The Bulls force 12.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 220th in college basketball.
The Broncos average 68.3 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 87.3 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -14.6 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 4.7 per contest. The Broncos have an offensive rating of 105 and they assist on 48.7% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 71.8 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 29% of their shots. Western Michigan turns the ball over an average of 16 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 8.8% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 51.1% while their offensive rebound percentage is 32.4%. The Broncos give up 82.9 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 82.7 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Bulls score 78.8 ppg at home and they have averaged 77 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of -1.3 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 9.2 points per game. The Bulls have a rating on offense of 101.8 and 56.8% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 73.5 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 50%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 53% and they attempt 3 pointers on 37% of their shots. Buffalo turns it over an average of 17.4 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 7.1% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 52.9% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 32.8%. The Bulls give up 69.5 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 78.3 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Western Michigan Broncos Betting Trends
The Western Michigan Broncos are 9-5 against the spread
The Western Michigan Broncos are 9-5 against the over/under
Buffalo Bulls Betting Trends
The Buffalo Bulls are 7-7 against the spread
The Buffalo Bulls are 6-7 against the over/under
Western Michigan Broncos Injuries
12/12/16 G Joeviair Kennedy Legal problems dismissed from team
11/30/16 G Ryan Wade Knee out for season
Buffalo Bulls Injuries
01/17/17 F Raheem Johnson Suspension "?"
01/17/17 F Willie Conner Disciplinary ejected last game, "?"
01/16/17 F Quate McKinzie Hand expected to miss 6-8 weeks
Guy's Pick: Take Buffalo
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