Buffalo at Western Michigan College Basketball Picks & Predictions 1/19/2018
Friday, January 19, 2018
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The Buffalo Bulls head to University Arena to take on the Western Michigan Broncos on Friday, January 19, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Buffalo as 5 point favorites.
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Buffalo comes into this game with an overall record of 13-5. They currently have a point differential of 7.4 as they are averaging 83.6 points per game while giving up 76.2 per contest. Western Michigan has an overall record of 11-7. They are averaging 74.9 points per game and surrendering 71.1, good for a point differential of 3.9.
Valuable Buffalo Bulls Betting Trends
The Buffalo Bulls are 9-5 against the spread this season
The Buffalo Bulls are 8-7 against the over/under this year
Important Western Michigan Broncos Betting Trends
The Western Michigan Broncos are 7-8 against the spread this season
The Western Michigan Broncos are 5-10 against the over/under this year
Key Buffalo Bulls Injuries
12/19/17 G Dontay Caruthers Foot is out indefinitely
Key Western Michigan Broncos Injuries
No key injuries to report
C.J. Massinburg averages 18.6 points per contest while playing 33.6 minutes per night this year. He grabs 8 rebounds per contest and distributes 2.4 assists per game. His FG percentage is 43% while his free throw percentage is 75%. Nick Perkins averages 16 points per contest in 27.9 minutes per game this year. He averages 0.7 assists per game and 6.1 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 46% for the season while his free throw percentage is 78%.
Thomas Wilder scores 17.5 points per contest while playing 30.5 minutes per game this season. He hauls in 4.1 rebounds per contest and has 4.5 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is at 79%. Josh Davis averages 10.7 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 26.8 minutes per game. He also brings in 7.6 rebounds per game and has 1.3 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage is 73%.
Useful Team Statistics
Buffalo averages 83.6 points per contest this year, which is 27th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 7.4 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a unit, which has them ranked 146th. From 3-point territory they shoot 35%, which is good for 154th in Division 1. They average 38.4 boards per contest and 16.7 assists per game, which ranks them 68th and 37th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 223rd with 12.8 per game. The Bulls allow 76.2 points per contest, which is 275th in the country. They also surrender a 44% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 175th and 229th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 37.8 rebounds a game which ranks 294th, and they allow 11.6 assists per game which puts them in 57th place in college basketball. They force 15.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 298th in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Western Michigan is 161st in the country with 74.9 points per contest this season. They are 226th in the nation in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is 3.9. They shoot 36% from beyond the arc, which is good for 137th in Division 1. They are 134th in the country in rebounding with 36.9 boards per contest and 233rd in assists per game with 13.0. The Broncos are 320th in turnovers per contest with 11.4. The Broncos give up 71.1 points per game, which ranks them 148th in the nation. Their defense surrenders a 43% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 154th and 298th in those defensive statistics. They rank 141st with 12.9 dimes allowed per game and 183rd with 35.1 boards surrendered per contest. The Broncos are 244th in college basketball in forcing turnovers with 14.4 per contest this year.
The Bulls are 163rd in the country in defensive rating with 101, and their offensive rating of 110.9 is ranked 69th. They are 32nd in college basketball in pace with 74.4 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 107th. As a unit they are 131st in the nation in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 42% of their shot attempts, ranking 70th in D-1. Buffalo is 299th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 18 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 49%, which is 135th in the country.
Western Michigan is 323rd in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14 times per 100 possessions while forcing 18.1 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%, which is 235th in the nation. The Broncos are 122nd in the country in offensive rating with 107.1, and their defensive rating of 101.5 is ranked 183rd. In terms of pace they are 211th in Division 1 with 70 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 50% is 234th. As a team they are 225th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shots, ranking 223rd in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Buffalo/Western Michigan college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Buffalo -5
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