Miami at Buffalo College Basketball Picks & Predictions 1/13/2018
Saturday, January 13, 2018
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The Miami Redhawks head to Alumni Arena to take on the Buffalo Bulls on Saturday, January 13, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Buffalo as 15 point favorites.
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Miami comes into this game with an overall record of 9-7. They currently have a point differential of 3.1 as they are averaging 73.0 points per game while giving up 69.9 per contest. Buffalo has an overall mark of 11-5. They are averaging 83.0 points per contest and giving up 77.4, which is a point differential of 5.6.
Valuable Miami Redhawks Betting Trends
The Miami Redhawks are 9-5 against the spread this season
The Miami Redhawks are 6-7 against the over/under this year
Important Buffalo Bulls Betting Trends
The Buffalo Bulls are 8-5 against the spread this season
The Buffalo Bulls are 7-6 against the over/under this year
Key Miami Redhawks Injuries
11/15/17 G Abdoulaye Harouna Undisclosed is out indefinitely
Key Buffalo Bulls Injuries
12/19/17 G Dontay Caruthers Foot is out indefinitely
Nike Sibande averages 13.9 points per contest while playing 31.3 minutes per night this year. He grabs 4.1 rebounds per contest and distributes 1.1 assists per game. His FG percentage is 46% while his free throw percentage is 71%. Darrian Ringo averages 10 points per contest in 28.5 minutes per game this year. He averages 8 assists per game and 3.3 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 50% for the season while his free throw percentage is 74%.
C.J. Massinburg scores 19 points per contest while playing 33.7 minutes per game this season. He hauls in 8.1 rebounds per contest and has 2.4 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is at 78%. Nick Perkins averages 15.4 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 28.3 minutes per game. He also brings in 6.2 rebounds per game and has 0.8 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is 78%.
Useful Team Statistics
Miami averages 73.0 points per contest this year, which is 216th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 3.1 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a unit, which has them ranked 158th. From 3-point territory they shoot 35%, which is good for 185th in Division 1. They average 39.4 boards per contest and 14.9 assists per game, which ranks them 46th and 115th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 39th with 15.4 per game. The RedHawks allow 69.9 points per contest, which is 115th in the country. They also surrender a 42% shooting percentage and a 32% average from 3-point range, ranking them 92nd and 63rd in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 34.6 rebounds a game which ranks 159th, and they allow 11.6 assists per game which puts them in 60th place in college basketball. They force 12.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 73rd in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Buffalo is 36th in the country with 83.0 points per contest this season. They are 187th in the nation in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is 5.6. They shoot 35% from beyond the arc, which is good for 179th in Division 1. They are 66th in the country in rebounding with 38.6 boards per contest and 59th in assists per game with 16.1. The Bulls are 172nd in turnovers per contest with 13.4. The Bulls give up 77.4 points per game, which ranks them 289th in the nation. Their defense surrenders a 44% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 179th and 282nd in those defensive statistics. They rank 94th with 12.1 dimes allowed per game and 295th with 38.1 boards surrendered per contest. The Bulls are 304th in college basketball in forcing turnovers with 15.9 per contest this year.
The RedHawks are 106th in the country in defensive rating with 97.9, and their offensive rating of 102.3 is ranked 225th. They are 226th in college basketball in pace with 69.7 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 128th. As a unit they are 173rd in the nation in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 43% of their shot attempts, ranking 58th in D-1. Miami is 42nd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 18.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 15.1 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 48%, which is 71st in the country.
Buffalo is 268th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15 times per 100 possessions while forcing 18.2 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 49%, which is 134th in the nation. The Bulls are 88th in the country in offensive rating with 109.1, and their defensive rating of 101.7 is ranked 188th. In terms of pace they are 29th in Division 1 with 74.9 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 156th. As a team they are 168th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 42% of their shots, ranking 75th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Miami/Buffalo college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Miami +15
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