Arizona State at Buffalo NCAA Basketball Picks & Predictions 3/22/2019
Friday, March 22, 2019
Bank of Oklahoma Center
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The Arizona State Sun Devils travel to Bank of Oklahoma Center to play the Buffalo Bulls on Friday in the NCAA Tournament. The opening line for this matchup has Buffalo as 5.5 point favorites.
Arizona State comes into this game with an overall record of 21-9. They currently have a point differential of 4.9 as they are averaging 77.7 points per game while giving up 72.8 per contest. Buffalo has an overall record of 28-3. They are averaging 84.9 points per game and surrendering 70.5, good for a point differential of 14.4.
Valuable Arizona State Sun Devils Betting Trends
The Arizona State Sun Devils are 18-14-1 against the spread
The Arizona State Sun Devils are 11-19-0 against the over/under
Important Buffalo Bulls Betting Trends
The Buffalo Bulls are 18-14-1 against the spread
The Buffalo Bulls are 14-16-0 against the over/under
Key Arizona State Sun Devils Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Buffalo Bulls Injuries
No key injuries to report
Luguentz Dort comes into this contest averaging 16.1 points per game while playing 31.5 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 4.3 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 47% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 69%. Remy Martin averages 13.4 points per game in 33.2 minutes per contest this season. He averages 5.1 assists per contest and 3.2 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 41% for the year while his free throw percentage is 73%.
C.J. Massinburg averages 18.3 points per game while playing 32.0 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 6.6 rebounds per game and has 3.0 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is at 79%. Nick Perkins averages 14.4 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 26.0 minutes per contest. He also averages 7.3 rebounds per contest and 0.7 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is 68%.
Useful Team Statistics
Arizona State averages 77.7 points per contest this season, which ranks them 57th in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is 4.9 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team, which has them ranked 160th. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 196th in the nation. They average 40.2 rebounds per game and 13.5 assists per game, which ranks them 12th and 165th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 97th with 13.8 per game. The Sun Devils allow 72.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 216th in the country. They also allow a 41% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc, ranking them 41st and 121st in those defensive categories. Opponents average 35.6 rebounds a game which ranks 222nd and they give up 13.2 assists per contest, which puts them in 186th place in Division 1. They force 14.0 turnovers per game which ranks them 256th in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Buffalo is 5th in the country with 84.9 points per game this year. They are 67th in Division 1 in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 14.4. They shoot 34% from 3-point range, which is good for 222nd in the nation. They are 7th in the NCAA in rebounding with 41.0 boards per game, and 13th in assists per contest with 16.9. The Bulls are 278th in turnovers per game with 11.8. The Bulls surrender 70.5 points per contest, which ranks them 159th in D-1. Their defense allows a 42% shooting percentage and a 30% average from 3-point range, ranking them 66th and 19th in those defensive statistics. They rank 14th with 10.3 assists allowed per contest and 288th with 37.1 rebounds surrendered per game. The Bulls are 320th in country in forcing turnovers with 15.5 per game.
The Sun Devils have an offensive rating of 105.6, which is ranked 131st. They are 48th in college basketball in pace with 72.4 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 189th. As a unit they are 170th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shot attempts, ranking 255th in D-1. Arizona State is 173rd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.2 times per 100 possessions.
Buffalo is 335th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.5 times per 100 possessions. The Bulls have an offensive rating of 113.2, which is ranked 17th. They are 16th in D-1 in pace with 74.7 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 54% is 69th. As a unit they are 88th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 43% of their shot attempts, ranking 67th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Arizona State/Buffalo college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Buffalo -5.5
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